Our Impact. About us.

The work of Clear Pathways is essential. Building a sustainable, scalable behavioral health crisis response system will help ensure the safety and well-being of Ohio’s residents experiencing behavioral health crisis.


A well-designed crisis response system considers the needs of all community members.


A well-designed crisis response system operates with dignity and respect for those who interact with it.

Our Team

Crystal L. Brandow, PhD

Senior Program Development Consultant, Clear Pathways

Thom Craig

Director, Mental Health Program, Peg’s Foundation

Aly Feye

Manager of Operations, Clear Pathways

David Frederick

Assistant Director of Policy and Implementation, Clear Pathways

Matthew Goldman, MD

Senior Evaluation Consultant, Clear Pathways

Michael F. Hogan, PhD

Distinguished Fellow, Peg’s Foundation

Rob Jackson

Senior Consultant for Public Safety & 9-1-1, Clear Pathways

Cal Jenkins

Manager of Research and Evaluation, Clear Pathways

Rick Kellar

President and CEO, Peg’s Foundation

Victoria Romanda

Chief of Staff, Peg’s Foundation, Clear Pathways

Alicia D. Smith

Director of Policy and Implementation, Clear Pathways

Mike Thompson

Senior Policy Consultant, Clear Pathways

Our Work. What we do.

We reduce hospital emergency department admissions, jail bookings, and engagement with law enforcement for people in behavioral health crises.

Crisis Response Pilot

We explore how 9-1-1 and 9-8-8 systems can best interface through our Crisis Response Pilot.

Clear Pathways Communities

We provide resources and support to create opportunities for growth, investment, and research in crisis care.

Learn More. Explore our work.


Clear Pathways Impact Areas

A one-pager describing Clear Pathways


Clear Pathways 9-8-8 and 9-1-1 Interoperability Strategy

A one-pager describing our Crisis Response Strategy

Our Partners

Sign up for Emails!

Get news from Clear Pathways in your inbox.

[ctct form="1380" show_title="false"]

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Peg’s Foundation, 10 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 200, Hudson, OH, 44236, US, http://pegsfoundation.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.

Thank you for your submission.

We will get back to your shortly.