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Advisory Board


Sarka Brown

Sarka Brown

Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Sarka Turecka Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist who obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver after completing her APA-accredited internship at the Mental Health Center of Denver, where she provided individual therapy and neuropsychological assessment services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). She then completed her two-year postdoctoral residency in neuropsychology and is currently practicing as a clinical neuropsychologist providing comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to adults with various presenting concerns.

Dr. Brown was raised in Prague, Czech Republic, and moved to the United States in 2004. Since then, she moved around the East Coast from Albany, NY to Philadelphia, PA, before settling down in beautiful Denver, CO in 2015. She loves animals, having adopted two rescue dogs and a cat. In her free time, she loves to go out and enjoy the Colorado mountains, whether skiing, hiking, camping, off-road driving, and spending time with her family and friends.

Ryan Kirk

Ryan Kirk

Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Ryan Kirk is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services for Meridian Health Services, working remotely from Denver, Colorado. 

He has conducted trainings around continuous process improvement models targeting rapid improvement projects and whole-organization culture shifts. He has a background in specialized clinical interventions such as psychological and neuropsychological assessment, pediatric and family medicine, and a biofeedback certification for pain management. In his current role, Dr. Kirk oversees quality assurance for documentation and evidence-based clinical practices and drives integrated care initiatives to better serve vulnerable populations. His efforts center on developing real-time behavioral health consultation programs within primary care and addressing physical health needs during behavioral health visits.

Dr. Kirk holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University and a Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. An avid cyclist, snowboarder and guitarist, he brings a well-rounded perspective to his mental health leadership roles.

 

Ian Bonner

Ian Bonner

Dr. Ian Bonner has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2012 and obtained his doctorate from Adler University in Chicago. His clinical practice and past research focused mainly on affirming care for LGBTQ+ individuals and men/healthy masculinity. Dr. Bonner has been providing individual, group, and couples/relationship therapy since 2007. Along with direct clinical practice, Dr. Bonner regularly conducts workshops and trainings on various aspects of LGBTQ+ affirming care to mental health trainees at Northwestern University and through the Foster Training Consortium.

Dr. Bonner served as the CEO of IntraSpectrum Counseling from 2017-2020. He then founded Freelife Behavioral Health, an LGBTQ+-focused group practice offering the community psychotherapy, mental health assessments and testing, and psychiatric medication. Dr. Bonner serves as the clinical supervisor to four postdoctoral fellows and deeply enjoys clinical training and emerging psychologists' professional development.

Chantal Bushelle

Chantal Bushelle

Dr. Chantal Bushelle is a licensed clinical psychologist who holds a master’s degree in international disaster psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She completed her master’s internship at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in Johannesburg, South Africa working with survivors of torture and xenophobia.

During her doctoral residency at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services, she provided services for a diverse student population, and as a post-doctoral fellow at the Washington DC VA Medical Center, she treated veterans with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

Dr. Bushelle’s clinical experience spans a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health centers, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, and intensive outpatient eating disorder facilities. She is currently in private practice and, additionally, works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families at the Truman Group, providing remote, culturally-responsive psychotherapy and psychological testing to expats for issues involving adjustment, life transitions, grief & loss, and identity development.

Raised overseas in a U.S. Foreign Service family, Dr. Bushelle is passionate about promoting global citizenship and improving mental well-being in an increasingly interconnected world. When not in the office, you can find her on her surfboard catching waves.

Wind Goodfriend

Wind Goodfriend

Wind Goodfriend, PhD, is a full professor of psychology at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Buena Vista University, then her Master’s and PhD in social psychology from Purdue University. Dr. Goodfriend has won the “Faculty of the Year” award at BVU several times, and two of her textbooks won the “Most Promising Book of the Year” award by the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. She has written several peer-reviewed articles about the psychology of relationship violence, as well as the recent book “Entrapment, Escape, and Elevation From Relationship Violence” (Cambridge University Press).

Giselle Levin

Giselle Levin

Giselle Levin, PsyD (they/she/he), is a licensed psychologist in the state of California specializing in transgender healthcare and sex therapy. Giselle completed their doctorate at Pace University in New York, NY, and trained as a postdoctoral resident in LGBT mental health at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. They currently work as a gender specialist at the University of California San Francisco – Child and Adolescent Gender Center. Giselle is a member of UCSF’s Mind the Gap consortium of gender-affirming providers for youth and is in the process of completing their AASECT sex therapy and WPATH transgender healthcare certifications. 

Deanna Metropoulos

Deanna Metropoulos

Deanna Metropoulos is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in psychology at the University of Denver. Before completing her internship and forensic psychology fellowship at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Dr. Metropoulos worked with diverse populations at various forensic locations, including an emergency shelter, a day program for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, a halfway home for individuals with dual diagnosis, a jail-based competency restoration program, a maximum-security correctional facility, a substance abuse clinic for individuals on parole or probation, and a civil inpatient state hospital. Currently, Dr. Metropoulos continues her work in a forensic inpatient hospital, providing treatment and conducting forensic evaluations. She is an active member of the Ethics committee and facilitates the Ethics seminar for our pre-doctoral interns. Dr. Metropoulos is licensed in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Alison D. Peak

Alison D. Peak

Alison D. Peak received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth and Infant Mental Health. Alison is the Co-chair of the AIMHiTN Endorsement Committee and a member of AIMHiTN's Leadership Cohort. Alison also has two post-graduate degrees, Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care and Pediatric Integrated Health Services. Alison is passionate about working with children with histories of early trauma, families with adopted children, and youth in DCS custody. Alison seeks to meet these children and families where they most often present for assistance, their physician's office, and to assist in collaborating with primary care providers to optimize services for children and families.

Sherrie Segovia

Sherrie Segovia

Dr. Segovia earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology before embarking on a 40+ year career serving marginalized children and families. As a counselor, advocate, educator, and training specialist, she worked in clinics, schools, and homes to provide culturally competent care, especially to African-American and Latino communities. During her 25 years as Clinical Manager at Hope Street Family Center, Dr. Segovia led a multidisciplinary team delivering assessment, intervention, and reflective supervision. She frequently presented at conferences and co-authored publications on infant mental health.

Dr. Segovia completed her doctorate in 2003, focusing her dissertation on domestic violence's impact on early language development. She then served as faculty in psychology and counseling at the University of Phoenix and California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Segovia facilitates online courses on early childhood and provides expertise on parental mental health, substance abuse, cultural competence, parenting, and partnerships. Bilingual and bicultural herself, she has a particular interest in culturally responsive services.

Nick Sotor

Nick Sotor

Dr. Sotor is a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Chicago, with over 10 years of experience providing evidence-based behavioral therapies. Notably, he is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, underscoring his expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). As the founder of Chicago Behavior Therapy, he offers not only therapy services but also professional consultation and clinical training. He is known for his clarity in communicating complex concepts, Dr. Sotor is proficient in bridging theory and practical application in his presentations.

Doug Tynan

Doug Tynan

Doug Tynan is a Pediatric Health Psychologist who has developed diagnostic and intervention programs for children with ADHD and also organized a large integrated primary care program to serve low-income communities in Delaware through the Nemours Foundation. In addition, he has served on both state and federal advisory boards on health care reform, early childhood programs and the committee for the evaluation of Head Start. He was a special mental health advisor for Head Start at the federal level from 2004-2007. He was a founding co-editor of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology and received the Wright Ross Salk Award for distinguished Service from the Society for Pediatric Psychology of APA. Currently, he is an editor of Population Health Management and routinely reviews for pediatric and psychology journals and is the President of the Delaware Psychological Association. His work has focused on the coordination of health, mental health, education, and social services for children across systems.

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