2016 DBSA Board of Directors

Executive Members

William Gilmer, M.D., Chair
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Lucinda Jewell, Ed.M., Vice Chair
Writer, Philanthropist, Principal, Bon Mot, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

Gregory E. Ostfeld, Treasurer
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Chicago, IL

Michael Kuhl, Secretary 
System Analyst, Humana
Louisville, KY

Gregory Simon, M.D., M.P.H., SAB Chair
Senior Investigator, Psychiatry, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA 


LaGenia Bailey, Pharm.D., B.C.P.P., RYT-500, Member-at-large
Senior Area Medical Specialist, Sunovion, Inc Medical Affairs
Chicago, IL  

Christy Beckmann, Member-at-large
Development Director
St. Louis, MO

Suzanne Bergoffen, Member-at-large
Philanthropist, Event Planner
New York, NY



Catherine Fields
Consultant, Deloite
Chicago, IL

Thomas Lane
National Director, Consumer and Recovery Services at Magellan Health Services
Urbana-Champaign, IL

Jerry Pavlon-Blum, Ed.M., M.A.
Director, School Administration/Special Education
New York, NY

Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.
Owner & Mental Health Educator and Speaker, Live Breathe, LLC
Hempstead, NY
Co-President, Uniondale Foundation for Educational Excellence
Hempstead, NY


Gary Sachs, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Founding Director, MGH Bipolar Clinic and Research
Lincoln, MA

Robert C. Schwartz, Jr.
VP Marketing, Comcast Spectacor
Cinnaminson, NJ

John S. Tamerin, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Greenwich, CT