Julie Gentile, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Boonshoft School of Medicine, was one of four people appointed to serve on the 28-member Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Part of WSU's Division of Advancement, the foundation manages gifts and some scholarship programs that support the university and its students.
Gentile is project director and primary investigator for Ohio’s Coordinating Center of Excellence in Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability. As division director of intellectual disability psychiatry at Wright State, she has evaluated more than 3,000 individuals with co-occurring mental illness and intellectual disability. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Psychiatric Association's Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Services for Developmental Disabilities, the Excellence in Contributions to Clinical Practice Award from the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has been awarded more than $3,000,000 in grants and contracts to support her work in dual diagnosis since 2003. Gentile will represent the Wright State Academy of Medicine during her one-year term on the foundation board. She is a 1996 graduate of the medical school and completed her residency training in psychiatry here.
In addition, the Foundation chose Ron Amos, president of the Dayton market of U.S. Bank, to serve as chair. Amos’ banking career spans more than 25 years in the Dayton market with over 20 years specializing in commercial banking activities. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Wright State University.