About Us

What is Freedom & Honor?

Serving those who serve

Freedom & Honor offers a wide variety of resiliency and post deployment trainings and workshops to support Veterans and U.S. military personnel (Active duty, Reserve and National Guard).  We focus on the struggle with combat stress and readjustment that can result from one or more deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan or other military conflicts/operations.

Freedom & Honor Warrior Transitional Workshops are an evidence based training that has shown that it can significantly reduce the impact of PTS and readjustment issues.  This is a unique approach and is completely different than anything that is currently offered through the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

How we help.

Meet the team

Angel FernandezNavy Veteran, Trainer
Angel has had more than 5 deployments including Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dickey, Bradley W MAC NIOCActive Duty Navy, Trainer
Brad is currently still serving in the US Navy. Brad has had 8 deployments including tours in Iraq.
Tyrone Beach, Jr.Army Veteran, Trainer
Tyrone served in the Army Reserves, he was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Tyrone is a Veteran Service Officer at the Veterans Multi-Service Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Brenna M. WheatleyNavy Veteran; Trainer
Brenna is a Combat Veteran with 2 deployments – Iraq 2006 and 6 month deployment on-board an aircraft carrier in 2011. Brenna was a participant of the program in June 2007. Brenna currently lives in Texas
Ray William MarchanArmy Veteran, Trainer
Ray served in Operation Enduring Freedom and became a staff member of Freedom and Honor after attending the workshop in early 2013. Ray is service-connected for TBI, PTSD, Depression and various physical injuries and lost fellow veterans to suicide.
Rita GarzaAirForce Veteran, Trainer
Rita served 8 years in the Air Force with tours in German, Panama Japan as well as state side. She is a licensed Nurse and MRI technician.
Jeffrey LucasNavy Veteran, Trainer
Jeff served 5 years with one deployment. Jeff is currently seeking a degree in Social Work.
Shawanda ChubbArmy Veteran, Trainer
Started as Army Reservist, trained as combat medic and served active duty Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Bruce GoldAirForce Veteran, Facilitator
Bruce has more than 20 years as a facilitator and holistic healer working with groups and with individuals. Bruce combines a variety of holistic healing modalities along with his training in Gestalt Therapy, Shadow Work, Imago Therapy, Co-Dependency, Touch Therapy and Voice Dialogue. He has extensive experience working with individuals addressing recovery from alcohol and substance abuse as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse.. Bruce is the owner and director of the Collegeville Healing Center. Bruce’s military service includes tours to England, Italy and Thailand.
Turpin MottUSMC Veteran, Curriculum Designer and Facilitator
Turpin is a United States Marine Corps Veteran; Curriculum Designer and Facilitator Turpin served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm and received the Schmidt Award, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Defense Medals. Turpin Mott is the president and owner of an executive coaching and training business in Denver, CO.
Martin Richardson, CHTLead Facilitator, Curriculum Designer and Program Director
Martin’s parents both served in World War II. In his work with military & Veterans he has dealt with PTS, MST, employment, homelessness, judicial issues, trauma, substance abuse and suicide. He is a skilled facilitator in interpersonal communications, coaching, leadership development, vision & mission, personal growth & empowerment. He has worked throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Certifications: Hypnotherapy, Psychodrama, Race and Gender, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Voice Dialogue, Emotional Literacy Group Dyad, and Individual & Group Counseling.
Nancy McGrory RichardsonFacilitator and Market Development Director & Curriculum Designer
Nancy is an expert in risk communication, health sciences and training. Nancy has more than 25 years in communication program design and implementation covering a broad range of issues and audiences. Her father served in the Navy Reserves, her brother retired from the US Coast Guard as a Warrant Officer and had several tours of duty with the Navy, and her nephew is a Marine currently serving.

Board of Advisors

Major General Terpeluk (ret.) U.S. Army ReservesBoard of Advisors
General Terpeluk most recently served as the Commanding General of the 77th Regional Readiness Command, Fort Totten, Queens, NY, from June 2005 until its inactivation in September 2008. The Command deployed over 7,000 Warrior-Citizens from New York State and New Jersey to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Rick GiancolaBoard of Advisors
Mr. Giancola heads Sanuthera which has developed the most advanced tinnitus sound therapy treatment today. Mr. Giancola has extensive management expertise in entrepreneurial startups including Neuromonics. He is responsible for overall operations and venture funding. Tinnitus is the number one Veterans disability.
Robert Dickey, IVBoard of Advisors
Mr. Dickey has over 15 years of management experience at life sciences companies, including positions as a CFO, COO and CEO and board member, following a career as an investment banker. He has specific expertise in financing, M&A, partnering/licensing transactions and project management, as well as international experience.

Background

Supporting our Veterans

Freedom & Honor programs were designed by training experts and combat veterans and vetted by experts in PTSD, healthcare and military operations; including a number of key advisors and experts Dr. MaryBeth Williams, PTSD expert; US Army; General Ralph Pasini, (ret.) US Air Force; Adj. General Wes Craig, PA National Guard, and Dr. Harold Kudler, Acting Chief Consultant for VA Mental Health in Washington DC, with the most important, the direct input of combat/military service men and women. To date, Freedom and Honor has conducted more than 60,000 hours of training to more than 7,000 veterans including Yellow Ribbon programs for the Pennsylvania National Guard. Programs included men and women from all branches of service (active duty, Reserve and Guard) from 20 states who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea and other military operations. The workshops have addressed those back as little as two days and those home for more than four decades addressing combat trauma, grief, MST, substance abuse and suicide. The programs are approximately one half the costs of traditional mental health services.

Statistics

50% those who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from physical or mental issues.
Physical or Mental issues 50%
One in 5 report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress or depression
One in five 20%
On average 35% who start treatment never complete treatment.
Never complete treatment 35%