The Joining Forces–UB team is made up of dynamic faculty, staff, and students who are committed to excellence in veteran and military family care.
Lisa Butler, PhD
Joining Forces–UB Principal Investigator; Instructor, Introduction to Issues in VMF Care and the VMF IPE Seminar; Associate Professor, School of Social Work
“Developing a comprehensive yet also nuanced understanding of both military culture and individual experience — what veterans have faced, their reactions and responses, and the challenges that they and their families may have in reintegration — is part of being trauma-informed when it comes to serving this population."
Susan Bruce, PhD, RN, ANP-C
UB School of Nursing Contact; Previously, Joining
Forces–UB Co-PI; Clinical Professor, UB School of
"If health care professionals can recognize the impact
that a veteran’s service has on the individual as well as the
ripple effect to family members, they can better identify issues
and intervene. That’s what the Joining Forces–UB
project is all about."
Thomas H. Nochajski, PhD
Instructor, Introduction to VMF Issues class; Member, JF-UB
Research Team; Research Professor, School of Social Work
Braden Linn, MCMP, MSW
Joining Forces–UB Doctoral Student and Field
Educator, School of Social Work
"Research and education have the potential to vastly
change the way services are delivered to veterans and military
families. Working together, we can improve a variety of health and
mental health outcomes for those who have sacrificed for our
2017 Intern, Joining Forces-UB
MSW Student, School of Social Work
We are fortunate to have had a wonderful team of faculty that contribute to the project.
School of Nursing
Katie McClain-Meeder, MSW, School of Social Work
Nancy Campbell-Heider, PhD, RN, FNP, NP-C, CARN-AP, FAAN- School
Janice Feigenbaum, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, retired
Christine Geiger, DNP Student, School of Nursing
Michael Lamparelli, DNP, CRNA, School of Nursing