Aetna and Catasys Presenting Sponsors of 4th Annual Masquerade Ball

November 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Aetna Behavioral Health and Catasys will be the presenting sponsors of The Quell Foundation’s 4th Annual Masquerade Ball, set for November 16th at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. 

“We are incredibly proud of Aetna Behavioral Health’s continued support for The Quell Foundation’s mission year after year,” said The Quell Foundation CEO, Kevin Lynch. “Their unwavering commitment to The Foundation’s goal to create a paradigm shift in the mental health field is a testament to their desire to see real change in this field. We are immensely appreciative of their continued support.

“It is a tremendous honor to welcome a new sponsor in Catasys this year. Founded 15 years ago, the company is widely respected not only as a pioneer in behavioral health, but also as a thought leader with deep insights and unparalleled experience in successfully engaging and saving the lives of the silent sufferers who so often go undiagnosed and untreated.” 

“Because of events like the masquerade ball, The Foundation is establishing the next generation of mental health care workers and advocates. This one-of-a-kind event comes to us at a pivotal time for mental health in America and our journey as an organization. We are deeply grateful and look forward to continuing our work towards removing the stigma around mental health illness.”

“We are honored to once again support the Quell Foundation and their incredible work to educate and activate the next generation of mental health care workers,” said Cara McNulty, DPA, President, Aetna Behavioral Health. “The Foundation’s work to expand the community actively engaged in mental and emotional health will lead to a culture that is more open to mental wellbeing and improve access to vital services.”

 “The Quell Foundation’s work is vitally important,” said Terren Peizer, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Catasys.  “We are honored to support their efforts in shifting the paradigm and removing the stigma associated with mental health illness.”

Founded in 2015, The Quell Foundation’s unique approach to supporting mental health is making a difference. The organization awards three types of scholarships and, since its formation, distributed over $1.3 million. Quell scholars represent 47 states and over 400 different universities and colleges around the country.

The evening will include a variety of speeches, including a keynote address from Elizabeth Spayd. Spayd is the former New York Times public editor and currently a consultant for Facebook in their efforts against cyberterrorism and misinformation.