Project Headspace and Timing was founded to promote positive mental health practices to our nation’s veterans by working to unify them with their communities, nature, and themselves. This is done through education, collaboration, and working one-on-one with veterans and their loved ones to ensure that veterans (and their loved ones) are getting the services that they need.

Chief Executive Officer/Founder:
Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson is on a mission to bring veterans together with their communities, nature, and themselves, while affecting change in regard to the mental health treatment of his fellow veterans through his 501(c)3 organization, Project Headspace and Timing.

Karen Smietanski

Karen Smietanski, Chairwoman of Project Headspace and Timing, is the daughter of a US Navy WWII veteran. She was raised in a small farm town south of Springfield. Her passion as always been in helping people.

Dr. Padraic Printy, PT, DPT

Padraic Printy earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Chicago in 2018. During his time as a student, he found himself volunteering often. This time was spent doing everything from treating at Chicago community clinics, to traveling to Nicaragua to provide much-needed Physical Therapy services to locals in need.

Dr. Cari Stevenson, Ph.D.

Cari Stevenson is a Community Psychologist and professor at Kankakee Community College where she co-advises the Veterans Association and coordinates student veteran programming through the Making Connections grant.

Board Member:
Tom Asay

Tom Asay is the Founder and President of Aceshigh Management, a company that books and promotes local musicians in the Midwest, some of which have opened for national acts. After connecting with Project Headspace and Timing to manage media relations, music, and marketing for the Heroes, Hogs, and Hot Rods Festival of 2019.

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