WRJ Mental Health Service Staff - White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont
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White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont


WRJ Mental Health Service Staff


Jason Brill, MSW

HUD VASH Case Manager



MSW - Boston University Graduate School of Social Work 2007


Contact Information:  802-655-1356 x6739


Professional Interests:  Housing 


Deborah Collins, RN, MSN, APRN
Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse specialist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

BSN, Northeastern University, Boston Mass. 1980
MSN Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. 1986
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate Program, Rivier College, Nashua, NH 1995

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6180

Professional Interests:  Psychiatric medication evaluations and monitoring.  Individual and Group therapy using supportive/CBT and ACT frameworks.  Involvement in PMHC providing initial evaluations/treatment planning and follow-up medication monitoring.  Preceptorship of graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner students from a variety of graduate programs. 

Mark J. Detzer, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist
Visiting Assistant Professor: Dartmouth College
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Dartmouth Medical School

B.S. Nutrition Science, University of California, Davis, 1981
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, 1992
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Stanford Medical Center 1993

Professional Interests: 
Clinical Health Psychology, coping with chronic and life-threatening illness, health promotion, lifestyle behavior change, positive psychology                               

Selected Publications:
Pomerantz, A.S., Shiner, B., Watts, B.V., Detzer, M.J., Kutter, C., Scott, D., Street, B. (2010) The White River Model of Collocated Collaborative Care: A Platform for Mental And Behavioral Health Care in the Medical Home. Families, Systems, & Health  Vol. 28, No. 2, 114–129.

Pomerantz, A.S., Corson, J.A., Detzer, M.J. (March, 2009) The challenge of integrated care for mental health: leaving the 50 minute hour and other sacred things. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 16(1):40-6.

Detzer, M. et. al (October, 2008).  Transitioning through Adulthood While Living with Cystic Fibrosis.  Published by Digestive Care for national distribution to cystic fibrosis centers.

Detzer, M. (June, 2005). Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes Care.  In Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes in Vermont.  Published for primary care providers by the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.

Linda Eastman, M.S., LMHC, LADC
Addiction Therapist

M.S. Counseling, University of Vermont, 1995

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6171

Professional Interests:  Substance Use Disorders, PTSD 

Judy Farrell
Administrative Officer

Education:  BA, University of Georgia

Contact information:  (802) 295-9363 x5672 

Kevin Farrell
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for CWT Program

BS in Social Work, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 1997

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 x5639

Professional Interests:  helping veterans with SMI get employment and maintain that employment. 

Susan Gattie
CWT Program Director

Contact Information:   802-295-9363 ext. 6725 


Mary E. Garrity, MSW, LICSW (Colchester, VT CBOC)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist



BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1989

MSW, Boston University School of Social Work 1994-1996; SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare, 1997


Contact Information: 802-655-1356 ext. 6754


Professional Interests:  Trauma;  Individual and Group Evidenced-Based Treatments for PTSD;  Bereavement;  Depression;  Individual, Couples and Family therapy using Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral and Narrative approaches    

Laura E. Gibson, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, VA Outpatient Clinic at Fort Ethan Allen
Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Vermont

B.A., Carleton College, Northfield, MN 1994
Ph.D., University of Vermont, Burlington VT 2001

Contact Information: 802 655-1356 x6730

Professional Interests: PTSD and anxiety disorders; training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments; interpersonal violence/sexual trauma; early intervention and prevention; interrelationship of substance abuse and PTSD, violence/risk assessment.

Selected Publications:

Zvolensky, M. J., Gibson, L. E., Vujanovic, A. A., Gregor, K., Bernstein, A., Kahler, C., Lejuez, C. W., Brown, R. A., & Feldner, M. T. (2008). Impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on early smoking lapse and relapse during a self-guided quit attempt among community-recruited daily smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 10, 1415-1427.

Watson, P.J., Gibson, L.E., & Ruzek, J.I. (2007). Public mental health interventions following disasters and mass violence. In M.J. Friedman, T.M. Keane, & P.A. Resick (Eds.), Handbook of PTSD Science and Practice. (pp.521-539). New York: Guilford Publications.

Gibson, L.E., Hamblen, J., Zvolensky, M.J., & Vujanovic, A. (2006). Evidence-based treatments for traumatic stress: An overview of the research with an emphasis on disaster settings. In F. H. Norris, S. Galea, M.J. Friedman, & P.J. Watson (Eds.), Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research (pp. 208-225). New York: Guilford Publications.

Hamblen, J.L., Gibson, L.E., Mueser, K.T., & Norris, F.H. (2006). Cognitive behavioral therapy for prolonged postdisaster distress. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 62, 1043-1052.

Street, A. E., Gibson, L. E., & Holohan, D.R. (2005). Guilt, coping, and PTSD symptomatology in a sample of battered women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18, 245-252.

Gibson, L. E., & Leitenberg, H. (2001). Methods of coping with sexual aggression in a sample of young women: The roles of prior sexual abuse and stigma. Child Abuse & Neglect. 25, 1343-1361.

Gibson, L.E., Holt, J.C., Fondacaro, K.M., Tang, T.S., Powell, T.A., & Turbitt, E.L. (1999). An examination of posttraumatic stress disorder and its comorbidity among male inmates. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 12, 473-484

Marina Grgas, Pharm.D.
Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

B.S., University of Connecticut 2006
Pharm.D., University of Connecticut 2008

Contact information:  8O2-295-9363 ext. 5831

Professional Interests:  Psychopharmacology

Selected Publications:

Grgas M, Ehret MJ. Psychopharmacology: Much The Same. Connecticut Medicine. 2009;73:281-284.

Sopko MA, Ehret MJ, Grgas M. Desvenlafaxine: Another “Me Too” Drug? Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2008;42:1439-1446.

Grgas M, Washburn CF Jr, Caley CF. Clozapine-induced Myocarditis: 2 Case Reports. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2010;30:91-92. 

John Hammel, MD
Director, Substance Use Disorder Service
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

Williams College: BA
Tufts University School of Medicine: MD
Tufts-NEMCH/Faulkner Hospital: Internal Medicine Residency
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
UVM-Fletcher Allen: Psychiatry Residency 2008
Dartmouth Hitchcock: Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry 2009

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6538

Professional Interests:  Addiction Psychiatry, especially opioid dependence 

Lisa Harmon, PhD
PTSD Services Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University 2008

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6033

Professional Interests:  Integrated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment, Brief Behavioral Treatment in Primary Care, Post-Deployment Adjustment. 

Rosalind Jones, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist
Clinical Associate and Instructor in Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

B.A., Amherst College 1980
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo 1992

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5767

Professional Interests:  interpersonal therapy, existential/dynamic psychotherapy, neuropsychology of psychiatric disorders, memory disorders, dementia, trauma, transgender issues.


Bond, C.F., Jones, R.L., & Weintraub, D.L.  (1985).  On the unconstrained recall of acquaintances:  A sampling‑traversal model.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 327‑337.

Jones, R.L.  (1994).  An empirical study of Freud's penis‑baby equation.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 182, 127-135.

Seidman, L.J., Stone, W.S., Jones, R., Harrison, R.H., & Mirsky, A.F.  (1998). Comparative effects of schizophrenia and temporal lobes epilepsy on memory.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 4,, 342-352.

Kutter, C. J. & Jones, R. L. (2005, November). Self-reports of executive function in veterans with PTSD: The BRIEF-A. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Toronto, Canada. 

Stephen Kelliher, Psy.D
Psychologist/Local Recovery Coordinator
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University 2006

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6932

Professional Interests:  PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Recovery Based Interventions

Mary L. Kline MN, APRN
PMHC Care Manager

University of Florida
BSN, MN, Psychiatric Nursing
University of Vermont, Adult Nurse Practitioner certificate
Board Certified, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health
Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5680

Sarah Kohl, Psy.D.

Psy.D., The George Washington University 2008

Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6073

Professional Interests: Trauma, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Couple's Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Ann M. Kraybill, MSW, LICSW
Therapist, PTSD Clinical Team

M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work 2005
Currently studying in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 2007-2010

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5653

Professional Interests:  Individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. 

Catherine J. Kutter, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas 2001

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5687

Professional Interests:  PTSD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Selected Publications: 
Keen, S. M., Kutter, C. J., Niles, B. L., & Krinsley, K. E. (2008). Validation of the PTSD Checklist in military veterans. Journal of Rehabilitation Research &
Development, 45, 465-474.

Streeter, C. C., Kimble, M. O., Reiss, A. L., Eliez, S., Wald, L. L., Renshaw, P. F., Frederick, B. B., Lane, B., Sheikh, J. I., Stegman, W. K., Kutter, C. J., Stewart, L. P., Prestel, R. S., & Arsenault, N. J.(2007). Brain, skull and CSF volumes in adult posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 763-774.

Woodward, S. H., Kaloupek, D. G., Streeter, C.C., Kimble, M. O., Reiss, A. L., Eliez, S., M.D. Wald, L. L., Renshaw, P. F., Frederick, B. B., Lane, B., Sheikh, J. I., Stegman, W.K., Kutter, C. J., Stewart, L. P., Prestel, R. S., & Arsenault, N. J. (2006). Hippocampal volume, posttraumatic stress disorder, and alcoholism. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 674-681.

Kutter, C. J., Wolf, E. J., & Niles, B. L. (2005). Retraumatization by reminders of previous combat exposure: Exacerbation of Vietnam veterans’ chronic PTSD symptoms following the start of the war in Iraq. Federal Practitioner, 22 (5), 14-16, 20.

Kleespies, P. M., Niles, B. L., Kutter, C. J., & Ponce, A. (2004). Evaluating and managing behavioral emergencies in marital and family treatment. In R. Coombs (Ed.) Family therapy review: Preparing for comprehensive and licensing exams. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Kutter, C. J., Wolf, E. J., & McKeever, V. M. (2004). Predictors of veterans’ participation in cognitive-behavioral group treatment for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic stress, 17, 157-162.

Niles, B. L., Wolf, E. J., & Kutter, C. J. (2003). PTSD symptomatology in Vietnam veterans before and after September 11. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191,682-684.

Krinsley, K. E., Gallagher, J. G., Weathers, F. W., Kutter, C. J., & Kaloupek, D. G. (2003). Influences on reporting exposure to traumatic events as determined by the evaluation of lifetime stressors protocol. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16, 399-409. Davis, J., & Kutter, C. J. (1998). Life skills and posttraumatic stress disorder in women who are homeless: Implications for future practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52, 39-44.


David A. Lord, Ph.D., ABPP

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1962

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5695

Professional Interests:  Clinical supervision, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group and couples therapy



Maureen Matthews McClintock, ACSW, LICSW (Location:  Bennington, VT CBOC)




BA, Bennington College, 1980

MSW, Boston College, 1983


Contact Information: 802-447-6913 ext. 6856


Professional Interests: Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Mind Body Connection, Anxiety, Geriatrics 

Peter Mills Ph.D., M.S.
Director - Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety
Psychologist, VAMC White River Junction
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, VAMC, White River Junction

B.A., Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle 1983
B.S., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle 1983
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo 1990
M.S., Clinical Evaluative Studies, Dartmouth Medical School 2002

Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6567

Professional Interests:  Patient Safety, Medical Quality Improvement, Ethics, Brief Therapy, Child and Family Therapy.

Publications: (ten most recent)
Carney BT, West P, Neily J, Mills PD, and Bagian JP.    Differences in nurse and surgeon perceptions of teamwork- implications for use of a briefing checklist in the operating room.  Journal of AORN, (in press).

Mills, PD, Watts, BV, Miller S, Kemp J, Knox K, DeRosier J, and Bagian JP.  A checklist to identify inpatient suicide hazards in Veterans Affairs hospitals.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, (in press).

Jackson, GL, Powell, AA, Ordin, DL, Schlosser, JE, Murawsky J, Hersh, J, Ponte, G, Zullig, LL, Erb, F, Parlier, R, Haggstron, D, Koets, N, Mills, PD, Francis, J,, Kelley, MJ, Davies, ML, Provenzale, D.   Developing and sustaining quality improvement partnerships in the VA:  The Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative.  J of General Internal Medicine.  (in press).

Neil J, Mills PD, Lee P, Carney B, West P, Percarpio K, Mazzia L, Paull D, and Bagian JP.   Medical team training and coaching in the Veteran Health Administration, assessment and impact on the first 32 facilities in the program.  J. of Quality and Safety in Health Care (in press). 

Paull, DE, Mazzia L, Izu B, Neily J, Mills PD, and Bagian JP.  Predictors of successful implementation of preoperative briefings and postoperative debriefings following medical team training.   Amer J Surgery (in press).

Carney BT, Mills PD, Bagian JP and Weeks WB.  Gender Differences in Operating Room Caregiver Perceptions of Patient Safety:  A Pilot Study form the Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training Program.  Quality and Safety in Health Care. (In Press)

Neily J, Mills PD, Eldridge N, Dunn EJ, Samples C, Turner JR, Revere A, DePalma RG, Bagian JP. Incorrect Surgical Procedures Within and Outside of the Operating Room.  Arch Surg.  144(11): 1028-1034, Nov. 2009. 

Mills, PD and Bagian PE.  Response to Tishler and Reiss review of inpatient suicide.  Letter to the Editor. General Hospital Psychiatry. 24(8) August 2009.  
Stalhandske E, Mills P, Quigley P, Neily J, Bagian J.  VHA’s National Falls Collaborative and Prevention Programs.  In: Henriksen K, et al, editors. Advances in patient safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Vol. 2. Culture and Redesign. AHRQ Publication. No. 08-0034-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008; pp 393-407.

Ogrinc G, Mooney SE, Estrada C, Foster T, Goldmann D, Hall LW, Huizinga MM, Liu SK, Mills P, Neily J, Nelson W, Pronovost PJ, Provost L, Rubenstein L, Speroff T, Splaine M, Thomson R, Tomollo A, Watts B.  The SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines for Quality Improvement Reporting: Explanation and Elaboration.  Qual Saf Health Care, Supplement 17;113-132, 2008.


Bernadette Oneil, LICSW (Location: Colchester, VT CBOC)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor



M.S.W., Adelphi University, 1989  


Contact Information:  802-655-1356 ext. 6736


Professional Interests:  Substance abuse services including individual, group and family to those veterans identified to have a substance abuse issue.  Supervision for MSW students at the University of Vermont (and have been providing this service for about 14 years). 

Nora Parsons, MSW, LICSW (Location:  Bennington, VT CBOC)

M.S.W., State University of NY at Albany

Contact Information:   802-447-6913   ext. 6855

Professional Interests:  PTSD, Individual, Marital, and Group Psychotherapy  

Andrew Pomerantz, MD
National Mental Health Director for Integrated Care

A.B. Washington University, St Louis, MO 1967
M.D. Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL 1971

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5672

Professional Interests:  PTSD, Post deployment readjustment, Primary Care/mental health integration, geriatrics, medical ethics

Selected Publications:
Pomerantz AS, de Nesnera A.  Informed consent, Competency and the Illusion of
Rationality.  Gen Hosp Psychiatry 13:138-142, 1991

Pomerantz AS.  Death with Dignity: a right or an obligation?  Humane Medicine 8:70-74, 1992

Pomerantz AS.  Delayed onset of PTSD:  Delayed Recognition or latent disorder? (letter) Am J  Psychiatry 48:1609, 1991

Pomerantz AS, de Nesnera A, West A.  Resolution of depressive symptoms in medical     inpatients after discharge.  Int'l J Psychiatr in Med 22:281-289. 1992    
Pomerantz AS, Cole BC, Watts BV, Improving efficiency and access to mental health care: combining integrated primary care and advanced access.  General Hospital Psychiatry 30:546-551, 2008

Slone LB, Pomerantz AS, Friedman MJ. Vermont:  A case history for supporting national guard troops and their families.  Psychiatric Annals 39(2): 89-95, 2009

Pomerantz AS, Corson JA, Detzer MJ.  The challenge of integrated care for mental health: Leaving the 50 minute hour and other sacred things?   Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 16(1):40-46, 2009

Shiner, B, Watts BV, Pomerantz AS, Groft A, Scott D, Street B, Yinong Y.  Access to What? An Evaluation of the Key Ingredients to Effective Advanced Mental Health
Access at a VA Medical Center and its Affiliated Community-Based Outreach Clinics.  Military Medicine, in press

Pomerantz, AS, Ethics Conflict in Rural Communities:  Overlapping Roles, in Nelson WA, ed., Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College; 2009  http://dms.dartmouth.edu/cfm/resources/ethics

Pandiani, J, Ochs, W, Pomerantz, A.(2010) Criminal justice involvement of armed forces veterans in two systems of care.  Psychiatric Services, 61 (8):835-837

Pomerantz, A, Shiner, B, Watts, B, Detzer, M, Kutter, C, Scott, D, Street, B. (2010) The White River Model of Collocated Collaborative Care: A Platform for Mental And Behaviorial Health Care in the Medical Home.  Families, Systems and Health, 28(2):78-82

Pomerantz, A, Sayers, S.(2010) Integrated Care and the Veterans Health Administration.  Families, Systems and Health, 28(2):114-129

Pamela Proulx, LICSW
Ground East, In patient Social Worker

BSW, University of Vermont 1984
MSW, Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work 1987

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5081

Professional Interests:  Care Management; Discharge Planning; Individual;Group and Family Therapy; NAMI Family Support Group facilitator; Member of Recovery Team. 

Scott Rebhun, MD 
Staff Psychiatrist
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School

MD, University of Virginia 1990
Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 1994

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5760

Professional Interests:  PTSD, mood disorders

Selected Publications:
“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Sleep Difficulty”; Jacobs-Rebhun, S., Schnurr, P.,
Friedman, M., Peck, R., Brophy, M., Fuller, D.; Am J Psych 137:9, 1525-1526, September 2000.  

Rebecca E. Robinson, LMHC
Therapist, Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator

BM in Music, Ithaca College 1974
Royal College of Music, London, England 1973-1974
MM in Music, Florida State University 1975
MA, Antioch New England Graduate School 1999

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5766

Professional Interests:  PTSD, Loss (including Traumatic Loss), Spirituality, Aging and Developmental Disabilities

Glenna Rousseau
Health Psychologist/Health Behavior Coordinator

Undergraduate, University of Georgia, 2000
Graduate (MS and Ph.D.), Auburn University, 2008
Internship, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, 2008
Primary Care Fellowhip, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 x6067

Professional Interests:  Behavioral and motivational interventions for Diabetes based on a stage of change model; Implementation of integrated care model; Adherence enhancement for chronic illness treatment.

Jonathan Schwartz, MD
Associate Chief of Mental Health

MD, Dartmouth Medical School
Residency, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Contact information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5680

Co-author on “Putting ‘Rural’ into Psychiatry residency Training Programs”, Academic Psychiatry 31:6 11/07

Brian Shiner MD, MPH

Staff Psychiatrist & Associate Investigator, White River Junction VAMC

Fellowship Director, VA-New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School & The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice



A.B. Franklin and Marshall College, 1998

M.D. The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2003

M.P.H.  Centers for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School, 2007

Residency in Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2003-2009

Residency in Preventive Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2005-2007

VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, 2009


Contact Information:      (802) 295-9363 x6036


Professional Interests:  Mental health services and operations research, evidence-based treatment of psychiatric disorders


Selected Publications:   


Watts, BV, Shiner B, Pomerantz A, Stender P, Weeks WB:  Outcomes of a quality improvement project integrating mental health into primary care.  Quality and Safety in Health Care.  2007; 16(5):378-81.

Shiner B, Whitley R, VanCitters AD, Pratt SI, Bartels SJ:  Learning what matters for patients: qualitative evaluation of a health promotion program for those with serious mental illness.  Health Promotion International 2008; 23(3):275-82.

Shiner B, Watts BV, Pomerantz A, Groft A, Scott D, Street B, Young-Xu Y:  Access to What?  An Evaluation of the Key Ingredients to Effective Advanced Mental Health Access at a VA Medical Center and Its Affiliated Community-Based Outreach Clinics.  Military Medicine.  2009; 174(10):1024-32.

Shiner B, Green RL, Homa K, Watts BV, Groft A, Torrey W, Oxman TE:  Improving Depression Care in a Resident Psychopharmacology Clinic: Measurement, Monitoring, Feedback, and Education.  (In Press, Quality and Safety in Healthcare)

Pomerantz AS, Shiner B, Watts BV, Detzer MJ, Kutter C, Scott D, Street B:  The White River Model of Collocated Collaborative Care: A Platform for Mental And Behavioral Health Care in the Medical Home.  Families, Systems & Health.  2010; 28(2):114-29.

Luk BV, Shiner B, Watts BV, Zubkoff L, Schlosser JE:  Strategies to Improve Compensation and Pension Timeliness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Facilities.  Military Medicine (In Press)

Shiner B, Watts BV, Traum M, Huber SJ, Young-XU Y: Does the VA Depression Performance Measure Predict Quality Care?  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (In Press) 

Adam M. Smith, PsyD

M.S., Pacific University, Oregon 2006
Psy.D., Pacific University, Oregon 2008

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5827

Professional Interests:  Rural mental health care, PTSD and anxiety disorders, behavioral health in primary care, treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and post-deployment mental health issues. 

Leigh M. Smith, M.S.W. (Location:  Bennington, VT CBOC)

Homeless Coordinator


B.A. Western Michigan University, 2001

M.S.W. University of Michigan School of Social Work, 2008


Contact Information:   802-595-9023


Professional Interests:  Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Community Outreach  

Robert Sokol, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist

B.A. Psychology, City College of New York 1973
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University 1976
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University 1979

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5661

Professional Interests:  Clinical Consultation and Supervision, Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, Individual, Couple and Group Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention

Helffenstein, Dennis A., & Sokol, Robert (2003). Neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of patients with whiplash-induced mild traumatic brain injuries. In Jack L. Rook, M.D. (Ed.), Whiplash Injuries, Philadelphia: Butterworth/Heinemann Press  

Barbara Street 
PMHC Nurse Care Manager

B.S.N., University of Vermont

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6518

Kathi Johnson Turnbaugh, BA (Location: Colchester, VT CBOC)

Psychology Technician

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)



BA in Social Work, Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont


Contact Information:  (802) 655-1356 ext. 6740


Professional Interests:  Trauma, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator,  Mental Health and the Law


Vince Watts, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Director, VA Patient Safety Fellowship
BS, Oklahoma State University 1990
MD, University of Oklahoma 1992
MPH, Dartmouth College 2007

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5235

Professional Interests:  Patient Safety, Somatic Treatments, PTSD, Patient Decisions

Selected Publications:    
Watts, B.V. “Electroconvulsive Therapy for Co-Morbid Major Depressive Disorder and
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”, Journal of ECT, 23(2): 93-95, 2007.

Watts, B.V., Shiner, B., Pomerantz, A., Stender, P., and Weeks, W.B. “Outcomes of a Quality Improvement Project Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care”, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 16(5): 378-81, 2007.

Percarpio, K.B.. Watts, B.V., and Weeks, W.B. “The Effectiveness of Root Cause Analysis: What Does the Literature Tell Us?” Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety,  34(7): 391-398, 2008.

Shiner, B., Green, R.L., Homa, K., Watts, B.V., Groft, A., Torrey, W., and Oxman, T.E. “Improving Depression Care in a Psychiatry Resident Psychopharmacology Clinic: Measurement, Monitoring, Feedback, and Education,” Quality and Safety in Health Care. In press.

Pomerantz, A, Cole, B., Watts, B.V, and Weeks, W.B. "Improving Efficiency and Access to Mental Health Care: Combining Integrated Care and Advanced Access,” General Hospital Psychiatry. In press. 

Richard Wren, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware, 1988

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 5686

Professional Interests:  Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Trauma Treatment, Hypnosis, Insomnia 

Aaron York, MD

1991 BA, English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
2005 MD, University of Chicago
2009 Psychiatry Residency, Stanford University

Contact Information:  802-295-9363 ext. 6161

Professional Interests: chronic mental illness, community mental health, primary care/mental health, bioethics, literature

Selected Publications:  1999 H de Wit, J Svenson, A York; “Non-Specific Effects of Naltrexone on Ethanol Consumption in Social Drinkers.”  Psychopharmacology, 146:33-41