Creating Linkages and Opportunities for Veterans on the Gulf Coast

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist

On Saturday, May 21, our Senior Vice President of Veteran Services and retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Craig J. Knierim; our Veteran Mentor Recruiter for the Gulf Coast and Marine Veteran, Lonnie Winbush; and Veteran Mentor and Navy Commander, Carrie Robins, represented WestCare’s Veteran’s Mentoring Program at Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ 16th Annual Veterans Resource Fair in New Port Richey, Florida. Craig, Lonnie, and Carrie engaged with Veterans regarding our Veteran Mentoring services and two Veterans at the event signed up to receive additional information. Veterans at the event were able to utilize various services including assistance with filing healthcare claims, applying for education benefits and gaining linkage to job placement, employment services, housing, and other social services. Colonel Craig took advantage of the event to have a conversation with Congressman Bilirakis, whom represents the 12th District of Florida, regarding the needs of our Veteran population. Thank you to our amazing Veteran Mentoring team for representing us and our Veterans at this great annual event!

By WestCare

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