Watch Americas Warrior Partnership Session: Empowering Women Veterans in Your Community

Watch Americas Warrior Partnership Session: Empowering Women Veterans in Your Community

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Introduce from the 2018 5th Symposium

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Empowering Women Veterans in Your Community

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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD

Military Health Researcher

https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/kate-hendricks-thomas-phd/

http://www.doseofleadership.com/dr-kate-hendricks-thomas/

Mary Beth Bruggeman

Vice President of Program Strategy

https://missioncontinues.org

Kacie Kelley, The Bush Institute

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE

https://www.bushcenter.org

JJ Pinter

Combat Veteran

Executive Director of Team Red, White, and Blue

https://www.teamrwb.org

About Antonieta Rico

Veteran NCO, U.S. Army

Military Spouse

Director of Communications and Policy at

Service Women’s Action Network

https://www.servicewomen.org

Kayla Williams

Center for a New American Security

Senior Fellow at CNAS; Author

https://www.cnas.org

All videos from this amazing Symposium will be at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUBDuk_U6e1_yFRBRTX4Ai7lfEJLujIcT

Watch this Video 24/7: https://youtu.be/9vj4neEuNkc

 

About Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD

Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD is a behavioral medicine researcher and Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She studies evidence-based mental fitness and peak performance and is the author of two books – Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior’s Battle for Balance and Bulletproofing the Psyche.

 

Her TEDx speeches provide a glimpse into Dr. Kate’s unique ability to make science accessible and actionable for everyday audiences.

Dr. Kate’s background as an academic researcher, storyteller, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran positions her to communicate credibly to a variety of audiences. Her behavioral health research, published in journals like Best Practices in Mental Health, the Journal of Environmental Psychology, and Military Behavioral Health, has been praised as “masterful” and “constructive.”

 

Podcasts & Radio:

Dose of Leadership

http://www.doseofleadership.com/dr-kate-hendricks-thomas/

 

Life in Focus

https://lifeinfocussd.com/ep-32-dr-kate-hendricks-thomas/

 

Public Radio International

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-03-08/former-female-marine-speaks-out-about-facebook-page-shared-nude-photos

 

The Trauma Therapist Project

https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/kate-hendricks-thomas-phd/

https://www.facebook.com/thedrkate/

 

About: Mary Beth Bruggeman Vice President of Program Strategy

 

https://missioncontinues.org

US Naval Academy

HOMETOWN:

Reston, Virginia

SCHOOL:

U.S. Naval Academy, Georgetown University

PROUDEST MOMENT IN MY CAREER:

Leading a company of Marines into Iraq during the 2003 invasion…and then leading them back out safely!

BOOK ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND:

“Duty” by Robert Gates

 

MY FAVORITE MEMORY AT THE MISSION CONTINUES:

Watching the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier while standing amongst the living Medal of Honor recipients. I was incredibly humbled to be surrounded by so many heroes.

 

FAVORITE MOVIE/FAVORITE CURRENT MOVIE:

“Steel Magnolias” – Ask me again in twenty years and you’ll get the same answer.

 

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:

The Washington Redskins. Sigh. It’s not easy…

 

MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE MISSION CONTINUES:

Watching a dynamic and passionate group of people take a company from the ground to greatness, all in service to our nation’s veterans.

 

EXCITING PROJECT CURRENTLY IN WORKS:

Launching new platoons in our region! I just love watching this organization grow and spread throughout the country.

 

MOST OVER USED PHRASE I SAY:

“That’s awesome!”

SONG THAT DESCRIBES YOU:

“Chasing the Sun” by Sara Bareilles

WHO WOULD YOU DINE WITH (DEAD OR ALIVE):

Sheryl Sandberg

 

About Kacie Kelly

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE

https://www.bushcenter.org

 

Kacie Kelly oversees and manages policy, operational, and programmatic efforts on veteran health and well-being, including the Warrior Wellness Alliance.

 

She manages strategic efforts to promote the partnerships, collaboration, and alignment among organizations that are so crucial to fostering the health and well-being of post-9/11 Veterans.

 

Prior to this role, Kacie served as the National Director for Public-Private Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office for Suicide Prevention where she was responsible for developing a comprehensive and integrated public health approach to prevent suicide among the 14 million Veterans not engaged in VA healthcare.

 

Throughout her 15-year career with VA, she led innovative programs to serve more Veterans and their families through strategic partnerships within government and across public and private sectors.  In addition, she has had leading roles to promote military culture competence in the community, outreach efforts to reduce stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare, and to enhance provider proficiency in evidence-based mental health care.

 

She earned her Master of Health Sciences (MHS) at Louisiana State University and has a Graduate Certificate in Women in Public Policy and Politics from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. Kacie has also been an active volunteer in the New Orleans community where she served as a Commissioner on the BioDistrict Board of New Orleans and on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross.

 

About JJ Pinter

Combat Veteran

Executive Director of Team Red, White, and Blue

https://www.teamrwb.org  

 

As Team RWB’s 2nd employee, he has played a key role the development, growth, and operation of the organization. JJ works closely with board members, staff,

 

and volunteer leaders to ensure the delivery of excellent programs that deliver impact. He provides strategic guidance in addition to building and managing critical partnerships.

 

JJ is a West Point graduate and combat veteran, serving as a Field Artillery officer. After his military service, he held both leadership and analytical

 

positions in the construction, defense and medical industries. He currently resides outside Louisville, KY with his wife and 3 kids, where he loves to coach youth sports and be outdoors with his family.

 

About Antonieta Rico

Veteran NCO, U.S. Army

Military Spouse

Director of Communications and Policy at Service Women’s Action Network

https://www.servicewomen.org

 

Toni is the Director of Communications at SWAN, where she leads SWAN’s public affairs efforts. Toni served in the U.S. Army from October 2001 to September 2008, working as a military journalist and public affairs NCO. She has served in Iraq and embedded with various Army and infantry units during day-to-day missions and combat operations.

 

She is experienced in media relations, has provided media training for military officers and soldiers, escorted international journalists in combat zones, and provided media facilitation during high visibility military events.       Toni has worked as Deputy News Editor at Army Times and Navy Times reporting on the Coast Guard, training cycles, gender integration and military quality of life issues. She has also interned at National Geographic Magazine.

 

In addition to her work at SWAN, she is a Program Associate at Women in International Security where she works for the Combat Integration Initiative supporting the successful integration of women into combat arms units. She holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, with a concentration in Global Politics and Security, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from George Mason University.

 

Her awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, the Combat Action Badge and the Iraq Campaign Medal. She is also a military spouse and mother of two girls.

 

About Service Women’s Action Network

Our mission is to be the nation’s most influential and effective network of service women, acting as their champion, advocate and best information resource.

 

Founded in 2007, the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present and future. We are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women. SWAN is guided by the priorities of our members, who include thousands of women and men, service members and civilians alike. We are committed to seeing that all service women receive the opportunities, protections, benefits and respect they deserve. Our goal is to ensure all service women have access to the information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals during and following their years of service.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the nation’s largest, most influential and effective network of service women — advancing their rights today, paving the way for their growth tomorrow.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to support, connect and advocate for service women past, present and future.

 

About Kayla Williams

Center for a New American Security

Senior Fellow at CNAS; Author

https://www.cnas.org

Arabic linguist, Served in Military Intelligence Company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

 

Kayla Williams Served five years as an Arabic linguist, serving in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

 

Kayla M. Williams is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She previously served as Director of the Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she was the primary adviser to the Secretary on department policies, programs, and legislation affecting women veterans.

 

Kayla spent eight years at the RAND Corporation researching servicemember and veteran health needs and benefits, international security, and intelligence policy.

 

Ms. Williams was enlisted for five years as an Arabic linguist, serving in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

 

She is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, a memoir about her deployment to Iraq, and Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War, about her family’s journey from war trauma to healing.

 

Kayla graduated cum laude with a BA in English Literature from Bowling Green State University and earned an MA in International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East from American University. She is a former member of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans and the Army Education Advisory Committee, a 2013 White House Woman Veteran Champion of Change, and a 2015 Lincoln Award recipient.

 

About Center for a New American Security

https://www.cnas.org

 

Center for a New American Security: Developing strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies.

 

Bold. Innovative. Bipartisan.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

 

CNAS performs groundbreaking research and analysis to shape and elevate the national security and foreign policy debate in Washington and beyond. Our dynamic research agenda is designed to shape the choices of leaders in the U.S. government, the private sector, and society to advance U.S. interests and strategy.

 

We have a track record of attracting the best and brightest scholars and practitioners to lead our research programs, and our board members, founders, leaders, scholars, and interns have held or gone on to prominent positions in the U.S. government, at the departments of Defense and State, the White House, and the Central Intelligence Agency as well as in Congress and the private sector. As a result, we benefit from a strong network of supporters in all corners of the policymaking community.

 

CNAS is located in Washington and was established in 2007 by co-founders Dr. Kurt M. Campbell and Michèle A. Flournoy. Since the Center’s founding, our work has informed key U.S. strategic choices and has been acted on by Republican and Democratic leaders in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill.

 

CNAS is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our research is independent and non-partisan. CNAS does not take institutional positions on policy issues, and all views, positions, and conclusions expressed in our publications should be understood to be solely those of the authors.

 

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Thank You for the following for making these programs possible

*Army Veteran William Wischnewsky

Owner www.lightninggraphicsga.com

*Colin Clark (Plane Ticket)

*America’s Warrior Partnership

www.americaswarriorlpartnership.org

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