MEET THE TEAM
CNQR is a global team of dynamic peer leaders, social disrupters and change makers. We work across global sectors in innovative, diverse and positively disruptive ways to change the current landscape of mental/brain health, wellness, and suicide prevention. We work collaboratively with our collective - delivering programs to corporates, school systems, communities and law enforcement/military.
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Margaret is the co-Founder of CNQR and the Kevin & Margaret Hines Foundation. She comes to the Behavioral Health & Wellness space with over ten years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital. She has a proven track record of building strong partnerships and understands the value of collaboration. She is passionate about working with social entrepreneurs within the wellness and brain health industry. She founded CNQR as a platform to create a high impact in social change and wellness. She founded the Kevin & Margaret Hines Foundation to champion lived expertise in the mental health and suicide prevention sectors by revolutionizing & fostering collaboration through social entrepreneurship. Margaret graduated from University California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Economics.
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER (CNQR)
CEO (Kevin & Maragret Hines Foundation)
Lacy (Kendrick Burk) Dicharry currently serves as the CEO of the Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation and as an independent consultant. Prior to this role, Lacy served as a Partner and Change Specialist with Change Matrix, LLC a change management consulting firm, and served as the Executive Director of Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) National, a youth-led, non-profit organization that advocates for and supports youth voice.
Lacy is an internationally known expert in youth engagement, and has lead the nation in several innovative youth-led programs and helped set standards for youth engagement practice. She was a 2014 VOICE Award winner for her advocacy efforts to promote youth engagement. Lacy had to work to overcome many challenges, including abuse, multiple mental health diagnoses, suicidal ideation, and trauma responses before finding her way to mental health recovery. Lacy also serves on the Board for the International Foster Care Organization (Secretary), and Foster Care Alumni of America (Treasurer). She continues to advocate for positive changes for youth through sharing her story and consultation for local, state, national and international initiatives and organizations. Through coaching and mentoring other young people, she inspires them to do the same.
Manager of Communications (From Feb 20th)
Lauren is the incoming Manager of Communications. Lauren was thrust into the suicide prevention and behavioral health world in 2008, after the death of her brother Aidon, by suicide. Since that life changing event, Lauren has accumulated over 9 years experience within the mental health & suicide prevention sectors, working in Australia. Prior to this she worked in an array of industries including; advertising, marketing, events management & PR. Alongside her own charity laurenbreen.com.au, Lauren hopes CNQR will create an innovate twist in the way behavioral health is funded and facilitated.
CNQR Lived expertise consultant
Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Kevin in sharing his story, is fostering a critical bridge of hope between life and death for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness, difficult life circumstances, and more. His refreshing honesty, realism, advocacy, and appreciation of the complex conditions that contribute to mental illness is a much-needed guiding like through the darkness of societal stigma and discrimination.