Veterans Breakfast Invited Speakers Series

Held quarterly in Washington, DC

 

 

Over the last two years, ICF International has provided a platform for discussion of many topics related to the American Veteran. As part of the Veterans Breakfast Invited Speakers Series, we have had many invited speakers that have offered their expertise. Past speakers have included:

  • Peter H. Dougherty—Director, Homeless Veterans Programs, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Gordon J. Burke, Jr.—Director of Operations, Grants, and Transition Programs; Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS); U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mark Johnston—Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton—Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Howard Green—faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)
  • Katherine McCary—reports to the Chairman, President and CEO, SunTrust Mid-Atlantic, and has corporate responsibility for the Disability Resource Center
  • Elizabeth O'Herrin—U.S. Veteran
  • Karen Gooden—Chief, Client Services Outreach, Benefits Assistance Service, Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Commander Wanda L. Finch—U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Public Health Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, Service Systems Improvement Division, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Stacy Garrett-Ray, M.D.—Deputy Director of Comprehensive Women’s Health, Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Lynda Davis—former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Military Personnel Policy
  • Ronald Drach—President, Wounded Warrior Project's Board of Directors
  • Jack L. Tilly—Sergeant Major of the Army, Retired

This collection of experts have discussed issues related to the reintegration of service personnel into the mainstream population. Issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, and issues specific to women veterans have been addressed. For 2011, we are putting together a Conceptual Framework to Address Veterans issues. Your input is greatly appreciated as we address topics such as Reintegration, Medical Simulation and Training, National Guard issues, and the Warrior-Veteran Continuum.

UPCOMING EVENTS

We welcome you all to attend any of our upcoming events to listen to our experts, learn about the issues, offer opinions and provide feedback. Most breakfasts are held on the concourse level of ICF's Washington, D.C., office at 1725 I (EYE) Street, N.W.

View the Breakfast Resources to register for our upcoming event or link to information on events in the past year. Future events include:

September 2011
Health Promotion and Wellness: Addressing Substance Abuse in Military and Veteran Populations

November 2011
Health Promotion & Wellness: Resilience & Suicide Prevention

 

Breakfast Resources

Past speakers have included:

  • Gordon J. Burke, Jr.—Director of Operations, Grants, and Transition Programs; Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS); U.S. Department of Labor
  • Lynda Davis—former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Military Personnel Policy
  • Peter H. Dougherty—Director, Homeless Veterans Programs, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Ronald Drach—President, Wounded Warrior Project's Board of Directors
  • Commander Wanda L. FinchU.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Public Health Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, Service Systems Improvement Division, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Stacy Garrett-Ray, M.D.—Deputy Director of Comprehensive Women’s Health, Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Karen Gooden—Chief, Client Services Outreach, Benefits Assistance Service, Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Howard Green—faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)
  • Mark Johnston—Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Katherine McCary—reports to the Chairman, President and CEO, SunTrust Mid-Atlantic, and has corporate responsibility for the Disability Resource Center
  • Elizabeth O'Herrin—U.S. Veteran
  • Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton—Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Jack L. Tilly—Sergeant Major of the Army, Retired
 
 

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