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Name Affiliation and contact information Type of news informant  Expertise Other areas of expertise in mental health
Jonathan Beard Progressive Strategies, Post Office Box 15419 Seattle, WA 98115-0419, Voice/ Fax: 206.524.3927, progressivestrategies@comcast.net Mental Health Professional Recovery, Adult mental health, evidence based practices Psychiatric rehabilitation for adults with serious mental illness, Employment
Eric Bruns Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy, 2815 Eastlake Ave E Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98102, (206)685-2477, ebruns@u.washington.edu Researcher and policy advisor on children’s mental health and children’s mental health services Child/ youth mental health, mental health policy, evidenced based practices The nature of behavioral and emotional problems in childhood, the effectiveness of services and treatments for children and youth with these problems, the policy context of providing services and supports for children and their families.

 
Risa Collins Paralegal  Associated Counsel for the Accused, work: (206) 624-8105 ext. 393, (206)347-9084 (cell phone), risacollins@hotmail.com Consumer of mental health services Recovery, Stigma Criminal justice system and mental illness, recovery
Beth Hammonds Director of Adult Services for Valley Cities Counsling and Consultations, bhammond@valleycities.org, work: (253)235-0199, cell: (253)-335-3861  Mental Health Professional Recovery, Adult mental health, evidence based practices Recovery, peer support, community-based services for people with mental illnesses
David Johnson  Chief Operating Officer, Navos, 2600 SW Holden Street, Seattle, WA 98126, david.johnson@navos.org, (206)933-7228 Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Agency Administrator Recovery, stigma, adult mental health, evidence based practices, mental health policy Recovery philosophy, consumer empowerment, values based/ visionary leadership
Stephanie Lane Director, Office of Community Partnerships,  Mental Health Division within the Department of Social and Health Services, 1115 Washington Street, Olympia WA 98504 work: (360)902-0202, cell (360)485-2202 Mental Health Professional, Consumer of Mental Health Services, Researcher, Government Offical Recovery, stigma, adult mental health, evidence based practices, mental health policy Medication management and why people with psychiatric illnesses do not take their medications, Hope and Recovery, Stigma, Americans with Disabilities Act, Supported Employment, Stress Pets
Maureen Marcenko University of Washington, School of Social Work and Partners for Our Children, mmarcenk@u.washington.edu Researcher Child/ youth mental health, evidence based practies Parent engagement, Mental Health Needs of Children in Child Welfare
Elizabeth McCauley Professor Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences, University of Washington, Associate Director, Child Psychiatry and Behavorial Health, Seattle Children's Hospital W3636, 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98105, (206)-987-2579, eliz@u.washington.edu, Administrative Asst Gretchen Anderson (206)987-4080 Mental health professional and Researcher Child/ youth mental health, evidence based practies Depressive disorders in children and adolescents, Evidence based practices in child/ adolescent mental health, Gender variance in children and adolescents
Maria Monroe-Devita Director, Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training, mmdv@u.washington.edu, (206)604-5669 Researcher Recovery, Adult mental health, evidence based practices Program of Assertive Community Treatment, treatment for adults with serious mental illness, recovery
Helen Nilon President, Mental Health Action (206)972-7647, MentalHealthAction@Comcast.net Mental health peer suppor specialist, advocate, consumer of mental health services Recovery, stigma, mental health policy Recovery, mental health systems
Jeri O'Brien Peer Suport Specialist, Navos 1010 S.146th Street Burien, WA 98168  work: (206)439-2292, jeri.obrien@navos.org Mental health peer suppor specialist, advocate, consumer of mental health services recovery, stigma Experience of recovery
Randy Revelle Senior Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, Washington State Hospital Association, 300 Elliott Avenue West, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98119-4118, phone (206)216-2515, email: randyr@wsha.org Consumer of mental health services, mental health advocate, former government official Recovery, stigma, mental health policy Experiencing and recovering from mental illness, overcoming the stigma of mental illness, mental health parity
Jean Robertson Assistant Division Director, King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services, Regional Support Network Administrator, (206)263-8904, jean.robertson@kingcounty.gov Mental health professional and King County government mental health policy Continuum of services available in the public mental health system for people with serious mental illness, recovery from mental illness
Peter Roy-Byrne Peter P. Roy-Byrne M.D., Professor and Vice Chari Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine Director, Harborview Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations, roybyrne@u.washington.edu Researcher  adult mental health, evidence based practices Anxiety, depression and bipolar illness, research showing mental illness is not a predictor of violence
Jennifer Stuber Assistant Professor, Box 354900, 4101 15th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98105-6299, work: (206)616-3874, cell: (917)318-3948, jstuber@u.washington.edu Researcher recovery, stigma Research showing mental illness is not a predictor of violence, impact of stigma, mental health policy
David Takeuchi School of Social Work and Department of Sociology, University of Washington, 4101 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6299, (206)543-5133, dt5@u.washington.edu Researcher Examine how race, ethnicity, social class, and immigration status are associated with mental health and use of mental health services
Perry Wien Affiliate Assistant Professor and Teaching Associate, University of Washington School of Social Work, pwien@u.washington.edu, 206-285-6549 Mental health professional adult mental health, evidence based practices Treatment of persons with serious mental illness, recovery, the process by which many people who commit violent and non-violent crimes while untreated for severe mental illness can recover and become productive, law abiding community members
Sara Woody Blue Path Coordaintor, DBTAC Northwest Information Center, Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, University of Washington Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, 310-938-9539, sarabp@u.washington.edu Family member and advocate Homelessness, Addiction, Services that create successful outcomes