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NAVREF Board Members and VA Liaisons

As of January 2017

To reach any board member, please contact the NAVREF office by sending an email to navref@navref.org or call the NAVREF office at 301-656-5005.

Name, Board Category, and Officer

Title, Organization, City, and State

Priscilla West
Executive Director
Chair
Veterans Education & Research Association of Northern New England
White River junction, VT  
Kristen Bourgerie
Executive Director
Co-Vice Chair

Veterans Biomedical Research Institute
East Orange, NJ

Shelley Cobb
Executive Director
Secretary/Treasurer
Portland VA Research Foundation                  
Portland, OR
Nancy Watterson-Diorio
Chief Executive Officer
Boston VA Research Institute         
Boston, MA

Robin Rusconi, JD
Executive Director                 Co- Vice Chair

Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation
Kansas City, KS
Mary Sano, Ph.D.
ACOS Research & Development
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Brown McCallum, M.D.
ACOS Education
William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Columbia, SC
Robert Forrester
Class B
Belmont, MA
Scott Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Chief of Staff
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
Detroit, MI
Paul Russo
Medical Center Director
Miami VA Medical Center
Miami, FL
Jeffrey Moore, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Cleveland VA Medical Research and Education Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Kelly Page
Executive Director
Charleston Research Institute
Charleston, SC               
Stephen Conafay
Class B
The Conafay Group
Washington, DC               

DVA Liaisons:

VACANT
Deputy CRAD  (Designee)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington DC
Robert L. Jesse, M.D., PhD.
Chief Academic Affiliations Officer

 

Karen Sanders, M.D.
Deputy CAAO (Designee)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington DC

 

 

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