Convening 2021 kickoff and the CONVENING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Please join our committee chairs and special guests as we share each of our collaboration committees' mission, reflect on achievements in each vertical over the past 20 years, and plan for collaboration for the future. Your participation in the breakout sessions will drive the goals for each committee as they move forward into the next year. We look forward to celebrating success and planning for the future with you! 

Come ready to reflect on the progress we have made and offer constructive criticism on how we can improve the way we work together as organizations who serve the military-connected community. 

For our participants' health and safety concerns, we have made the difficult decision to move our in-person convening to a virtual format. However, we are still accelerating the impact of veterans throughout our collaboration!

Please join us for our Collaboration Committee Convening Breakout Sessions throughout the months of October and November, beginning October 8th. 

Family/Caregiver Committee Breakout:

Thursday, October 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm CT

Special Guest Speakers:
Shelley Kimball, Ph.D.
Senior director of research and program evaluation, Military Family Advisory Network
Hisako Sonethavilay
Senior Advisor, Research & Innovation
Hiring Our Heroes 
U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation 
Robert Brott 
Lead Clinician
Endeavors, Killeen
Hannah Hutler-Boyd
Chief Impact Officer
Camp Corral
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Wellness Committee Breakout:

Friday, October 15, 10:00am-12:00pm CT

Special Guest Speakers from the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors:
Kimberly Anderson 
Director of Wellness

Margarita Ochoa-Smith

Director of Behavioral Health

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Essential Services Committee Breakout:

Friday, October 22, 09:00am-11:00am CT

Special Guest Speaker:
Bob Woodruff Foundation
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Education Committee Breakout:

Thursday, November 18, 10:00am-12:00pm CT

Special Guest Speaker:
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Veterans, military-affiliated family members, caregivers, special immigrant visa recipients, and allies have a diverse spectrum of needs. No one organization can provide the full range of services to meet the demand of each individual. Therefore, our collaboration committees, composed of over 177 member organizations and more than 700 unique resources, have come together as part of a collaborative system to work together toward problem-solving and collective impact that support each organization's mission as a holistic network.