Government Steering Committee

The Government Steering Committee (GSC) is a DoD/VA appointed and chaired steering committee that provides oversight to the CENC. The GSC is co-chaired by DoD and VA representatives and comprises Government representatives and non-DoD and VA subject matter experts.

The GSC approves all studies to be conducted, recommends new studies, and identifies existing and new requirements as they arise. The GSC is the overall main governing and management committee and the committee through which the DoD and VA interact and collaborate with the CENC. The GSC determines all major scientific decisions, and clinical studies proposed by the Consortium Committee proceed into the implementation stage only with the approval of the GSC.


GSC Leadership

Col Todd Rasmussen
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
(GSC Co-Chair)

Dr. Stuart Hoffman
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
(GSC Co-Chair)

GSC Members

Dr. Ruth Brannon
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

LTC Teresa Brininger
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Dr. Kelley Brix
Defense Medical Research and Development Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Dr. Ralph DePalma
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Patricia Dorn
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Ms. Kathy Helmick
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Dr. Patrick Frost-Bellgowan
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Grant Huang
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Audrey Kusiak
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Col Randall McCafferty
United States Air Force

Dr. Ronald Przygodzki
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

COL Dennis McGurk
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

CAPT Jack Tsao
United States Navy Bureau Medicine and Surgery