Meet WoVeN Staff
The WoVeN staff is passionate about improving the lives of women Veterans. They make sure that the WoVeN groups run smoothly and help keep the WoVeN community connected.
WoVeN’s Director, Tara Galovski, is a clinical psychologist who also serves as the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. Dr. Galovski has enjoyed working in the field of mental health and well-being with women from all walks of life, including Veterans for over a decade. As a researcher, she is interested in studying the effects of traumatic experiences and developing therapies to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports, going to the beach at every possible opportunity and especially spending time with her family and her dog, Charlie. Dr. Galovski feels truly honored and privileged to continue her work with women Veterans through the WoVeN program!
Amy Street is WoVeN’s Co-Director. Dr. Street is a researcher interested in the stressors that women face during military service and a clinical psychologist who provides mental health care for women veterans. She’s been working with women Veterans for almost 20 years and is thrilled with the opportunity to connect women veterans with each other through the WoVeN program! In addition to her responsibilities with WoVeN, Dr. Street serves as the Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. When she’s not at work you’ll usually find her trying to meet her daily “Fitbit” step goals. If she’s lucky she’ll be getting those steps while hiking in the woods with her family!
Jennifer Schuster Wachen
Jennifer Schuster Wachen, WoVeN’s Associate Director, has over 10 years of experience treating women Veterans in the VA Healthcare system. Dr. Wachen is a clinical psychologist affiliated with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. Her research interests are focused on improving treatments for PTSD for active duty military and returning veterans, and on examining the relationship between trauma, health, and functioning. In her free time, she enjoys music, movies, and spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Wachen is excited for the opportunity to develop a nationwide network of women Veterans through WoVeN.
Katie Buchholz is WoVeN’s Program Manager, which means she’s the person who gets your e-mail when you click on the “Contact Us” link! Her favorite part of managing WoVeN is the opportunity to meet all the amazing women Veterans who are connected with the program. Dr. Buchholz is a clinical psychologist with experience working with veterans and with women who’ve experienced very stressful events. She’s also a researcher who is interested in how people decide to get into mental health treatment. Outside of work, Dr. Buchholz enjoys playing board games – she plays a mean game of Scrabble! When she’s looking for a little more excitement, you’ll find her teaming up with her daughter to put on the drama in local theater performances.