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WCS-022: Dr. Anthony Hassan uses community building, fund-raising, and leadership efforts to expand military social work programs

Anthony HassanBack in World Changer Session #14, Tina Atherall of Hope for the Warriors nominated one of her personal heroes, Dr. Anthony Hassan, for his ground-breaking leadership with military social work. I had the honor of speaking with Dr. Hassan recently and he offered some of the best advice for community building, fund-raising, and leadership that we have heard yet.

About Dr. Anthony Hassan:

Anthony Hassan was appointed clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work in 2009, serving as the co-founder and inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR), and chair for the military social work program.

A retired Air Force officer, he brings 25 years of experience in military social work and leadership development. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 on the first-ever Air Force combat stress control and prevention team embedded with the Army.

While at USC, Hassan has been instrumental in the exponential growth of the military social work program, community-based research on veterans and military families, the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, and relationships with the most senior levels of leadership in the Department of Defense, Congress, White House, and City of Los Angeles. As a result, CIR is recognized as a national and international leader in military behavioral health education, research and community capacity building.

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WCS-014: Tina Atherall creates communities around veterans and military families

Tina AtherallTina Atherall offers a wealth of practical advice and insights for non-profits, social workers, and social entrepreneurs gleaned from her work with veterans and military families.

About Tina Atherall:

Tina Atherall is the Executive Vice President for Hope For The Warriors and a Licensed Masters Social Worker.  As a military spouse, Tina has spent her career supporting military families.  She has guided Hope For The Warriors through development of programs and organizational growth since it was founded in 2006.  Tina is instrumental in policy work, program development, advocacy and education for the needs of veterans and military families.

Tina Atherall was nominated by Nancy Carbone in World Changer Session #6.

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