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

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

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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

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JENNIFER CHRISTMAN
Chief & EVP, Military Programs
VetAdvisor/Three Wire Systems
President, NARMH

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

KACIE KELLY
Director for the Military Service Initiative Health and Wellbeing Program at the George W. Bush Institute

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KAREN CIERZAN
VP Clinical Operations, Behavioral Health Clinical Operations, Cigna Corporation

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

EMPLOYER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ADAM ROCKE (Col. USA, ret.)
Vice President of Military Engagement at FASTPORT

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

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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, President Hiring our Heroes Foundation

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

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LISSA THOMSON
Senior Vice President, Chief Consultant
Lockton Companies

MICHAEL WOLFE
Founder & Chairman
Vets Bridge to Employment

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THE HONORABLE PATRICK J. MURPHY
Former Under Secretary of the Army
Former Congressman

VOLUNTEER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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, Volunteerism, Marriott International

JULIA RAY
Program Director
Disabled Sports USA

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

Margaret Harrell

MARGARET HARRELL
Director of Programs & Partnerships, Bob Woodruff Foundation

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

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

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PATRICIA BARRON
Director, Family Programs
Association of U.S. Army

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

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STEVE SCHWAB
Executive Director
Elizabeth Dole Foundation

TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS & FAMILIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

JARED LYON
President and CEO of Student Veterans of America

JIM MCDONOUGH
Managing Director of Programs and Services at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF)

SGTMAJ KARL SIMBURGER
Sergeant Major of Wounded Warrior Regiment

NICOLE GARDNER
Vice President at IBM’s Global Services

PAYTON IHEME
U.S. Public Policy Manager at Facebook

PHILLIP CARTER
Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for New American Security

TIMOTHY “TIM” GREEN
Director, Office of Strategic Outreach Department of Labor

WENDY LAKSO
Director, Outreach and Engagement Defense Suicide Prevention Office, Department of Defense

COMMUNITIES SERVING VETERANS

BARBARA LAU
Bob Woodruff Foundation

CHERYL BURNETT
NACo (National Association of Counties)

CHRIS FORD
NAVSO (National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations)

ELISH HARIG-BLAINE
NLC
(National League of Cities)

GEORGE COLEMAN (MAJ. USA)
Education and Training Director, Chief of Staff of the Army’s Soldier for Life Program

KARI MCDONOUGH
Co-Founder
Vets Community Connections

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KEITH WHITCOMB
NVI
Deputy Director, Operations

Marty Caraway

MARTIN (MARTY) CARAWAY
NACVSO
National Association of County Veteran Service Officers

MARY CARSTENSEN
NVI
(National Veterans Intermediary)

PAUL REICKOFF
IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

ROBERT ALBRIGHT
Collective Impact Forum

Stephanie Powers

STEPHANIE POWERS
Council on Foundations

Tina-Atherall

TINA ATHERALL
Blue Star Families

HIGHER EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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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

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

Nicholas J. Osborne advisory committe member

NICHOLAS J. OSBORNE, Ed.D.
Director, The Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

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

LAUREN RUNCO
Director of Education and Employment,
Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

JAMES SCHMELING, J.D.
Executive Vice President, Strategic Engagement for Student Veterans of America

K-12 EDUCATOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Amanda Hulsey

AMANDA HULSEY
Program Manager for Professional Development and
Standards at Military Child Education Coalition

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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

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

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

FAITH LEADERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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

JASON NIEUWSMA, Ph.D.
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, USA)
Director
Zero Day Supportive Services

EVALUATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

JESSICA WOLFE, Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Advisor, Trauma Research Programs, Cohen Veterans Bioscience

KIM HUNT, PhD.
Research Associate
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

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
Legal Specialist & Risk Management with OSRAM Sylvania, Inc
2014 Dole Fellow Alumna

JASON COURNEEN
Caregiver and Massachusetts Fellow

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

KIM RABB
Caregiver

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LISA COLELLA
Caregiver and Founder/CEO of Healing Household 6

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

MELODY SLUSHER
Caregiver

NELIDA LEWIS
Caregiver

Shawn Moore advisory committee member

SHAWN MOORE
Caregiver and Dole Caregiver Fellow