Serving Those Who Served: How Healthcare Leaders Can Support Women Veterans
Women are the fastest growing group in the veteran population, with 2 million female veterans in the United States today. Women veterans make up an increasing share of all Veteran Affairs users, with a projected increase to 11% by 2024. Compared to their male counterparts, women veterans are more likely to have lifelong post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidal ideation, and other mental health challenges.
In support of national Women Veterans Recognition Day, ECRI hosted an important panel discussion featuring experts in women veteran health issues. Join leaders from Florida Army National Guard, Travis Mills Foundation, The Pink Berets, and ECRI for a discussion on how healthcare leaders and providers can redesign systems to meet the unique needs of women that have served in our U.S. armed forces.
An introduction is provided by Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, ECRI President and CEO.
The panel is facilitated by Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CPPS, CPHQ, CIC, FAPIC, Director of ECRI Total Systems Approach to Safety, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
During this webinar, the speakers will discuss:
- How healthcare leaders can promote health equity for women veterans
- How healthcare providers can assess the unique physical and mental health needs of women veterans
- Strategies to support women veterans to engage in healthy mind-body healing over a lifetime
Major General(ret) Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, PhD
Army Nurse Corps, Florida Army National Guard
General Chapman is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and numerous humanitarian relief operations. She has held key leadership positions within the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense, where she worked passionately to make a difference in the lives of returning National Guard and Reserve Component members and their families regarding integrative holistic health, benefits, employment, and coordinated federal, state, and community services. General Chapman serves on the VA Advisory Committee for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was recently inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She received her PhD in Nursing and Anthropology from the University of Florida and completed her VA Postdoctoral Nurse Research Fellowship at the University of Florida. Her passion is to increase public awareness of the military culture, health, and social needs for returning war veterans, and support the provision of culturally appropriate, holistic, and integrative delivery of services.
Kelly Roseberry, PT, DPT
Vice President, Programming at the Travis Mills Foundation
Kelly is a former Physical Therapist and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. While Kelly was never Active Duty, she has served in many other ways as an Army brat, Army wife, caregiver, and clinician. She has worked at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Quantico Officer Candidate School, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She has been a part of the recovery process for thousands of patients professionally, as well as for her husband at home. Kelly has also been involved in teaching amputee rehab at Shenandoah University and the University of New England. She now works as the Vice President of Programming for the Travis Mills Foundation—a retreat for recalibrated veterans and their families to enjoy adapted sports and activities in Maine. She is a fierce advocate of both veterans and people with disabilities.
Lucy Del Gaudio
Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, EssilorLuxottica
Chief Operating Officer, The Pink Berets
Lucy Del Gaudio is a veteran of the U.S. Army and is a strong advocate for veterans in the state of New Jersey. She serves as Co-Chair for the NJ SOS Veterans Stakeholders Women Sub Committee, which was established to identify and help foster change in the VANJ Health System for women veterans. The Sub Committee was instrumental in New Jersey, establishing June 12th as Women Veteran Appreciation Day. She is the 2019 Women Veteran of the Year – New Jersey SOS Veterans Stakeholders. She is the founding/former Chapter Captain Team Red, White and Blue Northern New Jersey. Lucy is part of the grassroots #MeTooMilitary movement started at the height of Vanessa Guillen. On July 29, 2020, she testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee – Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing: The Military MeToo Movement: An examination of sexual harassment and perceived retaliation in the DoD and at Fort Hood.