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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
email

Peggy Willoughby, BA, APR
Director of Communications
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6014
email

Cybele Merrick, MA, MS
Associate Director for Education
(802) 295-9363 ext. 5902
email

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

Operations Staff

Susan Garone
Administrative Support Assistant
(802) 296-5132
email

Michele Scelza
Administrative Support Assistant
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6016
email

Nancy Staples
Program Specialist
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6015
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

Kristen Breen, BA
Health Science Specialist
(802) 295-9363 ext. 5951
email

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

Lisa Cuccurullo, PsyD
Psychologist
email

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

Jessica Hoyt
Research Coordinator
email

Carole Lunney, MA
Biostatistician
email

Kelly Maieristsch, PhD
PTSD Mentoring Program Director
email

Rebecca Matteo, PhD
Web Content Manager
email

Elissa McCarthy, PhD
Psychologist
email

Todd McKee, M Div
PTSD Consultation Program Manager
(802) 295-9363 ext. 6963
email

Sonya Norman, PhD
PTSD Consultation Program Director
email

Carol Sevick, MS
Electronic Publications Specialist
email

Jeremy Tevis, BFA
Communications Specialist
email

Patricia Watson, PhD
Senior Education Specialist
email

 
 
 
 

Resource Center

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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