The STARR Coalition is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Katerina Lehky, stepping into the pivotal role of Director of Community Engagement. Katerina brings a vibrant energy that promises to further invigorate our mission and we can’t wait for you to experience the positive impact of her work.

Katerina is not a new face to many within our community. Her contributions during her time with the CNS Summit, alongside Erica, have left a lasting impression. There, she played a crucial role in expanding the community, enhancing community engagement, and building strong, collaborative relationships across various stakeholders in clinical research.

Her articulate communication skills, coupled with a delightful sense of humor, make Katerina not just an effective leader but also a joy to collaborate with. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the STARR community make her a valuable resource and advocate for our collective goals.

For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Katerina, we encourage you to reach out. Her approachability and eagerness to connect make her an excellent point of contact for anyone looking to engage more deeply with our work or to find ways to contribute to the mental health research field.

As we welcome Katerina to her new role, we look forward to the fresh perspectives she brings and the momentum she will undoubtedly generate towards our shared vision. Her background, skills, and passion for mental health advocacy are exactly what The STARR Coalition needs to propel us into the future of mental health research and community engagement.

Please join us in giving Katerina a warm welcome. Email her at