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Research Staff

Suzy Bird Gulliver, PhD

Director, Warriors Research Institute

Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical researcher. Currently, she serves as Director and Chief of the Warriors Research Institute and as a Professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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Assistant Investigator

Elizabeth Coe, PsyD

Assistant Investigator

Dr. Coe joined the Warriors Research Institute in February 2018 after earning her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. Prior to joining the WRI, she completed training rotations at the Baylor Psychology Clinic, Talitha Koum Institute, Methodist Children’s Home, and the Baylor University Counseling Center in Waco, TX, and completed her predoctoral internship at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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Program Managers

Alexia Maness

Program Manager

Alexia joined the Warriors Research Institute team in November 2015 as a Program Manager. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Following undergraduate education, she taught middle school English language arts and worked in management at American Income Life Insurance Company.

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Michelle Pennington, MPH

Program Manager

Michelle joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in July 2013. She graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and also holds a Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Education from Baylor University.

Michelle has been involved in a variety of research projects related to firefighters and veterans examining topics, including suicide, stigma, telehealth, peer support, and traumatic brain injury among. Michelle is a native Texan. In her spare time, she enjoys attending Baylor football games, running, crafting and playing with her nieces.

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Jessica Rostockyj, MS

Program Manager

Jessica joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in February 2018 as a program manager. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and holds a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion Management from Nebraska Methodist College.

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Research Assistant

Megan Cardenas

Research Assistant

Megan joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in June 2019. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May 2019. During her time as an undergraduate, Megan worked as a research assistant in a lab studying Anxiety and Related Disorders. She also worked as an assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University.

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