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Center Advisory Council

The Center Advisory Council provides valuable strategic guidance to the Center for Workplace Mental Health. Members of the council are appointed by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Board of Directors. The council represents a diverse range of experience and perspectives, including employers, psychiatrists, and related purchasing stakeholders. We are grateful to the council for their leadership, passion for improving mental health with employers, and ongoing commitment to the Center for Workplace Mental Health.


Alan A. Axelson, MD
Medical Director, InterCare Psychiatric Services

William L. Bruning, JD, MBA
Former President and CEO, Mid-America Coalition on Health Care

Gaurava Agarwal, M.D.
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Psychiatry
Northwestern University

R. Scott Benson, MD
Private Practice, General and Forensic Psychiatry Clerkship Faculty
Florida State University, College of Medicine

Collier W. Case
Director, Health and Productivity, Sprint Corporation

Paul Pendler, PsyD
Vice President, Employee Assistance & WorkLife Program, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Steven Pflanz, MD
Senior Psychiatry Policy Analyst, US Air Force

Laurel Pickering, MPH
President & CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health

John Tumeh, MD
Foundation Psychiatry, P.C.

Hyong Un, MD
Head of EAP and Chief Psychiatric Officer, Aetna

Munachim I. Uyanwune, MD, MBA
CEO, MIU Group Consulting