PsychOdyssey was established by Tom Pyle, who with his own family is still learning how to navigate the maelstrom. Based in Princeton, NJ, Tom is a mental health educator, executive, and advocate with experience in social services, banking, business, education, and non-profit management.
Tom is the former Director of Administration (operations) for Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Inc., in Elizabeth, NJ, a leading community mental health services agency based on psychiatric rehabilitation principles. Bridgeway serves 2000 individuals with 320 employees at 21 locations in 11 counties of New Jersey. Earlier in his career Tom was a banker in Korea, Hong Kong, and New York with Morgan Guaranty, Chase Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, and BankAustria. He also ran a small foundation in the United States for Strathmore University of Nairobi, Kenya. Tom began his career as an English teacher at Nanyang University in Singapore.
Tom is a member of the New Jersey Behavioral Health Planning Council. He also serves on the boards of the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mercer County, NJ chapter, and Community Enterprise Corporation, a subsidiary of Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey. He is an advisory board member of the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies Addiction Counselor Training certificate program. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Rutgers Univesrity Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Services, as a family member peer instructor in the NAMI Family-to-Family education program, and as a Family Monitor at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.
Tom is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and an M.S. in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now part of Rutgers University.