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Executive Division and Staff

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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 PTSDpubs database and produces the PTSD Research Quarterly and Clinician's Trauma Update-Online.

Read about the Center's education initiatives and research programs taking place across all Divisions.

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
Email: ncptsd@va.gov

Leadership

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD
Executive Director
(802) 296-5132
email

Jessica Hamblen, PhD
Deputy Director of Education
(802) 296-5132
email

Paul Holtzheimer, MD
Deputy Director of Research
(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

Peggy Willoughby
Associate Director for
Information and Communication
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6014
email

Cybele Merrick, MA, MS
Associate Director for Education
(802) 296-5132
email

Lauren Sippel, PhD
Associate Director for Research
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6082
email

Operations Staff

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

Veronica Thurston, MBA
Administrative Officer
(802) 295-9363 ext. 5326
email

Staff

Heather Balch
Health Science Specialist
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6956
email

Sheila L. Barry, BA
Triage Consultant/Mentoring Program Manager
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6124
email

Vicky Bippart, BA
Director/Producer
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6071
email

Kristina Caudle, PhD
Research Staff
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6955
email

Juliette Harik, PhD
Psychologist
(802) 296-9363 ext. 5621
email

Jessica Hoyt
Research Coordinator
(802) 296-5132
email

TeChieh Chen
Research Health Science Specialist
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6955
email

Carole Lunney, MA
Biostatistician
(802) 296-5132
email

Macgregor Montano
Clinical Pharmacist
(802) 295-9363 ext. 5722
email

Rebecca Matteo, PhD
Web Content Manager
(802) 296-5132
email

Elissa McCarthy
Psychologist
email

Todd McKee, M Div
PTSD Consultation Program Manager
(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

Jeremy Tevis, BFA
Communications Specialist
email

Patricia Watson, PhD
Senior Education Specialist
(802) 296-5132
email

Matt Yoder
Psychologist,
PTSD Consultation Program
email

 

Resource Center

Misty Carrillo, MLIS
Resource Center Manager
(802) 296-5132
email

Mary Lamarca, MLIS
Research Bibliographer
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6135
email

Leanne Morin, MLS
Research Bibliographer
(802) 295-9363 ext. 5386
email

Heather Smith, BA
Library Technician
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6012
email

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
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Also see: VA Mental Health