Back 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.