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Your Brain on the Military - Women Veterans

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Your Brain on the Military: Women Veterans

The Intrepid Museum and NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcome current and former military service members and their family and friends for a series exploring the links between military service and the brain. Hear from researchers and veterans as they unravel myths and realities about the military and mental health.

Dr. Colleen Becket-Davenport, Psy.D., of the Military Family Wellness Center will moderate a panel of female veterans. They will speak about the strengths and leadership of women in the military, and the unique challenges they face both during and after service.

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Dr. Colleen Becket-Davenport completed her doctoral degree at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has worked with veterans on both coasts, completing a two-year externship at the VA in San Francisco and completing her internship at the VA here in Manhattan. She has contributed to research in the areas of military culture, civilian reintegration, deployment resiliency training, and military sexual assault and trauma. She currently acts at the primary clinician for patients in the Military Family Wellness Center at our Weill Cornell site. She is the proud daughter of a U.S. Marine.

Panelists

Shay Arnon is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces (2012-2014) and served during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Shay served as an infantry instructor, training elite combat soldiers and reserves on advanced anti-tank operations. After her service, Shay obtained a B.A. in Psychology and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University and she is currently the research coordinator for the PTSD Research and Treatment Program at Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Among her responsibilities, Shay coordinates our Military Family Wellness Center for veterans and their families and an open trial of Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans with PTSD.

Emily O’Hara is a Human Resources Business Partner at New York Presbyterian, joining the organization in 2016. She served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the AG branch, from 2011-2016, which included assignments to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion at Ft. Bragg, NC, the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC and the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum, NY. She deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013 and Operation Resolute Support in 2015-2016. She graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She enjoys gardening and playing with her one-eyed dog, Cyclops, in her spare time.

Lucy Del Gaudio is a veteran of the United State Army and Army Reserve. During her Active Service, Lucy served in the 39th Finance Support Unit during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Lucy is a strong advocate for veterans in the State of New Jersey. She is currently the 2nd Vice Commander of American Legion Post 18 in Weehawken, NJ and in 2018 was named the first female Grand Marshall in the town's 87-year history of their Memorial Day Parade. She serves as Co-Chair for the NJ SOS Veterans Stakeholders Women Sub Committee, and holds titles with many VSO groups including Oscar Mike Foundation, YWCA, Team Red, White, and Blue, the Mission Continues, and others. Lucy has received multiple awards for her volunteer work in veteran service.

Julia Werner is a veteran of the US Marine Corps (2011-2016). She now attends Fordham University where she has almost completed her B.S. in Psychology. Julia is the vice president of Fordham’s Veterans Association (FVA), where she advocates on behalf of veterans on campus. She initiated Fordham’s first ever veteran-specific student orientation, which is given twice per year. She hopes to increase military cultural competency and inclusion training for university staff, and go on to graduate school for social work.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Getting-Here for directions and parking information.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email access@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646-381-5158.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but if you can bring a paper or digital copy of your ticket it expedites the check-in process!

This program is made possible by public funds facilitated by New York City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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