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nick oakey-frostNick Oakey-Frost, B.A.
Research Manager

Nick Oakey-Frost graduated from The University of Utah with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Anthropology. Within the next 2- 3 years, Nick hopes to move on to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Nick has garnered exposure to broad smattering of research and topics within the field of Psychology, while simultaneously honing his interests toward developmental psychopathology, trauma, suicide, and the intersection of trauma, anti-social behaviors, and their mediators.

anastasia najarian

Anastasia Najarian
Engagement Manager

Anastasia has a unique combination of education and experience in strategic communication, public relations and psychology. She worked with veterans, youth and prisoners for 20 years who struggled with trauma, addiction and self-sabotage to change their lives. She served as Director of In-Home Services for a residential treatment center for youth. As Utah Director for The International Coalition for Drug Awareness she researched adverse drug effects and provided defense mitigation for drug related crimes.

William RussellWilliam Russell
VE3TS Utah and Utah Comrades Coordinator

William Russell was born in Logansport, IN in 1972, and grew up in South Ogden, UT where he enlisted in the US Army, Infantry after one semester of college at Weber State. After graduating OSUT at Fort Benning, GA in 1990, he was stationed in USAEUR, Germany. He spent the next 8-years overseas. He then spent the next 14-years in Fort Drum, NY; South Korea; and, Fort Benning, GA. He deployed in support of the Global War on Terror to Afghanistan for 3-tours and served one tour in Iraq. Upon retirement in 2012, after 22-years of service, he obtained his AA degree at Tallahassee Community College. William moved from Florida, back to Utah to attend the University of Utah where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. He is now currently enrolled in the MSW program at the University of Utah. He has been married to his wife, Alexis, for 6 years and they have a 3-year old son, Robert. He also has a 16-year old son, Thomas that still lives in upstate New York.



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Last Updated: 6/6/17