Task Force Members

  • David W. Covington, LPC, MBA – Co-Lead, Private Sector; CEO & President, RI International, Inc.; Equity Partner, Integrated Health Resources, LLC
  • Mike Hogan, PhD – Co-Lead, Private Sector; Independent Advisor and Consultant, Hogan Health Solutions LLC
  • Leon Boyko, MBA, MSW, LCSW – Chief of RI Crisis, Recovery Innovations, Inc.
  • Bart Andrews, PhD – VP, Clinical Practice & Evaluation, Behavioral Health Response
  • Lisa Capoccia, MPH – Manager of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, EDC, Inc.
  • Lynn Copeland – Director, Office of Provider Network Management, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • Barbara Dawson, MEd – Deputy Director Crisis and Emergency Services, MHMRA of Harris County (Houston, Texas)
  • Susan Dess, MS – Principle, Crestline Advisors
  • Steven Dettwyler, PhD – Director, Community Mental Health and Addiction Services Delaware DHSS/DSAMH
  • Bea Dixon, BSN, PhD – Executive Director, Optum WA Pierce RSN
  • John Draper, PhD – President, Link2Health Solutions; Project Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Phil Evans – CEO & President, ProtoCall Services
  • Vijay Ganju, PhD – CEO, Behavioral Health Knowledge Management
  • Larry Goldman, DMD – Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Beacon Health Options
  • Gabriella Guerra, MSW – Head of Crisis and Cultural Services, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
  • Brian Hepburn, MD – Executive Director, NASMHPD
  • Shannon Jaccard, MBA – Chief Executive Officer, NAMI San Diego
  • Richard McKeon, PhD – Suicide Prevention Branch Chief, SAMHSA
  • Steve Miccio – CEO, PEOPLe, Inc.
  • Heather Rae, MA, LLP – CEO, Common Ground
  • John Santopietro,MD, DFAPA – Chief Clinical Officer BH, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Wendy Schneider, LPC – CEO, Behavioral Health Link
  • Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWF – Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Becky Stoll, LCSW – VP for Crisis & Disaster Management, Centerstone
  • Eduardo Vega, MA – EXCOM member; Executive Director, MHA of San Francisco

In addition, the following persons will lead the development of the task force white paper, participate in the task force meetings and conduct a few targeted subject matter expert interviews as directed:

  • Gerald Fishman, PhD – Regional Director Eastern, RI Crisis (Recovery Innovations, Inc.)
  • Tim Mechlinski, PhD – Senior Advisor, Crestline Advisors

Proxies

  • James Wright, LCPC, Public Health Advisor, Suicide Prevention Branch, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services