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Executive Division and Staff


Executive Division and Staff

The Executive Division, located in White River Junction, VT, directs the policy and program planning of the National Center. Research focuses on psychotherapy and disaster mental health. The Division manages the Center's website, Resource Center, and PILOTS database and produces the PTSD Research Quarterly and Clinician's Trauma Update-Online.

Read about research taking place at this Division or about the Center's education initiatives.

Contact Information for the Executive Division
National Center for PTSD
VA Medical Center (116D)
215 North Main St
White River Junction, Vermont 05009
Executive office: (802) 296-5132
PTSD Information Line: (802) 296-6300
Fax: (802) 296-5135


Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Paula P. Schnurr, PhD Executive Director (802) 296-5132 email
Jessica Hamblen, PhD Acting Deputy Director (802) 296-5132 email
Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD Senior Advisor
(former Executive Director)
(802) 296-5132 email
Nancy Bernardy, PhD Associate Director of
Clinical Networking
(802) 296-5132 email
Barbara Hermann, PhD Associate Director for
Research and Reporting
(802) 296-5132 email
Cybele Merrick, MA, MS Associate Director for Education (802) 296-5132 email
Veronica Thurston, MBA Administrative Officer (802) 295-9363 5326 email
Peggy Willoughby Associate Director for
Information and Communication
(802) 295-9363 6014 email

Operations Staff

Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Jan Clark Administrative Officer (802) 296-5132 email
Susan Garone Administrative Support Assistant (802) 296-5132 email
Michele Scelza Administrative Support Assistant (802) 296-5132 email


Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Erin Barnett, PhD Research Staff (802) 296-5132 email
Vicky Bippart, BA Director/Producer (802) 295-9363 6071 email
Kristina Caudle, PhD Research Staff (802) 295-9363 6955 email
George Decker, BA, JD Public Affairs and Communications Specialist (802) 296-5132 email
Claudine Louis, PhD Research Staff (802) 296-5132 email
Carole Lunney, MA Biostatistician (802) 296-5132 email
Rebecca Matteo, PhD Web Content Manager (802) 296-5132 email
Todd McKee, M Div PTSD Consultation Program Manager (802) 296-5132 email
Juliette Mott, PhD Education Specialist (802) 296-5132 email
Sonya Norman, PhD PTSD Consultation Program Director (802) 296-5132 email
Carol Sevick, MS Electronic Publications Specialist (802) 296-5132 email
Kathleen Sherrieb, DrPH, MS Research Staff (802) 296-5132 email
Patricia Watson, PhD Senior Education Specialist (802) 296-5132 email

Resource Center

Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Victoria Bedi, MIS Resource Center Director (802) 295-9363 5331 email
Mary Lamarca, MLIS Research Bibliographer (802) 295-9363 6135 email
Leanne Morin, MLS Research Bibliographer (802) 295-9363 5386 email
Heather Smith, BA Library Technician (802) 295-9363 6012 email

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