William B. (Bill) Gunn
Jr., PhD received his doctoral degree at Virginia Tech in
1986 in systems thinking and family therapy and has been an educator,
therapist, and consultant in organizations both in and out of health care. He has been the Director of Behavioral Science
in family medicine residency programs in Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado
from 1986 to 1997. For the last eighteen
years he has been on the faculty at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
Program in Concord, New Hampshire and currently serves on the governance
committee with Concord Hospital Medical Group. He has a particular interest in the integration of public health and
behavioral health into the primary care setting. He holds a clinical
appointment at Dartmouth Medical School and is on faculty for the
Leadership/Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
Bill is a co-author of "Models
of Collaboration" and "The Collaborative
Psychotherapist;" books designed for mental health professionals working in
medical settings and has published articles around the integration of
behavioral health into primary care. He
has been trained in working with Relational Coordination processes and seeks to
bring a fresh, positive view to those with whom he consults.
In addition to his faculty responsibilities, Bill has lead
organizational change projects which are uniquely designed to collaborate with
the individual, team, or department in setting a vision and following through
with strategic plans. Most recently, he has designed a wellness and resiliency
program that plans to address the growing burnout issues currently facing
providers and staff in healthcare. The goals of this program are to address the
individuals’ adaptive response to the pressures as well as provide
opportunities for teams to address new systemic solutions.
Bill serves on the board of the Concord Coalition to End
Homelessness and is active in his community in addressing the issues facing
those who are disadvantaged. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time
with his wife, Sylvia, and their children and grandchildren as much as possible.