Joel Bennett, PhD, MA, CWP
Brittany D. Linde, PhD
Vice President of Wellness Initiatives and Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Linde joined OWLS in 2016. At OWLS, Brittany is a lead curriculum developer, lead trainer, and primary relational consultant. She is interested in a diverse set of topics as pertains to well-being across the lifespan, including the study of leisure, health, and human development. In past jobs she has studied the health and well-being of youth in military families, community capacity building, designing and implementing behavioral health interventions in the U.S. Air Force, and has expertise in Motivational Interviewing and Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in a variety of settings and populations. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gale Lucas, PhD
Gale M. Lucas joined the OWLS team as Director of Research in 2016. She specializes in designing and testing technology, interventions and training to improve health, mental health, and resilience, as well as social skills like communication, negotiation and leadership. She earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Psychology and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies.
Shawn Reynolds, PhD
Research Analyst/Program Evaluator
Shawn works across the projects at OWLS performing data analysis and formative program evaluation. His interests are in social and health psychology mainly in the areas of organizational climate, subjective norms, stigma and trust as influences on worksite health promotion programs. He is currently focused on analyzing the moderating effects of wellness climate and coworker drug use norms on the effectiveness of the Team Awareness and Healthy Choices prevention trainings in small businesses.
Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S, EAS-C
Michelle Zadrozny is a Social Worker, social entrepreneur, creative artist, and community collaborator. She brings 20+ years of program development, community health, and innovative partnership-building expertise to her consulting work. Since 2011, she has joined OWLS on several client projects involved with direct training delivery, co-facilitation, and coaching. Michelle maintains a private mental health counseling practice as a Clinical Director in South Austin, Texas.
Mark Attridge, PhD, MA
Workplace Behavioral Health Advisor
Mark Attridge has worked with OWLS since 2005 as an adviser and consultant on various product development and client projects. Mark brings a unique scholarly approach that derives from his past work with health care service providers, benefit consultants, employers and academic researchers. He has authored more than 250 papers and presentations including several papers and workshops in collaboration with Dr. Bennett. For over 10 years he has been President of Attridge Consulting, Inc., based in Minneapolis, with clients in the United States, Canada and other countries internationally. Mark has been most active in the area of workplace mental health and integrating employee assistance program (EAP) services with work-site wellness and organizational health initiatives.
Estefania Lopez, BA
Research Associate (Intern-Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
Estefania has worked with OWLS since 2019 focusing on an organizational resilience project and assisting with client interviews, data analysis, and report writing. Estefania has interests in resilience, integrating business and psychology, and acculturation stress. She is also passionate about mental health and has volunteered to support counseling services on the university campus.