Our People

Decades of Experience & Thought Leadership

The MTS Leadership Team

Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tom Simpatico is the founder and CEO of MHISSION Translational Systems, LLC. MTS is a spin-off corporation of and partner with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and recently became a partner with the Oracle Corporation. Starting in 2001, Dr. Simpatico and his team have created a suite of tools and technologies called the MHISSION System (an acronym pronounced “mission”) that more effectively connects targeted populations with a constellation of treatment and service options. This innovative system uniquely uses cutting-edge technologies to create new paths for information exchange and interoperability among treatment and service providers, outreach agencies, law enforcement, corrections, veterans’ groups, and other entities that typically operate in isolation.

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Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer

Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer

Mark Falanga is the Chief Business Officer of MTS. In addition to serving as the CBO for MTS, Mark is the CEO and founder of VentureMark, Inc. Previously Mr. Falanga was President of the Vornado Merchandise Mart Division, a $25 billion publicly-owned real estate investment trust. In this role, Mark was responsible for Vornado’s nine million square foot portfolio of Mart-related real estate assets with buildings located in Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington D.C. In addition, he oversaw 85 trade shows and conferences, and a staff of about 225 people. The Kennedy family, who were the then owners of The Merchandise Mart, recruited Mr. Falanga to the Mart business.

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Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer

Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer

In addition to serving as MTS CFO, Mr. Dugan is the Founder, President and Managing Principal of Dugan, Colthart & Zoch, P.A., a New Jersey-based certified public accounting firm engaged in the practice of public accounting, tax planning and preparation, estate planning, forensic accounting, business valuations, litigation support, business succession planning, and management consulting services.  The firm is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

Mr. Dugan is a graduate of Fairfield University with a BS in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Bergen County Estate Planning Council.

He is former president of the Harrington Park, NJ Board of Education.

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Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development

Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development

Andy Lowe has over 30 years’ experience working in the private sector, state government and higher education in roles that include Chief Information Officer, Director of Program Management, Director of Marketing, Software Quality Assurance Manager, Project Manager, IT Manager, System Architect, Senior Consultant and Adjunct Instructor.

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Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications

Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications

Colby Kelly provides strategic counsel for brand development as well as a full range of marketing communications services focusing on institutions in the public health, education and social justice sectors. She is expert in brand positioning and message development, adept at orchestrating and integrating web content, social media, traditional media, advertising and events to build impact. She specializes in partner engagement across federal, state and regional organizations to target audiences. During two decades working in television communications, Ms. Kelly developed and executed national communications strategies to leverage the power of PBS and cable documentaries working with Bill Moyers, the Skoll Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and many other producers and funders to promote social change and government policy on issues including mental illness, addiction, end-of-life care, Alzheimers disease, obesity, bullying and chemical pollution. Most recently, as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Childrens Health Fund, Ms. Kelly developed and executed media strategies leading to millions of media impressions through coverage and op-eds in such diverse media as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Good Morning America, the Washington Post, NPR and the Colbert Report.

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  • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
  • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer
  • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development
  • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications
  • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Tom Simpatico is the founder and CEO of MHISSION Translational Systems, LLC. MTS is a spin-off corporation of and partner with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and recently became a partner with the Oracle Corporation. Starting in 2001, Dr. Simpatico and his team have created a suite of tools and technologies called the MHISSION System (an acronym pronounced “mission”) that more effectively connects targeted populations with a constellation of treatment and service options. This innovative system uniquely uses cutting-edge technologies to create new paths for information exchange and interoperability among treatment and service providers, outreach agencies, law enforcement, corrections, veterans’ groups, and other entities that typically operate in isolation.

    Developed by nationally recognized content experts, this dynamic and intuitive decision-supported ecosystem improves outcomes and reduces costs. It has been used in several New England states to support jail diversion and re-entry and veteran services and in the greater Chicago area to support linkage between the Cook County Jail and over 100 community mental health centers. Dr. Simpatico trained at the University of Chicago and specializes in public health, human service care systems, serious mental illness, substance abuse services, correctional health, veterans’ services and public policy. From 1988-2003 as part of the Northwestern University Medical School faculty he served in a series of administrative positions for the Illinois Mental Health Authority including five years as Metro Chicago Bureau Chief for the Illinois Department of Mental Health. In that role, he created and directed a number of programs that have significantly helped to integrate community mental health services with the Cook County Department of Corrections/Cook County Jail.

    In addition to his leadership of MTS, his current appointments include:

    • Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Public Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • Director of the Supportive Services to Veterans Families (SSVF) program that receives $1.7 million in annual funding from the Veterans Administration. This program serves all of Vermont as well as eastern New York State and western New Hampshire and connects homeless veterans and their families with housing as well as emergency health care and a range of supportive social services. To date the program has housed over 650 veterans and their families.
    • Chief Medical Officer for the Vermont State Medicaid Authority where he is working to create and deploy a multi-payer system of health care.
    • Member of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s Cabinet for Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Services and part of the leadership team overseeing Vermont’s “hub and spoke” system for opiate replacement therapy.

    Dr. Simpatico is an active researcher and teacher. His was the recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Featherfist Humanitarian Service Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and past president of the Vermont Psychiatric Association.

    • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
    • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer
    • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development
    • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications
  • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer

    Mark Falanga is the Chief Business Officer of MTS. In addition to serving as the CBO for MTS, Mark is the CEO and founder of VentureMark, Inc.

    Previously Mr. Falanga was President of the Vornado Merchandise Mart Division, a $25 billion publicly-owned real estate investment trust. In this role, Mark was responsible for Vornado’s nine million square foot portfolio of Mart-related real estate assets with buildings located in Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington D.C. In addition, he oversaw 85 trade shows and conferences, and a staff of about 225 people. The Kennedy family, who were the then owners of The Merchandise Mart, recruited Mr. Falanga to the Mart business.

    As Vornado's Mart divisional President, Mr. Falanga led the effort to streamline the company, improve its profitability and add value to its centerpiece asset, The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Mr. Falanga simplified the business by selling off all of its non-core assets for about $500 million, including 350 West Mart Center, Chicago, The LA Mart, The Washington Design Center, The Boston Design Center and MMPI Canada, a portfolio of 55 trade shows and events. He significantly increased operating profitability and added hundreds of millions of dollars in value to The Merchandise Mart in Chicago by repositioning the building to a technology and creative class epicenter. In doing so, he attracted technology and creative companies like Motorola Mobility, technology incubator 1871, advertising conglomerates WPP and Publicis, and Razorfish, a digital marketing firm.

    Between 1990 and 1994, Mr. Falanga was an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he taught an MBA course titled New Product and Service Development. He was named, by a student vote, as one of Kellogg’s most outstanding faculty members for each year he taught there.

    Mr. Falanga holds a Ph.D. degree from The University of Michigan in Urban Planning.

    • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
    • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer
    • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development
    • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications
  • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer

    In addition to serving as MTS CFO, Mr. Dugan is the Founder, President and Managing Principal of Dugan, Colthart & Zoch, P.A., a New Jersey-based certified public accounting firm engaged in the practice of public accounting, tax planning and preparation, estate planning, forensic accounting, business valuations, litigation support, business succession planning, and management consulting services.  The firm is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

    Mr. Dugan is a graduate of Fairfield University with a BS in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Bergen County Estate Planning Council.

    He is former president of the Harrington Park, NJ Board of Education.

    • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
    • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer
    • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development
    • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications
  • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development

    Andy Lowe has over 30 years’ experience working in the private sector, state government and higher education in roles that include Chief Information Officer, Director of Program Management, Director of Marketing, Software Quality Assurance Manager, Project Manager, IT Manager, System Architect, Senior Consultant and Adjunct Instructor.

    Mr. Lowe has extensive experience and expertise in designing, developing, and managing software application development and implementation projects for hospital information systems, laboratory information systems, hospitality information systems, pharmacy management systems, nursing administration systems, document management systems, biomedical instrument management systems, bio-assay systems, and others. He also has experience in procurement, implementation and management of complex information systems including correctional information systems, mental health EHRs, hospital risk management systems, hospital pharmacy systems, grant and contract management systems, document control systems, content management systems, intelligent transportation systems and many others. He served as system architect for an earlier version of the MHISSION system that created an interoperable workflow information environment linking corrections, mental health, and community service providers.

    Mr. Lowe was a member of the statewide Vermont Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange (HIT/HIE) board and the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) procurement committee. He co-authored the Agency of Human Services Enterprise Systems Architecture document. He was selected as a member of the National Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology Mental Health HIE Standards Committee. He also has experience directing grant-funded programs for funders including SAMHSA, VA, US DOT, HHS, HRSA, and the States of Vermont, Massachusetts and Utah. He has been an adjunct instructor in Technical Writing and Business Communications at Champlain College.

    • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
    • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer
    • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development
    • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications
  • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications

    Colby Kelly provides strategic counsel for brand development as well as a full range of marketing communications services focusing on institutions in the public health, education and social justice sectors. She is expert in brand positioning and message development, adept at orchestrating and integrating web content, social media, traditional media, advertising and events to build impact. She specializes in partner engagement across federal, state and regional organizations to target audiences. During two decades working in television communications, Ms. Kelly developed and executed national communications strategies to leverage the power of PBS and cable documentaries working with Bill Moyers, the Skoll Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and many other producers and funders to promote social change and government policy on issues including mental illness, addiction, end-of-life care, Alzheimers disease, obesity, bullying and chemical pollution. Most recently, as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Childrens Health Fund, Ms. Kelly developed and executed media strategies leading to millions of media impressions through coverage and op-eds in such diverse media as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Good Morning America, the Washington Post, NPR and the Colbert Report.

    Ms. Kelly specializes in integrated strategic communications planning to build brands for nonprofit and for-profit companies that promote the public good. At Children’s Health Fund she marshaled high-impact web design incorporating rich media for story-telling, escalated social media tactics, brought new energy to traditional media relations, enhanced institutional communications, envisioned strategic events and implemented an advertising strategy to build brand awareness and increase revenue. CHF was selected to be one of 6 US charities to benefit from Red Nose Day, and Ms. Kelly led the CHF team working with NBC to garner primetime coverage for two years running as well as segments on NBC Nightly News, the Today Show and other visibility.

    At Columbia University, Ms. Kelly was a branding consultant to the deans of the Mailman School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Journalism. Ms. Kelly provided marketing expertise to launch the Mailman School’s groundbreaking new MPH curriculum and guided strategy to advance the School’s institutional reputation including starting Columbia Public Health magazine and producing a global public health conference that brought together 125 thought leaders from 33 countries. At Columbia School of Journalism, she provided strategic counsel to reposition the School brand during a time of great change in the media.

    Ms. Kelly first worked with Dr. Simpatico in 2009 on the PBS program MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness, producing a national engagement campaign as a catalyst for policy reform in criminal justice and health care systems. She secured and leveraged partnerships with 12 leading mental health advocacy organizations and professional associations resulting in hundreds of screening events across the country, and planned and managed high-profile events including a Capitol Hill legislative briefing keynoted by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

    Following a senior management position at PBS flagship station Thirteen/WNET in New York in the 1990’s, she founded Kelly & Salerno Communications serving a broad range of non-profit and media clients including Bill Moyers, United Hospital Fund, the Skoll Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The After-School Corporation, National Park Service, New York Public Library, and dozens of PBS documentary producers. Her campaigns garnered hundreds of millions of media impressions.

    She graduated from Brown University with honors and began her career as press secretary to Commissioner Henry Geldzahler at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
    • Tom Simpatico, M.D. Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    • Mark Falanga, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
    • Craig Dugan, CPA and Chief Financial Officer
    • Andy Lowe, SVP for Product Development
    • Colby Kelly, SVP for Marketing and Communications

The MTS Development Team

Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics

Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics

Tom Conant is an inventor, digital health entrepreneur and health informatics expert with a passion for creating transformative and disruptive e-health solutions. His work over the past 25 years pioneered the use of relational agents, telemedicine, virtual environments and other emerging technologies to enhance treatment and support for individuals with diabetes, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, and those at risk for suicidal ideation.

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Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect

Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect

Dave is a seasoned technical architect and software engineer with over 25 years going broad and deep in system design and delivery. He is fluent in several programming languages including C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Objective C, and others. His career focus has included embedded systems development, UNIX Kernel development, web development, enterprise software development, mobile application development, and VMware vSphere / vCloud.

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Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development

Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development

Brant is a seasoned software engineer and architect with over 20 years of software design and implementation experience. His main focus has been designing and building large-scale web-based systems and metadata-driven architectures. He also has in-depth knowledge in Agile Software Development Methodologies. Brant has designed and implemented systems for healthcare diagnostic, learning management, media/metadata management, promotions management, and ecommerce.

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Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development

Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development

Jeremy is a distinguished creative specialist with over 15 years of experience in UI and UX design/development. He is dedicated to intuitive design and innovative development, specializing in: system/platform architecting, multi-platform user interface design, interactive multimedia, enterprise web development, and data visualization.

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  • Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics
  • Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect
  • Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development
  • Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development
  • Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics

    Tom Conant is an inventor, digital health entrepreneur and health informatics expert with a passion for creating transformative and disruptive e-health solutions. His work over the past 25 years pioneered the use of relational agents, telemedicine, virtual environments and other emerging technologies to enhance treatment and support for individuals with diabetes, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, and those at risk for suicidal ideation.

    His passion for and vision of a globally connected and digital society has been the driving force behind a decades-long entrepreneurial career – from his founding of one of the first early behavioral health and consumer informatics companies in 1987, to his recent work with highly-connected and collaborative data-driven ecosystems.

    Over the years, he’s developed novel informatics methods, authoring tools and knowledge engineering techniques to support semantic interoperability, agent-based modeling, knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-creation of flexible, adaptive and patient-centered ways of delivering advanced healthcare.

    As a digital health entrepreneur, he has developed an impressive array of technology-enabled care programs, e-health solutions, and collaborative platforms for a variety of clients including Eli Lilly, Roche Laboratories, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Nexxus Systems, University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry, and the University of Vermont.

    • Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics
    • Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect
    • Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development
    • Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development
  • Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect

    Dave is a seasoned technical architect and software engineer with over 25 years going broad and deep in system design and delivery. He is fluent in several programming languages including C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Objective C, and others. His career focus has included embedded systems development, UNIX Kernel development, web development, enterprise software development, mobile application development, and VMware vSphere / vCloud.

    With a diverse background in multiple disciplines, his strong entrepreneurial slant and fervent drive for success has made him an expert in solving performance and functional problems in computing systems. He’s designed and implemented many high performance, fault tolerant end-to-end solutions, shepherding projects from concept to launch with scalable and reliable production deployments.

    His past experience and accomplishments include serving as lead development architect for the NYSE Community Financial Cloud – a first-of-its-kind SaaS private financial cloud for financial institutions, trading firms, and market-makers worldwide.

    He also served as vice president of information services for BNY Convergex, and senior systems architect for Nyfix Corporation, where he helped build the technology side of the company from its first datacenter with just a few servers to multiple datacenters filled with over a thousand systems. During this time the company went from a $10 million company to a $110 million company.

    During his tenure at Sun Microsystems as a professional services consultant, he spent 15 months as a developer for a Xerox OEM high-performance printing project, where he reviewed code, preached Sun best practices, profiled all layers of the 160 million lines of client and Solaris operating system code, as well as contributed his own code. His success at identifying and fixing all bottlenecks and allowing the printer to print at full speed ultimately saved a $100 million deal for Sun. He was named on a patent awarded to Xerox for this effort, and was also awarded "Sun Employee of the Quarter."

    • Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics
    • Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect
    • Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development
    • Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development
  • Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development

    Brant is a seasoned software engineer and architect with over 20 years of software design and implementation experience. His main focus has been designing and building large-scale web-based systems and metadata-driven architectures. He also has in-depth knowledge in Agile Software Development Methodologies. Brant has designed and implemented systems for healthcare diagnostic, learning management, media/metadata management, promotions management, and ecommerce.

    His past experience and accomplishments include managing a team to build a system to handle the complex promotions processes of one the top auto parts retailers. He also served as a senior developer on a B2B ecommerce system that generates 43% of the revenue of the multi-billion dollar auto retailer. With in-depth experience designing and building metadata-driven architectures, Brant was responsible for leading a team of 9 senior developers to design, build and implement a highly complex metadata management platform deployed within multiple government agencies including the Department of Defense Distributed Learning Co-Lab, Defense Language Institute, National Foreign Language Center and the Department of Treasury (IRS). Prior to that, he built the first distributed computing environment utilizing multicast satellite content delivery throughout the United States.

    Brant’s technical profile includes: Java 2 (including JSP, Servlets); JavaScript (jQuery); Web (HTML, CSS, XML/XSLT); Build/Testing Tools: Maven, Ant, JUnit; Frameworks: Spring, Hibernate; IDE’s: Intellij, Eclipse, JDeveloper; Databases: Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server; Graphics: Photoshop; OO Design: UML, Class, Sequence, Data model; DB Design Tool: Enterprise Architect (tool to create tables, generates sql create table/references code); Server: Tomcat, Glassfish, Weblogic; Environments: OS X, Windows, and Linux/Unix

    • Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics
    • Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect
    • Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development
    • Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development
  • Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development

    Jeremy is a distinguished creative specialist with over 15 years of experience in UI and UX design/development. He is dedicated to intuitive design and innovative development, specializing in: system/platform architecting, multi-platform user interface design, interactive multimedia, enterprise web development, and data visualization. He is an expert in Graphical User Interface (GUI), Data Visualization and functional interaction design (UX). He has designed graphics, websites, portals and interfaces for a variety of clients (from enterprises, to corporations, to start-ups) on a variety of hardware and new media platforms. His diverse background and wide skillset allow for unique solutions, enriched creative, and definitive user experience.

    • Tom Conant, SVP, Ecosystem Development & Informatics
    • Dave Bradley, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Architect
    • Brant Levinson, Senior Director, Software Development
    • Jeremy Morse, Senior UI/UX and Front-End Development

The MTS Advisory Team

Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Mark J. Heyrman, JD is Cinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His principal responsibilities involve teaching effective advocacy to students of the Law School's Mandel Clinic through supervising these students in litigation and legislative advocacy on behalf of persons with mental illness. He also teaches Law and the Mental Health System and, with the other clinical teachers, Pre-Trial Advocacy and an Intensive Trial Practice Workshop.

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Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)

Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)

Catherine has worked in health care policy, management, finance and administration for 25 years in a variety of public and not-for-profit organizations. Her areas of expertise are in strategic planning, health care finance, consumer experience and wellness, health care reform, and programs to expand health insurance coverage. She oversees strategic planning, individual, small group and Medicare sales and service and customer service.

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Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics

Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics

Mary Hauser has over 40 years of addiction and behavioral health field experience including directing prevention, intervention, treatment and research programs. She is adjunct faculty at multiple universities and serves as a consultant at the state, federal and inpatient/outpatient program level. Ms. Hauser has a Masters Degree in Psychology and has lectured and trained extensively around the country. Since 1999, Ms. Hauser has been the Vice President of the Addiction Services Division at Dominion Diagnostics.

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Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Lamberti is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program where he oversees research and education related to community care of adults schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders. He is also Chair of the Research Subject Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner

Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner

Mark Larson is Vice President for Policy at the Center for Health Care Strategies. Previously, Mr. Larson served as commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access from 2011-2015. In this role, he was responsible for oversight and management of Vermont’s publicly funded health insurance programs serving more than 200,000 Vermonters. He led the development and implementation of Vermont’s health insurance exchange and played an instrumental role in planning for Green Mountain Care, Vermont’s proposed universal health care program.

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Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL

Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL

Judge Steven Leifman serves as Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court Criminal Division and Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida. He has been at the forefront of a public policy movement in the criminal justice system to reduce the number of people with mental illness in prison, and to develop alternative approaches that offer treatment and support for recovery.

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Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center

Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Maruti is a psychiatrist with sub-specialty in Addiction Psychiatry from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and has developed research expertise in risk assessment, quality improvement, and outcomes measurement. Prior to attending medical school he worked in a variety of research and development positions in biotech and health care consulting for almost a decade.

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Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions

Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions

Kellie Meyer is the President of Kellie Meyer Training Solutions founded in 2011. In 2003, she was part of a team from NAMI Indiana (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that developed a program for prison personnel to have a better understanding of mental illness, and to improve communication and interactions with offenders. The results were striking. “Use of force” among those trained decreased by 70 percent.

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Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Robert Pierattini, MD is Professor of Psychiatry & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is the Physician Leader of the Psychiatry Service at The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic

David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic

David E. Smith, MD specializes in Addiction Medicine, the psycho-pharmacology of drugs, new research strategies in the management of drug abuse problems, and proper prescribing practices for physicians. He is the Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics of San Francisco, a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Past President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, Past Medical Director for the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Past Medical Director for the California Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research, and former adviser to the Betty Ford Center. Current appointments include Chair of Adolescent Addiction Medicine at the Newport Academy in Southern California and Medical Director for Center Point drug rehabilitation centers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center

Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Robert L. Weisman is Senior Medical Director of Adult Ambulatory Services in Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Director of Clinical Care for the New York State ACT/FACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community. For their work with Project Link, Dr. Weisman and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.

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Kevin Casey, LMCSW, Veterans & Correctional Services

Kevin Casey, LMCSW, Veterans & Correctional Services

Kevin Casey is currently the Network Homeless Coordinator for VA New England Healthcare, overseeing a full continuum of services for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness throughout New England. He also coordinates the Veterans Justice Program, which includes both prison reentry and jail diversion services for eligible Veterans throughout New England. Mr. Casey has over 40 years of experience in human services, and over 22 years of experience teaching on the graduate level. He is currently an adjunct professor at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. In 2014 he received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans as well as the ICARE award from VA New England Healthcare.

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  • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
  • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
  • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
  • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
  • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
  • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
  • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
  • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

    Mark J. Heyrman, JD is Cinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His principal responsibilities involve teaching effective advocacy to students of the Law School's Mandel Clinic through supervising these students in litigation and legislative advocacy on behalf of persons with mental illness. He also teaches Law and the Mental Health System and, with the other clinical teachers, Pre-Trial Advocacy and an Intensive Trial Practice Workshop.

    Heyrman is a member of the mental health committees of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He was member of the board of Mental Health America from 2004 to 2010 and chair of its Public Policy Committee from 2007 to 2010. He remains a member of that committee. He is past president of the Mental Health America of Illinois, a current member of its board and chair of its Public Policy Committee. He also is a member and immediate past chairperson of the Illinois Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and founder and facilitator of the Mental Health Summit. In 1988, he served as executive director of the Governor's Commission to Revise the Mental Health Code of Illinois.

    Heyrman has been actively involved in the clinical legal education movement. He was one of the founders of the Clinical Legal Education Association and served on its board for seven years. He has worked to use the accreditation process to encourage law schools to devote more of their resources to preparing students to practice law ethically and effectively.
    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)

    Catherine has worked in health care policy, management, finance and administration for 25 years in a variety of public and not-for-profit organizations. Her areas of expertise are in strategic planning, health care finance, consumer experience and wellness, health care reform, and programs to expand health insurance coverage. She oversees strategic planning, individual, small group and Medicare sales and service and customer service.

    Prior to her position at BCBSVT, she worked as a regulator of health plans at the Mayor’s Office of Medicaid Managed Care and in External Affairs for the Human Resources Administration in New York City. Catherine is a lecturer at the University of Vermont Masters’ of Public Health program. She received her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Catherine serves on the Board of Girls on the Run Vermont. She has served as Board Chair for the Green Mountain United Way, the Vermont Go Red for Women campaign, the Community Health Center of Burlington and Women Helping Battered Women.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics

    Mary Hauser has over 40 years of addiction and behavioral health field experience including directing prevention, intervention, treatment and research programs. She is adjunct faculty at multiple universities and serves as a consultant at the state, federal and inpatient/outpatient program level. Ms. Hauser has a Masters Degree in Psychology and has lectured and trained extensively around the country. Since 1999, Ms. Hauser has been the Vice President of the Addiction Services Division at Dominion Diagnostics.

    Over her tenure at Dominion Diagnostics, Ms. Hauser has exclusively focused on aligning Dominion’s science and service model with the unique, ever-growing needs of addiction medicine. She was a leading instrumental voice in the development and clinical application of Dominion’s Scientifically Accurate Medication Monitoring (SAMM)® and Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD)® reports and trend data that offer next-generation clinical insight into medication adherence and patient self-reported drug use to support assessment, treatment planning, and outcomes in a number of medical specialties. Further, Ms. Hauser assembled a world-class team of thought leaders to represent Dominion as its Scientific and Addiction Advisory Board.

    While in Milwaukee at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Ms. Hauser was the oversight Vice President of the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. She was a founding member of the Board of the Wisconsin Alcohol and Drug Certification Board. At The Miriam Hospital and Brown University Medical School in Providence RI, she began a nursing home and assisted living center psychiatric consultation service as well as serving as the Executive Administrator for Psychiatry, Behavioral Health and Research. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Keene State University in Keene, NH and as a consultant at the State, Federal and program level.

    Ms. Hauser has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and has lectured and trained extensively on a variety of topics related to the field of behavioral health including supporting continuing education for addiction and behavioral health professionals.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center

    Dr. Lamberti is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program where he oversees research and education related to community care of adults schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders. He is also Chair of the Research Subject Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

    Dr. Lamberti received his MD from the University of Missouri, and completed his psychiatry residency and a neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of Rochester. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Board Certified in General Psychiatry. Dr. Lamberti's career is dedicated to developing new treatment and rehabilitation strategies for adults with schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders, especially those at risk for repeated hospitalization, arrest and incarceration. He has written and lectured widely on community-based care for adults with severe mental illness, with a focus on preventing relapse and promoting recovery.

    Dr. Lamberti and his research team have conducted numerous clinical drug trials evaluating novel medications for treatment of psychosis and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia and related disorders. With funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and local sources, he has also led development of the Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT) model. For their work with in developing the R-FACT model, Dr. Lamberti and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award, the 2002 New York State Community Health Improvement Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. Dr. Lamberti is also a recipient of the 2004 APA Van Ameringen Award for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and the 2005 Margaret Van Horn Award for Distinguished Service in Psychiatry.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner

    Mark Larson is Vice President for Policy at the Center for Health Care Strategies. Previously, Mr. Larson served as commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access from 2011-2015. In this role, he was responsible for oversight and management of Vermont’s publicly funded health insurance programs serving more than 200,000 Vermonters. He led the development and implementation of Vermont’s health insurance exchange and played an instrumental role in planning for Green Mountain Care, Vermont’s proposed universal health care program.

    During Mr. Larson’s tenure in Vermont, the state developed leading-edge innovations in delivery system and payment reform and he now brings this expertise to his CHCS work with other states on the State Innovation Model and Delivery System Reform Incentive Program. In addition, he plays a key role in the DHCS Academy, which provides comprehensive training for managers in California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and other CHCS Medicaid leadership training efforts.

    Previously, Mr. Larson was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 2001-2011. During his term as a state representative, he served as the chair of the House Health Care Committee, vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and co-chair of the Vermont Commission on Health Care Reform, among other responsibilities. In addition to his state public service, Mr. Larson worked for more than 20 years as a program administrator, consultant and trainer helping states develop effective responses to domestic violence and interventions for domestic violence offenders. In these roles, he has worked extensively with correctional and criminal justice systems, child protection and human service programs. As Vermont’s Medicaid director, he was selected as a fellow in the Medicaid Leadership Institute, a unique leadership training program for Medicaid directors coordinated by CHCS and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Mr. Larson earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and sociology from Bucknell University.
    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL

    Judge Steven Leifman serves as Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court Criminal Division and Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida. He has been at the forefront of a public policy movement in the criminal justice system to reduce the number of people with mental illness in prison, and to develop alternative approaches that offer treatment and support for recovery.

    In Florida, he has been a passionate and tireless change agent. Judge Leifman oversaw the groundbreaking report "Transforming Florida’s Mental Health System," which was prepared by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project. He is chairman of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Mental Health Committee, co-chair of the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force and he serves on a statewide task force with Governor Crist and state legislators to improve Florida’s mental health system.

    Judge Leifman is providing leadership on this issue nationally. He is co-chair of the Council of State Governments/ TAPA Center for Jail Diversion Judges’ Criminal Justice/ Mental Health Leadership Initiative, and member of the National Leadership Forum for Behavioral Health. He was recently honored by the U.S. Supreme Court as the 2015 recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center

    Dr. Maruti is a psychiatrist with sub-specialty in Addiction Psychiatry from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and has developed research expertise in risk assessment, quality improvement, and outcomes measurement. Prior to attending medical school he worked in a variety of research and development positions in biotech and health care consulting for almost a decade.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions

    Kellie Meyer is the President of Kellie Meyer Training Solutions founded in 2011. In 2003, she was part of a team from NAMI Indiana (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that developed a program for prison personnel to have a better understanding of mental illness, and to improve communication and interactions with offenders. The results were striking. “Use of force” among those trained decreased by 70 percent.

    Kellie continued to work heavily in this area making improvements along the way, establishing new partnerships and realizing substantial positive results. In 2006, this work was recognized by the Indiana Department of Correction, and was honored with “Unlocking the Mystery of Mental Illness” award.

    While serving as an adviser to the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) in Alexandria, V.A., Kellie helped to establish policy enhancing officer safety as related to mental illness and has additionally consulted with the National Institute of Corrections. She developed special housing units and re-entry programs for veterans and developed programming for offenders to better understand behaviors and end of life issues as they worked as companions for patients at the end of their lives.

    Kellie has designed training and educational conferences for various state agencies, communities, and not-for-profit organizations. She has worked extensively bringing key stakeholders together for numerous causes and initiatives, has served as a board member or advisor for several nonprofit agencies, and has an extensive fund raising background.

    Kellie holds a bachelor’s degree in French and theatre from Indiana State University and a masters’s in executive development for public service from Ball State University.
    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine

    Robert Pierattini, MD is Professor of Psychiatry & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine.He is the Physician Leader of the Psychiatry Service at The University of Vermont Medical Center.

    Dr. Pierattini is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and received his M.D. degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a Residency in Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Psychopharmacology at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. He is an active clinician, with a focus on mood and anxiety disorders. He has also served as past president of the Vermont Psychiatric Association, member of the State Board of Health, Chair of the Board of Vermont Managed Care, and as part of numerous organizations addressing mental health policy in the region.
    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic

    David E. Smith, MD specializes in Addiction Medicine, the psycho-pharmacology of drugs, new research strategies in the management of drug abuse problems, and proper prescribing practices for physicians. He is the Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics of San Francisco, a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Past President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, Past Medical Director for the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Past Medical Director for the California Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research, and former adviser to the Betty Ford Center. Current appointments include Chair of Adolescent Addiction Medicine at the Newport Academy in Southern California and Medical Director for Center Point drug rehabilitation centers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

    Dr. Smith is the Founder and Publisher of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, which has been published since 1967. Additionally, he is co-author of the textbook "Clinician's Guide to Substance Abuse" and co-author with Dr. Daniel Amen of the book "Unchain Your Brain", which provides practical tools for addiction patients and addiction professionals.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center

    Dr. Robert L. Weisman is Senior Medical Director of Adult Ambulatory Services in Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Director of Clinical Care for the New York State ACT/FACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community. For their work with Project Link, Dr. Weisman and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.

    Dr. Weisman also serves as Co-Director of the Charles E. Steinberg Memorial Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law, at the University of Rochester. He has presented internationally and written on community care of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health disorders and on management of violence risk within this population. He regularly conducts training seminars on topics relative to prevention of workplace violence for a variety of audiences including medical, psychiatric, corporate, and criminal justice professionals. Dr. Weisman is the principle forensic psychiatric consultant to the Rochester Police Department and regularly consults to federal, local law-enforcement and legal agencies. Through grant funding from the University of Rochester, he has developed training interventions for front-line correctional professionals interfacing with mentally disordered individuals.

    He also provides forensic consultation nationally specific to individual risk assessment and violence mitigation to medical centers, criminal justice agencies and commercial industry. Through funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dr. Weisman created the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) training curriculum, utilized by healthcare agencies across the nation.
    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services
  • Kevin Casey, LMCSW, Veterans & Correctional Services

    In addition to serving as MTS CFO, Mr. Dugan is the Founder, President and Managing Principal of Dugan, Colthart & Zoch, P.A., a New Jersey-based certified public accounting firm engaged in the practice of public accounting, tax planning and preparation, estate planning, forensic accounting, business valuations, litigation support, business succession planning, and management consulting services. The firm is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

    Mr. Dugan is a graduate of Fairfield University with a BS in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Bergen County Estate Planning Council.

    He is former president of the Harrington Park, NJ Board of Education.

    • Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
    • Catherine Hamilton, PhD, Vice President of Consumer Services and Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT)
    • Mary Hauser, MS, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development, Dominion Diagnostics
    • Steve Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Schizophrenia Treatment Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical  Center
    • Mark Larson, Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies; Former Vermont Medicaid Commissioner
    • Hon. Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, FL
    • Sanchit Maruti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center
    • Kellie Meyer, Executive Director, Life Matters Media and Kellie Meyer Training Solutions
    • Robert Pierattini, M.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
    • David E. Smith, M.D., Chair, Addiction Medicine & MQAC at Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services; Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
    • Robert Weisman, D.O., Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Kevin Casey, LMCSW,  Veterans & Correctional Services