CMHS National Advisory Council Roster

SAMHSA CMHS National Advisory Council Members Roster

CHAIRPERSON

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.
Director
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockville, MD

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL

Pamela Foote
Designated Federal Official
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockville, MD

CURRENT MEMBERS

VACANT
Name: TBD
Organization: TBD
City/State: TBD

Michael Biasotti, M.A.
Former Chief of Police
Windsor New York Police Department
Indian River Shores, FL

Lacy Dicharry, M.S., M.B.A.
CEO, Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation
Coach/Consultant
Baton Rouge, LA

Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D.
President/Senior Scientist
PAXIS Institute
Tucson, AZ 

Wenli Jen, Ed.D.
CEO, Senior Consultant
Integral Prudence Solutions, LLC
Alhambra, CA

Jeffrey W. Patton, M.S.W. 
Chief Executive Officer
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Kalamazoo, MI

Juanita Price, M.Ed.
CEO
Hillcrest Children and Family Center
Washington, DC

Stacy M. Rasmus, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Center for Alaska Native Health Research Institute of Arctic Biology
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK

Katia Reinert, Ph.D., R.N., CRNP, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC
Associate Director | Health Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Silver Spring, MD

Gilberto Romero, B.A.
Former Board Member
National Latino Behavioral Health Association
Consultant
Santa Cruz, NM

Jeremiah Simmons, M.P.H., M.S.
PhD Candidate - Program in Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Fellow - Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy
Program Evaluator - UNM Division of Community Behavioral Health
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Jürgen Unützer, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Professor and Chair
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

The Honorable Alex M. Azar II
Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
Washington, DC  

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockville, MD 

Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD  

Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Services & Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Rockville, MD

Alfred Ozanian, Ph.D.
Assistant Deputy Director
National Mental Health Communications and Strategic Planning
Office of Mental Health Operations
Veterans Health Administration
VA Central Office
Washington, DC

Wendy Tenhula, Ph.D.
National Director
VA/DoD Integrated Mental Health
Mental Health Services (10P4M)
VA Central Office
Washington, DC

Last Updated: 02/02/2018