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Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Purpose and Function

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The Center has an external Advisory Board comprised of representatives knowledgeable about mental health research, clinical, and educational areas, both within and outside of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The Advisory Board draws representation from within the local VA Medical Centers, Network leadership, from the Center’s affiliated academic institutions, and from the national research community that represents areas of interest to the Center.

The Advisory Board provides representation from the academic institutions and those professions with whom the VISN 2 Center for Integrated Healthcare collaborates to ensure the affiliates and professional groups have an active voice in setting the direction for the Center. The Advisory Board also provides representation from the VHA scientific community as well as a representative for our veteran community. The Advisory Board meets every 18-24 months to assess and advise the Center leadership on matters of policy development and to review the effectiveness of the Center in meeting its objectives. As well, the Board assesses and advises leadership on general programmatic directions within each component of the Center. The Membership Tab lists the individuals who currently serve on the VISN 2 Center for Integrated Healthcare’s Advisory Board.

Advisory Board Membership

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The following individuals serve on the Center for Integrated Healthcare’s Advisory Board (**Indicates Advisory Board member who is a Veteran):

  • Bruce Nelson, PhD, Chair
    Behavioral Careline Director
    Veterans Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2)
    Albany, NY
  • Jean C. Beckham, PhD
    VA Research Career Scientist
    Division Director, Behavioral Medicine
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC
  • Yeates Conwell, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
    Director, URMC Office for Aging Research and Health Services
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, NY
  • Judy Hayman, PhD
    Medical Center Director
    Syracuse VA Medical Center
    Syracuse, NY
  • R. Lorraine Collins, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
    Professor, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • Angela L. Denietolis, MD
    Executive Director
    Office of Primary Care Operations (10NC3)
    Washington, DC
  • Ali A. El Solh, MD, MPH
    Associate Chief of Staff for Research
    VA Western New York
    Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Epidemiology and Environmental Health
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • CAPT Christopher Hunter, PhD, ABPP**
    DoD Program Manager
    Behavioral Health in Primary Care
    Patient-Centered Medical Home Branch
    Clinical Support Division, Defense Health Agency
    Washington, DC
  • Angela D. Keen PhD
    Mental Health Program Manager
    Veterans Healthcare Network 4
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • JoAnn Kirchner, MD
    Director, VA Mental Health QUERI
    North Little Rock, AR
  • Mark E. Kunik, MD, MPH
    Co-Director of the VISN 16 MIRECC
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • John Langenberg, MD
    Primary Care Lead Physician
    VA Medical Center
    Syracuse, NY
  • Bruce Levine, MD
    Director of Education
    VISN 2 MIRECC
    New York, NY
  • Steven Lieberman, MD
    ADUSH for Access to Care
    Office of Veterans Access to Care (10NG)
    Veterans Health Administration
    VA Central Office
    Washington, DC
  • Lauren Love-Dubeau, LCSW-R
    BVAC Careline Manager
    Syracuse VAMC
    Syracuse, NY
  • Robert B. Murrett**
    Deputy Director
    Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
    Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
    Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
    Syracuse University College of Law
    Syracuse, NY
  • David Oslin, MD
    Director, VISN 4 MIRECC
    Philadelphia VAMC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilfred Pigeon
    Director
    Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
    Canandaigua VAMC
    Canandaigua, NY
  • Edward Post, MD, PhD
    Medical Director, VHA Primary Care – Mental Health Integration Program Office
    VA Ann Arbor Health Care System
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Paula P. Schnurr, PhD
    Executive Director National Center for PTSD
    VA Medical Center, White River Junction
    Research Professor of Psychiatry
    Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
    White River Junction, VT
  • Mark E. Shelhorse, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, VISN 6
    Durham, NC
  • Thomas L Swartz, MD
    Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
    Upstate Medical University
    State University of New York
    Syracuse, NY
  • Douglas S. Walsh, MD
    Associate Chief of Staff, Research & Development
    Syracuse VA Medical Center
    Syracuse, NY
  • Glenda Wood**
    Veteran Representative
    Buffalo, NY

Ex-Officio Members

  • Harold Kudler, MD
    Chief Consultant
    Office of Mental Health Services (10P4M)
    Veterans Health Administration
    VA Central Office
    Washington, DC
  • Wendy Tenhula, PhD
    Acting Deputy Chief Consultant for Specialty Mental Health
    Office of Mental Health Services (10P4M)
    Veterans Health Administration
    VA Central Office
    Washington, DC
  • Andrew Pomerantz, MD
    National Mental Health Director, Integrated Services
    Office of Mental Health (10P4M)
    Veterans Health Administration
    VA Central Office
    Washington, DC
  • David Carroll, PhD
    Executive Director, Mental Health Operations (10NC5)
    Veterans Health Administration
    VA Central Office
    Washington, DC