Dr. Dan Jones is the Director of the Counseling Center at East Tennessee State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and did his APA approved internship at the University of California, Irvine. He is the Past President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors(AUCCCD) and has received the Life Time Achievement award from that organization. He is a former President of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) , the accreditation agency for collegiate counseling and mental health services. Dan is the current Chair of the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance(HEMHA) . He has worked on documents related to both Postvention and Suicide for HEMHA and the Jed Foundation.
Dr. Schwartz, Medical Director of The Jed Foundation as, brings 25 years of experience as a psychiatrist working in college mental health. He was medical director of NYU's Counseling Service, established a counseling center at Yeshiva University and was most recently University Dean of Students there. He was an original member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health and co-chair of the APA working group on legal issues in college mental health. Dr. Schwartz was a co-chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on the College Student and has served as an advisor to Active Minds on Campus and Gun Free Kids. He is co-editor with Dr. Jerald Kay, of Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010). His work has focused on crisis management, legal issues and the community/public health model in college mental health.