Co-leaders: Caryn Blitz, PhD & Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD

We are a group of policymakers and change-makers committed to informing behavioral health policy by leveraging what is known to be most effective for implementation and sustainability of evidence-based psychosocial interventions, while balancing the evidence with the practical experience of our membership in real-world policy and program settings. All roles (e.g., policy-makers; those working in organizations that inform local, state, and federal policy; trainers, providers, and academics committed to informing policy change) and all organizational types (e.g., non-profit, for-profit, university-based, school-based, healthcare, public health, governmental, child welfare, military and veteran) are welcome to join our group.

This Policy Network of Expertise is committed to the process of creating a series of SIRC guidance documents focused on developing comprehensive implementation infrastructure, with the plan to collaboratively develop and share progress made on the guidance document at the 2021 SIRC Biennial Conference.

If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) to join the Policy Network of Expertise, please email SIRC at “Policy Sub-Network” in the subject line.

SIRC Policy Sub-Network of Expertise

Name Email Affiliation
Caryn Blitz   Administration for Children and Families,   US Department of Health and Human Services
Cynthia Weaver CWeaver@AECF.ORG   Annie E. Casey Foundation
Daniel Perkins   Pennsylvania State University
Jennifer Tucker Salient CRGT, Inc.
Kari Samuel Washington State Health Care Authority
Kate Comtois   University of Washington
Katherine Nassauer   United States Army Medical Research and Material Command
Maria Monroe-DeVita   University of Washington
Robin Jenkins University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ronnie Rubin Impact Reach, LLC
Sarah Mariani Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA)


Sandra Morrison   United States Marine Corps
Sarah Walker University of Washington
Lauren Fischer FIVDB USA Washington University in St. Louis
Carrie Comeau Evidence Based Practice & Innovation Center at Community Behavioral Health
Tatiana Bustos Public Health Seattle King County