Advisory Committees

HEALTHCARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE


BETSY McBRIDE, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Operations, MFLC
Health Net Federal Services

BLAKE CHAFFEE, Ph.D.
Vice President, Integrated Healthcare Services
TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Craig Bryan

CRAIG BRYAN, Psy.D.
Executive Director, National Center for Veteran Studies
University of Utah

DAVID RABB (Col. USA, ret)
National Director
VA Diversity & Inclusion

DAVID RIGGS, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for Deployment Psychology

GLENDA WRENN, MD
Director, Division of Behavioral Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute

HEATHER KELLY, Ph.D.
Lead, Military & Veteran Policy
American Psychological Association

HOWARD & JEAN SOMERS
Founders
Operation Engage America

JACKIE MAFFUCCI, Ph.D.
Research Director
Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

JO SORNBORGER, Psy.D.
Director, Operation Mend Psychological Health Programs
University of California Los Angeles

JOSEF I. RUZEK, Ph.D.
Director, Dissemination & Training Division
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs

SONYA NORMAN, Ph.D.
Director, PTSD Consultation Program
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs

STEPHEN SCROGGS, Ph.D.
Vice President, Government Affairs & Business Development
ValueOptions Federal Services, Beacon Health Options

STEVEN SAYERS, Ph.D.
Director, Coaching into Care
Department of Veterans Affairs

EDUCATOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE


ANNABEL PRINS, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs

BETH KUBALA
Senior Director, Strategy & Performance
Institute for Veterans and Military Families

GREGORY LESKIN, Ph.D.
Program Director, Military and Veteran Families Program
University of California Los Angeles/ Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

JAROD LYON
President & CEO
Student Veterans of America

MARY KELLER, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Military Child Education Coalition

MEG O’GRADY
Vice President, Military & Public Sector Solutions
Kaplan University

MICHELLE KEES, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Michigan Military Support Program & Networks

PATRICIA LESTER, MD
Medical Director, Family Star Clinic
Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

SARA M. HANSCOM
Education Director
USS Midway

EMPLOYER ADVISORY COMMITTEE


COL ADAM ROCKE
Director, Soldiers for Life Program
Special Assistant, Army Chief of Staff

BOB LANGOL (Col. USA, ret.)
Senior Director, Military & Veteran Affairs
Comcast NBCUniversal

CAROL EGGERT, Ph.D. (Brigadier General, USA, ret.)
Senior Vice President, Military & Veteran Affairs
Comcast NBCUniversal

ERIC EVERSOLE
Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

EVAN GUZMAN
Chief Veteran Advocate
The MiLBRAND PROJECT

GREG SMITH (RADM USN, ret.)
President
Military.com

Justin Constantine

JUSTIN CONSTANTINE (LtCol USMC, ret.)
CEO, The Constantine Group

LISSA THOMSON
Senior Vice President, Chief Consultant
Lockton Companies

MICHAEL WOLFE
Founder & Chairman
Vets Bridge to Employment

VOLUNTEER ADVISORY COMMITTEE


BRETT MORASH, Ph.D. (LCDR USN, ret.)
Director, Operations and Finance
Bob Woodruff Foundation

Carol Harlow

CAROL HARLOW
Director, Washington Office
American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters

DAVID FOLKERTS (Cpt USA, ret.)
Chief Operating Officer
Healing Waters Fly Fishing

JEROME TENNILLE, CVA
Manager, Volunteer Services
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

JOHN “JJ” PINTER
Executive Director
Team Red, White, and Blue

JULIA RAY
Program Director
Disabled Sports USA

KARI MCDONOUGH
Co-Founder
Vets Community Connections

LYNN CRABB
Senior Director, National Headquarters
Armed Forces American Red Cross

MELISSA HEINLEIN, Ph.D.
Chief, Volunteer Services
Philadelphia VA Medical Center

PATRICIA BARRON
Director of Family Programs at AUSA

RICK YOUNT
Executive Director & Founder
Warrior Canine Connection

RYAN MANION
President
Travis Manion Foundation

SABRINA CLARK
Director, Volunteer Services
Department of Veterans Affairs

SAM PRESSLER
Executive Director
Armed Services Arts Partnership

CAREGIVER & FAMILIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE


ELSA O’LOUGHLIN
Donor Development Coordinator
Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund

JED JOHNSON
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Easter Seals

JILL BORMANN

JILL BORMANN, Ph.D.
Associate Nurse Executive/Research
VA San Diego Healthcare System

JIM CARMAN (Capt. USN, ret.)
Vice President, Council/Chapter & Member Support
Military Officers Association of America

JOYCE RAEZER
Executive Director
National Military Family Association

JUSTIN SCHMITT
Associate Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
USAA

LEISA EASOM, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

LORIE VAN TILBURG
Executive Director & Founder
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

MEG KABAT
National Director, Caregiver Support Program
Department of Veterans Affairs

PATRICIA WATSON, Ph.D.
Senior Education Specialist
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs

SHERRIE L. WILCOX, Ph.D.
Research Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

STEVE SCHWAB
Executive Director
Elizabeth Dole Foundation

CAREGIVER CONSULTANTS


DEBBIE SPRAGUE
Author
“A Stranger in My Bed: 8 Steps to Taking Your Life Back from Contagious Effects of Your Veteran’s PTSD”

EMERY POPOLOSKI
Fellows Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Dole Foundation

JASON COURNEEN
Caregiver and Massachusetts Fellow

JENNIFER MACKINDAY
Caregiver
Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community Program Coordinator
Dole Caregiver Fellow Alumna

Kim Rabb

KIM RABB
Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community Program Coordinator, Dole Caregiver Fellow Alumni

LISA COLELLA
Caregiver and Founder/CEO of Healing Household 6

MELISA COMEAU
Caregiver and Online Community/IT Systems Manager at Military Veteran Caregiver Network

MELODY SLUSHER
Caregiver

Nelida Lewis

NELIDA LEWIS
Caregiver

ROXANA DELGADO
Caregiver

EVALUATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE


JESSICA WOLFE, Ph.D.
President and CEO of Student Veterans of America

KIM HUNT, MA
Graduate Research Assistant
Caster Family Center for Nonprofit & Philanthropic Research, University of San Diego

LAURIE LINDAMER, Ph.D.
Director, Education & Dissemination
VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health

MARY JO SCHUMANN, Ph.D.
Interim Director
Caster Family Center for Nonprofit & Philanthropic Research, University of San Diego

TERRI TANIELIAN
Senior Social Research Analyst
RAND Corporation

FAITH LEADER ADVISORY COMMITTEE


DAVID SMITH (Col. USA, ret)
Coordinator
Soul Care Initiative

DR. JASON NIEUWSMA
Associate Director
VA Mental Health & Chaplaincy

KEITH G. MEADOR, MD, ThM, MPH
Director
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt

LAURA WERBER, Ph.D.
Senior Management Scientist
RAND Corporation

NATHAN GRAESER
Community Program Administrator
Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families, USC

OLUWATOYIN “TOYIN” HINES, Ph.D., LPC, AMFT, NCC
National Director
Hope Outreach Commission on Veteran Affairs

PAUL LEPLEY, Cpt.
Director
Zero Day Supportive Services