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.

President/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.

Vice-Chair:
Karen Smietanski

Karen Smietanski, Vice-Chair 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.

Treasurer:
Mike Longtin

Michael is a native to Kankakee County, is married with one daughter, and is Vice-President of a local manufacturing facility. Michael joined Project Headspace and Timing as a way to give back to the community that he lives, works in, and loves.

Secretary:
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.

Board Member:
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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