Institute Structure

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The Alabama Research Institute on Aging has created an administrative infrastructure to guide its activities, composed of a multidisciplinary Executive Committee of faculty members throughout the campus of The University of Alabama, a Community Advisory Board composed of consumers and representatives of the mental health provider community in Alabama, an External Advisory Board, and a Faculty Associate/Affiliate program.

A major goal of ARIA is to link University of Alabama faculty and graduate students, Alabama consumers and families of consumers of mental health services and human service delivery organizations toward the goal of improving the quality of mental health and mental health services for older persons.

Members of each committee are listed below:

Executive Committee

Rebecca S. Allen, ARIA & Department of Psychology

Sheila R. Black, Department of Psychology

Martha Crowther, Department of Psychology

Ellen Csikai, School of Social Work

Pamela Foster, College of Community Health Services

Anne Halli, College of Community Health Sciences

Giyeon Kim, ARIA & Department of Psychology

Graham McDougall, Capstone College of Nursing

JoAnn Oliver, Capstone College of Nursing

Patricia Parmelee, ARIA & Department of Psychology

Forrest R. Scogin, Department of Psychology

A. Lynn Snow, ARIA & Department of Psychology

Community Advisory Board

The intent of the Community Advisory Board for the Alabama Research Institute on Aging is to build a strong network between the Institute and providers/consumers of mental health services. We value members’ advice on ARIA research plans, goals and directions. The board anticipates meeting approximately three times yearly at the Institute’s offices on the University of Alabama campus.

Beverly Bell-Shambley, Associate Commissioner of ADMH’s Division of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Mental Health

John Burchfield, Vice President, Northport Holding, LLC

Donna Easterwood, Director, Foster Grandparents, Focus on Senior Citizens

Rene’ Katsinas, Director of Residential Services, Capstone Village

Vicki Kerr, Executive Director, Caring Days

Francine Marasco, President, Osher Life Long Learning Institute, College of Continuing Studies, The University of Alabama

Mildred Switzer, Vice President for Programs/Arrangements, The University of Alabama Retirees Association

Janet Zeanah, Director, Focus on Senior Citizens

 External Advisory Board

Regional/state linkages have been promoted through the co-directors’ meetings with the Alabama Commissioner of Mental Health and Retardation, an association representing the directors of all community mental health centers in Alabama, and groups of social workers at the regional and state levels. Our interaction with national advisory board members at the Gerontological Society of America, the National Conference on Gerontology in Social Work and other professional meetings has enhanced our national visibility.

Cornelia Beck, PhD, Director of Research, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, University of Arkansas

William H. Haley, PhD, Professor, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida

Mark Kunick, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; Associate Director, Research Training, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, (MIRECC); Baylor College of Medicine

Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Director of both the Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and the Founding Director of the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance, Wayne State University

Leonard Poon, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Health Policy and Management; Director of Institute of Gerontology, The University of Georgia

Faculty Associates and Affiliates

David Albright, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Rebecca S. Allen, Primary  Faculty, ARIA and Department of Psychology,  UA

Susan J. Appel, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Daniel Bachrach, Associate, Management and Marketing, UA

Susan Bagby, Affiliate, College of Human Environmental Sciences, UA

Kevin Besnoy, Associate, College of Education, UA

Sheila R. Black, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Stanley L. Brodsky, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Carmen Burkhalter, Associate, Communicative Disorders, UA

Andrea Cevasco, Associate, School of Music, UA

Susan Chen, Associate, Economic, Finance and Legal Studies, UA

Shinae Choi, Associate, Department of Consumer Sciences, UA

Kristi Crowe-White, Associate, Nutrition & Hospitality Management, UA

Martha R. Crowther, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Ellen Csikai, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Sherry M. Cummings, Affiliate, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee

Natalie Dautovich, Affiliate, Department of Psychology, VCU

Jason DeCaro, Associate, Department of Anthropology, UA

Isabelle Drewelow, Associate, Dept. of Modern Language and Classics, UA

Jeri W. Dunkin, (Emerita) Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Linda L. Dunn, (Emerita) Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Amy Ellis, Associate, Department of Human Nutrition, UA

Cassandra Ford, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Pamela P. Foster, Associate, College of Community Health Sciences, UA

Susan Gaskins, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Jonathon Halbesleben, Associate, Culverhouse College of Business, UA

Anne Halli, Associate, College of Community Health Sciences, UA

Karl Hamner, Affiliate, School of Social Work and Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Regina Harrell, Associate, Department of Internal Medicine, CCHS, UA

Marcia Hay-McCutcheon , Associate, Department of Communicative Disorders, UA

John Higginbotham, Associate, College of Community Health Sciences, UA

Michelle Hilgeman, Affiliate, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs

Ida M. Johnson, Associate, Department of Criminal Justice, UA

Meneka Johnson, Affiliate, Department of Psychology, UA

Seung Jung, Associate, Dept.  of Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management, UA

Giyeon Kim, Primary Faculty, ARIA and Department of Psychology, UA

Kyoung Tae Kim, Associate, Human Environmental Sciences, UA

Melissa C. Kuhajda, Associate, College of Community Health Sciences, UA

Jeanine Lawrence, Associate, Human Environmental Sciences, UA

Kenneth L. Lichstein, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Bronwen Lichtenstein, Associate, Department of Criminal Justice, UA

Gordon A. MacNeil, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Alice Louise March, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Karen Nieves-Lugo, Affiliate, Department of Psychology, George Washington University

Scott Martin, Affiliate, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs

Ian McDonough, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Graham McDougall, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Jermaine Mitchell, Associate, Center for Community-Based Partnerships, UA

Laura Moss, Affiliate,Dept. of Communicative Disorders, UA

Liza Nicholson, Affiliate, Alzheimer’s Assocation

Hyunjin Noh, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

JoAnn Oliver, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Michael W. Parker, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Patricia Parmelee, Primary Faculty, ARIA Department of Psychology, UA

Jason Parton, Associate, Info, Systems, Statistics, Mgmt. Science, UA

Joshua Pederson, Associate, Department of Communication Studies, UA

Sarah Pederson, Affiliate, Home Instead of Hospice

Carroll C. Phelps, Professor, School of Social Work, UA

Daniel Potts, Affiliate, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs

Carol A. Prickett, Associate, School of Music, UA

Paul S. Ray, Associate, Industrial Engineering Department, UA

Lucinda L. Roff, (Emeritus)Associate , School of Social Work, UA

Beverly Roskos, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Vanessa Castro Ryan, Affiliate, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University

Nicole Ruggiano, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Kay Sackett, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Forrest R. Scogin, Associate, Department of Psychology, UA

Avani Shah, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Xiangrong Shen, Associate, College of Engineering, UA

Cassandra Simon, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Gaynell Simpson, Associate, School of Social Work, UA

Lynn Snow, Primary Faculty, ARIA and Department of Psychology, UA

Marietta P. Stanton, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Fei Sun, Affiliate, Arizona State University

Casey Totenhagen, Associate, Human Development/Family Studies, UA

Lori Turner, Associate, Dept. of Health Science, UA

Monika Wedgeworth, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

L. Charles Ward, Affiliate, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs

Tracy Wharton, Affiliate, School of Social Work, University of Central Florida

John R. Wheat, Associate, Department of Community and Rural Medicine, UA

Debra Whisenant, Associate, Capstone College of Nursing, UA

Marilyn Whitman, Associate, Management and Marketing Department, UA

Eric Williams, Associate, Management and Marketing, UA

William Worden, Associate, Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics, UA

Courtney Worley, Affiliate, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Systems