Jonathan M. Lubecky, U.S. Army SGT(R) , is serving as the Veterans & Governmental Affairs Liason for MAPS. He is a 12-year retiree of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in both the Marine Corps and the Army. He has spent the last five years advocating for psychedelic medicine. Jonathan returned from a deployment to Iraq in 2006. Shortly after returning, he was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury. While battling PTSD, enduring multiple forms of treatment, and taking dozens of pills per day to manage symptoms, he attempted to take his life five times. While recovering from that fifth attempt in the hospital, he was surreptitiously instructed to “Google MDMA PTSD”. Beginning exactly 8 years after being released from active duty from Iraq, Jonathan began MDMA-assisted therapy in a MAPS Phase 2 study and completed the protocol in early 2015.
Jon appointed the National Veterans Director for the Rand Paul for President campaign. Realizing the potential of psychedelic medicine to heal his fellow veterans and the millions of Americans suffering as he once did, he has been involved in politics and government affairs, with a focus on the Department of Defense, ever since receiving MDMA therapy.
Jonathan graduated with honors from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, as a Veteran Day Student. He has a bachelor’s in political science with a concentration in international politics and military affairs with a minor in intelligence analysis. He resides in Washington, D.C.