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ECMC’s Paula Craw Appointed to Active Minds Board of Directors


WASHINGTON D.C.—Paula Craw, vice president of student success and outreach for Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC), has been appointed to the board of directors for Active Minds. ECMC is a nonprofit organization focused on helping students succeed through training and resources focused on financial literacy and college preparedness.

"Active Minds is incredibly fortunate to have Paula on our board," said Steve Lerman, Chairman, Active Minds. "Her keen understanding of the intersection of student debt and mental health make her a fantastic addition to our team."

Active Minds, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national nonprofit dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health on college campuses. The organization aims to bring suicide and mental health out in the open so that no one struggles alone. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon, who lost her brother to suicide, Active Minds is operating on more than 500 college campuses. Campus chapters employ a peer-led approach with students serving as passionate advocates, stigma fighters and educators for mental health.

"The work done by Alison and the Active Minds team is critical, and their mission aligns with ECMC's efforts to help students succeed throughout college," Craw said. "I know firsthand what it's like to lose someone dear to you by suicide. Raising awareness and shining light in darkness for potentially vulnerable college students is incredibly important."

About Active Minds
Active Minds is the nation's premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Active Minds has a presence on over 800 college, university, and high school campuses nationwide, and is powered by a robust Chapter Network, the nationally acclaimed Send Silence Packing® exhibit, and inspiring Active Minds Speakers. The organization is dedicated to ending the silence and changing the conversation about mental health for everyone. To learn more, visit

About ECMC
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. Headquartered in Minneapolis, ECMC works to lower student loan default rates; sponsors college access and success initiatives, and financial education programs; and provides resources to support student loan borrowers to successfully repay their loans. To learn more about ECMC's initiatives, visit