Faces of Resilience supports the continued growth and improvement of Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) clinical services for patients suffering from the effects of trauma and associated mental illness.
With your help, we will continue our mission to provide education, conduct research and improve lives by delivering high-quality patient-centered care for those in need.

The 2018 STAR Award was presented to Holly Kastan, co-founder of The STAR Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. This annual award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the trauma and mental health fields.

2018 Faces of Resilience Featured Speaker:
Anna Lembke, MD



Dr. Lembke was one of the first in the medical community to sound the alarm regarding opioid overprescribing and the opioid epidemic. In 2016, she published her best-selling book on the prescription drug epidemic, Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop, that combines case studies with public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, to explore the complex relationship between doctors and patients around prescribing controlled drugs, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing prescription drug misuse and addiction. Using her teaching/academic position and her public platform, Dr. Lembke continues to advocate for people with addiction, educate policymakers and the public about causes of and solutions for the problem of addiction, and improve medical education in the treatment of addiction.

For more information about the Faces  of Resilience event, please contact Ashley Papenbrock at Ashley.Papenbrock@osumc.edu or 614-366-2293.

Thanks to all who supported Faces of Resilience 2018! Photos of the event will be available soon.


Special Thanks


Premier STAR Sponsors


George Kontogiannis

Nancy Jeffrey

L Brands

Lee Shackelford, MD


Stellar STAR Sponsors


The Burgdoerfer Family

Barbara Rayden

Barbara and Al Siemer – Siemer Family Foundation



STAR Leadership Development Committee

Delaney A. Burgdoerfer, Co-Chair

Francie B. Henry, Co-Chair

Irene Adams

Theodore Adams

Susie Horvath

Holly S. Kastan

George Kontogiannis

Kurt Malkoff, PhD

Sara Mershad

Barbara Rayden

Lee Shackelford, MD

Patricia Shorr

Elizabeth Siemer



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P.O. Box 183112
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