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Participant List

Participant List for Sept 2017 Meeting of the Alliance for Research Progress


Academy for Eating Disorders
Elissa Myers
Executive Director
Active Minds
Laura Horne
Director, Programs
American Association of Suicidology
Collen Creighton
Executive Director
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
John Madigan
Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Helen Heymann
Senior Education Program Manager
Autism Science Foundation
Erin Lopes
Event Chairperson
Autism Speaks
Stuart Spielman
Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Leslie Kain
Executive Director, NRC
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Eric Scharf
Advocacy Advisor
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
Chase Bannister
Board Vice President
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
Laura Collins Lyster- Mensh
Outreach Director
Hope Restored Prevention Suicide Prevention Project, LLC
Yasmin Brown
Mental Health America
Nathaniel Counts
Senior Policy Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Andrew Sperling
Director, Legislative Advocacy
National Council of Urban Indian Health
Ryan Young
Coordinator, Technical Assistance and Research Center
National Eating Disorders Association
Claire Mysko
Chief Executive Officer
NHMH - No Health Without Mental Health
Florence Fee
Executive Director
Postpartum Support International
Christena Raines
Vice President
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America
Linda Stalters
Chief Executive Officer
Society for Neuroscience
Allen Segal
Senior Director, Policy and Member Programs
Stanley Medical Research Institute
Fuller Torrey
Associate Director for Research
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Steve Daviss
Senior Medical Advisor
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Tara Peris
Director, BFRB Precision Medicine Initiative
Tourette Association of America
Diana Felner
Vice President, Public Policy
Treatment Advocacy Center
Doris Fuller
Chief, Research and Public Affairs
Elizabeth Sinclair
Research Associate
Treatment And Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder (TARA4BPD)
Regina Piscitelli
Valerie Porr
TARA Founder
Lisa Rosenberg
TARA Method Psychoeducation Trainer
Unidos US
Patricia Foxen
Deputy Director, Research
Walden Center for Education and Research
Kevin McNaught
Executive Director


National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nora Volkow
Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
Joshua Gordon
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Argyris Stringaris
Chief, Mood Brain and Development Unit
Stanford University
Carolyn Rodriguez
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Gloria Reeves
Associate Professor
Tammy Clough
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Rajni Agarwal
Phyllis Ampofo
Shelli Avenevoli 
Susan Azrin   
Julie Frost Bellgowan
Linda Brady 
Sandra Buckingham
Joanne Collins
Bruce Cuthbert 
Meredith Fox 
Alissa Gallagher
Meg Grabb 
Robert Heinssen
Samantha Helfert
Amber Hewitt
Meena Hiremath 
Ann Huston
Megan Kinnane 
Sarah Lisanby
Collene Lawhorn
Nicole Martino
Julie Mason
Diana Morales
Jean Noronha 
Melba Rojas
Rachel Scheinert