Daryhl L. Johnson II, MD, MPH, FACS
May Day Medical Director
Alberto Bonifacio, RN, BSN, MHA, CEN
May Day Conference Coordinator
Darlene Poe, BS
Amy Bruns, BSN, RN, TCRN
Anna Stormzand, MPH, CHES, NCTTP
Jennifer Clurman, MSN, RN, TCRN
Anneka Huegerich, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN
Taylor English, RN
Nathan Stokes, BSN, RN, EMT-P
Stefan Szymanowski, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC
Gina Thompson, BSN, RN, CPN, CTP-C
Jennifer Dawson, MPH, FP-C, NREMT-P
Melissa Miller, RRT
Cricket Scovil, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Cheryl Workman, MSN, RN, TCRN, CEN, CSTR
Paul Zarick, BSN, RN, CCRN
Kristina Porter-Butterfield CAISS
Dede Dugan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has a BA in Classical Studies from Wake Forest University, an MS in Public Administration (MPA) from Troy University, and an MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell.
As a mental health clinician, Dede has worked as a private practitioner as well as in the public realm. She spent 5 years as a therapist on the psychology staff of Central Regional Hospital, where she served as an individual and group therapist for adult patients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and substance abuse issues. In 2014, she began her work with UNC as a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at WakeBrook, and later Wake Encompass and STEP clinics, again focused on SPMI, substance abuse, and at Encompass, first episode psychosis. In these clinics, she provided individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
For the last year, Dede has been a clinical instructor/trauma specialist at UNC’s Department of Emergency Services with the SANE and Trauma Resilience Programs. In this capacity, she provides supportive interventions for men and women at risk of developing PTSD due to sexual and/or physical trauma.
Special Guests: Trauma Survivor
Meredith and David Fitch are parents of Lee (age 12) and Virginia (age 14). David is a native Chapel Hillian and the family is deeply rooted in this community. On March 5, 2021, this family’s life forever changed when Lee was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike in a downtown neighborhood.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UNC Department of Surgery
Jared Gallaher, MD, MPH, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. He also has an adjunct appointment in the UNC Gilings School of Global Public Health and co-teaches a course there each spring on cost-effectiveness analysis. Dr. Gallaher graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2011 and completed his MPH at UNC Gilings School of Global Public Health in 2016. After finishing his General Surgery Residency at UNC in 2018, he completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University in 2019 and then returned to UNC to join the faculty in the Department of Surgery. His research focuses on global health in Malawi, especially in the fields of trauma, general surgery, and burn, and he serves as the co-director of the Malawi Surgical Initiative at UNC. He has also published clinical research on trauma and ECMO in the United States.
Appalachian State University
Dr. JP Jameson is a Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in North Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, completed a predoctoral internship at the Salem VA Medical Center, and completed a post-doctoral residency at the Baylor College of Medicine and Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. His research and clinical interests focus on the prediction and prevention of suicide through means safety interventions. Dr. Jameson is a master trainer in Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), a suicide prevention protocol aimed at reducing access to the most lethal suicide methods for at-risk individuals. More recently, he joined CALM America as the chief operating officer. Additionally, he is involved in numerous community-based research projects, both locally and regionally. He also directs the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center, a school-based mental health program operating in area school systems that provide mental health services for K-12 students free of charge.
Nurse Practitioner, UNC Acute and General Surgery
Ariel Marrs, DNP, is a trauma nurse practitioner at UNC Hospital. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Frontier Nursing University. Her Doctoral project focused on adequately screening and treating mental health disorders in underserved populations of North Carolina. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner in the Department of Acute and General Surgery at UNC, she worked 6 years as a trauma nurse at UNC Hospital and 2 years as a primary care provider. Ariel has served on many committees at UNC, and most recently has helped implement the Trauma Resilience and Recovery Program at UNC, a multidisciplinary clinical service designed to address the mental health needs of patients with traumatic injuries.
Manager-Psychiatric Emergency Service
Dr. Motameni is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care with clinical interests in general and trauma surgery. He joins WakeMed after finishing his surgical critical care fellowship at University of Louisville and working at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY. Dr. Motameni earned his medical degree from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC, and completed his residency and internship programs at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
Dr. Motameni is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation honor medical societies. His research work has been published in journals such as Annals of Surgery, Journal of American College of Surgeons and Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. He has contributed to multiple surgical textbooks.
In his free time, Dr. Motameni enjoys traveling and reading.
Associate Director, Inpatient Psychiatry
UNC Medical Center
Paul is a second career nurse after being a middle school and high school science teacher. In 2008, Paul began his nursing career in a medical step down unit and progressed to the Cardiothoracic ICU, where he advanced through the clinical ladder over the course of 5 years. In 2016, eager for an opportunity to lead a team of nurses, Paul took a step outside his critical care box towards Inpatient Psychiatry. During his time there, he has managed Geropsychiatry, Adult Crisis, and Perinatal Psychiatry units, as well as the Electroconvulsive Therapy Clinic. In 2020, Paul was given the opportunity to serve in his current role as the Associate Director for Inpatient Psychiatry at UNC Hospitals with a primary responsibility at the Chapel Hill Campus. During his time in Psychiatry, Paul has served as Co-Chair for the Workplace Safety Program Council, started a Behavioral Response Team Oversight Committee and coordinated the opening of a COIVD Psychiatric Unit.