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DrJBroder photoJudith Broder, M.D. is Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Soldiers Project. She completed her medical training at University of Chicago School of medicine and is a retired psychiatrist and training and supervising analyst at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, where she served as Chair of the Faculty Committee. She has taught and supervised extensively, including psychiatric residents at UCLA, and has served as Chairperson of the Education Committee and Dean of the Psychoanalytic Center of California.

NadineBeanNadine Bean, Ph.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in the Master of Social Work Program, for which she teaches a variety of advanced practice and advanced social research courses. In 2012, she developed an elective course, “Social Work with Veterans and Military Families: A Resilience and Trauma-informed Approach,” which received national recognition when SAGE Publications and The Council on Social Work Education awarded her one of the first ever Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education Awards. She has been working with Service Members, Veterans, and military families since 2001, when she began to volunteer with the American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces division and as a Disaster Mental Health Services Volunteer. She has served on a number of national post-disaster sites beginning with lower Manhattan after 9/11. She is also a faculty advisor to the WCU Veterans Center. Dr. Bean is a volunteer clinician and trainer for TSP.

shawndomzShawn M. Domzalski, Esq. is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, practicing in the Corporate Department. He worked in translation (Chinese to English) in Taipei, Taiwan, received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Washington University, then earned his law degree magna cum laude in 2006 from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He applies his wide range of skills to supporting groups that provide services for returning veterans and their families.

Donald Gustavson, CPA is a California small business owner, and a veteran. After serving from 1968 through 1970 in the US Army, Don completed college on the GI bill and worked full time in public accounting until 1988. He then went into business and currently owns a small business in Los Angeles. Don was President of the Board of Valley Home for Women, Inc. from 1988 until 1992 and has volunteered in various capacities with organizations targeting alcoholism and addiction, elementary and secondary education, and elder services.

Barbara Schochet

Barbara Schochet, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice, specializing in psychotherapy with adults. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and Ph.D. from UCLA. She teaches medical students at UCLA in the Systems-Based Health Care program. She has been active with The Soldiers Project since 2006. She currently co-leads a Consultation Group for therapists who see our patients. She has worked extensively teaching our therapists and planning educational seminars for our therapists, and has also spoken to many groups in the community and military about the psychological needs of returning veterans.

TuckerSmallwoodTucker Smallwood was commissioned an Army Infantry Officer in June ’68, served as a TAC Officer at Ft. Benning, GA for six months, then attended Benning’s Jump School, MATA at Ft. Bragg’s JFK/SWC, and Vietnamese Language School at Ft. Bliss, TX. He commanded MAT-36 (a five-man Army Advisory Team to Vietnamese Regional Force troops) in 1969. After recovering from his injuries at Walter Reed Hospital, he taught patrolling, ambush, escape, and evasion to Engineer OCS Candidates at Ft. Belvoir, VA, then resigned his commission in 1970 and moved to NYC to study acting. He enjoyed professional success until the onset of depression by 1980. In 1988, he was diagnosed with PTSD and began counseling. He has enjoyed quality of life since that time, thanks to the psychiatric treatment he has received. For the past 38 years, Tucker has worked on and off Broadway in more than 40 theatrical productions, appeared in more than 30 feature films, along with hundreds of hours of episodic television. He is the author and narrator of the book “Return to Eden,” an anthology of essays recounting his experiences as an Army Advisor, how his life as an artist was affected by PTSD, and his return to Vietnam in 2004. He is also a member of Rogue Machine, a critically acclaimed theater group in Los Angeles. There are numerous interviews and speeches available on YouTube and on www.tuckersmallwood.com, that express his advocacy for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress.

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 11.31.46 PMCarol Tanenbaum, Ph.D., M.F.T, is chair of the Ernest S. Lawrence Trauma Center of The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. She served on the board of Global Children’s Organization from 1996-2009. Carol is adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Institute in Carpenteria, CA. Carol is a psychoanalyst and marriage family therapist with a private practice in Sherman Oaks, CA.