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House Committee on Veterans' Affairs: 14 July 2010

By jimstaro - Posted on 14 July 2010

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Examining the Progress of Suicide Prevention Outreach Efforts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs July 14, 2010 10:00AM


Live Streamed Webcast July 14 at 10 a.m. {est}


Witness Testimonies


Panel 1

* Warrant Officer Melvin Cintron, USA (Ret.), Woodbridge, VA, (Gulf War Veteran and OIF Veteran)

* Linda Bean, Milltown, NJ, (Mother of OIF Veteran)


Panel 2

* Timothy S. Embree, Legislative Associate, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

* Jacob B. Gadd, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, American Legion

* Thomas J. Berger, Ph.D., Executive Director, Veterans Health Council, Vietnam Veterans of America


Panel 3

* Colonel Robert W. Saum, USA, Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, U.S. Department of Defense

* Robert Jesse, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

* Accompanied By:

* Janet Kemp, RN, Ph.D., National Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Panel 4

*Submissions for the Record

* Paula Clayton, M.D., Medical Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

* Penny Coleman, Rosendale, NY, Author, Flashback: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War Visit Site for Backlinks to Participants



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