David Blackwell

Chief Programming Officer

David is a professional well known and respected in the Addiction Treatment field. He has worked in mental health and addiction for almost 30 years. With a Bachelors, Masters, and Ed.S. in Counseling and Psychological Services, David served as a counselor in private practice for over 16 years. He has worked in rehab with some of the finest facilities in the country, and has been a professional, executive, ScreamFree, and sober coach. David is also trained in Johnston Model, Systemic Family, and Arise Intervention. He has had extensive experience in level of care, placement, and case management consultation. David is currently serving as Co-Chair for the Southeastern Professional Liaison Association and the Fontain Center at UGA.

Jon Kaplan

Chief Operating Officer

With more than a decade helping run family-facing organizations, Jon brings invaluable business and operational insight to K. He has overseen the growth of operations at ScreamFree since 2004. Prior to that, Jon spent 20 years in the software world, doing everything from programming to running International Operations. 

Hal Edward Runkel

Chief Strategic Officer

Hal  is a world-renowned expert on helping individuals face conflict and create great relationships. A worldwide thought leader, relationship coach, international speaker, and organizational consultant, Hal is the bestselling author of ScreamFree Parenting, ScreamFree Marriage and Choose Your Own Adulthood. He is the Founder of ScreamFree, and has worked with tens of thousands in close to 20 different countries across the world.