Katherine Ponte


Katherine, the Founder of ForLikeMinds, is an advocate, writer, and entrepreneur dedicated to promoting mental illness recovery and wellness. She is based in New York City. She was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder and then severe bipolar I disorder with psychosis over 15 years ago while in graduate school. She is in recovery. A first-generation high school graduate, Katherine has a BA, JD, and an MBA (Wharton). She is a qualified Barrister & Solicitor, New York Certified Peer Specialist-Provisional, and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. She has worked as a lawyer, foreign legal consultant, and entrepreneur in Toronto, São Paulo, and New York City. Katherine also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, the largest affiliate of the leading mental health non-profit organization in the US.