Merle Griff, Ph.D.
Dr. Merle Griff is the Founder and CEO of SarahCare Senior Solutions, and one of the leading authorities on the care of seniors in the United States. Dr. Griff has served on numerous national boards and task forces including being the past Chairperson of the Board of Directors for NASDSA (National Adult Day Services Association), member of the International Advisory Board for CARF (Commission on the Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities), and a task force member for the study of adult day care in the U.S. for the Assistant Secretary of Program and Evaluation in the Department of Aging. She has been an invited presenter at both international and national conferences including the World Congress of Family and Child and The International Conference of Educators.
Farzana Nabi, Ph.D.
Dr. Farzana Nabi joins VSUSA with a unique combination of management, research, and military experience. She is an accomplished professional with expertise in strategic planning, program development, education, training, and applied research focused on defense, security, policy, and human behavior. Dr. Nabi has diverse experience across government, corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors, with a decade of experience working with the U.S. military. From 2011-2012, she deployed to Afghanistan in the capacity of a Senior Social Scientist in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and earned multiple awards and distinctions for her research. Upon redeployment, Dr. Nabi continued her work with the U.S. Army focused on optimizing human performance for soldiers. She holds a Masters in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare & Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
BG (Ret.) Loree Sutton, M.D.
Brigadier General (R) Loree Sutton served in the United States Army, and as the Army’s highest-ranking psychiatrist, Dr. Sutton served as the founding director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) and was a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Prior to founding DCoE, Dr. Sutton served as Commander of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas, Commander of the DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and as a Special Assistant to the Army Surgeon General. During her military career, she received many awards, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Order of Military Medical Merit. Since retiring from military service in 2010, Dr. Sutton co-founded Threshold GlobalWorks, providing resilience and trauma skills training and consultation services across the country and around the world. In 2014, she was appointed as commissioner for the New York City Mayor’s Office for Veteran Affairs, then serving as the founding commissioner for the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services through 2019.
Mr. David Webb is a presenter, anchor, and journalist entertaining and informing the public for over 30 years. His broadcast career from music to talk spans Boston, Houston, Dallas, New York City, radio syndication and currently satellite radio on SiriusXM Patriot 125. He is a Fox News contributor, Fox Nation Host and The Hill newspaper columnist. Mr. Webb has appeared on radio and television worldwide; on CNBC, CNN International, BBC Radio and TV, NDTV/India, Dutch National TV, and KSA2 Saudi Arabia. He has been featured in various media outlets in Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, France, Australia, Brazil and Canada, and in documentaries. Mr. Webb serves as a Board Member for the Young Marines National Foundation and Wounded Warriors Family Support. He is an Advisor to the V.E.T.S. Program and the Iwo Jima Association of America. Mr. Webb was one of TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2011 and received the National Police Defense Foundation’s Excellence in Media Award in 2015. Mr. Webb studied Political Science and Journalism at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts.