The MFRI Advisory Council is an advisory, as opposed to a governing, body. Council members include academics, Purdue University alumnae, practitioners, military representatives, and policy makers who share an interest in supporting military families. The Advisory Council provides guidance to MFRI leaders. At times, members provide feedback and represents MFRI at events.
- Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., CFLE
Director, Center for Children, Youth, and Families
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
- Charlene D. Austin, M.S.
National Advisor/Advocate, Military Child Education Coalition
National Advisor/Advocate, National Military Family Association
Spouse, General Lloyd J. Austin III, Central Command Commander, U.S. Army
- Adrian Blow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Program Director, Couple and Family Therapy Program
Michigan State University
- Bob Bonwell
Founder, Veteran & Child Bonding Ranch Corp.
- Cal Burleson
Vice President & General Manager
- Ronald M. Davis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Instruction
John Wood Community College
- Bob DeiZoppo
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Technology Programs
Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC), Inc.
- Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Douglas
Senior Functional Analyst
QinetiQ North America
- Kathleen Gripman
- Christina J. Groark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education
Co-director, Office of Child Development
University of Pittsburgh
- Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson
United States Navy (Retired)
Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs for Europe, NATO, and Russia, Strategic
Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff
- Capt. Maria Harbeson
United States Navy Reserve
Family Nurse Practitioner
- Mike Heard
Senior Vice President
CNO Financial Group, Inc.
- Patricia Lester, M.D.
Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Professor
Director, Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)
Co-director, Welcome Back Veterans UCLA Family Resilience Center
Medical Director, Child and Family Trauma Psychiatry Service
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles
- Cpl. Bryan T. Morris
Integra Construction, Inc.
- COL (Ret.) Angela Pereira, Ph.D.
Former regional Mental Health Consultant
Former Director, Europe Regional Medical Command's Soldier & Family Support Services
Former Member, Department of Defense Mental Health Task Force
United States Army
- Capt. (Ret.) Morgan T. Sammons, Ph.D., USN
Dean, California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University
- Trooper Sanders
- Nora Spinks
Chief Executive Officer
The Vanier Institute of the Family
- COL David W. Sutherland, US Army (Retired)
Co-founder and Chairman
Center for Military and Veterans Community Services (Dixon Center)
- Ray Weeks
United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Veterans Outreach Director
Team Red, White & Blue-New Jersey