What Is the VITAL Initiative?
Program Sites

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Ann Arbor VA Medical Center

Brittany Powers, LMSW
Brittany Powers, LMSW
VITAL Case Manager

Cell: 734-548-3452
Email: Brittany.Powers@va.gov
MaryGrace Lauver, LCSW

MaryGrace Lauver, LMSW

  • SeRV MH Coordinator
  • VITAL Coordinator
Office: 734-845-5793
Email: MaryGrace.Lauver@va.gov

Baltimore VA Medical Center

Andrew P. Santanello, Psy.D.

Andrew P. Santanello, Psy.D.

  • VITAL Program Manager
  • Team Leader, Serving Returning Veterans-Mental Health (SeRV MH) Program

Phone: (410) 637-1233
Cell: (410) 459-0423
Page: (410) 447-4963
Fax: 410-605-7111
Email: Andrew.Santanello@va.gov

Jade Wolfman-Charles, Ph.D.

Jade Wolfman-Charles, Ph.D.

  • VITAL Coordinator
  • Serving Returning Veterans Mental Health (SeRV-MH)
  • VA Motivational Interviewing (MI) Consultant
  • Co-Coordinator of Training in Diversity and Multiculturalism
  • VAMHCS/UMB Psychology Internship Consortium

Office: 410-404-6133
Email: Jade.Wolfman-Charles@va.gov 


Bedford VA Medical Center

Celina A. Dugas, LICSW

Celina A. Dugas, LICSW

  • VITAL Program Coordinator
  • US Army Veteran

Cell: 781-879-8226
Email: Celina.Dugas@Va.gov

Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Peggy Lane

Peggy Lane
VITAL Program Manager

Phone: (585) 857-1932
Email: Margaret.Lane@va.gov

Erin Militello, LCSW

Erin Militello, LCSW
VITAL Outreach Coordinator

Phone: (585) 393-7367
Email: Erin.Militello@va.gov

Jenny Lopez, LMSW

Jenny Lopez, LMSW

  • Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL)
  • Tele-Health Social Worker
Phone: (585) 393-8015
Email: Jenny.Lopez@va.gov

David L. Andrews, BSBA,CPS

David L. Andrews, BSBA,CPS

  • Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) Peer Specialist
  • U.S. Navy Veteran
Phone: (585) 393-7586
Cell: (585) 944-3956
Email: David.Andrews@va.gov


Central Texas Health Care System

Sharon Wills, Ph.D.

Sharon Wills, Ph.D.
VITAL Program Director

Office: 512-433-2038
Cell: 512-785-2693
Sharon.Wills@va.gov

Jeffrey Moe, LMSW

Jeffrey Moe, LMSW
Student Veteran Outreach Coordinator, VITAL Program

Office: 512-232-2677
Jeffrey.Moe@va.gov

Cheyenne VA Medical Center

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Dr. Kaily Cannizzaro

  • Psychologist
  • VITAL Program Coordinator

Office: 307-287-8730
Kaily.Cannizzaro@va.gov

Cincinnati VA Medical Center

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Karen Cutright, LISW-S

  • VITAL Program Manager
  • OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager

Phone: (513) 475-6921
Fax: (513) 475-6947
Email: Karen.Cutright@va.gov

Jessica H. Thiede, Psy.D.

Jessica H. Thiede, Psy.D.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Program Coordinator, VITAL Initiative
  • Consultant/University Liaison
  • OEF/OIF/OND Clinic

Phone: (513) 276-1800
Email: Jessica.Thiede@Va.gov


Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven Campus)

Morris D. Bell, Ph.D., ABPP

Morris D. Bell, Ph.D., ABPP

  • VITAL Program Director
  • Senior Research Career Scientist Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rehab R&D
  • Professor Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  • Program Director, NIMH Research Fellowship in Functional Disability Interventions

Phone: (203) 932-5711 Ext 2281
Fax: (203) 937-4735
Email: Morris.Bell@va.gov

Amy C. Kaplan, MSSW, L.C.S.W.

Amy C. Kaplan, MSSW, L.C.S.W.

  • VITAL Program Coordinator
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership

Cell: (203) 800-5512
Email: Amy.Kaplan@va.gov


Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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Shana Spangler, PsyD
VITAL Program Manager

Office: 310-478-3711
Email: Shana.Spangler@va.gov

    


Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System

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Jack Carney, PhD
Psychologist

Offic: 251-219-3838
Email: Jack.Carney@va.gov         


Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago)

Holly M. Passi, Psy.D.

Holly M. Passi, Psy.D.

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • VITAL Veterans Outreach Program
  • OEF/OIF/OND Post Deployment Clinic

Office: 312-262-8007
Email: Holly.Passi@va.gov 


Madison VA Medical Center

Kristin Bull Lyon, LCSW

Kristin Bull Lyon, LCSW
VITAL Coordinator

Email: Kristin.Bull-Lyon@va.gov /
Bull-Lyon@madisoncollege.edu

Madison College Desk: (608) 246-6307

Madison College
Student Development Center, Room 159 AA
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI  53704


Marion VA Medical Center

Thomas J. Kadela, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD

Thomas J. Kadela, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD

  • VITAL Program Manager
  • Behavioral Medicine Supervisor - Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Specialty Clinical Programs
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Southern Illinois University - Rehabilitation Institute

Office: 618-997-5311 ext. 54759
Cell: 618-751-9419

Brenda Carter, LCSW, BCD

Brenda Carter, LCSW, BCD

  • VITAL Initiative
  • Outreach Worker

Office: 618-453-1996 (Southern Illinois University)
Office: 618-528-4192 (Marion Veterans Affairs)
Email: Brenda.Carter4@va.gov

Samuel R Hoekstra

Samuel R Hoekstra
Peer Support Services, Southern Illinois University

Phone: 618-453-8387


Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Katy Strub, LICSW

Katy Strub, LICSW
VITAL Coordinator

Office: 612-695-8201
Email: Katy.Strub@Va.gov

Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Barb Shupe, LCSW

Barb Shupe, LCSW
VITAL Outreach Social Worker
Serving Lincoln and Columbus regions

Office: 402-489-3802 X6828
Cell: 402-676-4261
Email:barbara.shupe@va.gov

David Rutherford, LCSW

David Rutherford, LGSW
VITAL Outreach Social Worker
Serving Lexington and Grand Island regions

Cell: 308-339-9406
Email: David.Rutherford@va.gov

New York Harbor Healthcare System (Manhattan Campus)

Yvette Branson, PhD

Yvette Branson, PhD
VITAL Coordinator

Phone: 646-772-6087
Email:Yvette.Branson@Va.gov

Orlando VA Medical Center

Mary Beth Shea, Ph.D.

Mary Beth Shea, Ph.D.
VITAL Program Manager and Local Recovery Coordinator

Office: 407-646-4279
Email: Mary.Shea@va.gov

Bryan Batien, Ph.D.

Bryan Batien, Ph.D.
VITAL Coordinator

Phone: (321) 438-6436
Email: Bryan.Batien@va.gov

Lloyd Duran, MSW

Lloyd Duran, MSW
VITAL Outreach Peer Support

Phone:(321) 795-3393
Email: Lloyd.Duran@va.gov


Palo Alto VA Medical Center/NCPTSD

Annabel Prins, Ph.D

Annabel Prins, Ph.D

  • VITAL Program Coordinator
  • Professor Department of Psychology, San Jose State University

Office:  408-924-5462
Email: Annabel.Prins@sjsu.edu / Annabel.Prins@va.gov

Damian Bramlett, MS

Damian Bramlett, MS
Veteran Coordinator, VA VITAL Initiative

Office:  408.924.5462
Fax:  408.924.5467
Email: Damian.Bramlett@va.gov
SJSU Email: Damian.Bramlett@sjsu.edu
Semper Gumby (Always Flexible)

Trisha Vinatieri, Psy.D.

Trisha Vinatieri, Psy.D.

  • Staff Psychologist, VITAL Program, San Jose State University
  • Women’s Prevention, Outreach, and Education Center, VAPAHCS

Phone: (650) 493-5000, x 22914
Email: Trisha.Vinatieri@va.gov


Reno VA Medical Center

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Christie Lambert, RN, BS/CIS, MSN/MBA/HC
OEF/OIF/OND Program Coordinator

Office: 775-328-1232
Cell: 775-690-6001
E-mail: Christie.Lambert@va.gov

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Heidi A. Priestley, MSW, CSW

  • VITAL Social Worker
  • Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership

Office: 775-326-5763
Fax: 775-326-5750
E-mail: Heidi.Priestley@va.gov

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Troy Stormoen

  • Veteran Outreach Specialist, Reno Vet Center
  • Alternate VITAL Program Coordinator

Office: 775-323-1294
Cell: 775-770-0665
Fax: 775-322-8123
E-mail: Troy.Stormoen@va.gov

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Readjustment Counseling Technicians:
Cesar Melgarejo & Donald Stockton

Office: 775-682-5935
Cell: 775-745-5727
E-mail: Cesar.Melgarejo@va.gov
E-mail: Donald.Stockton@va.gov

Salt Lake City VA Medical Center

Steven Allen, PhD

Steven Allen, PhD
VITAL and PCT Manager

Office: 801-582-1565 x2390
Email: Steven.Allen@va.gov

D. Aaron Ahern, PhD

D. Aaron Ahern, PhD
VITAL Program Coordinator

VA Cell: 801-828-6787
Email:Dennis.Ahern@va.gov

San Francisco VA Medical Center

Keith Armstrong, LCSW

Keith Armstrong, LCSW

  • VITAL Program Manager
  • Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, San Francisco VA Couples and Family Program
  • Director, San Francisco VA Mental Health Social Work
  • Member, PTSD Program

Office: 415-750-2190
Email: Keith.Armstrong@va.gov


Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Dr. Velda Pugh
Dr. Velda Pugh
VITAL Program Manager

Office: (205) 554-2000 x4299
Email: Velda.Pugh@va.gov 
Lawanda Vanhorn, LGSW

Lawanda Vanhorn, LGSW
VITAL Coordinator

Office: (205) 554-2000 x3791
Cell: (205) 292-7328
Email: Lawanda.Vanhorn@va.gov

Walla Walla VA Medical Center

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Dr. Lou Holm
Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health


Office: (509) 525-5200
Email: Cynthia.Holm@va.gov

Steve Malone, PhD

Steve Malone, PhD
VITAL Coordinator
Jonathan M. Wainwright VAMC


Office: (509) 525-5200
Email: Steven.Malone@va.gov


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