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Katy Dondanville, PsyD, ABPP

Program Director

Katy Dondanville, Psy.D., ABPP, is an Associate Professor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Dondanville is the Director for the STRONG STAR Training Initiative which is a grant funded implementation and dissemination program for evidence-based psychological treatments. Since 2017, the Training Initiative has trained more than 2000 mental health providers across 42 states, Canada, and England disseminating evidence-based treatments to thousands of individuals with PTSD, suicide, insomnia, and nightmares. She has consulted with numerous community organizations and clinicians regarding the successful implementation of evidence-based treatments. Dr. Dondanville’s research focus is on improving access to and the delivery of evidence-based treatments. She is an experienced mentor of junior faculty and 24 clinical psychology postdoctoral fellows. She has published approximately 75 scientific manuscripts and given over 150 presentations at research conferences and meetings.

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Brooke Fina, LCSW, BCD

Director of Behavioral Health Training Initiatives

Brooke A. Fina, LCSW, BCD, is an Associate Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the Director of Behavioral Health Training Initiatives for the STRONG STAR Training Initiative, a national program dedicated to providing access to quality, evidence-based treatment to clinicians and organizations that service trauma exposed populations. She is a clinician, trainer, and facilitates the implementation of treatment programs for PTSD and suicide. She specializes in Prolonged Exposure (PE) as a trainer and consultant, and in Crisis Response Plan for suicide prevention. As a part of the leadership team of the Training Initiative, she is a subject matter expert in the training and implementation of trauma focused treatment programs. She has consulted with 100s of mental health providers and community organizations regarding the successful implementation of PTSD treatment programs, consulted with managed care entities, and published outcomes in peer-reviewed journals.

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Brittany Hall-Clark, PhD

Director of Inclusive Behavioral Health Advancement

Dr. Brittany N. Hall-Clark is a Texas-licensed Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hall-Clark completed a 2-year fellowship with STRONG STAR, a multidisciplinary PTSD research consortium. She then became an Assistant Professor within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. For 8 years, she worked at the Ft. Hood site of STRONG STAR as a cognitive-behavioral research therapist for several randomized clinical trials focused on PTSD and related conditions in active-duty military personnel and veterans. Currently, she works with the STRONG STAR Training Initiative as Director of Inclusive Behavioral Health Advancement. She is also a Prolonged Exposure therapy consultant and a part of the National Center for PTSD Consultation team. Dr. Hall-Clark is passionate about diversity and cultural sensitivity, evidenced by her focus on cultural factors in treatment, provision of diversity training to graduate students and continuing education for professionals, and culturally oriented publications and presentations. Her professional interests include translational research, cultural factors related to PTSD and other mental health issues, and racial trauma. Additional clinical specialties include trauma nightmares, insomnia, sleep, and anxiety.  Dr. Hall-Clark also practices privately at InSight Psychology and Behavioral Health Services in Pflugerville, TX.

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Stefanie T. LoSavio, PhD, ABPP

Director of Research and Innovation

Stefanie T. LoSavio, PhD, ABPP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and a licensed psychologist, board certified in the Behavioral and Cognitive specialty by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Currently, she works with the STRONG STAR Training Initiative as the Director of Research and Innovation. Dr. LoSavio specializes in evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE), and written exposure therapy (WET). She is a national CPT trainer and regularly provides consultation for research trials and training initiatives. Dr. LoSavio has also served as an implementation consultant, providing organizational consultation to sites working to integrate evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment into their clinical settings. In her research, Dr. LoSavio studies the effectiveness of interventions for PTSD and adaptations to treatments and training methods to increase the reach of evidence-based care.

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David Rozek, PhD, ABPP

Director of Strategy and Evaluation

David Rozek, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor and a clinical psychologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He serves as the Director of Strategy and Evaluation for the STRONG STAR Training Initiative and the Senior Scientific Advisor for Face the Fight. He received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame and completed his residency at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prior to joining the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Rozek held positions at the University of Central Florida as the Director of the National Center of Excellence for First Responder Behavioral Health at UCF RESTORES and at the University of Utah in the Department of Psychiatry with a secondary appointment as the Director of Training at the National Center for Veterans Studies. Dr. Rozek’s research and clinical expertise are in cognitive and behavioral therapies for suicide, depression, and PTSD. He regularly provides training to clinicians, medical professionals, peers support specialist, and mental health allies on best practices when working with individuals who are at risk for suicide and is an active researcher focusing on how to best improve clinical care.

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