Associate Director of Education, Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybele Merrick, MA,MS, serves as the associate director of education at the department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) White River Junction, Vermont. She has been a resident of the Upper Valley for 15 years, having moved to Lyme, New Hampshire from New York City in 2004.
Her career as a librarian in New York was primarily in the nonprofit sector where she worked in organizations focused on social justice, women’s employment, and health and wellness. Since relocating to New Hampshire, she has worked at the Executive Division of NCPTSD.
She currently leads a multidisciplinary team that creates online and print products on PTSD and trauma for NCPTSD’s diverse public and professional audiences. Merrick oversees product planning and development, writes requirement documents and assesses vendors’ competitive bids, allocates and monitors fiscal resources, and exercises quality control, ensuring all the products NCPTSD develops comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and are fully accessible to people with disabilities. As a member of the Executive Division leadership team, she helps to set policy for the division and the National Center for PTSD as a whole, also working with partners in VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Merrick, holds, a bachelors in English and History, a Masters in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and a master's in library science from Pratt Institute.