ACMHA Research Interest Group Roster 2009-2010 Please send all changes to Jennifer Magnabosco, PhD, Research Interest Group Co-Chair at email@example.com. 310-948-1758. Laurie Alexander ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Communication Committee Advocacy Work: Past work as policy analyst for MHA state affiliate Policy Work: Past work as policy analyst for MHA state affiliate. Policy work is part of my current job Consumer Work: Past work as policy analyst for MHA state affiliate. Consumer/family-driven work is core part of my organization's current work Research Interest: Integrated health care, stigma, trauma Deborah Altschul, Ph.D University of New Mexico 2301 Yale Blvd Albuquerque, NM 87106 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-272-1876 Research Psychologist ACMHA Activities: Diversity Interest Group Advocacy Work: USPRA member Policy Work: Grant writing, presentations to policy makers, conduct policy-related research and evaluation Consumer Work: Headed a consumer research team involved in consumer and family advocacy at the state level Research Interest: Cultural Competency, Cultural Adaptation of Evidence Based Practices, Public Behavioral Health. Angeliqueca Avery, MS/MA IEA - Inspire, Encourage, Achieve 595 Orleans, Suite 920 Beaumont, TX 77701 email@example.com Advocacy Work: Juvenile Justice Issues Policy Work: Juvenile Justice Issues Consumer Work: Executive Director in an organization that provides services to juvenile offenders and their families, individual and group counseling, social services, and advocacy. Research Interest: Juvenile Justice, Mentoring, Education. Richard Beinecke, Ph.D Suffolk University Dept. of Public Management 8 Ashburton Place Boston, MA 2108 firstname.lastname@example.org 617-573-8062 Associate Professor Public Administration/Healthcare Administration ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors Advocacy Work: 35 years of advocacy at local, state, and Federal levels. Consumer Work: Primarily with Jon Delman and his consumer research group. Previous work with NAMI. Consumer HIV/AIDS research. Hodgkins survivor and Leukemia Society Research Interest: Global mental health leadership, global mental health development, implementation of evidence based practices. Scott Branam, MS/MA Bloomington hospital 601 w 2nd Bloomington, IN 47401 email@example.com Administrative Director Policy Work: Local justice coalition Susan Bryant CIGNA 2905 Sugarberry Lane Midlothian, VA 23113 Susan.Bryant@CIGNA.com 804-594-0695 Vice President of Quality ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors Policy Work: Have led policy making activity for a large national managed behavioral healthcare organization Research Interest: Improving behavioral HEDIS results, wellness & health promotion program, promoting alcohol identification program Brad Casemore, MS/MA Criterion Health 124 N Benjamin Fowlerville, MI 48836 firstname.lastname@example.org 517 223 5932 Chief Operating Officer - Venture Behavioral Health ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Summit Planning, Leadership Committee Andrew Cleek, Ph.D Urban Institute for Behavioral Health C/o ICL 40 Rector St. 8th Flr Brooklyn, NY 11218 email@example.com 212-385-3030 x3179 Director ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors and Summit Committee John Colburn, Ph.D Beacon Health Strategies 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 401 Woburn, MA firstname.lastname@example.org 781-994-7133 Director of Clinical Development Advocacy Work: Work in a managed behavioral health care company with a primary focus on public sector service. Have led several initiatives to expand BH services in 4 different states in collaboration with numerous advocacy and governmental agencies. Consumer Work:Worked with governmental policy makers n the expansion and or redesign of BH systems of care as part of my work. Research Interest: Integration of behavioral and primary care, co-occurrence of behavioral health condition with chronic medical illnesses. co-occurrence of BH conditions with chronic medical illnesses Janice L. Cooper, Ph.D National Center for Children in Poverty 215 W. 125 Street New York, NY 10027 email@example.com 516 223 5932 Director Child Health & Mental Health ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Diversity Interest Group Advocacy Work: Led school-based primary care organization 4 years Policy Work: Former Children's Mental Health Director, State of Minnesota (1996-99) Consumer Work: Convened family and youth organizations to contribute to major research work over the last 3 years. Member of the NYS OMH Multicultural Committee Research Interest: children's mental health policy, financing, quality. Allen Daniels, EdD University of Cincinnati 260 Stetson Ave. #3200 Cincinnati, OH 45267 firstname.lastname@example.org 513-475-7780 Advocacy Work: VP Scientific Affairs for Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Policy Work: Worked on IOM behavioral health report Richard DeLiberety, MS/MA DeLiberty Services 2382 Ortiz Ave Woodland, CA 95776 email@example.com 530 574 8126 Advocacy Work: Spoke before state legislators Research Interest: Dissemination of innovation, long range outcomes. Sarah Eyster, MS/MA CBHNP 7044 Versailles Sq Bethlehem, PA 18017 firstname.lastname@example.org 717 514 5252 Vice President of Strategic Initiatives ACMHA Activities: Communications Committee Advocacy Work: Work to ensure that people are treated as people not as a diagnosis or as an illness. Policy Work: Participate in MH and Children's MH committees at PCPA; sitting on the PA-NASW policy committee; Research Interest: Children's mh outcomes monitoring, autism treatment across the life span, integration of BH/PH Gerard Gallucci, MD Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mentsal Health 36784 winner circle rehoboth beach, DE 19971 email@example.com 302-2552838 Medical Director, Division of substance abuse and mental health ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors Policy Work: on various advisory boards Research Interest: services research, dual diagnosis, residency education Eric Goplerud, Ph.D George Washington University 2120 K St., NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20006 firstname.lastname@example.org 202-994-4303 Research Professor ACMCHA Activities: Board of Directors, Communications Committee, Development Committee, Resource Development Team Member, Membership Committee, Summit Committee Advocacy Work: Mental health and substance use parity, changing health insurance laws that inhibit alcohol and drug screening in emergency departments, homelessness services and financing, Medicare parity Policy Work: SAMHSA Acting Associate Administrator for Policy and Planning, Associate Administrator for Quality and Finance at SAMHSA, Consumer Work: Developed materials for the consumer bill of rights for mental health and substance use consumers in Federal government, work with unions on community prevention, EAPs, developed training materials for use in the Recovery Ambassadors trainings for the recovery community Research Interest: Integration of health and behavioral health, quality improvement, system change. Paul G. Gorman, Ed.D Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center 2 Whipple Pl Lebanon, NH 3766 Paul.G.Gorman@Dartmouth.edu 603-448-0263 Research Associate ACMHA Activities: Summitt Committee Advocacy Work: Public Mental Health System for 35 years. Have held positions as the CEO of NH Hopsital single state pyschiatric hospital in NH, Director of MH for state of NH, CEO of a CMHC, and Project Manger of National Evidensed Based Practice Project. Policy Work: Serve on the Board of NAMI NH, serve on the Board of the NH Mental Health Council, have servd on the Board of NASMHPD Research Institute, have made a variety of presentations to state, regional, and national organizations in the course of work as the Project manager of the EBP Project. Research Interest: Supported Employment, dissemination of EBP, Implementation of EBP Nancy Hanrahan, Post-Doctoral University of Pennsylavia 4337 Larchwood Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 email@example.com 215-573-6759 Asst Prof Research Interest: Self management of symptoms organizational best practice in mental health settings Bern Heath, Jr., Ph.D. SW Colorado Mental Health Ctr 281 Sawyer, PO Box 1328 Durango, CO 81302 firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 385-3481 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Advocacy Work: Member of Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC) and chaired the Legislation and Community Action Committee for three years. Policy Work: Active in CBHC public policy development and have successfully initiated legislation to establish Acute Treatment Units in Colorado. Consumer Work: Supported the establishment of the Cortez Kiva Empowerment Center, collaborated and provided support for the Durango NAMI chapter. Bill Hudock, MS/MA SAMHSA 1 Choke Cherry Rd. 2-1013 Rockville, MD 20857 email@example.com 240.726.1954 Special Expert ACMHA Activities: Summit Committee Research Interest: Support the business case for mental health care, comparative effectiveness studies, intergration of mental and somatic health. Charles Ingoglia national council for community behavioral healthcare 1701 K Street, NW # 400 Washington, DC 20006 firstname.lastname@example.org 301.984.6200, ext. 249 Vice President ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors Vivian H. Jackson, Ph. D National Center on Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development Box 571485 Washington, DC 20057 email@example.com 202-687 5450 Senior Policy Associate ACMHA Activities: Diversity interest group Advocacy Work: National staff member of the National Association of Social Workers (1989-97) Policy Work: NASW and Georgetown work includes committee work and technical assistance with national, state and local policy makers. Consumer Work: I am member of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and have worked closely with this organization for 10 years. The United Advocates for Children and the federally funded Statewide Family Networks. Research Interest: Elimination of mental health disparities, culturally competent evidence based practices, implementation research. Oscar Jimenez, MPH New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services One Columbia Place Albany, NY 12207 firstname.lastname@example.org 518-436-0008 Prog. Development & Evaluation Specialist Advocacy Work: Curently I chair the New York State "WE Can Work" Campaign, grassroots initiative which aims at bulding hope and capacity among people with psychiatric disabilities to achieve meaningful employment and economic integration. Policy Work: I sit in the NYS Office of Mental Health Stakeholder group, providing recomendations to the Most Integrated Coordinating Council, Governor appointed group ensuring the implementation of the Olmstead decision and the meaningful community integration of people with disabilities. Consumer Work: Chair of a grassroots initiative to promote employment supports and opportunities across NYS, helped organize consumers for advocacy and capacity building activities. Research Interest: Understanding the linkages between poverty and mental health outcomes Demostration projects on strategies for promoting economic integration (e.g., asset development, financial education) Effectiveness of employment peer support in aiding achievement of employment Roger Kathol, MD University of Minnesota 3004 Foxpoint Road Burnsville, MN 55337 email@example.com 952-426-1626 Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors Advocacy Work: Many health reform panels and workgroups, officer in numerous national and state organizations, national effort to make MH/SUD benefits a part of physical health benefits (a step beyond parity) Policy Work: www.cartesiansolutions.com Consumer Work: include in many initiatives Research Interest: Health services--MH/SUD care in the medical setting, public health--PH and MH/SUD prevention in the primary care setting. Michael Lewis, MS/MA Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health/Mental Retardation Services 801 Market Street, 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 firstname.lastname@example.org 215-413-3100 ext. 6634 Network Development Specialist ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors and Communications Committee Advocacy Work: Initiative to improve behavioral health services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities in Philadelphia and similar initiative for PA State OMHSAS Consumer Work: cosumers/family members are heavily involved in all the efforts of the DBH/MRS including the initiative I lead Research Interest: Health Disparities Developing demographic questions that are inclusive of all cultural groups Jennifer L. Magnabosco, Ph.D. Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles/Consultant 516 San Vicente Blvd, #304 Santa Monica, CA 904020 email@example.com 310-948-1758 Associate Director & Senior Research Associate/Consultant Advocacy Work: Have conducted research designed to bridge gaps between research, policy and practice in mental health and substance abuse. Have made presentations to community and professional groups on this, and also written articles and reports. Policy Work:Conducted research designed to bridge gaps between research, policy and practice in mental health and substance abuse. Consumer Work: Surveying State Mental Health Planning Councils as part of an effort to measure state public mental health system performance in the U.S. Research Interests: MH svcs & translating research into svcs improvement, MH and social svc systems research, implementation of evidence-based svcs and organizational change processes Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D SRA 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20857 firstname.lastname@example.org 240-514-2607 Director ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Development Committee, Summit Committee, Mentorship Program Advocacy Work: Advocacy for consumer family issues; advocacy for legislative issues. Policy Work: Federal manager at NIMH and SAMHSA; provide testimony on legislative issues in Congress Consumer Work: Major support of these activities for 15 years. Research Interest: Returning Vets, emergency preparedness, forensic MH consumers Barbara Mauer, MS/MA MCPP Healthcare Consulting 414 Olive Way # 207 Seattle, WA 98109 email@example.com 206-613-3339 Managing Consultant ACMHA Activities: Board of directors Advocacy Work: Consultant to behavioral health organizations, dev. strategies and materials for multiple advocacy initiatives. MCPP Healthcare has also written periodic white papers for public use. Policy Work: Consultant focusing on policy, strategic planning in health and human services. Senior level administrative experiences in public/private BH/human svcs and healthcare. Consumer Work: Have facilitated many planning processes that incorporated consumer voice, led consumer focus groups, etc. Research Interest: Integration of behavioral health and primary care, implementation of co-occuring disorders initiatives, LOCUS, ASAM Anne Michaels ntl. foundation for mental health 3105n 38 st nw Washington, DC 20016 firstname.lastname@example.org 202 669 8199 consultant to... spe. projects, etc ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Communications Committee and Summit Committee Advocacy Work: Directed programs in government and private with regard to all aspects Policy Work: Advocacy on highest levels with regard to human services, government Consumer Work: Communication, and public affairs Research Interest: System change, integration primary care with su/nh, women's mental health Maria Monroe-DeVita, Ph.D. The Washington Institute for Mental Health Research & Training - University of Washington 2815 Eastlake Ave, E., Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98103 email@example.com 206-604-5669 Director Advocacy Work: Regularly work with consumer and family advocacy organizations in developing services, research, and policy priorities in our state. Policy Work: Part of my role is to consistently bring data and information to policymakers regarding evidence-based practices and service/training priorities in our state. Consumer Work: Currently administer a Consumer and Family Evaluation Mini-Grant Program that extends small grants to adult consumers, youth, and families to conduct research and evaluation projects of interest to them (e.g., formative evaluation of a particular consumer-operated program). Our Institute also runs the statewide Peer Specialist training and certification program. Research Interests: EBPs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, integration of recovery- oriented approaches with EBPs for adults with SPMI, Effective mechanisms for training and supporting peer specialists in their roles David Moore Fayette Companies 600 Fayette Peoria, IL 61654 firstname.lastname@example.org 309-671-8037 Vice President of Quality Improvment ACMHA Activities: Leadership and Summit Committee Garrett Moran, Ph.D Westat 1650 Research Blvd. Rockville, MD 20850 GarrettMoran@westat.com (301) 294-3821 Associate Area Director ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Summit Planning Committee Advocacy Work: I've worked as a volunteer with NAMI for many years, serving on a local advisory board and on statewide committee on system reform. Policy Work: I served as a state commissioner for mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities for about 4 years. Supported the President's New Freedom Commission, consultant/advisor on MH systems transformation for SAMHSA & for OH and MD. Presenting on the importance of Health IT in delivery of integrated care for somatic and BH issues at 2 national conferences Consumer Work: Volunteer with NAMI for many years and have participated in annual meetings led by On Our Own of Maryland. Research Interest: Integrated systems for delivery of health and major health care, role of health IT in implementing integrated systems care. Practical issues in the implementation of evidence-based practices T. Stephanie Oprendek, Ph.D. California Institute for Mental Health 2125 19th Street Sacramento, CA email@example.com Consultant ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, membership committee, mentorship program Policy Work: Worked at the CA Dept of MH. Executive leadership team, for policy development and presenting information to the State administration and legislature. Consumer Work: Developed and implemented consumer/family member stakeholder processes for the Mental Health Services Act roll-out, evaluation and quality improvement in the public mental health system in Ca. Research InterestPublic mental health system outcomes evaluation Mental health service differential effectiveness evaluation - Evidence-based practices, leadership effectiveness in behavioral health Charles G. Ray Criterion Health, Inc. 3020 Steven Martin Dr. Fairfax, VA 22031 firstname.lastname@example.org 703 255 3766 Principal, behavioral health systems management ACMHA Activities: Development and Mentorship Committee Advocacy Work: 16 Years as President/CEO of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Leading provider organization advocate in behavioral health. Research Interest: Health systems transformation, transcultural BH, integration of primary care and BH Donald G. Rohner, MS/MA Foothills Behavioral Health, LLC 9101 Harlan Street Westminster, CO 80031 email@example.com 303.432.5951 Executive Director ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors Advocacy Work: Chaired state BH Organization Committee for three years. Serve on Steering Committee for Metro Denver Triage Center Development Policy Work: Contributed to design of a major position paper on reducing fragmentation in publicly funded MH, being used for proposed state legislation. Consumer Work: Support a consumer and family advisory board for our service area. Research Interest: Use of disease registries/disease management in severe mental illness and comorbid chronic health conditions Use of technologies like cell phone texting to improve treatment adherence Prevention and early intervention strategies for defined populations like TANF moms Karen Sanders American Psychiatric Association 1000 Wilson Blvd #1825 Arlington, VA 22209 firstname.lastname@example.org Assoc Dir of Publicly Funded Services HOWARD SAVIN, Ph.D BHCS 521 WATERVIEW PLACE NEW HOPE, PA 18938 HSAVINUS@GMAIL.COM 215-862-2605 HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors and Development Committee Advocacy Work: CO-CHAIR, MENTAL HEALTH COMMITEE, BUCKSMONT KATRINA PROJECT Consumer Work: PRESENTATONS AND WORKSHOPS WITH PARENTS OF EMOTIONALLY AND BEHAVIORALLY DISORDERED AND DD/PDD CHILDREN Research Interest: Autism, Implementing EBPs David Shern, Ph.D Shern 2000 N Beauregard Alexandria, VA 22311 email@example.com 703-838-7500 President ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors and Summit Committee Advocacy Work: Head Mental Health America Policy Work: Worked in policy relevant research and directly with policy makers for nearly 30 years Consumer Work: Worked with consumers in nearly all projects on which I've engaged for the last 20 years Research Interest: Implementation Research, financing research, systems organization Katherine Sternbach, MS/MA Mercer Government Human Services Consulting 918 Aruba lane Foster City, CA 94404 firstname.lastname@example.org 415 743 8840 Principal/Senior Consultant ACMHA Activities: Communications Committee, Leadership Committee and Mentorship Committee Advocacy Work: Mental Health Association Board Member Lots of different advocacy work Policy Work: Worked at NIMH on homelessness; Assistant DMH Commissioner/ Policy,Massachusetts; multiple presentation at national conferences, SAMHSA Committee on Workforce in Managed Care; consult to states on policies for evidence and research-based practices and Medicaid. Consumer Work: Hired consumers and family members to participate in the management of a behavioral health managed care entity; consult on ways to include consumers in managed care programs; worked with many consumers on different committees and boards. Research Interest: Sustaining research and evidence based practices in the field, forensic MH issues. richard surles, Ph.D aps healthcare box 415 montvale, VA 24122 email@example.com 540.947.5450 chief development officer Advocacy Work: Member Carter Center National Advsory Panel on Mental Health; Policy Work: State Mental Health Commisioner in Vertmont and New York State; numernous presentation to legislative officials; Congressional testimony; First Bush Commission of Homeless Mentally Ill Consumer Work: Much interaction and funding of consumer/familiy efforts in Vermont; City/County of Philadelphia and the State of NY Research Interest: Co-occurring physical and mental illness, reducing medical errors through best practice education, pharmacy practices in prediction. Laura Van Tosh ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, communications committee, Wilma Townsend, MS/MA WLT Consulting 615 Wellington Way Jonesboro, GA 30328 firstname.lastname@example.org 770-472-7814 Consultant ACMHA Activities: Board of Directors, Leadership and Mentorship Committees, Diversity Interest Group, Consumer in Recovery Group Advocacy Work: Director of the Office of Consumer Services in OH and have been doing consultanting since 1999 in the area of consumer recovery. Advocate for culturally competent services. Policy Work: Director of Consumer Services, policymaking for consumer directed services, money, etc. as well as cultural competence. Consumer Work: Presentations, policy development, written books, papers, articles, advocated, etc. Tom Trabin, Ph.D Alameda County Behavioral Health 2000 Embarcadero Cove, 4th Floor Oakland, CA email@example.com 510-567-8172 Deputy Director, Adult System of Care, Alameda County Behavioral Health Advocacy Work: Inclusion of privacy and other behavioral health-related considerations in national informatics polciies and standards -quality management-related values and initiatives through IOM report, SAMHSA projects, national conferences Policy Work: presentations on evidence-based practices to SAMHSA administrator and executives, co- led performance measurement committees for SAMHSA, CA DMH, participated committees for NCQA, JCAHO, CARF Consumer Work: planning SAMHSA conferences - working on wellness and recovery initiatives for Alameda County in CA. Created sponsorship for consumer and family member scholarships to participate in statewide conferences on information management youth-driven website for prevention of suicide and promotion of resiliency Research Intrest: Quality improvement, impact or EHRs, EBPs Leslie Tremaine, EdD Santa Cruz County health Services Agency, Division of MH and SA Services 1400 Emeline Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060 firstname.lastname@example.org 831 454 4515 Director Advocacy Work: participation with NASMHPD, NACO, MHSIP on nat'l issues; work with state level advocacy in CA, NM, CO and Va. Policy Work: State and local level public sector leadership-- work with legislation, executive level policy, county initiatives Va work with development of children's consortium, SOC project in CO for early childhood, local governance of human svcs development in La., NM BH Collaborative start up . integrated services for co-occurring disorders in multiple states Consumer Work: SAMHSA SOC work as well as through various Boards, advocacy campaigns and consultative as well as contractual support for consumer/family run organizations in state and local work roles Research Interest: Primary care collaborations and imapct on quality of care as well as outcomes, effective models of development for BH leaders. Quality of life evaluations approaches Dr. Thomas F. Updike, Ph.D FasPsych, LLC 3200 North Hayden Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 email@example.com 602.501.9090 Chairman of the Board Advocacy Work: Have done advocacy work 40+years at all levels. Policy Work: Policymaker at state level. Major work at federal level. Consumer Work: Current Chair of USPRA, a major organization with focus on consumer Research Interest: Biochemistry of mental illness, relationship between body/mind, long range impact of policy decisions.
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