SFC(Ret.) Victor L. Medina, MRC, CRC
US Army Sergeant First Class (Retired) Victor Medina, MRC, CRC is a Purple Heart recipient and a National Traumatic Brain Injury Advocate. In June 2009, while serving his third tour in Iraq, Victor was wounded when an explosive-formed projectile impacted his vehicle. He was medically evacuated and was diagnosed with moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) among other injuries. SFC (Ret.) Medina received 3 years of rehabilitation. During this time, he noticed gaps and challenges in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of TBI, and along his wife he worked with military and legislative While receiving medical care he developed a blog (www.tbiwarriors.blogspot.com) describing his healing journey, a project that subsequently was featured by the Department of Defense and becoming a blog contributor for the Military Health System. In 2014, SFC (Ret.) became a certified rehabilitation counselor and he has been actively involved with national leaders to improve the identification, diagnosis and treatment of TBI. SFC (Ret.) is a public speaker and serves as advisor to organizations advocating for veterans and their families.
Roxana E. Delgado, Ph.D.
Dr. Delgado is a health scientist, national advocate and the wife of Sergeant First Class retired Victor L. Medina, MRC, CRC, a combat wounded, Purple Heart Recipient veteran. She assumed the caregiving role, something that later inspired her advocacy work and career path. She has over a decade of experience in military medical research in the areas of health and wellbeing, program evaluations, needs assessments, and most recently working with military families and caregivers. She is active in the military and veteran caregiver community and is a 2015-16 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow Alumni representing the State of Texas. She is a co-author of “The Caregivers Companion” book and serves as an advisor to a number of organizations aiming to improve the health, wellbeing and national policies for wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families.
Erin O. Mattingly, M.A., CCC/SLP, CBIS
Ms. Mattingly is a speech-language pathologist (SLP), senior consultant, and subject matter expert (SME) supporting the Veterans Health Administration. She has over twelve years of experience treating patients across the continuum of brain injury severity, from mild to severe injury. Prior to her role as a consultant, Ms. Mattingly started the SLP program at a unique Department of Defense facility, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Service members with mild traumatic brain injury and psychological health disorders. She serves in a variety of leadership positions across brain injury and SLP organizations and actively treats intensive care unit patients on weekends.
Kimberly Peacock, ed.d.
Dr. Peacock is an enthusiastic and innovative researcher with extensive experience in the areas of curriculum development and training. She has been involved with military research concerning service members and their families at a Military Treatment Facility for over 10 years. Her area of expertise is in the development of educational/training materials and curriculum development. Dr. Peacock is a Gold-Star Wife, former military child dependent, and most recently a ‘Marine Mom.’ She is also co-author of the Caregivers Companion, a book that promotes self-care among military caregivers. Dr. Peacock earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University, an M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.