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Dr. Charles Hoge

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PTSD, Veteran Affairs, War-related mental health issues, Trauma, Transitioning Home

  • Author of Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior
  • Blogger for The Huffington Post 
  • Interviewed for the documentary film, "Halfway Home".

Dr. Charles Hoge, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) is a nationally-known expert on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. Dr. Hoge's expertise spans psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy, and infectious diseases. His articles and book, Once  a Warrior, Always a Warrior , are the most frequently cited articles about the impact of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and on the troops coming home.  


Allan O'Keefe
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Crisis Intervention, Hostage Negotiations, Suicide, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Conflict Resolution


Allan O'Keefe is a ten year law enforcement officer, promoted to the rank of Detective and currently serves as the President of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators (FAHN). 


Det. O'Keefe was selected as a member of the Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiations Team where has responded to numerous volatile barricaded suicide, suspect and hostage situations requiring specially trained negotiators to resolve the crisis. He is an expert in Crisis Intervention (CRIT), Hostage Negotiations, Suicide, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Jennifer Storm

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Victims' Rights, LGBTQA, Addiction and Recovery, Civil Rights

  • Author of Blackout Girl: Growing up and Drying out in America  
  • Author of Leave the Light On

Jennifer Storm presents one woman's recovery from addiction, trauma and adversity and identifies key components of what can help a person turn their lives around. 


Jennifer Storm is the ultimate survivor turned thriver having recently chronicled her own story of victimization and recovery in her memoirs: Blackout Girl: Growing up and Drying out in America and Leave the Light On. She actively discusses victims' rights, LGBTA rights, addiction and recovery, and civil rights.

DJ Vodicka


Corrections & Prison Systems, Whistle-blower, Rogue Officers

  •  Author, The Green Wall: The Story of a Brave Prison Guard's Fight Against Corruption inside the United States' Largest Prison System

For seventeen years, Donald "DJ" Vodicka worked in five of the most dangerous prisons in the California Department of Corrections - the largest prison system in the nation. He belonged to an elite unit called the Investigative Services Unit (Internal Affairs), responsible for solving horrific crimes inside the walls. 


A decorated veteran officer, DJ became the largest "whistle-blower" to uncover a group of rogue prison guards who called themselves "The Green Wall." His debut book, The Green Wall, is a real-life drama of one man's courage to do the right thing against the California State Prison System. The story is a classic tale of the triumph of personal integrity in the most dishonest place imaginable.



Kevin Hines
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Suicide Survivor, Suicide Prevention, Bipolar Disorder, Teen Mental Health, Living Mentally Well, Depression

  • Fall 2010 CBS Sunday Morning Feature
  • Recipient of the 2009 VOICE AWARD
  • 2011 Book Release: The Wounded Healer: Chronicles of a Psychotic Mind
Kevin has spoken over a quarter of a million people about his first-hand experience with suicidal thoughts and his eventual attempt to die by jumping off the 
Golden Gate Bridge.
He is the only survivor of this specific instance who is actively spreading the message of living mentally well and working to prevent suicide around the county and the globe. He has been featured in Eric Steele's documentary, "The Bridge" and his story was the inspiration behind the song 'Coming Apart', the debut single by Friends of Emmet.


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