Meet the Staff: Stephanie Dostal

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Meet the Staff

Name: Stephanie Dostal

Position: Behavioral Health Veteran Representative and Training Lead

While attending Saint Francis University for her social work degree, Stephanie began an internship at the Conemaugh Hospital Adult and Adolescent inpatient psychiatric units.  From this experience, Stephanie realized her passion for working in the behavioral health field. In 2009, after graduating college, she met VetAdvisor® Chief and EVP, Jennifer Christman at a Saint Francis Social Work Alumni dinner and joined the team as a Veteran Representative.  Since that time Stephanie has worked on several contracts in various roles, including an outside role as a Multi-Systemic Therapist. Stephanie now works with our Veteran Choice Card program, creating resources and training material for new hires. She found that she had a knack and joy for teaching and expanded her role to include training lead as the program grew. Stephanie now is in her current role as Behavioral Health Veteran Representative and Training Lead.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

A: “I can’t imagine any greater privilege than having the opportunity to provide needed services to veterans.  To be looked upon to train our new staff so they can provide the best possible service to our veterans is an honor.  I tell anyone who will listen to me how much I love my job.  My favorite quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson ends with “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”  This has always resonated with me and I leave my job every day feeling like I succeeded because of the amazing staff and the services they are providing.”

Q:  Looking back over your time at VetAdvisor/Three Wire Systems, LLC, what is your biggest success/why have you enjoyed your experience?

A: “My biggest success would be transitioning into the training role.  Had you told me ten years ago I would be in a teaching role I wouldn’t have believed it.  It was just something I’d never considered.  One of the greatest things about working here is that those that support you often see things in you that you can’t recognize yourself.  I am so grateful for the opportunity, encouragement, and support that I have been given.  I successfully completed the ATD Training Certificate Program, made possible by the company, and training has become such an enjoyable and rewarding part of my career.  I find great joy in connecting with our new and current team members and sharing my enthusiasm for the work that we do.” 

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