2022: Kevin M. Lynch


2022: Kevin M. Lynch


Lynn University



Distinguished Alumni: Kevin M. Lynch, B.S., business administration, class of 2011, earned the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award for his vision for The Quell Foundation and his determination to improve the lives of those suffering from mental health conditions.

Lynch is the founder, president and CEO of Quell, and his drive to create a paradigm shift in the care and treatment of people who have a mental illness stems from the knowledge he gained and relationships he built while researching his graduate thesis, “Mental Health in Massachusetts: A de Facto Criminal Offense.” This research acknowledged that the rates of suicide, opioid addiction, overdose and incarceration directly correlate to the shortage and lack of access to mental health professionals.

Year of Award


2022: Kevin M. Lynch