Board of Directors



Members Emeriti

Science Advisory Board

Colonel (Ret) Stephen J. Cozza, M.D. – Co-Chair

Associate Director Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress; Uniformed Services University School of Medicine

Patricia E. Lester, M.D. –

MCEC Board Member; Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Population Behavioral Health, Director, Nathanson Family Resilience Center, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Colonel (Ret) Eric M. Flake, M.D., FAAP - Officer

US Air Force; Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University; Chief of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Madigan Army Medical Center - Hear from Dr. Flake

Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D. – Officer

Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science; Director, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University

Ronald S. Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D. - Officer

Associate Professor, School Psychology Doctoral Program Director, Department of Psychology & Philosophy, Texas Woman's University

Paula K. Rauch, M.D. - Officer

Director, Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time Program (PACT); MGH Home Base Program - Hear from Dr. Rauch

Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.


Sarah L. Friedman, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine - Hear from Dr. Ginsburg

Leanne K. Knobloch, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Study, Department of Communication, University of Illinois - Hear from Dr. Knobloch

Colonel (Ret) Keith M. Lemmon, M.D., FAAP

US Army; Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Madigan Army Medical Center

Jacqueline V. Lerner, Ph.D.

Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College

Gregory A. Leskin, Ph.D.

Director, Military and Veteran Families Program, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Los Angeles, CA - Hear from Dr. Leskin

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D.

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., LP

Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Child Psychology and the Director of Project Competence, University of Minnesota

Michael D. Matthews, Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering Psychology, U.S. Military Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership - Hear from Dr. Matthews

Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy, and Principal Scientist and Founder, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, The Pennsylvania State University

National Advisory Committee

Charlene Austin

The Honorable Valerie Baldwin

Patricia “Tosh” Barron

The Honorable Carolyn H. Becraft

General (Ret) and Mrs. B.B. Bell (Katie)

Major General (Ret) Charles Bolden, Jr.

Scott Bousum

Commander (Ret) Brunhilde K. Bradley

Dr. Chuck Brooks

The Honorable John Carter and Mrs. Carter (Erika)

General (Ret) and Mrs. George Casey (Sheila)

General (Ret) and Mrs. Peter Chiarelli (Beth)

Lieutenant General (Ret) and Mrs. Kurt Cichowski (Laura)

Dr. Dan Domenech

The Honorable Chet Edwards and Mrs. Edwards (Lea Ann)

General (Ret) Tommy R. Franks

Vice Admiral (Ret) and Mrs. William French (Monika)

Regina Pedigo Galvin

The Honorable Pete Geren

Roy Gibson

The Honorable Robert L. Gordon III

Major General (Ret) Gus L. Hargett, Jr.

David G. Henry, J.D.

Rear Admiral (Ret) and Mrs. Leendert Hering (Sharon)

Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. Anthony R. Hernandez (Jennifer)

General (Ret) James T. Hill and Dr. Toni Hill

Lieutenant General (Ret) and Mrs. William Ingram (Lil)

Marianne Ivany

Lieutenant General (Ret) and Mrs. Darrell Jones (Holly)

Gary Knell

General (Ret) and Mrs. Leon J. LaPorte (Judy)

General (Ret) and Mrs. Craig McKinley (Cheryl)

Drayton McLane, Jr.

Lieutenant General (Ret) and Mrs. Thomas Metz (Pam)

Major General (Ret) and Mrs. Paul Mock (Karen)

Dr. Robert Muller

General (Ret) and Mrs. Richard Myers (Mary Jo)

The Honorable James Peake and Mrs. Peake (Janice)

General (Ret) Dennis J. Reimer

Reginald Robinson

Gilbert Sanborn

Dr. Stefanie Sanford

General (Ret) and Mrs. Norton Schwartz (Suzie)

James H. Shelton III

Barbara A. Thompson

Lieutenant General (Ret) George J. Trautman III

Dr. P. Uri Treisman

Ann Utley

The Honorable Rosemary Freitas Williams