WDVA Podcast
Jarrod Irvin- Save a Warrior

Jarrod Irvin- Save a Warrior

September 3, 2020

Army Veteran Jarrod Irvin joins the show to share his experience with Save a Warrior (SAW). 

If you're interested in SAW go to: saveawarrior.org

If you have questions/comments about this, or any episode, please email me vpc@dva.wa.gov

Post Traumatic Growth- Dr. Peter Schmidt

Post Traumatic Growth- Dr. Peter Schmidt

July 28, 2020

Dr. Peter Schmidt, Director of Counseling and Wellness of YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, comes to the show to talk about Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). 

 

WDVA Counseling and Wellness: https://www.dva.wa.gov/veterans-their-families/counseling-and-wellness 

 

Questions for the show? Contact Bryan @ vpc@dva.wa.gov

Vet Corps: Kat Felts

Vet Corps: Kat Felts

July 10, 2020

Vet Corps Alumni (UW Tacoma), and former Vet Corps Member of the Year, Kat Felts joins the show to share her experience with Vet Corps, and why you should think about joining! 

Apply here: my.americorps.gov

WDVA’s Vet Corps Program - David Jones

WDVA’s Vet Corps Program - David Jones

June 23, 2020

Vet Corps Member David Jones joins this week's episode and talks about his experience in the Vet Corps Program. 

If you are interested in becoming a Vet Corps Member for the 20-21 Service Year, go here:

https://www.dva.wa.gov/program/vet-corps

Apply through the AmeriCorps Website: my.americorps.gov, listing ID 962434

Monique Brown - FOB Hope

Monique Brown - FOB Hope

June 4, 2020

Army Veteran and founder of FOB Hope, Monique Brown, joins the this episode to talk about building FOB Hope, systemic racism, and how you can get involved. 

To contact Monique, email her at mbrown@fobhope.org

FOB Hope: fobhope.org

For questions, comments, or if you know of an organization that would like to come on the WDVA Podcast email bryan.bales@dva.wa.gov. or vpc@dva.wa.gov

Clemente Veterans’ Initiative: Michael Farnum

Clemente Veterans’ Initiative: Michael Farnum

May 19, 2020

Pacific Lutheran University's Director of Military Outreach Michael Farnum come on the podcast to talk about the Clemente Veterans Initiative. Michael is also WDVA Vet Corps alumni, as well as retired Army. 

Questions about the CVI? Go to the website: https://www.plu.edu/military-affiliated-students/clemente-veterans-initiative-2/ 

Contact Michael Farnum Directly at FarnumMS@plu.edu

Peer Mentor Skill Building with Tom Hove

Peer Mentor Skill Building with Tom Hove

May 12, 2020

This week's episode brings in Tom Hove, manager of the Veterans Training Support Center. Tom and Bryan talk about peer mentor skill building based off of the Veteran's Peer Corps training. 

If you would like to know more information about the Veterans Training Support Center, go to their Website veteranstrainingsupportcenter.org

WDVA Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

WDVA Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

May 5, 2020

This week we have a very special guest on the podcast: YOUR WDVA Director Alfie Alvarado-Ramos! We talk about her transition from the Army to the WDVA, challenges, successes, and how the WDVA is responding to the COVID-19 crisis! 

Do you have questions, or have a group or organization that you think would make for a good interview? Email Bryan at Bryan.Bales@dva.wa.gov! 

Veterans Conservation Corps: Kim Pham

Veterans Conservation Corps: Kim Pham

April 28, 2020

Today's mini-episode features Kim Pham, the Program Specialist for the Veterans Conservation Corps. Kim breaks down what the VCC Internship Program is, and how you can be a part of it. 

Are you a veteran interested in starting an internship? A small farm/conservation district who would like to bring on a VCC intern? Email Kim at Kim@dva.wa.gov

Questions about the podcast? Do you have an organization that you think would be a good feature for the show? email Bryan at Bryan.Bales@dva.wa.gov

Veterans Conservation Corps: https://www.dva.wa.gov/benefits/internships 

Codie Garza, WDVA Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Codie Garza, WDVA Suicide Prevention Coordinator

April 21, 2020

This week on the show we bring in our Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Codie Garza, for an overview on the great things that she is doing. 

Resource List: https://www.dva.wa.gov/military-and-veteran-community-resources-response-covid-19-0 

Codie's Email: Codie.Garza@dva.wa.gov

Bryan's Email: Bryan.Bales@dva.wa.gov 

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