Community Conversations – Veterans in Healthcare: A New Workforce

Thank you for joining 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.

If you missed the event and would like to view the recording, please email us!

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.


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.

Thank you to our event sponsors: