September 2019 Membership Luncheon: Speakers from the Veterans Resource Center

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:30am-1:00pm (ended)

September Membership Luncheon
Speakers: Veteran's Resource Center
MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Town of Windsor Planning Department

Tuesday, September 17th, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Charlie's at the Windsor Golf Club
Luncheon Cost: $22 members; $27 non-members
Pay Online on the Chamber website, call (707) 838-7285, or email mary [at] windsorchamber [dot] com
RSVP Reservation Deadline is Friday, September 13th.
PLEASE RSVP TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE LUNCHEON.

SPEAKERS:
Our speakers at the September Luncheon hail from the Veteran's Resource Center. You may recall last month when the Chamber participated in the groundbreaking at the Windsor Veteran's Village, a 60-unit housing project funded as a collaborative effort involving the Town of Windsor, the county and a half-dozen other agencies. You can click here to read the North Bay Business Journal's article about the project.

The VRC will show a brief film about VRC programs and services and update Chamber members about the Windsor Veterans Village, Hearn Behavioral Health Treatment program, and services that are provided out of our main office, etc. followed by a brief QA. VRC will also provide information about our upcoming movie fundraiser, Oildale.

SPEAKER BIOS:
Jim Luper, MA, LMFT (#42057) has been the Clinical Coordinator at Hearn House Behavioral Health Treatment program since 2013. He received his MA in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His training focused on the assessment and treatment of mental health, behavioral and family systems issues using psychodynamic, object relations, self-psychology, somatic, cognitive behavioral, family systems and spiritual/existential modalities. He received his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts with honors in psychology, from Michigan State University. He has advanced trauma treatment training through Bessel Van Der Kolk as well as additional training in addiction treatment through UCLA and the Matrix Institute. He has extensive work experience serving veterans and individuals involved in the criminal justice and homeless systems. He has also provided therapy to traumatized refugees through the Healing Center for Survivors of War and Political Torture in San Francisco. Jim is a compassionate advocate for the many veterans he serves. When he’s not providing care to the veterans at Hearn House (who love him dearly), he spends his free time enjoying music and attending concerts.

Trevor Thomson is a 10-year Marine Corps Veteran, who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon exiting the Marine Corps in 2016 due to injuries sustained while deployed to Afghanistan, Trevor began his education at the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University, with the aim of gaining a degree in Psychology and helping fellow Veterans. Trevor has dedicated his life to serving his fellow Veterans with benefit advisement, addiction recovery, and peer support. Trevor currently works as a Supportive Services for Veteran Families Case Manager for the North Bay Veteran’s Resource Centers of America’s Santa Rosa Office and Hearn House, in addition to being a full-time student and father of a 6-month baby girl.  

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