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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

Medical Director

InterCare Psychiatric Services

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

Head, Strategic Alliances


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

Gaurava Agarwal, M.D.

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

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

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R. Scott Benson, M.D.

Private Practice, General and Forensic Psychiatry Clerkship Faculty

Florida State University, College of Medicine

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Charles J. Lattarulo, Ph.D.

Director, Healthy Minds

American Express

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Michelle Martin

Senior Vice President, Total Rewards Experience


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Paul Pendler, Psy.D.

Vice President, Employee Assistance & WorkLife Program

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Steven Pflanz, M.D.

Senior Psychiatry Policy Analyst

U.S. Air Force

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John Tumeh, M.D.

Foundation Psychiatry, P.C.

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Hyong Un, M.D.

Head of EAP and Chief Psychiatric Officer


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


MIU Group Consulting

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