Expert Participants

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker

Dr. Pinder-Amaker has over 25 years of experience in college student mental health treatment, administration, and policy. She is the founding director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program, a unique initiative serving students from over 200 institutions of higher education, providing student-focused treatment; consultation to students, parents, and college professionals; and related research. Dr. Read More…

Alison Malmon

Alison Malmon is the founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, Inc., the leading national organization that uses students as the driving force to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. Alison formed the organization following the suicide of her only sibling, twenty-two year old brother Brian Malmon. Wanting to combat the stigma Read More…

Jack Markell

Jack Markell was sworn in as Delaware’s governor on January 19, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 15, 2013. He focused on economic development, education and workforce training as top priorities. Markell also focused on running state government efficiently and effectively, keeping the state’s AAA bond rating while reforming Delaware’s Read More…

Jim Douglas

Governor Douglas served Vermont for more than 35 years, beginning in the Vermont House of Representatives, including a term as Majority Leader. He was elected Secretary of State in 1980, a post he held for 12 years. He was elected State Treasurer in 1994, where he served for eight years. Douglas was elected Governor in Read More…

Amy Klinger

Dr. Amy Klinger is nationally recognized as an expert in school safety and crisis management. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Klinger has over 28 years of experience as an educator and administrator. She brings a practitioner’s perspective to the critical concerns of school crisis response. With Read More…

Jeffrey Swanson

Jeffrey Swanson is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He earned a PhD in sociology from Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Swanson is the author or coauthor of over 200 Read More…

Ashland Johnson

As Director of Public Education and Research, Ashland shapes HRC’s approach to generating research and educational campaigns. She works closely with the Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training to execute Public  education and programmatic initiatives covering a wide range of issues affecting LGBTQ people in the United States and around the globe. Ashland Read More…

Sari Reisner

My primary academic appointment is as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I am also an Affiliated Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health where I lead a national and global Read More…

Logan Casey

Logan Casey is a Research Associate in Public Opinion for the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He designs surveys and analyzes public opinion on a variety of health and domestic policy issues. Logan also writes policy reports for public consumption and work with the media and our funding partners to communicate Read More…

Jose E. Sanchez

Deputy Director of Research & Development, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Former Director of Puerto Rico Power Grid Restoration Program. Sanchez has served as the deputy director of CHL since 2009, overseeing the team that performs ocean, waterways and watershed regional analyses research and support. From 2008 – 2009, he served as chief of Read More…