VISN 17 Center of Excellence
Deputy Director of Research
Treatment Core Leader
Neuroimaging Core Leader
Biomarkers & Genetics Core Leader
Suzannah Creech, Ph.D.
Bryann DeBeer, Ph.D.
Evan Gordon, Ph.D.
Geoffrey May, M.D.
Eric Meyer, Ph.D.
Joseph Mignogna, Ph.D.
Richard Seim, Ph.D.
Keith Young, Ph.D.
Sheila Frankfurt, Ph.D.
Heidi La Bash, Ph.D.
Laura Zambrano-Vazquez, Ph.D.
To learn more about our post-doctoral fellowship program, please visit our Fellowship page.
Jennifer Bakan, B.A. - Technical Writer
Elaine Brown, M.A. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Nickolas Chevalier - MRI Technician, Neuroimaging Core
Leslie Dannhaus, M.A. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Bradley Gary, B.S. - Psychological Technician, Neuroimaging Core
Christina Hejl, B.S. - Laboratory Technician, Biomarkers & Genetics Core
Jeisa Jones, M.S. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Staley Justice, LCSW - Project Coordinator
Christine Kuhn, RN, MSN - Project Coordinator
Julie Kittell, M.A. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Corina Mendoza, M.A. - Mental Health Specialist, Treatment Core
Edward Millican, B.S. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
William Stewart, B.S. - Laboratory Technician, Biomarkers & Genetics Core
Ramy Sweiden, M.A. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Randy Tea, M.S. - Psychological Technician
Jennifer Thomson, M.S. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Renee Trujillo, RN, FNP - Study Coordinator, Research Service
Desiree Welch, M.A. - Psychological Technician, Treatment Core
Lisa Boynton - Program Support Assistant
Robert Cervantes - Data Manager
Ruth Ann Mitchell - Administrative Support Assistant
Victor Robinson - Program Support Assistant
April Salinas - Program Support Assistant
David Carroll, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Mental Health Operations
Carl A. Castro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Research Director,
Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families
University of Southern California
Charles J. Foulks, M.D.
Associate Chief of Staff for Research Services
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Steve Holliday, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
VISN 17 Mental Health Liaison Officer
Wendell E. Jones, M.D. MBA, FACP, CPE
VISN 17 Chief Medical Officer
Kathryn J. Kotrla, M.D., Ph.D.
President of MEK, Inc.
Former Associate Dean, College of Medicine, Round Rock
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Walter E. Penk, Ph.D.
Professor Texas A&M, College of Medicine
Consultant, VA Rehabilitation, Research and Development
Murray A. Raskind, M.D.
Director, Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Veterans Advisory Council
In addition to our Advisory Board, our Center also has a Veterans Council which meets monthly to represent Veterans interests in our research and services.
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