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Conference Faculty

Post-Combat Problems in the 21st Century

The 12th Annual Conference


Debra Barnisin-Lange, Esq.
Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County; Coordinator, Veterans Court

Roger Brooke, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University; Director of Military Psychological Services

Allen G. Burgess, D.B.A.
President and Founder, Data Integrity, Inc.

Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.Sc., R.N.
Professor, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Major General Wesley E. Craig, Jr.
Adjutant General of Pennsylvania and Commander, Pennsylvania National Guard

JulieHera DeStefano
Producer and Director, Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home

Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and chair, Department of Pharmacology-Toxicology, Duquesne University

Brigadier General Michael Gould

         Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Daniel Kunz, Esq.
Private Attorney; Coordinator, Veterans Court

Keather Likins, MSSW, LSW 
Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist, Pittsburgh Veterans Healthcare System

Lieutenant Colonel Laura McHugh 
Pennsylvania National Guard Division Chief - Deployment Cycle Support


Carl Prine
Investigative Reporter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; U.S. Marine and Army Veteran

Katherine M. Ramsland, Ph.D.
Author and Professor of Forensic Psychology, DeSales University

Michael J. Rocco
Coordinator, Justice Related Special Projects
, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health

Laurie Buchan Serafino, Esq.
Director of Clinical Legal Education
and Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Duquesne University 

Laura Smith-Seemiller, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Veterans Health Administration

Lt. Col. Thomas J. Stokes, ACSW, LCSW, BCD, RN
Behavioral Health Interventionist, U.S. Army Reserves

Victor W. Weedn, M.D., J.D.
Chairman, Department of Forensic Sciences, George Washington University

Michael Welner, M.D.
Chairman, The Forensic Panel; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, New York University

Lynsay Whelan, M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
and Clinical Practice Consultant, Touch Bionics

Colonel John Wing

PA National Guard State Surgeon

The Reverend Michael D. Wurschmidt
Founder and Pastor, Shepherd’s Heart Veterans Home

The Honorable John Zottola
Director, Veterans Court, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas