Dr. Lee Picariello is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in sport performance.
A former All-American football player at Lehigh University, Dr. Picariello is an expert in developing attention and focus, reducing performance anxiety and treating the psychological hurdles of the injured athlete. He received his Master’s and Doctorate degrees from LaSalle University focusing his research on mindfulness applications on the athletic field. Dr. Picariello is proficient in biofeedback, a mind-body intervention to assist with peak performance.
Dr. Hunter Stevens
Director of Learning & Development
Head of Mental Skills
Dr. Hunter Stevens is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in sports performance.
A former Division 1 Volleyball player at George Mason University, former Olympic hopeful, and former professional volleyball player, Dr. Stevens is responsible for facilitating and co-leading the MAT team in identifying, understanding, and training the gap in human performance development. In addition to his undergraduate degree from GMU, Dr. Stevens holds a doctoral degree from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University and Master of Business Administration from Widener University’s School of Business.
Mental Strength Coach
Jessica Ferdinand is the utility player for Mindful Athlete Training. In her three years with MAT, Jessica has held roles including BioFeedback Tech to podcast co-producer. Jessica is now a Mental Strength Coach.
Jessica obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Temple University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Psychology at Holy Family University. Jessica’s theoretical orientation is centered around Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a strong emphasis on Mindfulness. Upon finishing her Masters degree, Jessica intends to pursue a Ph.D., with a research focus on human performance.
Mental Strength Coach
Ryan Mink is a Mental Strength Coach for Mindful Athlete Training, who works primarily with athletes and non-athletes who exhibit anxiety, depression, OCD, or life transition issues.
Originally from Harleysville, PA, Ryan Mink holds his Bachelor's of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 and his Master's of Science and Advanced Clinical Studies Degrees in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2018 and 2020, respectively.
Mental Strength Coach
Devin DeTurk is a Mental Strength Coach for Mindful Athlete Training. A Division 1 runner at the University of Delaware, Devin now leads ta variety of research and development efforts for MAT. In addition to these efforts Devin has experience in traditional and non-traditional practices of biofeedback including heart rate variability, EEG neurofeedback and neuromuscular timing.
Devin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and a minor in Medical Diagnostics from the University of Delaware. Devin is completing his Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College before continuing on to complete a doctoral degree.
Marketing & New Business Development
A founding team member, Jacqueline McBratnie serves as Director of Marketing and New Business Development for Mindful Athlete Training.
Prior to joining the team, Jacqueline spent over 20 years in Integrated Marketing and Sports Sponsorships for Proctor & Gamble, Kellogg's and the Campbell Soup Company. Across various roles, Jacqueline was responsible for managing and developing partnerships at the national level with the NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, WNBA & MLS.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelors of Science degree & an MBA from the Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University.
Digital Content Producer
Michael DiMarco leads Mindful Athlete's video, audio, and photo production team.
With experience working in Atlanta and Philadelphia for ESPN, HBO, and MTV, Michael has dedicated his career to creating memorable entertaining content that resonates with his consumer targets. At Mindful Athlete Training, Michael is tasked with taking scientific jargon and making understandable to the rest of us.
Michael holds a BA in Communications from West Chester University and Masters in Fine Arts from Full Sail University.
Research & Development, Sports Analytics
Ryan Moretti is a Research and Development Analyst for Mindful Athlete Training. Ryan's role includes researching statistics and biofeedback technology and building predictive sport analytic models to support Holistic Performance Theory.
In addition to his role at MAT, Ryan also serves as the Coordinator of Baseball Operations & Player Development at Iona College. Prior to joining MAT, Ryan worked for both the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Springfield College.