Denise Burnham is the Clinical Operations Manager for the Western U.S. & Pacific Rim regions of the Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program. Ms. Burnham is responsible for the oversight of up to 200 Military Family Life Counselors assigned to various installations throughout the United States and the Pacific including Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine locations in Asia. Ms Brown has been responsible for the implementation of MFLC components at various locations nationally and internationally such as Japan, Republic of Korea, Kwajalein as well as American Samoa where she provided oversight to MFLCs providing direct services following the tsunami in 2009.
Prior to her role as Clinical Operations Manager, Ms. Burnham served as Program Manager at Value Options, where she was responsible for the administration of a mental health and substance abuse benefit contract which covered upwards of 450,000 union members. Overall, Ms. Burnham’s background includes more than 15 years’ experience in the area of behavioral health management where she has been responsible for the administration and functional aspects of behavioral health and substance abuse contracts including reporting and implementation of new programs.
Previous to that, Ms. Burnham was a Peace Corp volunteer in Micronesia. She worked for a UNDP Program called Informal Employment and Sustainable Livelihood as a small business volunteer.
Ms. Burnham holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
Donna Smith joined MHN almost ten years ago and currently is the Manager of Clinical Operations for the MFLC Program. Donna manages several CONUS installations, the Special Operations Command Program for both CONUS and OCONUS installations and supports the European Community teams. In addition, she oversees many of the operational projects for the Government Services Program. Currently, she manages a staff of six in the Irving, Texas and Hampton, Virginia offices. Prior to being a manager, she supervised Guard and Reserve events and OCONUS/PACAF installations.
Prior to her work with MHN, Donna was the Director of an EAP where she managed three offices throughout the US. She also has experience as an account manager and spent five years providing CISD services to accounts nationwide.
Donna Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over fifteen years of mental health experience. She holds a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Baylor University.
In her free time, Donna is a talented chef and enjoys entertaining her family and friends.
Holly Gardner has worked with the MFLC Program in multiple capacities since 2006. Currently, she is serving as Clinical Operations Manager and as such, is responsible for 37 Adult/CYS installations, 75 schools and 245 contractors and management employees in CONUS and OCONUS.
Prior to her work with the MFLC Program, Holly worked for twelve years with Dallas MetroCare Service as a Licensed Practitioner assessing, diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and families with serious mental illnesses. Additionally, Holly provides Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) services as an Independent Contractor. Notably, Holly provided CISM services to the state of New York after 9/11 directly after the incident and again on the one year anniversary.
Holly holds both a LCSW and LMSW. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas, TX.
Jodi Salamino is the Regional Manager of Clinical Operations for the MFLC Program and as such, feels privileged to support master level clinicians who serve our US Marines, sailors, and families on both east and west coast Marine Corps installations. Jodi is responsible for the oversight of Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune-New River, Parris Island Recruiting Depot, Beaufort Air Station, Miramar, Twenty-nine Palms, and Yuma.
Jodi earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology through Western Michigan University with certification in Substance Abuse and Gerontology Counseling. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. She is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina, Michigan, and Texas with a clinical focus on our military wounded, ill and injured.
In her spare time, Jodi is a full-time student at Duke University School of Medicine. Time with family, friends, and various hobbies are important to Jodi. The photo featured above was taken at MCAS Cherry Point when Jodi had the opportunity to check out one of the tanks.