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Charlynn Johns has over twenty years experience with the faith-based nonprofit Sunshine After Rain , serving primarily overseas with orphans, people impacted by disabilities, trauma or war.
In 2008, she began serving returning military personnel and their families and developed the Battle-Buddy Info online directory for resources. She was named 2017 Honoree of the Year by the Greater Dallas Veterans Council for her work in the community.
David L. Whitley is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. He currently serves as Vice President of Veteran Affairs and Operations for Allies in Service.
David has over 3,000 hours of Suicide Prevention training. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dallas affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
PRESIDENT VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Ken serves as President of Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas and currently chairs the committee for the Veterans Resource Center. He has been a stakeholder at the Dallas VA Medical Center and actively advocates on behalf of veterans receiving the healthcare and benefits they have earned. Ken is a life member of the Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and AMVets.
HHSC and the Texas Veterans commission coordinate to administer the Mental Health Program for Veterans.
The Suicide Prevention Department regularly conducts community engagement initiatives as part of their ongoing efforts. Dallas responds to over 275 per month, second highest in the nation.
The Veterans Mental Health Program's mission is to train and provide technical assistance to Service Members, Veterans and their Families.
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act is a key legislative step to help stem the epidemic of veteran suicide.
National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide has implemented a Veteran Community Action Network (VCAN) plan for champions across the nation can impact their areas by hosting workshops and training to raise awareness and hope.