Team Bios


Jolie Samuelson

Jolie Jane Samuelson is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the John W. Brick Foundation. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco earning her B.A. in Communication Studies. Throughout her time at USF, she was a Dean’s List Recipient and became a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Jolie has been involved with the JWB Foundation since 2021, during her time as an undergraduate student. She began her career as an intern, actively volunteering in projects such as the Never Alone Summit and Move Your Mental Health™ Events. Her undergraduate years sparked a profound interest in marketing, content creation, and digital design, steering her towards a career where strategic innovation meets creativity.

She worked as a Social Media Marketing Manager and Video Editor during and after college, focusing on a plethora of individual and brand clients including musicians, political figures, non-profit organizations, authors, and other public figures. 

She is grateful to take part in JWB’s mission of changing the way the world treats mental health. Her dedication to mental health advocacy began early, significantly influenced by her involvement in, and volunteer work for, the Centers for Spiritual Living. Here, she contributed to organizing summer camps focused on self-growth and spiritual practices for teenagers, reinforcing her commitment to mental health from a young age.

Jolie is a former indoor and beach volleyball player, a part of the 2018 CCCAA Beach Volleyball Championship Team with three state championship appearances in her two years of collegiate athletics at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. Her experience as a long-time athlete and coach contribute to her passion for integrating whole-person approaches to mental well-being treatment.