Advisory Council

Members of the MFRI Advisory Council with MFRI directors at the 2017 meeting
MFRI’s Advisory Council includes military and veteran representatives, community and industry leaders, researchers, academic professionals, Purdue alumni, practitioners and policymakers.

All members share a passion for supporting military and veteran families. They provide feedback and resources, help advance our mission, and take action on behalf of MFRI.

2017 members

Charlene D. Austin, M.S.
Senior Mentor for New Officer Spouses
National War College, DC

Adrian Blow, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Michigan State University

Cal Burleson
Senior Vice President-Community Affairs
Indianapolis Indians

Ron Davis, Ph.D.
Retired Vice President
Nashville State

Bob DelZoppo
Assistant Vice President
Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC), Inc.

Lt. Col. Jonathan DouglasĀ 
Senior Program Analyst
General Dynamics Information Technology

Kathleen Gripman
SLS Associates, LLC

Christina J. Groark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson
Senior Advisor
Knowledge Point, LLC

Capt. Maria Harbeson
Family Nurse Practitioner
Greenfield Caputo

Michael Heard
Washington National Insurance Company

Patricia Lester, M.D.
Director, Nathanson Family Resilience Center
Medical Director, Child and Family Trauma Service
Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry
UCLA Semel Institute

Cpl. Bryan Morris
Project Manager, Partner
Integra Construction, Inc.

Capt. Morgan T. Sammons, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Trooper Sanders
Wise Whisper

Nora Spinks
Chief Executive Officer
The Vanier Institute of the Family

COL David Sutherland
Founder and President, The Sutherland Partnership, Inc.
Chairman, Dixon Center for Military and Veteran Services

Ray Weeks
Veteran Advocate and Athlete
US Military Endurance Sports