Dr. John Randolph, keynote speaker, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology specialization) from Washington State University, and completed clinical and research fellowships in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His research has focused on metacognition, contributors to cognitive health, executive functioning, and cognitive and neuroimaging aspects of multiple sclerosis. He is Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and a National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow. He is also editor of the recent book, Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health.
Dr. Cynthia Whitaker is dually licensed as both a psychologist and a master licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England and received a Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the Center for Integrated Primary Care at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has worked for the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center (GNMHC) since 2006 where she is currently the Chief of Services, which involves overseeing the daily clinical operations of the Center. In this role, Dr. Whitaker also serves as the Clinical Supervisor for the treatment component of the Southern Hillsborough County Drug Court.
Dr. Nicole Sawyer is a licensed clinical psychologist in Exeter, NH and is Vice Chair of the NH Legislative Commission on PTSD & TBI. She is a frequent speaker on such topics as veteran mental health care and the impact of military culture on health care access and engagement. She has been in clinical practice since 2004 and works primarily with survivors of trauma, specifically Combat Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and EMS, as well as adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. She is a passionate advocate for broadening civilian engagement with the military and veteran community, and for bringing emotional health and wellness into the culture of emergency personnel and military service.
Dr. Betty LaFleur, is a clinical psychologist in private practice at Generations Geriatric Mental Health in Manchester, NH. She is the former Director of Behavioral Health at Elliot Health System. Dr. LaFleur completed her doctoral studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She developed her passion for geropsychology during her internship at the West Los Angeles VAMC where she participated in the specialized, intensive, Geriatric, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) Training program.