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Care Transitions

The advisory group was created in 2019 to guide the development of the Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care, and its complementary handout and video


  • Wendy Farmer, LPC, MBA, President and CEO, Behavioral Health Link
  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Principal, Hogan Health Solutions, LLC
  • Karen Johnson, MSW, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services and Division Compliance Officer, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Michael Johnson, MA, CAP, Managing Director, Behavioral Health, CARF International
  • Nina Marshall, MSW, Director of Public Policy, National Council on Behavioral Health
  • Bridget Matarazzo, PysD, Director of Clinical Services, Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Veteran Suicide Prevention
  • Annemarie Matulis, Chair, Impacted Friends and Family Committee, Lived Experience American Association of Suicidology
  • Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH, Chief Suicide Prevention Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Tracey Medeiros, Certified Peer Specialist, Lived Experience, Community Counseling of Bristol County 
  • Gillian Murphy, PhD, Director of Standards, Training, and Practices, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Stephanie Pacinella, MA, Vice President of Evolving Practice and Standards Development, Council on Accreditation
  • Stacey Paul, MSN, RN APN/PMHNP-BC, Project Director, Clinical Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission
  • Caitlin Peterson, MS, MFT, Senior Project Associate, Suicide Prevention Resource Center at Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Shelby Rowe, MBA, Program Manager, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Center on Child Abuse & Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Becky Stoll, LCSW, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management, Centerstone
  • Rick Strait, MS, PC, CRDAC, CCDP, CGDC, Program Manager, Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders, , Community Counseling Center

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