Dr. Edgardo Padin, Ph.D. is Chief of Psychology Service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA Medical Center, and Director of PTSD Services. He is a Vietnam War Army combat veteran and has been involved with veteranís mental health issues for 18 years.
Dr. Padin graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tn., where he received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1988. He has since held positions in the VA as Team Leader of Cleveland Veterans Outreach Centers, Coordinator of Intensive Addiction Recovery Programs, Manager of Psychiatry Outpatient Services and Director of the Center for Stress Recovery, a PTSD treatment center at the Cleveland VA. He has published various articles on PTSD assessment and treatment, including treatment manuals now used at VA Medical Centers across the country. He is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, American Psychological Association, Association of VA Psychology Leaders and the Ohio Cares Network, whose mission is to develop education and community intervention programs to assist returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families. In 2005, he was honored with the Ohio Governorís Commendation Medal for his work with Ohio National Guardsmen, their families and the Ohio Cares Network.
Roger P. Buck., Ph.D. is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Doctoral Addictions Counselor and a retired U.S. Navy Veteran. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development Services from Kent State University in August 1998, an M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University in March 1984, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toledo in June 1975. Dr. Buck has extensive advanced training and research in human responses to Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He also has extensive experience as a counselor, teacher, consultant and administrator spanning a twenty five year career. Dr. Buck is the Interim Director of the Counseling Center at Hocking College which is located in Nelsonville, Ohio.
Dr. John Schupp founded the SERV Program, a two-semester program at Cleveland State University designed just for veterans. These two semesters are just what the veterans needed to increase the freshmen retention graduation rates. Under his direction, the program helps veterans apply for GI bill benefits and offers veterans-only classes that help ease the transition back into the classroom for many veterans who have not been in a classroom for years. He works with the veterans to navigate VA issues and offers a veteran-to-veteran mentoring program. The Sunday New York Times, the National Public radio, all the armed forces media, and the Chronicle of Higher Education have taken an interest in SERV. John Schupp loses no chance to spread the word at conferences and conventions around the country, as he continues to remind us of our responsibility to those who've served.