Scientific Advisory

Jeffrey R. Lacasse, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Florida State University
“There is a significant gap between what the research data shows and what mental health clients hear from clinicians, the media, and advertisements. The Foundation is working to close this gap.”

Lacasse is assistant professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University in Tallahassee. His research focuses on barriers to effective knowledge dissemination in mental health practice (such as direct-to-consumer advertising and ghostwriting) and interventions to improve the flow of accurate information to clinicians, clients, and the general public. With colleagues, Lacasse recently completed a mixed-methods study of functional recovery among clients formerly labeled as severely mentally ill.

Seana O’Callaghan

President & CEO

Jessica Pratt

Chief Communications Officer

Malea Stockton

Chief Administrative Officer

Sandra Steingard, MD

Board Chair, Burlington, VT

Yana Jacobs, MFT

Vice Chair, Santa Cruz, CA

David Hughes, PhD

Treasurer, Cambridge, MA

Gayle R. Berg, PhD

Board Secretary, Roslyn Heights, NY

Ronda Speight

Vice Secretary, White Plains, NY

Giovan E. Bazan

Board Member, Chicago, IL

Christopher Gordon, MD

Board Member, Framingham, MA

Peter Kinderman, PhD

Board Member, Liverpool, UK

Hannah Lingley

Board Member, San Francisco, CA

Andy Smith, JD

Board Member, Portland, OR

Rob Cotes, MD

Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Atlanta, GA

Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD

Scientific Advisor, Stamford, CT

Judith Cook, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Illinois, Chicago

David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

Scientific Advisor, McMaster University, Ontario, CA

Swapnil Gupta, MD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Calgary

Rebecca Miller, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Judith Pentz, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of New Mexico

Tony Stanton, MD

Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA

Joseph Stoklosa, MD

Scientific Advisor, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Thompson, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

Ursula Whiteside, PhD

Scientific Advisor, NowMattersNow.org

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