Government Steering Committee

 

The Government Steering Committee (GSC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) appointed and chaired steering committee that provides oversight to the PASA Consortium. The GSC is chaired by DoD and comprises government representatives and non-DoD subject matter experts.

The GSC approves all studies to be conducted, recommends new studies, and identifies existing and new requirements as they arise. The GSC is the overall main governing and management committee and the committee through which the DoD interacts and collaborates with the PASA Consortium. The GSC determines all major scientific decisions; clinical studies proposed by the Consortium Committee proceed into the implementation stage only with the approval of the GSC.

 

GSC Leadership

Dr. Ray Santullo
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
(GSC Chair)

LTC Dennis McGurk
Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Committee 5 (MOMRP/JPC5)
(GSC Co-Chair)

GSC Members

Dr. Ron Hoover
Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Committee 5 (MOMRP/JPC5)

CAPT Steve Sparenborg
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Dr. Lindsey Grandison
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH/NIAAA)

Dr. Raye Litten
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH/NIAAA)

Dr. Kelley Brix
Defense Health Agency (DHA)

MSgt Flor Richards
Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

Dr. Michael Bermes
US Marine Corps (USMC) Behavioral Health Branch

CAPT Anthony Arita
Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health (DCoE)

Dr. Daniel Evatt
Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health (DCoE)

Dr. Leslie McFarling
Army Resilience Directorate (ARD)

Bob O'Brien
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

CDR Michail Charissis
Navy/Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)