COL Jeffrey S. Yarvis, PhD, LCSW, BCD, ACSW is a 35-year veteran leader in executive medicine, clinician, life-long educator and well-published social work and military scholar in the field of psychological trauma. A transformational leader, Dr. Yarvis has built, transformed, restored, and grown large organizations and optimized their performance. He has significant experience in restoring integrity, award-winning labor relations efforts, receiving significant research and program funding, collaborating between agencies and restoring the integrity of failing programs. He has been described by his students, superiors, and subordinates as a visionary, honest, ethical, big-hearted, “real,” and a servant leader who inspires teamwork, coalition building and mission success. He is an unconventional military leader that gets things done with an infectious passion. His ability to leverage his skills and translate them to any setting makes him the ideal candidate for the most challenging leadership environments. Always to attempting to improve his leadership repertoire, Dr. Yarvis recently completed two additional masters degrees in Executive Leadership and Strategic Studies. Awards include DiversityMBA.org-Top 50 Executives Under 50, Uniformed Social Worker of the Year, US Army Social Worker of the Year, Mental Health Professional of the Year, Military Alpha Designator as a Professor & Military Scholar in Social Work, the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge, and Order of Military Medical Merit. Board Certified in Clinical Social Work and Fellow of the APA.
Leads and manages the large staff of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Service provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment as well as fitness-for-duty determinations with priority on wounded warriors. Supervises multidisciplinary staff of 13 providers, 7 residents, and 3 administrative personnel. Provides clinical oversight of patient care, ensures access standards are met, trains incoming staff, ensures compliance with standards of The Joint Commission. Treats a panel of psychiatric patients. Supervises and trains social work interns and conducts behavioral health research on evidenced-based practices. Leader on integration of Army and Navy behavioral health services as Walter Reed undergoes the base realignment and closure.
Vice-president of a directorate of full spectrum psychiatric services for the new $1.3 billion Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Responsible for a $22.8 million budget and expansion of services from current outpatient and partial hospitalization adult, adolescent, and child services to future operations with a 12-bed in-patient psychiatry ward, psychiatric consultation liaison service, traumatic brain injury department, an addictions department with a 20-bed residential service and dual diagnosis partial hospitalization addictions service. At end state the directorate will serve a catchment area with nearly 282,000 beneficiaries to include 480 wounded warriors and their families, and care for nearly 20,000 appointed visits per year with a staff of 215 personnel. Lead oversight on design development of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICOE) Satellite for Traumatic Brain Injury. Promoting a culture of excellence, the directorate continues to be a leader in evidenced-based practice, training, and research.
Chief Executive Officer for the 21st CSH leading 504 personnel and rapidly deploying up to 248-bed hospital in support of combat operations or operations other than war. Simultaneously provisional CEO/Commander of the 1st Medical Brigade with responsibility over 4 combat support hospitals and multi-functional medical battalion across 4 different military installations. Responsible for 1,977 personnel with a budget of $7.5 million. Rank: Colonel
COO/Deputy Commanding Officer for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) comprised of a 145-inpatient bed capacity with a level III certified trauma center and level II Neonatal ICU supplemented by 11 outlying clinics, 22 specialty clinics, 7 dental clinics, Red River Army Depot Occupational Health Clinic, Blood Donor Center, Medical Soldier Readiness Processing Center, and a Warrior Transition Brigade. Lead a team of nearly 4000 military and civilian personnel; manages a budget of $342 million annual operating budget to maintain, restore, and improve the health of 100,000 service members (1/8 of active duty soldiers) and family members, retirees and eligible Veterans. Supported transition to $1 billion CRDAMC-replacement Medical Center.
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