The MaVRI Advisory Council addresses the availability, accessibility, and quality of behavioral health services for veterans and their families. It plays a critical role in developing and implementing the three other project components. Its 25 members represent groups that have significant interactions with veterans, such as the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland Army National Guard, Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Ft. George Meade, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Members of the Council are listed below. For more information about the Advisory Council, please contact us.

Advisory Council Membership

Barbara Anderson Executive Director
Pro Bono Counseling Project
Jerry Boden, MBA

Chief of Staff

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Susan Brunsell, MD

Family Physician

Executive Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

William Brim, Ph.D.

Deputy Director

Center for Deployment Psychology, Defense Centers of Excellence

Asuntha Chiang-Smith, PMP

Chief of Staff

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

CH MAJ Michael Clancy

Family Program Director

Maryland Army National Guard

Maria Crane, Psy.D.

Mental Health Liaison


Paula Domenici, Ph.D.

Director of Training Programs

Center for Deployment Psychology, Defense Centers of Excellence

Shauna Donahue


Maryland's Committment to Veterans

Joella Gibbs

Behavioral Health Specialist

Ft. George G. Meade

Shawn Grove

Veterans Affairs Analyst

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Jesse Harris, Ph.D.

Professor (Former Dean)

Graduate School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Marjan Holloway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Medical & Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Kathleen (Kathie) Hoppe, MSN, Gulf War Veteran

Volunteer Peer Specialist and Consumer Advocate

Washington DC VA Medical Center

COL Danny Jaghab, RD

Kimborough Ambulatory Care Center

Ft. George G. Meade

Gayle Jordan-Randolph

Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

CH COL Willaim Sean Lee, DMin., BCC

Joint Force Headquarters Chaplain

Maryland National Guard, 5th Regiment Armory

Marsden McGuire, MD


Mental Health Clinical Cetner, VISN 5

Jim Martin, Ph.D., BCD, COL US Army (Ret.)


Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College

Cheryl Miller

Virtual Campus Liaison

Anne Arundel Community College

Ginger Miller


John 14:2, Inc./Women Veterans Interactive

Stan Seidel

Veterans' Employment Assistance Volunteer

Easter-Seals of Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

Donni Turner, JD

Interim Chief of Staff and Director of Policy

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Stephanie Weaver

National Guard Counterdrug Liaison


Patrick Young, Jr., US Army Sergeant Retired

Coordinator of Veterans Services

Towson University

Advisory Council meeting minutes