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Serving in Strength: A Health & Wellness Series – Brain & Mental Health

May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Serving In Strength health and wellness series. Brain and Mental Health May 29, 2024 at the Military Women's Memorial, 3 - 6:15PM.

A program to empower and support servicewomen and women veterans in achieving optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Join us for MWM’s next installment of Serving in Strength: A Health & Wellness Series. The May 29th event, in collaboration with our community partner, Moral Compass Federation, will focus on mental and brain health. Perspectives will be shared from leaders, researchers, and practitioners from across public and private sectors including participants from the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, industry, MSO/VSO’s, and partner nations. Discussions will explore a wide range of current research initiatives and best practices: physical and behavioral health- traditional and non-traditional treatments; stories of personal experience; the latest on TBI research specific to women. The program will be followed by a networking reception where guests are invited to network and explore resources via informational tables throughout the Memorial’s gallery.

Reserve tickets – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/880733536717?aff=oddtdtcreator

Moral Compass Federation

MWM is grateful to our industry partners who make the Serving in Strength series possible:
Optum Serve | WPS Health Solutions | AARP | Maximus

3:00PM – Welcome remarks / Opening Fireside Chat
Phyllis Wilson, President, Military Women’s Memorial
The Honorable David Shulkin MD, Ninth Secretary US Department of Veterans Affairs
Jennifer Shulkin JD- CEO and Co-founder, Override

3:30 PM Panel 1
Naomi Mathis, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled Veterans of America
Deran Young, Founder and CEO, Black Therapists Rock
Dr. Joelle Vlahkis, Medical Director, WPS Health Solutions
Lisa Peterson, Chief Innovation Officer, Operator Relief Fund

4:30PM Break

4:45PM – Fireside Chat
“How are you, really?”
Amy Gilliland, President, General Dynamics Information Technology. Navy veteran
5:10PM Panel 2 Traumatic Brain Injury | National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)
Christine Brady, Commander, Intrepid Spirit Center, Fort Belvoir
Chandler Rhodes, Treatment and Rehab (T)
Susan Cillon, Medical Service Chief, NICoE
Michelle Wise, Director Nurse Practitioner, NICoE

Closing Remarks
HRH Princess Marie, Denmark. Honorary Board Director, Veterans Coalition International



Serving in Strength is a comprehensive program designed to address the unique health needs of military women through a series of educational events throughout the year. Through this program, the Military Women’s Memorial will convene leaders and practitioners from the government, academia, industry, and civil society to empower and support servicewomen and women veterans in achieving optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.