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2019 Veterans Summit Schedule

The planning committee has put together a variety of programs that is sure to have something for everyone. 


Entertainment by KL Enterprises with Dr. Lawrence Tseu presents, Kristian Lei in Concert: The Best of Broadway to the Joyful World. Presented at Richard Mamiya Theatre 


Artists & Performers:

     Kristian Lei Productions 

     Sequoia Carr-Brown,StRaNgE FrUiT XPrEsS

     24/7 DanceForce

     Jeannette Casuga Trevias

     Mihana Aluli Souza


For more information about the entertainers, Click Here.


The exhibitor/vendor booths are open during the following times:

     Friday, June 21: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

     Saturday, June 22: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


**This is a draft schedule subject to confirmation and changes**


June 21


0700-0800 Arrival/Registration/Continental Breakfast


0800-0900 Plenary Session 1/Opening Ceremony, Ballroom B

     Josh Green, Lieutenant Governor, Hawaii (Invited)

     Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum (Confirmed)


0915-1000 Breakout Session 1

     Rm 1 Sleep, It Does a Body Good

               COL Ingrid Lim, MAJ Rajesh Daniels, Dr. Tanecia Blue, MAJ Chaska Gomez

     Rm 2 Generational Issues Impacting Leading, Mentoring, and Counseling

               Mr. Kevin Thompson

     Rm 3 How to Start, Grow, and Sustain a Small Business in the Federal Market Place

               Dr. Raymond Jardine (Hon.)

     Rm 4 The VA Home Loan Guaranty Explained

               Mr. Tony Dias, Aligned Mortgage


1015-1100 Breakout Session 2

     Rm 1 Whole Health in the VA

               Ms. Marcy B. Newman, Chaplain Mike McGruder

     Rm 2 Veterans Empowered Through STEM (VETS)

               Ms. Chantal Newell

     Rm 3 Operation Protect Veterans: Inoculating Veterans and Families Against Fraud

               Mr. Gerry Silva, AARP

     Rm 4 Next Stop: Honolulu! Growing the Cohen Veterans Network

               Dr. Anthony Hassan


1115-1200 Breakout Session 3

     Rm 1 Performance Nutrition & Supplements

               CPT Jessica Moura

     Rm 2 Humanities as a Lens into War

               Maj (Ret.) John G. Donovan

     Rm 3 Working with the Government as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

               Mr. John Greene

     Rm 4 Fostering Resilience

               Mr. Brent Oto, Ms. Tiara Peterkin, VAPIHCS


1215-1300 Plenary Session 2 – VA Leadership Panel, Ballroom B


1300-1345 Lunch, Ballroom B


1345-1430 Breakout Session 4

     Rm 1 Intensive Outpatient Programs as an Effective Treatment for PTSD

               Ms. Renae Mendez

     Rm 2 How to File Claims for Disabilities Related to Asbestos Exposure

               Mr. Aaron Munz

     Rm 3 Moving Beyond Financial Literacy: A Two-Pronged Approach

               Dr. Abel Soares, Dr. Sade’ Soares

     Rm 4 Community Service

               Team RWB, Team Rubicon, Wounded Warrior Project, The Mission Continues

               Mr. Rolly Alvarado, Mr. Michael Iwashita


1445-1530 Breakout Session 5

     Rm 1 Living Beyond Pain: Veterans and Service Members with Chronic Pain

               CPT Tracey Beegen, MAJ Cara Cox Coleman

     Rm 2 Exploring Alternative Treatments

               Dr. Paul L. Klink

     Rm 3 Starting a New Business

               Dr. Michele Masterfano

     Rm 4 Addressing the Unique Needs of Justice-Involved Veterans

               Mr. Scott Tirocchi


1545-1630 Exhibitor Time, Ballroom A and C


1630-1830 Reception/Pau Hana, Ballroom A


June 22


0700-0800 Arrival/Registration/Continental Breakfast


0800-0845 Plenary Session 3

     Jared Lyon, President & CEO, Student Veterans of America


0900-1000 Breakout Session 6

     Rm 1 Enhancing Performance and Focus Through Natural Pain Management

               Dr. Caroline Sakai

     Rm 2 Understanding the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

               Ms. Kim Graves, VA Honolulu Regional Benefits Office

     Rm 3 Meditation for the Workplace

               Dr. Rosemarie Woodruff

     Rm 4 Hawaii Homeless Veterans Task Force

               Mr. Andrew Dahlberg, VAPIHCS


1015-1115 Breakout Session 7

     Rm 1 Diabetic Lifestyle and the Whole Health Model

               Dr. Randall Humiston

     Rm 2 Attending Trade Schools and Universities

               Mr. Roman Galiki, Mr. David Lee

     Rm 3 How to Start a Veterans-Owned Food Truck Business

               Mr. Tony McBride

     Rm 4 Building Homes Through Habitat for Humanity

               Mr. Jim Murphy

     Rm 308A Governor's Advisory Board for Veterans Services


1115-1200 Exhibitor Time, Ballroom A and C


1200-1400 State Luncheon/Closing Ceremony, Ballroom B

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