Invited Speakers

James L. Werth, Jr.

  • Behavioral Health and Wellness Services Director at Stone Mountain Health Services
     
  •  Areas of expertise: Ethical, legal, regulatory issues; rural mental health
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA), Board Certified in Counseling Psychology (ABPP)
     
  • Degrees: PhD in Counseling Psychology, Master of Legal Studies

Kimberly M. Krause

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Tri-Area Community Health Center
     
  • Areas of expertise: Interpersonal violence, rural mental health
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA)
     
  • Degree (highest terminal) PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Jameson K. Hirsch

  • Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University

  • Areas of expertise: Health psychology, clinical psychology, suicide prevention

  • Credentials: Post-doctoral training in suicide
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Clinical Psychology

Kathy Hosig

  • Associate Professor at Virginia Tech
     
  • Areas of expertise: Public health, community-based participatory research, chronic disease, substance abuse
     
  • Credentials: Registered Dietitian (RD)
     
  • Degrees: PhD in nutrition, Master of Public Health

Marcy Rosenbaum

 

  • Behavioral Health Director at Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems

  • Areas of expertise: Integrated behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment

  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Degree (highest terminal): Master of Social Work

Phillip S. Keck

  • Director and CEO at Virginia Health Psychology
     
  • Areas of expertise: Pain psychology, health empowerment
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Counseling Psychology

Theresa L. Burriss

  • Chair of Appalachian Studies at Radford University

  • Areas of expertise: Appalachian Studies and rural issues more generally
     
  • Credentials: Chair of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center at Radford University
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Appalachian Studies/Women’s Studies)

Kurt Michael

  • Professor at Appalachian State University
     
  • Areas  of expertise: Child and adolescent clinical psychology, rural school mental health, suicide prevention
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Child Clinical and School Psychology

Lisa G. Bradford

  • Clinical Social Worker at the Salem VA Medical Center

  • Areas of expertise: Geriatric Mental Health, Dementia, TBI,  Serious Mental Illness of all ages, Aging in place
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (VA)
     
  • Degrees (highest terminal): Master of Social Work

Marianna Linz

  • Professor at Marshall University
     
  • Areas of expertise: Developmental Psychology/Clinical Psychology, particularly children and adults with learning disorders, Appalachian families, the opioid crisis
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist in West Virginia
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Developmental Psychology

Michael McClellan

  • Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University

  • Areas of expertise: Telehealth, rural mental health, multicultural psychology
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Counseling Psychology

Valerie S. Leake

  • Assistant Professor at Radford University
     
  • Areas of expertise: Rural Psychology & veterans' issues
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Counseling Psychology

Emily M. Selby-Nelson

  • Director of Behavioral Health at Cabin Creek Health Systems

  • Areas of expertise: Rural health, integrated primary care
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Psychologist in West Virginia
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Lisa Curtin

  • Professor at Appalachian State University

  • Areas of expertise: Rural mental health, substance abuse, self-care
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (NC)
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Clinical Psychology

David S. Hargrove

  • Professor Emeritus at the University of Mississippi

  • Areas of expertise: Rural mental health, family systems, self-care
     
  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (MS & NE), Board Certified in Family Psychology (ABPP)
     
  • Degree (highest terminal): PhD in Psychology