As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, I have over 20 years of experience leading and managing various programs that focus on behavioral and mental health. Concurrently, I’ve pursued my education to obtain my Masters of Social Work, so that I could help Soldiers and Families proactively manage a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) I’m honored to have been consistently recognized by leadership and placed in various significant positions of responsibility.
I was driven to pursue a career in the mental health industry because I’m passionate about helping to make a difference. I have played a key role in the leadership and management of various programs including being hand-selected to serve in multiple leadership positions at the highest levels in the military medical community.
Along with the various decorations and awards I received throughout my career, I’m particularly humbled and honored to have been recognized with the Army Social Worker of the Year award (2018).
My colleagues and some of the Soldiers I’ve worked with have described me as “pragmatic, trustworthy, and motivational”. I’m driven to uphold the highest standards when it comes to my leadership, while also being approachable, accessible and motivational to everyone that I work with.
As a part of the Howard Brain Sciences Foundation, I’m excited to partner with neuroscientists, mathematicians, clinicians, computer and computational scientists to work on the advancement of technologies that will help to provide improved therapies and alternative treatments for mental health illnesses and neurodegenerative disease.