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.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hilton Columbus Downtown
George Bellows Ballroom
5:30 p.m. | Business Attire

For ticket and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jessica Walker at 614-293-3752.

Join John V. Campo, MD, Sinsabaugh Professor and Chair, Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Amanda Lucas, MEd, MBA, Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital, Executive Director, Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute and 2016 Honorary Events Chairs Delaney A. Burgdoerfer and Francie B. Henry for a memorable evening supporting the Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) Program with The Ohio State University Neurological Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

The STAR Program is delighted to honor Peter Geier and Dr. Grayce Sills as the 2016 STAR Award winners. The award annually recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the trauma and mental health fields.

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Featured Guest Speaker: Dr. Karyn Freedman

Karyn Freedman  is the author of One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery. In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was 22 and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. One Hour in Paris takes the reader on a harrowing yet inspirational journey through suffering and recovery both personal and global. We follow Freedman from an apartment in Paris to a French courtroom, then from a trauma center in Toronto to a rape clinic in Africa. At a time when as many as 1 in 3 women in the world have been victims of sexual assault and when many women are still ashamed to come forward, Freedman’s book is a moving and essential look at how survivors cope and persevere.


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Special Thanks

Stellar STAR Sponsors:
Brooke Bodney
Delaney and Stuart Burgdoerfer
Kontogiannis Companies
Courtney and Keith McWalter
Lee Shackelford, MD
LBrands Foundation

Shining STAR Sponsors:
Nancy Jeffrey
Barbara Rayden
Joy and Bruce Soll
The Ohio State University Neurological Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
American Electric Power
Fifth Third Bank
M/I Homes
Nationwide Children's Hospital

STAR Leadership Development Committee:
Irene Adams
Community Leader

Theodore Adams
Vice President and Senior Counsel, LBrands, Inc.

Delaney A. Burgdoerfer
Community Leader

Francie B. Henry
Executive Vice President, Investment Advisors, 
Fifth Third Bank

Nancy Jeffrey
Member, Neurosciences 
Division of Wexner Medical 
Center Campaign

Holly S. Kastan
Community Leader

*Kurt Malkoff, PhD
Founder, Matrix Psychological Services, Inc.

Douglas J. Preisse
Principal, Van Meter, Ashbrook & Associates, Inc.

*Patti Shorr
VP Project Development, 
Hecate Energy LLC

Elizabeth Siemer
Community Leader

Lee Shackelford, MD
Psychiatrist and Community Leader

Rita Wolfe
Director of Civic and Corporate Sales for the Dispatch Broadcast Group

*Denotes Board Chair


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P.O. Box 183112
660 Ackerman Road
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