Resiliency & Well-being Center Staff

GW Resiliency & Well-being Staff
Headshot - Dr. Lorenzo Norris

Lorenzo Norris, MD, is the medical director of the GW Resiliency & Well-being Center (R&W Center), Chief Wellness Officer for the GW medical enterprise, a psychiatrist at GW Medical Faculty Associates, associate dean for student affairs and administration, and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Since joining GW in 2006, he has held a variety of leadership positions including director of the GW Hospital Medical Illness Clinic; director of the GW Survivorship Center Psychiatric Services; director of the GW Hospital Consult Liaison Services; medical director of Psychiatric and Behavioral Services for GW Hospital, and associate residency director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Headshot - Dr. Leigh Frame

Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, CERT ’20, is the R&W Center’s associate director and research director. She also currently serves as the director of the Integrative Medicine Programs, executive director of the GW Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH), and assistant professor of clinical research and leadership here at GW. While working at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Frame earned her PhD in Human Nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also received a Master of Health Science in Immunology from the same school.

Headshot - Dr. Viktoriya Karakcheyeva

Viktoriya Karacheyeva, MD, MS, NCC, LCPC-SP, LCADAS, is the R&W Center's behavioral services director.  She is responsible for planning and implementing programs, developing and coordinating services, activities, and offerings to meet the social and emotional needs of trainees, faculty, staff, and their families. She received her MD degree from Dnipropetrovsk National Medical Academy in Ukraine with a focus in psychiatry but does not practice in the U.S.

Headshot - Ashley Drapeau

Ashley Drapeau, PA-C, LAc, MPAS, MAC, is the R&W Center's behavioral services physician assistant.  She has  practiced in multiple focal areas in the private sector, including bariatric surgery, family medicine, and urgent care.  As an officer in the U.S. Air Force, PA Drapeau received specialty training in occupational health, trauma, and behavioral health.  She holds a master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine.

Headshot - Dr. Lara Williams

Lara Williams, MD, MSHS`20, FACOG, IFMCP, FAARM, ABOIM, is the women's well-being champion for the R&W Center's Rosemary Bowes, PhD, Women’s Well-being Initiative. Dr. Williams is the managing partner of The Oregon Clinic – OBGYN North, where she provides a holistic approach to women’s health care issues including menopause and hormone replacement therapy.  She finds new avenues for education utilizing telemedicine and group visits to meet her patients’ wide variety of needs.  Dr. Williams has a MD degree from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center.  She did her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of New Mexico. She did fellowships with the Institute of Functional Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (in progress).

Headshot - Patrick Corr

Patrick Corr, EdD, MEd, AFAMEE, is the R&W Center's research associate, vice program director of the GW Integrative Medicine Programs, and a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Research & Leadership at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Dr. Corr teaches coursework in qualitative research methods, academic writing, and health equity.  His research interests are in subjective well-being, whole body health, and addressing the academic and social inequities that impact health outcomes. He earned his doctorate in education at GW and his master's degree in education at Salem State University.


Janette Rodrigues, administrative director of the GW Resiliency & Well-being Center

Janette Rodrigues is the R&WC's administrative director.  In this position, she helps to create a space where faculty, trainees, students, and staff can learn the tools to help them cope with stress, burnout, an anxiety.  Prior to GW, Janette was the editorial director of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a newspaper reporter for nearly 20 years with The Houston Chronicle, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and several other papers.  Janette has a BA in communications, with a concentration in print journalism, from the Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications.