Advisory Committees

HEALTHCARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE



BETSY McBRIDE, Ph.D
BETSY McBRIDE, Ph.D

Director of Clinical Operations, MFLC Health Net Federal Services



BLAKE CHAFFEE, Ph.D.
BLAKE CHAFFEE, Ph.D.

Vice President, Integrated Healthcare Services TriWest Healthcare Alliance



CRAIG BRYAN, Psy.D.
CRAIG BRYAN, Psy.D.

Executive Director, National Center for Veteran Studies University of Utah



DAVID RABB (Col. USA, ret)
DAVID RABB (Col. USA, ret)

National Director, VA Diversity


DAVID RIGGS, Ph.D
DAVID RIGGS, Ph.D,
MSHP, FAPA

Executive Director, Center for Deployment Psychology


GLENDA WRENN, MD
GLENDA WRENN, MD

Director, Division of Behavioral Health Satcher Health Leadership Institute


HEATHER KELLY, Ph.D.
HEATHER KELLY, Ph.D.

Lead, Military & Veteran Policy American Psychological Association


HOWARD & JEAN SOMERS
HOWARD & JEAN SOMERS

Founders, Operation Engage America


JACKIE MAFFUCCI, Ph.D.
JACKIE MAFFUCCI, Ph.D.

Research Director, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America


JENNIFER CHRISTMAN
JENNIFER CHRISTMAN

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


JO SORNBORGER, Psy.D.
JO SORNBORGER, Psy.D.

Director, Operation Mend Psychological Health Programs University of California Los Angeles


JOSEF I. RUZEK, Ph.D.
JOSEF I. RUZEK, Ph.D.

Director, Dissemination & Training Division National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs


JOYCE RAEZER
JOYCE RAEZER

Executive Director, National Military Family Association


JKACIE KELLY
KACIE KELLY

Director for the Military Service Initiative Health and Well-being Program at the George W. Bush Institute


KAREN CIERZAN
KAREN CIERZAN

VP Clinical Operations, Behavioral Health Clinical Operations, Cigna Corporation


SONYA NORMAN, Ph.D.
SONYA NORMAN, Ph.D.

Director, PTSD Consultation Program National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs


STEPHEN SCROGGS, Ph.D.
STEPHEN SCROGGS, Ph.D.

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


STEVEN SAYERS, Ph.D.
STEVEN SAYERS, Ph.D.

Director, Coaching into Care Department of Veterans Affairs


EMPLOYER ADVISORY COMMITTEE


ADAM ROCKE (Col. USA, ret.)
ADAM ROCKE (Col. USA, ret.)

Vice President of Military Engagement at FASTPORT


BOB LANGOL (Col. USA, ret.)
BOB LANGOL (Col. USA, ret.)

Senior Director, Military & Veteran Affairs Comcast NBCUniversal


CAROL EGGERT, Ph.D. (Brigadier General, USA, ret.)
CAROL EGGERT, Ph.D. (Brigadier General, USA, ret.)

Senior Vice President, Military & Veteran Affairs Comcast NBCUniversal


ERIC EVERSOLE
ERIC EVERSOLE

Vice President U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President Hiring our Heroes Foundation


EVAN GUZMAN
EVAN GUZMAN

Chief Veteran Advocate, The MiLBRAND PROJECT


GREG SMITH (RADM USN, ret.)
GREG SMITH (RADM, USN, ret.)

President, Military.com


JUSTIN CONSTANTINE (LtCol USMC, ret.)
JUSTIN CONSTANTINE (LtCol, USMC, ret.)

Vice President, Business Development, Veteran Integration Solutions


LISSA THOMSON
LISSA THOMSON

Senior Vice President, Chief Consultant Lockton Companies


MICHAEL WOLFE
MICHAEL WOLFE

Founder & Chairman, Vets Bridge to Employment


THE HONORABLE PATRICK J. MURPHY
THE HONORABLE PATRICK J. MURPHY

Former Under Secretary of the Army Former Congressman

WENDI SAFSTROM
WENDI SAFSTROM

Executive Director, SHRM Foundation


VOLUNTEER ADVISORY COMMITTEE


BRENNAN MULLANEY
BRENNAN MULLANEY

Deputy Director, Team Red, White & Blue


CAROL HARLOW
CAROL HARLOW

Director, Washington Office American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters


DAVID FOLKERTS (Cpt USA, ret.)
DAVID FOLKERTS (Cpt, USA, ret.)

Chief Operating Officer, Healing Waters Fly Fishing


GLENN D. BANTON, SR.
GLENN D. BANTON, SR.

CEO/Executive Director, Veteran Support Ecosystem


JEROME TENNILLE, CVA
JEROME TENNILLE, CVA

Manager of Volunteerism, Marriott International


JULIA RAY
JULIA RAY

Program Director, Disabled Sports USA


LYNN CRABB
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.
MELISSA HEINLEIN, Ph.D.

Chief, Volunteer Services Philadelphia VA Medical Center


RICK YOUNT
RICK YOUNT

Executive Director & Founder, Warrior Canine Connection


RYAN MANION
RYAN MANION

President, Travis Manion Foundation


SABRINA CLARK
SABRINA CLARK

Director, Volunteer Services Department of Veterans Affairs


SAM PRESSLER
SAM PRESSLER

Executive Director, Armed Services Arts Partnership


ZANETA M. GILENO
ZANETA M. GILENO

Director, Community Based Care, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors


CAREGIVER & FAMILIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE


ELSA O’LOUGHLIN
ELSA O’LOUGHLIN

Donor Development Coordinator, Semper Fi Fund & America’s Fund


JED JOHNSON
JED JOHNSON

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Easter Seals


JILL BORMANN, Ph.D.
JILL BORMANN, Ph.D.

Associate Nurse Executive/Research, VA San Diego Healthcare System


JIM CARMAN (Capt. USN, ret.)
JIM CARMAN (Cpt, USN, ret.)

Vice President, Council/Chapter & Member Support Military Officers Association of America


JUSTIN SCHMITT
JUSTIN SCHMITT

Associate Vice President, Corporate Responsibility USAA


LEISA EASOM, Ph.D.
LEISA EASOM, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving


LORIE VAN TILBURG
LORIE VAN TILBURG

Executive Director & Founder, Southern Caregiver Resource Center


MEG KABAT
MEG KABAT

National Director, Caregiver Support Program Department of Veterans Affairs


PATRICIA BARRON
PATRICIA BARRON

Director, Family Programs Association of U.S. Army


PATRICIA WATSON, Ph.D.
PATRICIA WATSON, Ph.D.

Senior Education Specialist National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs


SHERRIE L. WILCOX, Ph.D.
SHERRIE L. WILCOX, Ph.D.

Research Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


STEVE SCHWAB
STEVE SCHWAB

Executive Director, Elizabeth Dole Foundation


TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS & FAMILIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE


JARED LYON
JARED LYON

President and CEO of Student Veterans of America


JIM MCDONOUGH
JIM MCDONOUGH

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


SGTMAJ KARL SIMBURGER
SGTMAJ KARL SIMBURGER

Sergeant Major of Wounded Warrior Regiment


NICOLE GARDNER
NICOLE GARDNER

Vice President at IBM’s Global Services


PAYTON IHEME
PAYTON IHEME

U.S. Public Policy Manager at Facebook


PHILLIP CARTER
PHILLIP CARTER

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


TIMOTHY
TIMOTHY “TIM” GREEN

Director, Office of Strategic Outreach Department of Labor


WENDY LAKSO
WENDY LAKSO

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


COMMUNITIES SERVING VETERANS


BARBARA LAU
BARBARA LAU

Bob Woodruff Foundation


CHERYL BURNETT
CHERYL BURNETT

NACo (National Association of Counties)


CHRIS FORD
CHRIS FORD

NAVSO (National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations)


ELISH HARIG-BLAINE
ELISH HARIG-BLAINE

NLC (National League of Cities)


GEORGE COLEMAN (MAJ. USA)
GEORGE COLEMAN (MAJ, USA)

Education and Training Director, Chief of Staff of the Army’s Soldier for Life Program


KARI MCDONOUGH
KARI MCDONOUGH

Co-Founder, Vets Community Connections


KEITH WHITCOMB
KEITH WHITCOMB

NVI (National Veterans Intermediary), Deputy Director, Operations


MARY CARSTENSEN
MARY CARSTENSEN

NVI (National Veterans Intermediary)


PAUL REICKOFF
PAUL REICKOFF

IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)


ROBERT ALBRIGHT
ROBERT ALBRIGHT

Collective Impact Forum


STEPHANIE POWERS
STEPHANIE POWERS

Council on Foundations


TINA ATHERALL
TINA ATHERALL

Blue Star Families


HIGHER EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE


MEG O' GRADY
MEG O’ GRADY

Vice President, Military & Public Sector Solutions, Kaplan University


MICHELLE KEES, Ph.D.
MICHELLE KEES, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan Military Support Program & Networks


BETH KUBALA
BETH KUBALA

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


NICHOLAS J. OSBORNE, Ed.D.
NICHOLAS J. OSBORNE, Ed.D.

Director, The Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education


ANNABEL PRINS, Ph.D.
ANNABEL PRINS, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs


LAUREN RUNCO
LAUREN RUNCO

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


JAMES SCHMELING, J.D.
JAMES SCHMELING

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


GREGORY LESKIN, Ph.D.
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.
MARY KELLER, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Military Child Education Coalition


PATRICIA LESTER, MD
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)
DAVID SMITH (Col, USA, ret.)

Coordinator, Soul Care Initiative


JASON NIEUWSMA, Ph.D.
JASON NIEUWSMA, Ph.D.

Associate Director, VA Mental Health & Chaplaincy


KEITH G. MEADOR, MD, ThM, MPH
KEITH G. MEADOR, MD, ThM, MPH

Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt


LAURA WERBER, Ph.D.
LAURA WERBER, Ph.D.

Senior Management Scientist, RAND Corporation


NATHAN GRAESER
NATHAN GRAESER

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


OLUWATOYIN
OLUWATOYIN “TOYIN” HINES, Ph.D., LPC, AMFT, NCC

National Director, Hope Outreach Commission on Veteran Affairs


PAUL LEPLEY (CPT, USA)
PAUL LEPLEY (CPT, USA)

Director, Zero Day Supportive Services


EVALUATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE


JESSICA WOLFE, Ph.D.
JESSICA WOLFE, Ph.D.

Senior Clinical Advisor, Trauma Research Programs, Cohen Veterans Bioscience


KIM HUNT, Ph.D.
KIM HUNT, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit & Philanthropic Research, University of San Diego


LAURIE LINDAMER, Ph.D.
LAURIE LINDAMER, Ph.D.

Director, Education & Dissemination, VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health


MARY JO SCHUMANN, Ph.D.
MARY JO SCHUMANN, Ph.D.

Interim Director, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit & Philanthropic Research, University of San Diego


TERRI TANIELIAN
TERRI TANIELIAN

Senior Social Research Analyst, RAND Corporation


CAREGIVER CONSULTANTS


DEBBIE SPRAGUE
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
EMERY POPOLOSKI

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


JASON COURNEEN
JASON COURNEEN

Caregiver and Massachusetts Fellow


JENNIFER MACKINDAY
JENNIFER MACKINDAY

Caregiver, Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community Program Coordinator, Dole Caregiver Fellow Alumna


KIM RABB
KIM RABB

Caregiver


LISA COLELLA
LISA COLELLA

Caregiver


MELISA COMEAU
MELISA COMEAU

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


MELODY SLUSHER
MELODY SLUSHER

Caregiver


NELIDA LEWIS
NELIDA LEWIS

Caregiver


SHAWN MOORE
SHAWN MOORE

Caregiver and Dole Caregiver Fellow