Serving Those Who Serve: Facilitator Biographies

Mind, Body, Stress-Busting Skills
Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN is the associate nurse executive/research and clinical nurse specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing with the Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, and an adjunct associate professor at San Diego State University School of Nursing.

Therapy with Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury 
Amy Jak, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist with extensive treatment and research experience with Veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is a staff neuropsychologist and director of the TBI Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 

What You Need To Know About Today's Veteran 
Kathleen Kim, MD, specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry, and Kym Grey, LCSW, program manager, Transition and Care Management for the San Diego VA

Supporting Success For Veteran and Military Affiliated Students 
Joanna Boval, MA, Serves as the department head responsible for the administration, management, and evaluation of the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego. The OSD is responsible for determining and facilitating reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities across campus colleges, divisions, and programs.

Couples Counseling with Vets and Service Member
Sarah Nunnink, PhD is certified in emotion focused therapy and recently opened her private practice in San Diego. Dr. Nunnink was hired as a staff psychologist at the VA San Diego in 2008 and is clinical faculty with the University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry School of Medicine. 

Post-Traumatic Stress: A First Hand Perspective
Linda Stanley is a retired major NC USAF and VA psychiatric nurse practitioner. She served in both the Air Force and the Army as an officer and a nurse. Deployed to Iraq in 2006, she worked as a trauma nurse in one of the busiest hospitals in Iraq taking care of the most severely injured military members and host nation personnel.

Training in Evidence Based Practices: Why Consultation is Essential
Carie Rodgers, PhD, ABPP, currently serves as the associate director of the Education and Dissemination Unit at the VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health in San Diego California and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Lindamer is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego. She is also the clinical director for the UCSD Geriatric Psychiatry Advanced Center for Innovative Services and Interventions Research and director of the Education and Dissemination Unit of the San Diego VA Healthcare System’s Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Disorders.