Integrated Veteran Services & Consulting grew out of the founder’s lived experience as a service-disabled veteran. Dr. Michael J. Griffin received an honorable discharge after 8 years of service in the U.S. military. He transitioned to civilian life as a veteran with neurodiversity, post-traumatic stress, and a hearing disorder; he even experienced periods of homelessness. These experiences spurred him to earn a doctorate degree with expertise in mental health and qualitative research methods. Dr. Griffin also became a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. He has received training and certifications in Peer Support Service, QPR Suicide Prevention, Trauma-Informed Care, and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
Dr. Griffin continues to serve his country as a philanthropist and entrepreneur. He advocates and designs programs, services, and research for issues related to disadvantaged and marginalized populations. Dr. Griffin's research expertise is in the science of well-being, with methodological expertise in ethnography, auto-ethnography, motivational interviewing, cultural competency, and appreciative inquiry. He has dedicated his professional life since the military to supporting other veterans and their families through a comprehensive holistic health approach.
Dr. J. Michael Griffin is the Founder and President of Integrated Vets. He has over 25 years of experience as an educator, a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, and qualitative education researcher. Dr. Griffin is a veteran with 8 years of active duty and has extensive training and experience with the Department of Defense.
Dr. Ryoko Yamaguchi is Co-founder and Vice President of Integrated Vets. She brings over 25 years of experience as an educator, teaching in psychiatric and residential settings and as a quantitative education researcher. She specializes in applying rigorous research methods to develop and continually improve programs for veterans and their families.
Mr. Adam Hall is a Principal Research Scientist at Integrated Vets. He brings over 20 years of experience as an educator and qualitative education researcher. With more than 400 classroom and school observations, he specializes in providing formative evaluations that aid in the continuous improvement of programs, services, and policies.