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APA Members Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust

Psychologist Kristin Lester educates legislators about the needs of women veterans and veterans of color.

On September 25, APA participated in several events hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust. Specifically, PI-GRO secured the participation of APA member, Kristin Lester, PhD, from the National Center for PTSD, Women’s Health Sciences Division, VA Boston Health Care System to speak about the needs of women veterans and veterans of color at two important panel presentations throughout the day.

Representatives Charles Rangel (D-NY), Corrine Brown (D-FL), and Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) convened the first event, which included Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other distinguished military and health care leaders.  PI-GRO also secured the attendance of Dr. Lester in a second event, a veterans’ stakeholder roundtable discussion, where she was joined by notable military/veterans health care experts and professionals.