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Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP
Executive Director

AnnaBelle O. Bryan, MS
Director of Operations

Feea Leifker, PhD, MPH
Director of Clinical Services

David Rozek, PhD
Director of Training




To engage in research, education, engagement, and advocacy to improve the lives of military personnel, veterans, and their families.




Diana Fuessel-Herrmann
Executive Assistant

Nick Oakey-Frost, BA
Research Manager





Alexis May, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Lauren Khazem, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow






Sean Williams, LCSW

Kim Arne, LCSW

Tyler Cheney, MSW





Erika Roberge, MS
Graduate Student

Kent Hinkson, BS
Graduate Student

Julia Harris, BS
Graduate Student

William Russell, BS
Graduate Student
Peer Mentor, VE3TS Utah

Kelsi Rugo, MA
Graduate student

Analyse Vazquez, MA
Graduate student

Malisa Brooks, LCSW
Graduate student





Cole Lawson, BS

William Andres

Bret Bradshaw

Logan Smith, BS


Kirsi White, BS

Mindy Mangleson, BS





Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW
Research Fellow

James Griffith, PhD
Research Fellow



Co-Founder & Scientific Director


M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP

Dr. M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is currently Provost of the University of Memphis and Co-Founder of the National Center for Veterans Studies.

He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Princeton University, and completed postdoctoral training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia under the direction of Aaron T. Beck Dr. Rudd served in the Army on active duty status as a psychologist for four years, and has since been named a Fellow of three professional societies including the American Psychological Association (Division 12 and Division 29), the International Association of Suicide Research, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (a founding fellow). He was recently elected a Distinguished Practitioner and Scholar of the National Academies of Practice in Psychology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rudd is an active researcher with over 170 publications and several books. He is currently conducting a $1.97M clinical trial to reduce suicide attempts among Soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado. Dr. Rudd has served as a consultant to many organizations nationally and internationally, including the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, and the Beijing Suicide Prevention and Research Center. He serves on a number of editorial boards, is past Chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, past President of the Texas Psychological Association, past President of Division 12 Section VII of the American Psychological Association, past Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology, a previous members of the APA Council of Representatives, and currently serves on the board of the PDV Foundation. Dr. Rudd has testified five times before the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate, on issues related to veterans and suicide.


Last Updated: 4/26/18