Day One :: Thursday, September 28, 2017

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome & Plenary Session I
Welcome by MARILYN L. FLYNN, PHD Dean and Professor of Social Work
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social WorkCARL CASTRO, PHD Director
USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families
Colonel, US Army (Retired)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout Session I: Overview & Military Transition Experiences

  • Combat Veterans: Presentation by CARL CASTRO, USC CIR
  • Student Veterans: Presentation by PATRICK O’ROURKE, California State University &
    JARED LYON, Student Veterans of America
  • Women Veterans: Presentation by LINDSAY WILLIAMS, UCLA Department of Nursing
  • National Guard & Reserve: Presentation by SARA KINTZLE, PHD, USC CIR
  • Children & Families: Presentation by PATRICIA LESTER, MD, Nathanson Family Resilience Center
12:30 PM – 2 PM Lunch on own
2 PM – 4 PM Breakout Session II: Programs, Services and Trends

  • Combat Veterans
    JOSH BRACKETT, CBS Corporation
    MELINDA KEENAN, Center for Post Traumatic Growth
    REGAN TURNER, The Mission Continues
  • Student Veterans
    JOSEPH CHICAS, USC Marshall School of Business
    DESIREE A. CAMPOS MARQUEZ, Mt. San Antonio College
    BETH E. MORGAN, Columbia University
  • Women Veterans
    TIM GREEN, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
    LINDSEY SIN, California Department of Veterans Affairs
    MELISSA WASHINGTON, Women Veterans Alliance
  • Guard & Reserve
    CPT DUSTIN HARRIS, California Army National Guard
    JAKE RADEMACHER, Metanoia Films
    WILLIAM V. WENGER, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Children & Families
    JOE BUEHRLE, SAY San Diego
    GREGORY A. LESKIN, UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
    DANNY CHUNG, Microsoft
4 PM – 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Reception
29th District, California State Senate
Chairman, Committee on Veterans Affairs

Day Two :: Friday, September 29, 2017

8 AM – 9 AM Registration & Networking
9 AM – 10 AM Plenary Session II
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans
10 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Session III: Policy & Recommendations

  • Track 1: Combat Veterans
  • Track 2: Student Veterans
  • Track 3: Women Veterans
  • Track 4: National Guard & Reserve
  • Track 5: Children & Families
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Closing Lunch
CHASE MILLSAP, Director of Impact Strategy
We Are The Mighty


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