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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.

 
Brad Berry Executive Director, Consumer Voices are Born, 360-397-8050, berryb@cvab.org Consumer of mental health services, family member, advocate, director of consumer run organization Recovery, stigma, adult mental health, mental health policy
Melanie Green Mental Health Recovery Coordinator, Clark County Regional Support Network, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666,   (360) 397-2130 extension 7805, Melanie.Green@clark.wa.gov Consumer of mental health services, advocate, work in management of public mental health Recovery, stigma
Don Greenwood Board President, NAMI Clark County, 360-571-5871, dagreenwood@earthlink.net Consumer of mental health servicces, family member, adocate Recovery, stigma, adult mental health, child/ youth mental health, mental health policy
Sue Killillay Executive Director, Cascade Mental Health Care, 360-330-9044, killillays@cascadementalhealth.org Mental health professional, agency director Child/ youth mental health, mental health policy
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
Melodie Pazolt Consumer and Stateholders Affairs Manager, Clark County Regional Support Network, 360-397-2130, melodie.pazolt@clark.wa.gov Regional Support Network Program Manager Evidence Based Practices Supported Employment, Housing
Matt Patten Clinical Director, Cascade Mental Health Care, 748-6696 ext 2298, pattenm@cascadementalhealth.org Mental health professional Recovery, stigma, adult mental health, child/ youth mental health, evidence based practices
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
Jeven Wiliams Development Director, Children's Center, 360-699-2244, jevanw@thechildrenscenter.org Mental health professional, advocate, PIO Can direct you to individuals with expertise in recovery, stigma, child/ youth mental health, infant mental health, evidence based practices, mental healht polify sexual abuse, metamphetamine use