Veteran Speakers' Series - ROLL CALL
Join us for interactive, digital events featuring distinguished guest speakers. We'll discuss military transition, leadership, corporate hiring, VA benefits, and much more!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 6 - 7 pm CST - Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Serving America's Veterans and their families with dignity and compassion
Speakers are Michael Renfrow, Deputy Health System Director and Dr. John Jackson, Associate Chief of Staff Mental Health
Michael B. Renfrow, MPS, MA
Deputy Executive Health System Director
Michael B. Renfrow was appointed Deputy Executive Health System Director (SES), Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, in September 2021. Mr. Renfrow previously served as the Deputy Director, VA Patient Experience Program (2019-2021); Acting Deputy Vice Chairman, VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals (2021); Chief Consultant, VA Patient Experience (2016-2019); Senior Advisor for Safety, Security, and Preparedness Modernization to the VA Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness (2015-2016); Deputy Director for Plans, VA Office of Emergency Management (VA OEM) (2011-2015); Plans Lead, VA OEM; (2008-2011) and Operations Officer, VA OEM (2006-2008).
Mr. Renfrow is an Air Force Veteran, serving on Active Duty from 2002-2006 and in the Maryland Air National Guard from 2006-2011. Mr. Renfrow has a Masters (MPS) in Strategic Security from George Washington University (2013), a Masters (MA) in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University (2020) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Additionally, Mr. Renfrow is a graduate of VA’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program.
John A. Jackson, MD
Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health
John A. Jackson, MD was appointed Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health in 2017. Dr. Jackson previously served as a general psychiatrist with the VA (2016-2017); Tricare Telepsychiatry (2011-2015); Chief of VA Compensation and Pension (2008-2011); Inpatient Medical Director, Vanderbilt Hospital (2007-2008)Psychiatrist, Army Reserves (2001-2007).
Dr. Jackson is an Army Reserve Veteran, serving 2001-2007 as a general psychiatrist. Dr. Jackson severed in Iraq, Baghdad, Ba’Qubah, and Balad. He served with the 785th Combat Stress Team. Dr. Jackson earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee (1999). General psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado and Dr. Jackson completed his internship at Dartmouth (2000) and his fellowship at Vanderbilt (2004).