Jon Kostakopoulos

Apollo Pact

Chairman & President

Jon Kostakopoulos was the first study participant for NYU's clinical trial for alcoholism. Prior to enrolling, Jon tried every treatment available, to no avail. He then participated in NYU's trial, and he hasn't had a drink since his first psilocybin session in 2015. Since leaving the trial, Jon formed a nonprofit, Apollo Pact, to fund psilocybin research and advocate for this treatment which has the potential to solve the mental health crisis. Jon was a news anchor during the clinical trial, and as a journalist was aware how big of a story this would be if it were successful. Anderson Cooper interviewed Jon for his "60 Minutes" story on psilocybin, which garnered Jon national attention.