Board of Directors

LMHA partners with experts in the fields of mental health, health disparities, and patient advocacy. Our advisors help guide our team as we work towards a just future where disparities in mental health are a thing of the past.

Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a physician in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Health Equity Steering Committee and is the co-director and co-founder of Medicine for the Greater Good. His clinical responsibilities center on critical care services in adult populations, Director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Associate Director of The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Clinical Excellence, and Physician in The Obstructive Lung Disease Group at Johns Hopkins Medicine and in the post-COVID-19 acute clinic. He has authored books and over 70 research articles on community engagement and its impact on health and health equity.

Dr. Jean Lud Cadet

Jean Lud Cadet, M.D. attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from which he obtained his MD in 1979. He did residency training in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and in Neurology at the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, both in New York City. He came to NIDA, IRP in 1992 where he is presently a senior NIH investigator and the Chief of the Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch.

Dr. Heather Vestal

Dr. Heather Vestal obtained her Medical Degree and Masters in Health Science from the Yale School of Medicine, and completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mclean Hospital. She was on faculty at MGH/McLean for 5 years and held several educational leadership roles there including Psychiatry Clerkship Director, Associate Residency Program Director, and Residency Program Co-Director. Dr. Vestal joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke in 2019 as Residency Program Director. She is a passionate and devoted teacher and mentor to medical students and residents, and she is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the residency’s Clinician Educator Track. Dr. Vestal is also passionate about resident wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion. Since arriving at Duke Dr. Vestal led a strategic planning process to re-design the residency program. She is committed to ensuring that Duke residents receive outstanding clinical training in a diverse and inclusive training environment, are well supported by program leadership, mentors, and colleagues, and are empowered to develop and pursue their passions over the course of training.

Dr. Rick Wolthusen

Dr. Rick Wolthusen, MD, MPP, is a psychiatry resident at Duke University. He has more than ten years of experience as a pro bono mental health consultant. He works with governments, NGOs, and academic centers in high- as well as low- and middle-income countries. Rick also founded the award-winning NGO On The Move e.V., which creates spaces of empowerment towards mentally healthier communities. The NGO activities were featured in podcasts, documentaries, publications, and a TEDxTalk. Rick is a member of the Clinician Scientist Track and the Clinician Educator Track at Duke; he also is a National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative Fellow and an American Psychiatric Association Foundation Public Psychiatry Program Fellow.