If the sky could talk
War always looks different to the eyes in the sky. Just listen to a pilot tell you his story and you wonder if they were in the same battles. Every branch of the services will have a story of their own to tell. Our job is to listen without judgement.
Their story is powerful and real,and it needs to be told.
About our team
Executive Director, Ronald R. Ringo, Jr., PhD, LSW, CTS, TFTdx, MAC, CST
Ron is the new Disabled American Veterrans (DAV) national Chaplain. He is a native of Southern California, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy, in Counseling, from LaSalle University. He is a Licensed Social Worker, has national certifications, as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist (CCCJS), and is a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS). He also holds several certifications in healing therapy modalities, such as Cranial Sacral and Thought Field Therapies. Ron has served with Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard units throughout the world. He designed the Marine Corps’ Warrior Transition Program, was featured on CNN’s “Newsnight”, and appeared in many other related newspaper articles and news shows as well. His bi-weekly column dealing with life issues, “Chappy’s On Eagle’s Wings”, is syndicated in several newspapers around the country. Ron was recently featured in a documentary film with his son Ross, on war trauma entitled “Between Iraq and a Hard Place.” Ron’s challenging life has been the catalyze for his passion in healing and development of human potential. Through keynote speaking, writing, training and coaching, Ron empowers listeners with innovative strategies for life balance, personal integrity, communication, and energizing others with hope and healing.
Exec. Secretary/Treasurer, Shirley M. Ringo, CST, TFTdx, Trauma Consultant , Therapist
Shirley is a Personal Coach and Counselor of 20+ years in the mental health and human potential arenas. Her philosophy of continual personal development for self and others has been a cornerstone of excellence for improving and enhancing business and personal relationships. She brings her formal education from University of Toronto, University of Alberta, and University of Cape Breton, along with her hands-on experience in the international personal development industry. Shirley has worked with such notables as Jack Canfield (author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”), and Les & Fran Hewitt (authors of “The Power of Focus”) throughout Canada and the U.S. Shirley has also been instrumental in program development for “at risk” populations for Canadian Government agencies. She has personal and professional real life experience with “Life Trauma” and has made her passion for this work her focus.
Robert L. Bray, PhD, CSTvx, LCSW, C.T.S., is a Certified Trauma Specialist, Past President of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialist, Past President of the Association for Thought Field Therapy, an approved International Critical Incident Stress Foundation trainer, faculty at San Diego State University School of Social Work and has been in private practice since 1986 specializing in traumatic stress recovery.
Dr. Bray was recently featured in a documentary film on trauma and war entitled “Between Iraq and a Hard Place.” He teaches people how to convert emotional upset from the past into controllable memories, and transform fears of the future into positive plans in minutes and gives them a map to complete recovery. His book, No Open Wounds-Heal Traumatic Stress NOW is available at his website: www.rlbray.com
Robert (Bud) Andreasen, LCSW Clinical Supervisor., Bud has 30 years plus of private practice, as well as, supervising clinicians for a World Wide Social Service Agency caring for families in all forms of distress. He offers his expertise in critical issues for the Foundation.
Pamela J. Andreasen, BS Nurse Supervisor Director., Pam has 20 years plus for two Southern California Hospitals over Women’s & Children’s health, Labor and Delivery, Post Partum and Maternity health services and lends her medical expertise to the Foundation.
Capt. Alan Hansen, Chaplain, US Navy., Command Chaplain for Navy and Marine Corps units. Alan has 20 years plus extensive experience in combat related issues, having deployed to all combat regions of the world to care for our troops. He offers his critical understanding of PTSD issues and concerns to better our response to provide for our Veterans and their families.
Glenda M. MacInnis, Barcley’s Financial Analyst., While yet still young, Glenda has become a well established financial analyst, looking over critical financial accounts for many high end clients and lends her services to our foundation.