Blog Authors

Meet the many voices that join together to form Erasing the Distance's blog community.

Rhonda Marie Bynum is a member of ETD's Ambassador Council as well as an ensemble member who has appeared onstage with ETD numerous times. Her posts often focus on mental health topics in relationship to communities of color. Click here to check out Rhonda's posts.

Jason Economus is an actor, writer, teacher, director, stand-up comic, and member of ETD's ensemble. Click here to check out Jason's posts.

Oriana Fowler is a communications and media whiz, a former employee of Erasing the Distance, and a beginner surfer. Click here to read more posts from Oriana.

Jennifer Mathews is ETD's Communications Director and an actor in the ensemble. She is the manager of this blog as well as an occasional poster. Click here to check out Jen's posts.

Jessica McCartney is a freelance writer and occasional actress in Chicago. When not expressing herself creatively, she and her husband are cleaning up the creativity of her daughter and wrangling her "challenged" chihuahua Todd.  She has worked with Depression and Anxiety since 2001 and hopes to help others in their quest for contentment. Click here to check out Jessica's posts.

Jamie Pekarek Krohn, LCPC is a board member with ETD and received her Master's from DePaul University in Counseling and Human Services. She worked as a therapist at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and is currently in private practice. Click here to check out Jamie's posts.

Lisa Sniderman, LCSW received her M.S.W. from the University of Chicago in 2003 and has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2005. She is a past member of ETD's Mental Health Advisory Board and one of our storytellers. Click here to check out Lisa's posts. 

Craig Thompson is an actor in the Chicagoland area and has been a member of ETD's ensemble for several years. Click here to check out Craig's posts.

Chris Weise is a member of ETD's Ambassador Council and has previously designed, production-managed, directed, and told his story for ETD as well. His blog posts usually focus on the connection between mental health issues and pop culture. Click here to check out all of Chris's posts.