Letter from the CEO
Growing up in Minnesota, like most places in our country, boys were discouraged from asking for help. That is my story. I struggled with mental illness throughout childhood and adulthood, eventually turning to alcohol and other self-destructive behaviors because I was so resistant to support.
Eventually, I received the help I needed. But I got lucky. Men in the U.S. are at significant risk to die by suicide and by overdose. Moreover, we’re dropping out of school at extremely high rates and hurting those in our communities.
We must do better. MANUAL CARE is on a mission to inspire men to become the best version of themselves.
Young men should be met where they are with the support to reach that aspiration, and our communities will all benefit by doing better by them. We know this can’t be done alone, and we hope you join us on this important journey.
- Matt Stefanko, CEO of MANUAL
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Matthew has spent his career developing evidence-based behavior changes strategies. As a man on his own personal development and mental health journey, MANUAL is the culmination of his experiences.
Dr. Justin Houman
Justin works with young men everyday as a men's health specialist. Serving more often as a “therapist” than a urologist, Justin is well positioned to expand MANUAL’s offerings to millions of men.
Bryson is a recent graduate of the Integrated Life Sciences Honors College at the University of Maryland. His goal is to support and guide young men on their journey to self-improvement and healthy living. He enjoys lifting and focusing on healthy eating.
Head of Business Operations
Erica has expertise in healthcare, strategy and operations. She is passionate about expanding access to mental health resources through de-stigmatization and education. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and cooking.
Will Cart has spent his career scaling innovative businesses across various industries. He is deeply passionate about growing a company focused on improving the lives of young men and reducing the risk of suicide. He is an avid outdoorsman and pickleball player.
Head of Student Success
Erick has spent his career helping young men navigate their lives. He has been trained in Mental Health First Aid and LivingWorks ASIST. As a man who participates in therapy himself, his personal experiences help him serve young men on a daily basis for MANUAL.