Community Conversations - Veterans in Healthcare: A New Workforce

Community Conversations Veterans in Healthcare_ A New Workforce Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9_00 - 11_15 am Herzing University 15895 West Bluemound Road Brookfield, WI 53005 (2)

Join us, via Zoom, for this conversation about creating a pathway that ensures the military training and hands-on experience of every Wisconsin Veteran is translated smoothly into their civilian healthcare career. We’ll hear about the development and implementation of Virginia’s Military Medics and Corpsmen Program. Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs will present on the logistics and challenges of creating their program. Following their presentation, a panel of experts will discuss the need in Wisconsin for a similar program and how it could be implemented here to address the growing healthcare workforce shortage. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Panel of Experts: 

Mary Kolar, Secretary - Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Mark Whiting, Program Manager - Military Medics and Corpsmen Program
Curtis Schmitt, Jr., - Vice Chair - State of Wisconsin’s Board of Veterans Affairs
James Hammond, Board Member - Heroes for Healthcare

Moderated by Jarvis Racine, Brookfield Campus President/WI Government Affairs - Herzing University Brookfield

Speakers from the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs:

Mark Whiting, Program Manager - Military Medics and Corpsmen Program
Phillip Trezza, Program Coordinator - Military Medics and Corpsmen Program
Kerri-Anne Gonzalez, Resource Coordinator - Military Medics and Corpsmen Program

About the Virginia Military Medics and Corpsmen Program:

The Military Medics and Corpsmen Program (MMAC) offers clinical, non-clinical and leadership career and educational pathways for veterans seeking employment in Virginia’s healthcare system. The MMAC-Qualified Pathway serves recently discharged veterans who served as Medics, Corpsmen, or Medical Technicians. Agreements with MMAC Partner Healthcare Systems allow MMAC-Qualified employees to apply their extensive clinical skills and experience under supervision while they obtain the required civilian clinical credentials. Virginia is the first and only state offering this revolutionary staffing solution for MMAC Partner Healthcare Systems statewide. The MMAC program has placed 209 Veterans since its inception.

Why YOU should attend: 

Over the next 10 years, Wisconsin’s population, age 65 and older will double. This increase will not only strain the capacity of the healthcare system, but as healthcare workers retire, they take valuable experience with them. Officials have identified this workforce shortage as one of the state’s three biggest challenges. However, there is a solution – fill these vacancies with qualified, experience veterans. We can work together to find a solution to fill this workforce gap.


The Community Conversations series is an annual free event open to the public, our Veterans, active military, and our partners - to educate on and discuss issues relevant to our mission.

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