Board of Directors
Beth has worked in the field of psychology for over 30 years, providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults in both the public and private sectors. She received her Bachelors degree from Union College graduating Phi Beta Kappa and her Ph.D. from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She has worked in many hospitals both nationally and internationally. She served as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Trinitas hospital specializing in the treatment of trauma and abuse using individual, family and group therapy. She also worked as the Director of Psychology Internship training where she taught and supervised interns and clinical staff. Currently, Beth is in private practice where she works with people across the life span with a specialty in adolescents and young adults. Her expertise includes treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD and families working through divorce.
Beth co-founded the Sam & Devorah Foundation for Trans Youth with her husband, Adam Price, after their daughter Sam Harel Price who was transgender took her own life. From this loss sprung the desire to create an organization that would provide safe spaces and a sense of community for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. She is devoted to building the foundation so that trans youth feel can less isolated, as well as develop long lasting connections with one another. Since the foundation’s inception, her focus has been on organizing retreats and events for high schoolers and young adults that are both educational and recreational.
Adam is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Adam is an expert in learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and specializes in working with unmotivated teens. As the former Director of Outpatient Services at Newark Beth Israel Hospital and Associate Director at Family Connections, a non-profit mental health agency, he has supervised and trained numerous clinicians in family and child therapy. Adam has published articles on family and child therapy in academic journals, books, newspapers, and magazines including the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, and Psychology Today where he has a blog. He is the author of He’s Not Lazy; Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself. Adam lectures nationally to parents and has appeared on numerous podcasts, television and radio broadcasts. He maintains a private practice in New York City and in Chatham, New Jersey.
Nina is founder and Managing Partner of Major League Events Inc. The company specializes in implementing full-scale corporate hospitality and incentive programs, meetings as well as developing fundraisers for professional sports figures. Nina began her career in 1984, in the non-profit sector, creating fundraising events for the New York City Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. From fundraising, she moved into sports marketing, implementing corporate hospitality programs at world-class sporting events including the Olympics, the World Cup, the America’s Cup, the Super Bowl, The Masters as well as PGA and Champions Tour Golf events. In addition to her commitment to excellence, Nina brings to her clients superb leadership ability and an unparalleled brand of hospitality. Her enthusiasm for the industry is matched only by her attention to detail and her unfailing resolve to develop and implement premiere experiences for each of MLE’s clients. Exceptional standards and a clear devotion to creating distinguished events the world over have defined her company for 25 years
Steven, a serial entrepreneur, has spent the last 25 years creating and launching new companies in the entertainment business. He co-founded music company Wind-up Entertainment in 1996 and served as President and C.E.O. until March 2007. Wind-up was the first record label to create partnerships with artists for their recording, publishing, merchandise and touring rights. Prior, Steven served as founder, President, and C.E.O. of Castle Entertainment, a division of publicly traded Alliance Entertainment. While there, he was responsible for the successful launch of the record label which focused on acquiring label and artist catalogs, in addition to new recordings from established artists. He started his career in banking in 1986 at Citicorp and later with Chase Manhattan Bank. He received his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Fordham University. Steven serves as Board President for the I Have A Dream Foundation - New Jersey which provides long-term support to youth and their families that live in under-resourced and/or under-serviced communities.
Kyle has over 25 years of not-for-profit board experience. She began as a board member at Communities in Schools in Raleigh, North Carolina which provides after school education and assistance to low income and disadvantaged elementary and middle school children. As a board member of the WakeMed Foundation, Kyle led the transformation of a small local hospital to become one of the leading hospitals in the US that delivers services at no cost to the poor and indigent- to date over $2 billion in care to the less fortunate in Wake County, NC. Kyle then served on the board of Healing Transitions, a not-for-profit organization that delivers rehabilitation services and housing to men and women suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. The opioid problem in North Carolina, like in many US cities, has reached epidemic levels, especially in women. When Kyle sees those in need she acts with her heart, creativity and philanthropy. Mrs. Szulik is also a Director of the Szulik Family Foundation, a philanthropy focused on social justice. She is a 1979 graduate of University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with a BA in Secondary Education.
Beth is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her background includes clinical practice, research and teaching. Recently she was a co-investigator for a study examining cross-cultural differences in close relationships, as well as the co-author of a chapter on gender conflict in marriage for a textbook on conflict resolution. Previously, she was in private practice and consulted to the eating disorders program at a health care system in New Jersey. She served many years as staff psychologist and coordinator of the eating disorders program at Princeton University’s counseling center, where she also supervised, taught a seminar to interns and conducted outreach to diverse campus audiences. In addition, Beth has extensive non-profit experience. For over a decade she sat on the executive board and steering committee of Rachel Coalition, a non-profit that provides counseling and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children in Morris and Essex Counties. Currently, she co-leads a Morris County chapter of Sisterhood for Salaam Shalom (SOSS), a national grassroots organization of Muslim and Jewish women who build bridges to fight hate, negative stereotypes and prejudice. She is also involved regionally and nationally with SOSS. Beth received a BA from Tufts University, a PhD from Adelphi University, and completed her doctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine.
Elly Higgins is the Program and Development Coordinator for Sam & Devorah. Elly was a counselor at last fall’s inaugural youth retreat before joining on as a coordinator this spring. They graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 where they studied English literature, Comparative American Studies, and Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies. During their time at Oberlin, they were an active member of Sam Price’s trans community group, Lilac. They currently live and work at a coffee shop in Northampton, MA. They are also an active volunteer at the Sexual Minorities Archives in Holyoke, MA.