innovaTel Telepsychiatry Announces 2020 Strategic Advisory Board Members

ERIE, Pa., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- innovaTel Telepsychiatry, a leading provider of psychiatric telehealth services, introduces the national thought leaders that have accepted positions on the Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). innovaTel looks forward to their expertise and guidance in support of innovaTel's growth and primary mission to enhance timely access to care in an ever-expanding geographic footprint.

In 2020, there has been a welcomed expansion of telehealth due to the onset of COVID-19. This expansion has increased access to patient care due to many of the regulatory barriers being lifted. While the use of telehealth is new to some, it is not new for innovaTel Telepsychiatry. innovaTel has been delivering behavioral health services exclusively via telehealth technology for the last six years in partnership with community-based organizations. Looking forward, the next several years promise to be exciting and productive for telepsychiatry and innovaTel.

innovaTel's Strategic Advisory Board is led by co-chairs Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Rep. and founder of the Kennedy Forum, and Linda Rosenberg, past President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, who are joined by the following board members:

    --  Robert Caudill, MD: Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology
        Programs at the University of Louisville
    --  Patricia R. Coleman, MBA: President & CEO of Behavioral Health Response,
    --  David Gomel, PhD: President & CEO of Rosecrance, Inc.
    --  Pamela Greenberg, MPP: President & CEO of the Association for Behavioral
        Health and Wellness
    --  Chuck Ingoglia, MSW: President & CEO of the National Council for
        Behavioral Health
    --  Tania Malik, J.D.: Chair of the Telemental Health SIG, The American
        Telemedicine Association
    --  John Santopietro, MD: Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare
    --  John Schmitz, MD: Medical Director of Psychiatry for CentraCare Hospital
    --  Nina Vasan, MD, MBA, Founder and Executive Director of Brainstorm: The
        Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation and Assistant Professor,
        Stanford School of Medicine

innovaTel Telepsychiatry has enjoyed consistent growth over the past six years as a result of the outstanding contributions of our Strategic Advisory Board, administrative, and clinical teams.

Jonathan Evans, co-founder, and CEO of innovaTel Telepsychiatry stated, "innovaTel is excited to re-confirm our work with this group of distinguished national leaders in the field of behavioral health. We look forward to receiving guidance in regards to the thoughtful implementation of telepsychiatry to further our mission of timely access to care."

"Telepsychiatry will continue to play a critical role in addressing our nation's mental health crisis, which will be greatly impacted by COVID-19," said former U.S. Rep. and founder of The Kennedy Forum Patrick J. Kennedy. "Now, more than ever, we are seeing first-hand the importance of trusted service providers like innovaTel who can step up to the plate and lead with experience and integrity. I'm proud to serve as co-chair of this esteemed group of thought leaders."

Linda Rosenberg, co-chair of innovaTel Strategic Advisory Board shares, "We've struggled with how to improve access to treatments for mental illnesses and addictions while the world around us embraced consumer convenience - think Google, Amazon, and Uber. And think innovaTel - the company that brings behavioral treatment to people. It's my privilege to lead innovaTel's Strategic Advisory Board alongside Patrick J. Kennedy. innovaTel's roots are in community mental health and their psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and social workers are highly skilled, experienced professionals. They've been there during the tragedy of COVID-19 and they are committed to continuing to deliver effective, convenient care. I'm proud to be part of the innovaTel family."

About innovaTel Telepsychiatry: innovaTel Telepsychiatry is a clinically owned and operated telepsychiatry company that was founded in 2014 to address the shortage of psychiatric clinicians. innovaTel's nationwide network is comprised of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers with a focused mission to enhance timely access to care by partnering with community care centers.

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