Tracy McDonough – President
Tracy McDonough is a Professor of Psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her PhD from Bowling Green State University and has been teaching at MSJ since 2003. Dr. McDonough co-founded The Schizophrenia Oral History Project (TSOHP), with Dr. Crane in 2011 and is the current President. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and past president of the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology (CAPP). Her accomplishments include being awarded both MSJ’s Clifford Award for Excellence in Teaching and Distinguished Scholar Award, and she twice won Ohio Magazine’s Excellence in Education Award. She has taught at Columbia University, and her work has appeared in several academic journals as well as The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report. Dr. McDonough often has students assisting with this work and regularly advises undergraduates interested in careers in mental health.
Lynda Crane – Vice President
Lynda Crane is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Mount St. Joseph University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and was a post-doctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has held research positions at the Wright State University School of Medicine (Fels Institute) and at the National Institute of Mental Health, under Dr. Stanley Greenspan. She has a background in mental disabilities, having worked with inpatients at the Springfield Hospital Center, a state-operated psychiatric facility in Maryland, and having published a textbook entitled: "Mental Retardation: A Community Integration Approach." She is co-founder of The Schizophrenia Oral History Project.
Georgana Taggart – Secretary/Treasurer
Georgana Taggart is a lawyer and professor. She is currently Chair of Legal Studies at Mount St. Joseph University and Of Counsel to Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Cincinnati, OH. She is a member of the State Bars of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Federal Bars of the Southern Districts of Ohio and Indiana. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Georgana teaches undergraduate courses in Legal Principles, Constitutional Law, and Business Law; and a graduate course, Legal Issues in Organizations, for the Mount’s MS in Organizational Leadership; and she serves NCAA Division III as its National Parliamentarian. In addition to The Schizophrenia Oral History Project Board of Trustees, she is also a Trustee of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation.
Sean McDonough – Trustee/Chief Technical Officer
Sean is a consultant and the owner of Bitstream Foundry, a Cincinnati-based provider of SharePoint and Microsoft 365/Office 365 solutions, services, software, and consulting. Microsoft certified MCP, MCTS, and MCPD, Sean has over two decades of experience developing software, building infrastructures, and solving technical problems. Sean has acquired a diverse and expansive skill set as consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, author, administrator, and platform evangelist through the years. Some might label his passion for all things tech related as borderline 'obsession', but it is equal only to his desire to share those discoveries and experiences with others as a teacher, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at technical conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. Sean had been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Office Apps & Services category since 2016.
Mary Langford – Director of Marketing and Public Relations
In 2011, at age 53, with no prior history of mental illness, Mary experienced a sudden and severe psychotic break. During the next six years, she was hospitalized 14 times and had two major suicide attempts she barely survived. While Mary’s recovery has had its challenges, she is thriving today. Dedicated to helping others, Mary frequently tells her story through NAMI’s In Our Own Voice program and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainings for police officers and other first responders. She holds five NAMI certifications, including: Nationally Certified Trainer, Presenter, Support Group Facilitator, Peer Support, and Mentor. In 2016, Mary contributed to a Master Class titled “Patient and Family Engagement and Mental Health” sponsored by Partnership for Patients in Washington, DC. In 2019, she gave a presentation at LaFrontera Center in Tucson, Arizona, titled “How to Effectively Communicate with Clients in Active Psychosis.” Mary also serves on the boards of directors of Empowerment Training Center (Tucson) and Patient Safety ASAP (Los Angeles). She often says, “My mental illness is the greatest gift of my life because it has taught me to love myself in ways I could never have imagined.”