Chris Thorne, Director of Account Management for HireMilitary, discusses the organization’s mission to assist veterans and transitioning service members as they enter the next phase of life after military service. Thorne highlights HireMilitary’s proactive approach to securing jobs with a high likelihood of employment. Thorne also touches on the challenges which make transitioning to civilian life difficult.
Katie Croskrey, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego Chapter, discusses the Association’s mission to accelerate global research, drive risk reduction and early detection, and maximize quality care and support. Croskrey is joined by Susan Bos, Support Group Leader and Podcast Host, and Joice Curry, an Alzheimer’s caregiver and volunteer, to talk about their personal experiences in caring for those afflicted with the debilitating disease.
Barry Jagoda, award-winning journalist and author of Journey’s with Jimmy Carter and Other Adventures in Media, recounts his experience covering iconic events such as the JFK assassination, the moon landing and Watergate. Jagoda chats about his work within the Carter administration, as well as the state of journalism and politics today.
Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center “Paves Way” to Recovery for Men and Women Struggling with Addiction
Captain Paul Swain, Business Administrator for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, details the center’s successful methods for helping adults struggling with addiction to get back on their feet. Captain Swain talks about the challenges adults in recovery face and the skills they learn at the center. Captain Swain also discusses the Paver Fundraiser, which allows donors to permanently cement their names into the grounds of the new Rehabilitation Center in Otay Mesa.
Mark Balmert, President and CEO of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Terry McKearney, President of the SDMAC Foundation, to highlight the foundation’s mission and commitment to help veterans, transitioning service members and their families pay for higher education through scholarships.