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Who We Are

Nicole Lytle

Executive Director

Board Member

 

Nicole is passionate about helping anyone who has a child struggling with DMDD. After her youngest son, now a teenager began showing signs of DMDD, this mother of three began an exhausting quest to find him help. After numerous years of failed medications, she finally found the right medication combination that turned her family’s life around. Her son’s stability, thanks to the brain-based treatment, is what keeps her helping as many families as possible achieve positive outcomes. As a founding member of Revolutionize DMDD, Nicole tapped into her digital marketing and design background to create the nonprofit's website. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and their beloved dog, Xander. A dog enthusiast at heart, Nicole can be found creating dazzling diamond paintings in her spare time.

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Heather Gutierrez 

Chief Administrative Officer

Board Member

 

Heather formed a strong connection with the DMDD community in 2013 while working with the now retired, Pediatric Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Matthews. She has since witnessed first-hand the transformation of hundreds of children who benefited from the brain-based treatment. Always with a listening ear and empathic heart, Heather dedicates her time and expertise to struggling families as they navigate their way to stability. She’s a founding member of Revolutionize DMDD and an active participant in the DMDD community. Heather is proud to be an 8th generation Central Texan. When not helping others, she can be found traveling, kayaking, and attending hockey games with her son.

Donna DiMaio Rooney

Director of Communications

Board Member

 

Donna has long been concerned about the welfare of children, so when she found herself in a mental health maze desperate for answers to help her son, she knew there had to be a solution. Putting her research skills to the test, from years of working in television and public relations, combined with an army of prayers, she stumbled upon the brain-based treatment. The science behind the treatment made sense, but it was the transforming result that proved its success. Knowing other children needed this treatment, she became a founding member of Revolutionize DMDD. A New Yorker at heart, Donna lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, a playful shih-poo puppy, and one resilient goldfish. She’s a children’s book author who encourages kids to be kind, authentic, and stand up to bullying. Donna enjoys discovering art in nature, traveling,  and playing her treasured baby grand piano that once belonged to her grandfather.

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Molly Anthony

Director of Marketing

Molly Anthony is the mother of a child with DMDD who has benefitted from the brain-based treatment since 2017. She has an educational background in digital illustration and graphic design and is a certified medical assistant with experience in an ADHD clinic. Molly currently works in the marketing department for a national home décor retailer and volunteers with Revolutionize DMDD assisting with social media and online marketing. In addition to her two children, her home is filled with lots of animals including two bunnies, two dogs and one hamster, and makes time to help rescue homeless and neglected huskies.  An avid gardener, she collects rare miniature orchids, plus enjoys painting, traveling and speaks fluent Spanish. 

Jamie Twersky

Board Member

 

Jamie and her family began their healing journey in 2017 after her youngest son was successfully treated with the brain-based treatment for his DMDD. As her son’s life, and theirs, transformed, she got involved by helping others find this treatment too and became a founding member of Revolutionize DMDD. For the past 20 years, Jamie continues to work in human resources at a large consulting firm. She enjoys reading historical fiction, learning new recipes, and spending time in nature with family and friends. Jamie lives in her native state of New Jersey along with her husband, their two sons, and one fun-loving chocolate labrador retriever.

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Corrie Zimerla

Board Member

Corrie is the Assistant Dean of Operations for the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. In addition, Corrie is an executive coach who has helped hundreds of parents and caregivers from across the country who are raising children suffering from mental illness.  As a founding member of Revolutionize DMDD, she continues to work in the mental health community assisting families and school systems to ensure that children's needs are met, as well as helping navigate during times of crisis. Corrie lives in Ohio with her family along with lots of adorable rescue dogs!

The Revolutionize DMDD team would like to thank the following people who offered their time and expertise during the various phases of creating this non-profit: Willow Buscemi, Kathryn Hatheway, Andrea Davis Jones, Becky Novotni, Leslie Plank, and Kristin Vandersluis.

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