Faces of Resilience supports the continued growth and improvement of the Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) clinical services for patients suffering from the effects of trauma and associated mental illness.
With your help, we will continue our mission to provide education, conduct research and improve lives by delivering high-quality patient-centered care for those in need.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hilton Columbus Downtown

George Bellows Ballroom

5:30 p.m. | Business Attire

For ticket and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Ashley Papenbrock at 614-366-2293.

Join John V. Campo, MD, Sinsabaugh Professor and Chair, Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA, Executive Director, Clinical Operations, Ohio State’s Neurological Institute and 2017 Honorary Events Chairs Delaney A. Burgdoerfer and Francie B. Henry for a memorable evening supporting the OSU Harding Behavioral Health’s Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program and the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

The STAR Program is delighted to honor United States Senator Rob Portman as the 2017 STAR Award winner. The award annually recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the trauma and mental health fields.

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There is Hopeā€¦ Stories of Resilience

The program for the evening will feature three courageous individuals who will share their personal stories of surviving and thriving following experiences of overwhelming trauma, mental illness and addiction. These grateful patients have refused to allow the stigma around their illnesses be a barrier to their ability to get the support and access to treatment that they need and deserve. Attendees will learn firsthand about the formidable challenges that these remarkable individuals have overcome and about the unique way each one has used their difficult experiences to shape a new pathway to a life of resilience and post-traumatic growth. 

Our facilitator will be Dr. Kenneth Yeager, PhD, Director of Ohio State’s Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Program. He is the David E. Schuller, MD, Professor for Patient Compassion and serves as an Associate Professor, Clinical, in theCollege of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University. He has published numerous books on crisis intervention, treatment for comorbid substance abuse and mental illness, and evidence-based practice, including the “Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services.” He is also a treating clinician for the National Football League’s Program for Substances of Abuse.


Special Thanks

Stellar STAR Sponsors 

Brooke Bodney 
Delaney and Stuart Burgdoerfer
Nancy Jeffrey
George Kontogiannis
Courtney and Keith McWalter
Barbara Rayden
Lee Shackelford, MD
LBrands Foundation 

Shining STAR Sponsors 

Holly and Brad Kastan
Nancy J. Kingsley
Kitty and James Soldano
Joy and Bruce Soll
The Ohio State University Neurological Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Fifth Third Bank 
M/I Homes Foundation 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

STAR Leadership Development Committee:

Delaney A. Burgdoerfer
Francie B. Henry
Irene Adams
Theodore Adams
Nancy Jeffrey
Susan Horvath
Holly S. Kastan
Kurt Malkoff, PhD
Elizabeth Slemer
Lee Shackelford, MD
Patricia Shorr
Barbara Rayden
Timothy Wright

How you can help
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The Office of Wexner Medical Center Development
P.O. Box 183112
660 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43218-3112