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Care Transitions

The workgroup was created in 2019 to guide the development of recommendations to improve the transition between inpatient psychiatric care and outpatient mental health care.

Task Force Members


  • Wendy Farmer, President and CEO, Behavioral Health Link
  • Kristi Fredritz, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Principal, Hogan Health Solutions, LLC
  • Karen Johnson, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services and Division Compliance Officer, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Michael Johnson, Managing Director, Behavioral Health, CARF International
  • Nina Marshall, Director of Public Policy, National Council on Behavioral Health
  • Annemarie Matulis, Chair, American Association of Suicidology, Impacted Friends & Family Committee; and Lived Experience
  • Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH, Chief Suicide Prevention Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Tracey Medeiros, Lived Experience
  • Gillian Murphy, PhD, Director of Standards, Training, and Practices, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Stephanie Pacinella, Vice President of Evolving Practice and Standards Development, Council on Accreditation
  • Stacey Paul, Project Director, Clinical, The Joint Commission
  • Caitlin Peterson, Senior Project Associate, Suicide Prevention Resource Center at Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Shelby Rowe, Suicide Prevention Program Manager, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Careers, and Lived Experience
  • Becky Stoll, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management, Centerstone
  • Rick Strait, ITCD Program Manager, Community Counseling Center, and Lived Experience

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