VETERAN AWARENESS PROJECT – Olivia Chavez-Carroll
|Would like to volunteer for:|
Successful executive officer in a combat zone during the support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CH-47 Chinook Pilot, conducting missions in the northeastern portion of Afghanistan, planning over 40 mission, 170 combat hours and planned mission sets for 10 aircraft wile deployed.Executive management experience in the US Military, Veterans Organizations and governmental entities. Highly experienced with military culture, outreach and veteran advocacy as a board member within various State, County, City and Veterans Organizations throughout California. Proven collaborator and strategic planner compiling and analyzing data to create initiatives and offer recommendations and support to various groups and organizations within the counties covered by the VA Greater Los Angeles and Palm Desert Healthcare Systems.Successfully worked with community, corporate, educational and governmental entities to bridge the gap between the Veteran community and the civilian sector. Developed and implemented innovative Veterans programs and services conducive to the private and public sector. Building and retaining an exceptional staff while creating work environments that thrive to increase the organizational bottom line. Leading organizations and departments through periods of substantial growth and transition. Supported by LAUSD Board Member and Staff, Congress member and Staff, Los Angeles Council Districts 6 & 7 as well as Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office.
|Areas of Interest or Expertise||
Cultural Competence of Veterans, Service Mbrs & their Families | Military Veteran Hiring & Retention Expert | Career & Transition Coach | Motivational Speaker | Congressional & Legislative Veteran Collaborator
|Groups, Organizations or Affiliations||
California Women Veterans Leadership CouncilCongressional & Legislative Veteran CommitteesSalvation Army – Veteran Programs Employment & HousingMarine Corps LeagueAmerican LegionVFW