Part 2 of presentation on the Mental Health Problems and Solutions.
Oct 26, 2020
Dr. George “Bud” Vana
Part 2 of presentation on the Mental Health Problems and Solutions.

Dr. Bud Vana will present on several different aspects of mental health challenges in Washington State and the US and actions and advocacy that Rotary Members might be interested in.

George ‘Bud’ Vana MD is a Triple Boarder – having taken three board exams as a general pediatrician, adult psychiatrist and child psychiatrist – practicing at the Lummi Tribal Health Center in Bellingham, Washington.  He and his psychiatric team are integrated and collocated (before coronavirus) in the medical clinic, substance abuse program, pediatrics department, school based health clinic and behavioral health department. He finished his BA and MA at Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. He completed medical school at the University of Vermont and completed residency training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  He has worked to develop a telehealth infrastructure at the Lummi Tribal Health Center as well as a child psychiatry consultation service for other tribal health clinics. His other professional interests include family-based psychiatry, acceptance and commitment therapy, treatment of co-occurring disorders, treatment of developmental disabilities and integrated medical and behavioral healthcare. Outside of work he enjoys canoeing, hiking and curling (as in the Olympic Ice Sport) with his family in Bellingham.

My great grand father Franz Hunt was a chart member Rotary Club of Newport, Vermont (Charter No, 1808 on August 26th 1924)