Conference Agenda

VA Psychology Summit

Engaging Partners in Shaping the Future of VA Care

Sponsored by the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL) and APA Division 18-Psychologists in Public Service 

August 2, 2017

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Washington DC Convention Center
Washington, DC

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks
Russell Lemle, Ph.D.
Psychology Director, San Francisco VA Healthcare System
9:15 am – 10:00 am Keynote
Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP
Deputy Executive Director, Provider Relations and Services, Office of Community Care, Veterans Health Administration
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - Noon Veterans Service Organization Panel
Lauren Augustine - Got Your 6
Louis J. Celli, American Legion
Joe Chenelly, AMVETS
Sherman Gillums, Jr., Paralyzed Veterans of America
Kayda Keleher, VFW
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Keynote Panel - AFGE
Elliot Friedman, Legislative Representative
Tom Kahn, Legislative Representative
Marilyn Park, Legislative Representative
Matt Sowards, Legislative Representative
Julie Tippens, Retiree Director
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Congressional Update
Jon Coen, Democratic Counsel - Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
Elizabeth MacKenzie, Democratic Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Health, House Veterans Affairs Committee
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 3:20 pm Division 18 Update
Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP, President-Elect, Division 18
3:20 pm - 4:15 pm Update from VA Central Office Mental Health
Stacey Pollack, Ph.D., National Mental Health Director of Program Policy Implementation, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VHA
Clifford A. Smith, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn, Deputy Director, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VHA
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks/Pulling It All Together