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Center Advisory Council

The Center Advisory Council provides valuable strategic guidance to the Center for Workplace Mental Health. Members of the council are appointed by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Board of Directors. The council represents a diverse range of experience and perspectives, including employers, psychiatrists, and related purchasing stakeholders. We are grateful to the council for their leadership, passion for improving mental health with employers, and ongoing commitment to the Center for Workplace Mental Health.

Alan A. Axelson, M.D. - Co-Chair Photo

Alan A. Axelson, M.D. - Co-Chair

National Director of Medical Strategy & Innovation

Transformation Care Network

Laurel Pickering, M.P.H. - Co-Chair Photo

Laurel Pickering, M.P.H. - Co-Chair

Head, Strategic Alliances


Gaurava Agarwal, M.D. Photo

Gaurava Agarwal, M.D.

Chief Wellness Executive, Northwestern Medicine; Director of Faculty Wellness, Northwestern University

Associate Professor, Departments of Medical Education and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine

R. Scott Benson, M.D. Photo

R. Scott Benson, M.D.

Private Practice, General and Forensic Psychiatry Clerkship Faculty

Florida State University, College of Medicine

Smita Das, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Smita Das, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Senior Medical Director of Psychiatry

Lyra Health

Karinn Glover, M.D., M.P.H. Photo

Karinn Glover, M.D., M.P.H.

Founder, Dr. Karinn; Attending Psychiatrist, Montefiore Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Henry Harbin, M.D. Photo

Henry Harbin, M.D.

Health Care Consultant

Former CEO, Magellan Health Services

Charles J. Lattarulo, Ph.D. Photo

Charles J. Lattarulo, Ph.D.

Director, Healthy Minds

American Express

Michelle Martin Photo

Michelle Martin

Senior Vice President, Total Rewards Experience


Paul Pendler, Psy.D. Photo

Paul Pendler, Psy.D.

Vice President, Employee Assistance & WorkLife Program

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Steven Pflanz, M.D. Photo

Steven Pflanz, M.D.

Senior Psychiatry Policy Analyst

U.S. Air Force

John Tumeh, M.D. Photo

John Tumeh, M.D.

Foundation Psychiatry, P.C.

Munachim I. Uyanwune, M.D., M.B.A.  Photo

Munachim I. Uyanwune, M.D., M.B.A.


MIU Group Consulting

Karen van Caulil, Ph.D. Photo

Karen van Caulil, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value

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