Vice President Uniformed Services
“It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work with uniformed service professionals,” says Frank J. Gallo, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, and Vice President of Uniformed Services at Granite Recovery Centers.
Since 2009, Dr. Gallo has been working with uniformed service professionals struggling with all sorts of problems getting in the way of valued living. He was the Director of Clinical Operations at the Brattleboro Retreat (VT), which is one of the oldest psychiatric hospitals in the country. His role at the Retreat included providing senior leadership of its Uniformed Service Program.
Dr. Gallo’s dedication to working with uniformed service professionals also included directing the Traumatic Stress Recovery Center at the Center for Human Development (MA), the psychological health program at the Massachusetts Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing, and the Brattleboro Retreat’s Uniformed Service Program.
In addition, Dr. Gallo was a Joint Commission Behavioral Health Surveyor. He surveyed behavioral health care organizations throughout the United States. Applied a variety of skills to determine an organization’s degree of compliance with applicable standards and functionality of behavioral health care delivery systems. He also engaged organization staff in interactive dialogues to assess and identify opportunities for performance improvement.
Besides Dr. Gallo’s clinical experience, he is a retired police officer from the Cranston Police Department (RI). His police experience included uniformed patrol, community policing, detectives, training division, and the special reaction team that involved using specialized tactics and weapons to resolve high-threat situations. “My police experience and work with military service members have been extremely valuable in helping uniformed service professionals,” says Dr. Gallo.
Dr. Gallo was also a tenured Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University, where he taught a range of courses in policing, criminal behavior, and research methods. He left his academic position to dedicate his work full-time to professional psychology in uniformed service settings.
Dr. Gallo is the author of numerous articles in the field of police psychology, police training manuals, and the book Bouncing Back from Trauma: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide for Police Readiness. He’s provided recruit and in-service training for uniformed service professionals. He has presented and consulted internationally on issues related to policing and the use of force, and nationally on the use of acceptance and commitment therapy in uniformed service and healthcare settings. “At Granite Recovery Centers, I’m excited to create innovative training and treatments that simply work for uniformed service professionals and get them back to living life with more purpose and vitality,” says Dr. Gallo.