Advisory Committee

Keith Armstrong, LCSW

Director of the Family Therapy Clinic and member of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the VA in San Francisco, CA; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; the co-author of Courage After Fire, a self-help book for returning Iraq...

John Briere, PhD

Associate Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Southern California, and Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at LAC-USC Medical Center.  He is a past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Designated as...

Kristin Henderson

Author, journalist, military spouse, she has written frequently on military issues for the Washington Post Magazine and other publications. She is the author of While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront, and Driving By Moonlight, an account of...

Fred Krawchuk, MBA, MPA, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret)

Fred Krawchuck is a retired Special Forces Colonel with 25 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Army.  He started up and led a variety of high-performance military interagency organizations on a variety of worldwide assignments...

Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D.

Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Director, Child Trauma Research Program
San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Lieberman is currently the Director of the Early Trauma...

Daniel Lowenstein, MD

Vice-Chairman and Professor of Neurology, Director of the UCSF Epilepsy Center, Director of Physician-Scientist Education and Training, UCSF; Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Science, UCSF

Gale Pollack, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret)

Former Surgeon General and Commander of the Army Medical Department. Owner of Pollack Associates, LLC and adjunct clinical professor of Yonsei University Graduate School of Nursing.

David Rabb, MA, ACSW, LICSW

Currently serving on active duty as Commander of the 113th Combat Stress Control Detachment, he was formerly Director of Psychological Health and Wellness, 63rd Readiness Support Command, Western Region of the U.S. and Western Regional Medical Command Military-VA Liaison, with oversight of the...

Karen Vaughn

Founder and President of Concepts Public Relations. Brings 20 years of experience in public relations, business management, and consulting services.

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret)

Dr. Ritchie is the Chief Clinical Officer, Department of Mental Health, for the District of Columbia. She recently retired from the Army and concluded five years as the Director of the Proponency of Behavioral Health Director at the Office of the US Army Surgeon General. She has held numerous...

Sharon Salzberg

One of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and...

Allan Schore, Ph.D.

Clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. The editor-in-chief of Norton's series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, his activities as a clinician-scientist span his...