STEERING COMMITTEE 

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Maria

Monroe-DeVita, Ph.D.

Co-Director

Associate Professor 

University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Monroe-DeVita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Monroe-DeVita has extensive experience conducting trainings, mental health services and implementation research on assertive community treatment (ACT) for people with serious mental illness (SMI) for coordinated specialty care (CSC) programs and for individuals and families experiencing early psychosis. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous state-, federal-, and foundation-funded grants focused on dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of these models of care. Dr. Monroe-DeVita also serves as the Co-Director of the SPIRIT (Supporting Psychosis Innovation through Research, Implementation and Training) lab at the University of Washington and is core faculty for the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (NW-MHTTC).

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Oladunni

Oluwoye, Ph.D.

Co-Director

Assistant Professor

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Dr. Oluwoye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Dr. Oluwoye serves a lead evaluator for Washington State's coordinated speciality care programs, New Journeys. Based on Dr. Oluwoye's educational background she is focused on mental health education and promotion with an emphasis on developing and using culturally informed tools. Her research is focused on addressing inequities in mental health services among racial and ethnic minority youth and their families, specifically as it relates to early psychosis. 

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Lydia

Chwastiak, M.D, M.P.H.

Executive Member

Professor

University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Chwastiak is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the University of Washington School of Medicine and a board-certified psychiatrist and internist. For the past 18 years, her research has focused on the complex intersection of chronic medical illness and serious mental illness. She has led or collaborated on several federally-funded projects to adapt and implement effective integrated care models in diverse settings, including community mental health centers.

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Rebecca (Becky) Daughtry graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Social Work and has been a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Washington for over 20 years. Her experience includes providing clinical and administrative services in a variety of settings including outpatient community mental health, crisis response, children's long term inpatient hospitalization, rural social work practice, child welfare, adoption and permanency, and is an approved clinical supervisor for licensure candidates. Becky is now with the Washington Health Care Authority working to implement legislation mandating coordinated specialty care for those affected by first episode psychosis (FEP) throughout the state of Washington. Becky has experience launching and directing a successful FEP site in Washington, which included screening and assessment for FEP, Family psychoeducation and clinical supervision for professionals working with people affected by FEP. 

Rebecca

Daughtry, LICSW, CMHS

Executive Member

FEP Program Director

Washington Health Care Authority

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Executive Member

Assistant Professor

University of Washington School of Medicine

Sarah

Kopelovich, Ph.D.

Sarah Kopelovich is an Assistant Professor and holds a Professorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She has served as the Principal Investigator on foundation-, state-, and federally-funded projects related to implementation of evidence-based treatments for psychosis. She oversees the Northwest CBTp Network, is a founding member and communications officer for the North American CBTp Network, and is core faculty for the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.

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Micheal

McDonell, Ph.D.

Executive Member

Professor

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Michael McDonell is a Professor at the Elson S. College of Medicine, Director of Behavioral Health Innovations, and the Chair of the Committee for Cannabis Research Outreach. Dr. McDonell is a clinical psychologist with an extensive research background in developing and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions for mental illness and substance use disorders. He is the principal investigator on numerous federal- and state-funded grants, including the implementation and evaluation of coordinated specialty care for first-episode psychosis in Washington; a center for rural opioid prevention, treatment and recovery; and an intervention for co-occurring alcohol use disorders and severe mental illness.