Matthew MacNeil is the Director of Evaluation and Co-Chair of the Staff Wellness Committee for Howard Center. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Vermont.
I have a book entitled, Living with the Neighbors coming out as an ebook in August of 2021. It is a journey through what it is like to live through my mental illness.
Dr. Lisa Horowitz is a Pediatric Psychologist and a Senior Associate Scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health at NIH.
Sue Swindell is a Licensed Psychologist and has worked in community mental health for more than 30 years. She believes fervently in the principles of hope, relationship, respect, and recovery.
Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF is CEO of Sharp Change Consulting, Inc. Prior to creating Sharp Change she created and led the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Trauma-Informed Care initiatives as Senior Advisor as well as Advisor for Suicide Prevention efforts.
Dr. Maria Mercedes Avila holds an appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She is the Director of the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VT LEND) Program, an interprofessional maternal and child health leadership training program.
Stan Collins has worked in the field of suicide prevention for over 20 years since losing a friend to suicide in high school. Currently he is working as a consultant, focusing on technical assistance in creation and implementation of suicide prevention curricula and strategies.
Simone Arnold is currently employed as an adult outpatient therapist through Lamoille County Mental Health Services (LCMHS) in Vermont working with a wide range of clients.
Tracy Binet-Perrin, M. Ed serves as an elementary school counselor in a K-6 school in Brattleboro, VT, and has been fortunate to work in education for the past 20 years in different roles.
Annalisa MacDonald, LCMHC is the Assistant Director of the School Services Program for Howard Center.
Mark Gebo is a School Counselor with the Bellows Falls Union High School and a Crisis Intervention Specialist (QMHP) with Health Care and Rehabilitation Services.
Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer is the founder and CEO of the national non-profit, Alia: Innovations for people and systems impacted by childhood trauma. Amelia and Team Alia are leading a national movement to keep children safe with, not from, their families.
Rachael Comeau is the former Assistant Director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the UVM Larner College of Medicine.
Shelby Rowe is the program manager for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, an award-winning artist, mother of three sons and suicide attempt survivor. She is the recipient of the 2021 American Association of Suicidology Transforming Lived Experience Award and the 2016 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year.
Caroline Mazel-Carlton is a suicide attempt survivor who, since moving out of a North Carolina psychiatric group home in 2009, has worked tirelessly to create change in the mental health system and has developed and re-defined peer roles in a number of settings in the public and private sector.
Dr. Logan Hegg is a licensed clinical psychologist at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT.
Dr. Maruti is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is an Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist and is the Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service and the Addiction Treatment Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
David Rettew, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. He also is the Medical Director of the Child, Adolescent and Family Division of the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Dr. Rettew has over 100 published journal articles, chapters, and scientific abstracts on a variety of child mental health topics, including a 2013 book entitled Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today called, “The ABCs of Child Psychiatry” that has been viewed over a million times.
Victor Armstrong serves as Director of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services, with responsibility and oversight of the public community-based mental health, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, substance use, and traumatic brain injury system in North Carolina.
Alison received her BA in Psychology from Colgate University, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Organizational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont.
Dr. JoEllen Tarallo is Executive Director of the Center for Health and Learning, a 501c3 that develops projects and resources, and designs training and events that address priority health issues.
Caitlin Quinn is a public health analyst who works on suicide prevention epidemiology and surveillance at the Vermont Department of Health.
Dr. Delaney is based in the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program in the UVM Larner College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics.