Michael D. Gatson, PhD

Title: Director
Company: Annapolis Vet Center
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States


  • American Psychological Association (2011-present)
  • American Red Cross Hurricane Relief (volunteer, 2005-2007)
  • American Society on Aging (2011-present)
  • Council on Aging (volunteer, 2002-present)
  • Grambling State University
  • Grambling State University President, Master Social Work Organization (2006-2007)
  • Hurricane Gustav Emergency Response Team (20008-2009)
  • Kansas Department of Corrections (volunteer, 2012-2013)
  • LSUHSC-Shreveport Level 1 Trauma Committee (2010-2011)
  • Montgomery County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (board member, 2014-2017)
  • National Association of Black Social Workers, Grambling, LA Chapter (2005-2011)
  • National Association of Social Workers (2011-present)
  • National Consortium for African American Children (board member, chair, 2017-2021)
  • Northwestern State University
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society (life member)
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society (life member)
  • Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (2009-present)
  • State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (2009-present)
  • United States Army Medical Reserve (2013-2021)
  • Veteran Affairs Homeless Operation Stand Down Relief (volunteer, 2005-2012)
  • Volunteers of America, Ruston, LA (volunteer, 2000-2004)
  • Walden University


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Author, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” Page Publishing, Inc. (2021)
  • Recipient, Army Achievement Medal (2016)
  • Recipient, Superior Cash Performance Award, Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2014-2015)
  • Recipient, Superior Cash Performance Award, Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2010-2011)
  • Dean’s List, Grambling State University
  • Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist
  • President’s List, Walden University

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