Public hearing on Behavioral Health, Second Amendment Rights, and other Gun-Related Issues (Part 1 of 2)


Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Panel 1:

Kenneth Certa, MDAdditional Material 1, Additional Material 2, Additional Material 3, Additional Material 4
Associate Professor of Psychiatry – Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University
Government Relations Committee Co-Chair – Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
Trustee – American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Rogers
Past President – Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Panel 2:

Christine Michaels
CEO – National Alliance on Mental Illness, Keystone Pennsylvania

Richard Edley, PhD – Combined Testimony
President and CEO – Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

Jack Rozel, MD – Combined Testimony
Medical Director – Resolve Crisis Services – UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Panel 3:

Honorable Al Masland
Judge – Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas

Jon Shank
Forensic Case Manager – Holy Spirit Behavioral Health Center

Karen Rhinehart
Probation Officer – General Supervision – Cumberland County Adult Probation and Parole 

Panel 4:

Lt. Col. Scott Price
Deputy Commissioner of Administration & Professional Responsibility – Pennsylvania State Police 

Panel 5:

Mike Vereb
Director of Government Affairs – Office of the Attorney General

Brittney Kline
Director of Safe2Say Program – Office of the Attorney General

Panel 6:

Zoe Maher, MDAdditional Attachment 1, Additional Attachment 2, Additional Attachment 3
Assistant Professor of Surgery – Temple University Hospital
Co-Founder – Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention

Raquel Forsythe, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery/Trauma Medical Director – UPMC Presbyterian
Executive Member – Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention

Panel 7:

James Vollrath
Immediate Past President – Pennsylvania War Veterans Council 

Panel 8:

Charles Gallo, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

John Lott, PhD
President – Crime Prevention Research Center

Additional Written Testimony

Sarah Albrecht

Larry Borland

David Bowie

Michael Gyda

Vanessa Garrett Harley

Klint Macro

PA Firearms Association

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Deb Neifert, Deputy Director
Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services

Kelsey Rogers, Senior Manager, State Policy
Brady United Against Gun Violence

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