Meet the Staff: Jennifer Christman

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Jennifer Christman, BSW, MA

Chief and EVP of Behavior Health Programs

President, National Association for Rural Mental Health

 

As Chief and Executive Vice President of Behavioral Health Programs for VetAdvisor® Services, Jennifer implements and directs proactive Veteran coaching and counseling programs for Three Wire Systems. In her current role, she improves Veterans’ access to reintegration services in the areas of wellness, behavioral health, financial and career transition coaching. She has more than 15 years of experience managing personnel providing veteran-related services. During her tenure, she has provided direction and oversight for over 500,000 coaching sessions.

Jennifer has experience in the hiring and supervision of Department of Defense Victim Advocates and as a Victim Rights Manager/Counselor. She is also adept in Government Contract Project/Program Management as well as private sector contracting.

Jennifer has spoken to organizations and at conferences about student Veterans and Veterans in the workplace including benefits of hiring Veterans and retaining Veterans. Her recent speaking engagements have included presentations to the National Behavioral Consortium; World EAP Conference; the PA Veteran Forum; the National Association for Rural Mental Health; APHA; SugarCon; IVMF V-WISE; and the EAPA Pittsburgh Chapter.

Jennifer serves as President of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) and the Saint Francis University Social Work Advisory Board. She also serves on the board of directors for Veterans Community Initiatives (VCI). She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor, has a Bachelors in Social Work from Saint Francis University where she was honored with the Social Work Student-of-the-Year for 2003, and a Masters in Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Mount Aloysius College.

Jennifer was selected as a 2019 Service to the Citizen Award winner in coordination with Public Service Recognition Week. She was named to the Top 100 People in Central Pennsylvania and Beyond in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Most recently, Jennifer was also named as one of the 2018 Women Making a Difference Award by the Pennsylvania Business Central and Saint Francis University.

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