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Wednesday, June 29
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session: Serving Military-Connected Families, Pandemic Edition

Cabin John / Arlington


Serving Military-Connected Families, Pandemic Edition

This panel will raise awareness of the needs, challenges, and importance of community support services, including workplace initiatives, food security, mental health support, and connected care. A collaborative approach between organizations is necessary for addressing military-connected communities. Panel members will present current efforts to elevate knowledge, promote support, and increase access to community support services, as well as employment initiatives for military-connected communities.


Danielle Applegate*, Director, Veteran and Military Family Engagement, Oracle Cerner


Kelly Hruska*, Director of Government Relations, National Military Family Association

Jim McDonough*, CEO, Headstrong

Shannon Razsadin*, Executive Director, Military Family Advisory Network

Steve Schwab, CEO, Elizabeth Dole Foundation 

*Indicates individual is a Veteran, NG/Reservist, currently serving, or a military spouse.

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