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ABOUT HEATH

Military Education:

US Navy boot camp (1988) US Navy AIT (1988)

Civilian Education:

National Advocate Credentialing Program, Certified Victim Advocate (2019- Present)

Tompkins Community College (1991)

 

Decorations, Awards and Year Awarded:

Army Achievement Awards 12 (2015-2020)

Coast Guard Achievement Award (2019)

Professional Organizations/ Affiliations:

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

Honors/ Civilian Awards:

Advisor, Mental Health Advisory Committee, VA Washington DC (2019-Present)

Advisor, Center for Law and Military Policy (2018-Present)

Cofacilitator, Warrior Songs (2019)

Quilt of Valor (2019)

Cofacilitator, PTSD retreat, Wounded Warrior Project (2018)

Speaking/Consulting Topics Include

-Drugs and alcohol

-Suicide

-Addiction

-Assault

-Domestic violence

-Bystander intervention

-Male Victimization

-Bullying and Hazing

-Workplace Harassment

-Prevention

-Consent

-Veterans Legal Issues (upgrades)

Accomplishments:

An active advocate for victims of sexual assault and

sexual harassment, male victimization, bullying, hazing,

bystander intervention, prevention awareness, and thriving.

Provided testimony as an expert on several special

congressional panels for sexual assault victims (2010,

2015, 2016, 2017). Promotes policy advancement

within the Department of Veteran Affairs and Department

of Defense for the protection of victims against retaliation

and repeated assault. Advocates for all Veterans to

advance legislation to the committees and floors of the

US House of Representatives and the US Senate.

Trains Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard

Criminal Investigation Division agents in the Sexual

Assault Investigation Course at Ft. Leonard Wood nine

times each year since 2018. During the COVID19 pandemic,

provides distance learning education for multiple Army

and Navy Units worldwide. Certified NOVA Civilian Victim

Advocate since December 2019. 

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