Part 2: Meet Katie and Katie!

Let’s Talk Moral Injury
Let’s Talk Moral Injury
Part 2: Meet Katie and Katie!
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On this episode we will speak with Katie Ross and Katie Civiletto Stenger about a variety of topics including: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder in Veterans, Access to care, Navigating healthcare outside the VA, Continuum of Care, and much more.

Katie Ross is a seasoned professional in the veteran and military space, she has dedicated her career to Serving Those Who Serve. Katie currently serves as the Director of Veterans Services for Summit Behavioral Health Care’s Tactical Recovery Program. Katie worked to design the Tactical Recovery, this program was created because very few addiction and mental health centers are genuinely qualified in understanding and treating Veterans. Far too often, Veterans do not receive the level of treatment they deserve from people who understand the full impact of their service- she wanted to change this. For her, this work is personal, Katie is a seasoned military spouse, and grew up as a military brat. Her dedication to serving those who serve is exemplified in both her professional roles and volunteer roles in the community.

Katie Civiletto Stenger is a force multiplier in the veteran community. Katie now serves as a National Veterans Services Coordinator for Summit Behavioral Health Care’s Tactical Recovery Program serving veterans in need of residential treatment for mental health and addiction. Katie has spent nearly a decade working with veterans and their loved ones to improve access to care and the services provided to veterans, service members and their loved ones. Katie has served in case management, project management, and  care coordination roles over the past ten years. In 2011, Katie fell into veterans services through a family friend who struggled with what we now know as Moral Injury. At that time, accessing services for veterans who were struggling with reintegration, PTSD and MI was complex and lacked access. Her career focus shifted to address gaps in services and barriers to care for the veteran and military population in relation to mental health needs. While it took her some time to realize, she grew up in a strong military family with grandparents in both WWI and the Korean war. Though she wasn’t fortunate enough to hear either of their stories first hand. Katie is an alumna of Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration

Resources:

Tactical Recovery: www.tacticalrecovery.com 

 Tactical Recovery residential program

Psycharmor: https://psycharmor.org/  

Code of Support: https://www.codeofsupport.org/ 

The Independence Fund: https://independencefund.org/ 

Semper Fi Fund: https://semperfifund.org/ 

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Resource Center: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/wwp-resource-center 

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