Virginia Brown

LCSW

Wife, mother of 4, educator and therapist in private practice serving individuals and families addressing healthy family dynamics. She has worked for the Archdiocese of New York in the Parenting Ministry and has provided clinical support, training and program development to various agencies in Orange County New York (department of Social Services, Probation, Dispute Resolution Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension). She is currently on the faculty for Driven Professionals, a networking group in NYC providing wellness seminars and skills training for professionals. She is available to give seminars and workshops on self empowerment, anger management and the self-help industry.

After founding SEEK Safely, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and as a result of the tragedy that created international coverage, Ginny and her husband George have been involved in numerous interviews and media productions in the US and UK.

George H. Brown

LCSW

Husband and father of 4, works in a private practice with Ginny. With degrees in theology, psychoanalytic counseling and social work, George began his career as a high school religion teacher and counselor, hospital social worker, and then worked for the New York State Department of Mental Health Outpatient Services in Orange County, NY. He also coordinated the Orange County Counseling Service Unit for the FDNY following the terror attack on 9/11. He and Ginny have given many presentations in schools and churches on spirituality, family life and marriage enrichment in the tri-state area. (NY,NJ,CT)

Deborah “Goldie” Goldstein

Deborah is most notably the founder of DRIVEN Professionals, a community of NYC professionals striving towards career advancement while integrating family life and personal development. Deborah is also the founder of Goldie’s Table Matters (GTM), a company that enables professionals to maximize networking opportunities and business development in a setting conducive to building rapport: the restaurant business meal. She created Strategic DiningSM in 2008, a program that has been summed up as “Peter Drucker meets Anthony Bourdain meets Miss Manners”.

Shortly after graduating from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Deborah opened the still beloved, New York Times acclaimed Goldie’s By The Bridge in Sleepy Hollow, NY in 1991. A restaurant ahead of its time, Goldie’s offered Fresh Market Cuisine™, a progressive wine list and monthly wine dinners, which positioned the restaurant as a destination for wine education and a menu that changed with the seasons. Deborah is now a “recovering restauranteur”.

Deborah subsequently sold wine for Martin Scott Wines, has written nearly 100 food and beverage-related articles for LearnVest, consulted for various restaurants in New York and California, worked at Tom Colicchio’s acclaimed restaurant Craft, and worked at Blue Hill, a Michelin three-star NYC restaurant, gathering experiences along the way which ultimately led to her establishing GTM’s Strategic DiningSM program.

Anthony (Tony) Kirby

M.P.A.

Husband, father of two daughters, has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and an undergraduate degree in Social Work. Tony has worked for government at the local, county and state level in New York for over 40 years, most of which has been at a management level. His expertise in management has been in strategic planning, team facilitation, quality management and customer relations. He has also served on a number of community boards in the Albany, New York region.

Tony is proud to be Ginny’s brother, George’s brother-in-law and the uncle of Kirby, Bob, Katie and Jean, as well as a more recent member of SEEK Safely.

Dr. Glenn Doyle

PsyD

Dr. Glenn Doyle is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is the founder and director of the Doyle Practice, a private psychotherapy practice with offices in Chicago and Washington DC, and the author of the popular self-improvement blog “Use Your Damn Skills.”
Dr. Doyle entered the psychology field because of his interest in self-help and personal growth. He earned his Doctor of Psychology degree from the Washington DC campus of the American School of Professional Psychology in 2008, and has been in private practice since 2011.
Dr. Doyle’s clinical work has focused on inpatient and outpatient treatment of complex trauma, particularly adults who were abused or traumatized as children. He has presented multiple times at the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the American Psychological Association, and has served as a behavioral health consultant for witnesses testifying before Congress on the subject of treating trauma survivors.
Dr. Doyle is passionate about making effective, safe, empowering psychological and behavioral tools available to as many people as possible. The Doyle Practice does a great deal of pro bono and sliding scale work, and his psychology blog “Use Your Damn Skills” is followed by almost 50,000 fans.
In his free time, Dr. Doyle is an avid distance runner who completes multiple marathons every year. In addition to blogging about psychology, he blogs about Catholic saints and history (as well as pizza), and his girlfriend Susan and he take frequent trips to explore Catholic shrines and basilicas across the country. He lives in Chicago with his Siamese cat, Abbey Road.

Matt Collins

M.B.A.

Matt is the General Manager of a Midwest-based Web Development and Marketing company. He lives in Milwaukee, WI, with his wife of 24 years and 5 children. Matt’s interests include Apologetics, Physics, and more generally Natural Philosophy (Science). He earned his Masters in International Management from Thunderbird (at the time, the American Graduate School of International Management) in Glendale Arizona, in 1992. For the remainder of the 1990s, Matt was a full-time professional touring musician and recording artist. He has authored two books: one regarding business ethics and one about web marketing.

Jean Brown

M.P.P.P.A.

Jean is a writer and stay-at-home-mother to 2 young children. She lives in Toronto, Canada. She has Bachelors degrees in political science and writing from Loyola University Maryland, and a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University in Montreal. She worked as a policy analyst for Canada’s federal ministry of health. Jean lived in Thailand and has travelled extensively, including treasured memories of travelling with Kirby. Jean is active in creating the content for SEEK’s website and legislative efforts.