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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Clinical Core Staff

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Our Mission & Vision

 

The mission of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors in the Veteran population. Towards this end, the work of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is focused on promising clinical interventions, as well as the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors that may lead to innovative prevention strategies.

The vision of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is to increase information and treatment options available to Veterans, their families and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) so that care decisions and care provided are aimed at decreasing suicide risk.


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If you have questions or comments, please reach out to us via email: RockyMountainMIRECC@va.gov
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Staff


Clinical Core Leadership

Bridget B. Matarazzo PsyD

Bridget B. Matarazzo, PsyD
Clinical Research Psychologist
Co-Director of the Suicide Risk Management (SRM) Consultation Program
Associate Director of Clinical Services, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6482
Email: Bridget.Matarazzo@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Hal S Wortzel, MD

Hal S. Wortzel, MD
Director VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness - Psychiatry
Director of Neuropsychiatry Consultation Services
Co-Director of the Suicide Risk Management (SRM) Consultation Program

Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6481
Email: Hal.Wortzel@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Curriculum Vitae


Clinicians & Clinical Core Staff

Lisa Betthauser

Lisa Betthauser
Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-4867
Email: Lisa.Betthauser@va.gov


Georgia Gerard LCSW

Georgia Gerard, LCSW
Social Worker, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6563
Email: Georgia.Gerard@va.gov


Christie Machan, MSW, LCSW

Christie Machan, MSW, LCSW (she/her/hers)
Licensed Clinical Research Social Worker, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone:303-562-4340
Email: Christie.Machan@va.gov


Suzanne McGarity, PhD

Suzanne McGarity, PhD
Clinical Pscyhologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Suzanne.McGarity@va.gov


Dr. McGarity is a Clinical Psychologist serving multiple roles in the Rocky Mountain MIRECC. She provides technical assistance as a member of the VA Risk ID and SPED implementation team and consultation services for the Rocky Mountain MIRECC's local and national Suicide Risk Management consultation program. She is also a consultant with the Advanced Safety Planning Intervention Training Program and supervises postdoctoral fellows in group-based safety planning services on the Rocky Mountain Regional VA's inpatient psychiatric unit.


Jennifer Olson-Madden PhD

Jennifer Olson-Madden, PhD
Clinical Research Psychologist
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 303-355-5811
Email: Jennifer.Olson-Madden@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Carolyn Gass, MSW, LCSW (she/her/hers)
Program Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6708    
Email: Carolyn.Gass@va.gov


Megan Harvey
Clinician, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Megan.Harvey2@va.gov


Ann Weatherby
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Ann.Weatherby@va.gov


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Last Updated 02 September 2021