We are proud to announce the launch of The MENTOR Network’s Clinical Advisory Council, a multidisciplinary team of health and human services experts. As part of our national quality improvement program, the council will advise Network leadership on best clinical practices, including evidence-based and evidence-informed models, aimed at further enhancing service quality and outcomes for the individuals we serve.
“The needs of the individuals we serve are continuously evolving,” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO. “We are striving for nothing less than clinical and service excellence for each individual we are privileged to serve, and our Clinical Advisory Council will help ensure that we continue to evolve our services to best meet their needs. We have attracted to the Council a group of clinicians with an impressive breadth and depth of experience. I am grateful for their support and look forward to working with them to support our programs in enhancing more lives across the nation.”
Members of the Clinical Advisory Council have extensive experience with the populations we serve—in both academic and direct care settings. Council members are:
Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD, ABPP-CN
Co-founder of the University of Virginia Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute
Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer of National Association of Social Workers
Edwin Mikkelsen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and The Network’s medical director
Jill Morrow-Gorton, M.D.
Senior Medical Director at the Office of Clinical Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Edward Traisman, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Network’s pediatric medical director
Suzanne T. Witterholt, M.D.
Psychiatrist with Minnesota Department of Human Services
“I’m excited to support clinical service excellence for individuals in need of supports and to do so with colleagues who bring a wealth of knowledge and diverse perspectives to the table,” said Dr. Witterholt. “The MENTOR Network has a long-standing track record as a trusted provider of quality services, and the council will add to their proactive quality improvement initiatives by offering expertise shaped by our unique backgrounds and experience.”
The council will provide additional expertise on topics that include but are not limited to best practices in providing safe environments for vulnerable children and adults, emerging practices for supporting individuals with clinical disorders, and educating and supporting individuals in positive health practices.