Board of Directors

We keep our Board of Directors small and efficient, so we don’t waste time over the little things. Instead, we concentrate on our tasks at hand or rebranding depression on a global scale. We are incredibly focused and each member is top in their field. If you believe you could add significant value to our organization through your contacts, skills, networking abilities or passions, please e-mail a letter of interest to kathryn@ifred.org.


Tom Dean, iFred Chairman of the Board

Tom Dean spent twenty-six years associated as an officer or partner with investment banking firms including Kidder Peabody; L.F. Rothchild; and Cowen & Co. Known for his short sale recommendations, Mr. Dean developed and cultivated numerous contacts in corporate finance, research and sales at firms throughout “The Street”. In 1990, he joined Alaris Corp. as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. In 1992 he, formed Innovative Research Associates, which is now a subsidiary of Murdock Capital Partners.


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Susan Minamyer, Secretary

Susan Minamyer has a master’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and completed further advanced work in educational administration. She has worked extensively in the field of education and is honored to bring those skills to iFred.

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Jim Link, Director

Jim Link is the founder of Idea-Link, a Minnesota-based company specializing in the generation, refinement and marketing of new ideas. Since 1994, Jim has worked with over 70 organizations, ranging from larger companies like 3M, General Mills, Toro, Marriott, Heinz and Nestle, to several smaller entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups. His 28 years of new product and marketing experience include work in over 160 different product and service categories across four continents.

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Dr. John Grohol, Director

Dr. John Grohol is a pioneer in online mental health and psychology. Recognizing the educational and social potential of the Internet in 1995, Dr. Grohol has transformed the way people could access mental health and psychology resources online. Pre-dating the NIMH, NAMI and many other mental health organizations, Dr. Grohol was the first to publish the diagnostic criteria for common mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. His leadership has helped to break down the barriers of stigma often associated with mental health concerns, bringing trusted resources and support communities to the Internet.

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Kathryn Goetzke, Director

Ms. Goetzke is the President of the Board and a Founder of iFred.org. She is a depression survivor; and, her goal is to shine a positive light on depression by repositioning the disease in a positive way to eradicate stigma. She has an MBA in International Marketing and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and has successfully launched companies and brands.

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Mindy Magrane, Principal

Dr. Mindy Magrane is the Director of RHR International LLP. Her career is focused on enhancing the potential and performance of senior executives, teams and organizations. A solid business background, combined with a high level of expertise in assessment and development, enables her to guide senior level executives and high potentials to keen insights and action-oriented strategies.

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