Agenda & Speakers

Conference Agenda

  •  09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • ARRIVAL OF GUESTS


  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADDRESS
    • Cmdr. John Wells, USN, (Ret.)
      • Will be providing background, current and future judicial and legislative efforts to provide those affected by toxic exposures, the benefits and services they earned.
      • (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)


  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lt. Col. Sheri Boucher
      • Discussing “tertiary prevention” and flaws within the VA Burn Pit registry,and ways to improve data collection methods.
    • Chelsey Poisson, RN-BSN
      • Discussing research trends, our data, correlations and trends in veteran’s healthcare via demographics, pre-deployment/during-deployment and post-deployment. Introducing “secondary prevention” strategies in the healthcare field related to legislation and the potential cost long term if not addressed properly.
      • (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)


  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM
    • "Delay, Deny, Hope You Die"
      • Preview of select portions of a documentary on the Burn Pits and Toxic Exposures, produced by Greg Lovett and Morningstar Media
      • (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)


  • 11:30 - 12:30 PM
    • YN1 Lauren Price, USN, (Ret).
      • Discussing an outline of past efforts (both legislative and judicial) from the veteran standpoint, current and prospective legislative efforts, available medical resources for those affected, and Veteran Warriors mission goals regarding toxic exposures.


  • 12:30 - 13:30
    • LUNCH


  • 13:30 - 02:00 PM
    • Col. DJ Reyes, USA, (Ret.)
      • Discussing lifestyle and living with a terminal illness contracted from exposure to burn pits. Specific details on remaining in the workforce, keeping fit and having a positive outlook toward the future.
      • (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)


  • 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    • MSgt. Paul Santilli, BA
      • A 4x Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran who served with the 20th Special Operations Squadron. He will be discussing his works at the Warwick, Rhode Island Vet Center conducting outreach and case management to veterans who benefit from readjustment, trauma, and bereavement counseling. His motivation and special interests are veteran advocacy and policy reform to ensure a higher quality of life can be obtained by any veteran and his role  with Hunter Seven as subject specialist,  regarding resources/outreach and political affairs.
      • (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)


  • 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    • (Tentative) EPA Specialist
      • Discussing the legal and regulatory parameters in the U.S., of chemical emissions from open-air burn pits.


  • 16:30 - 05:00 PM
    • Personal stories from Burn Pit / Toxic Exposures victims and their families.

Speakers

  • Cmdr. John Wells, USN, (Ret.) - Bio
  • Lt. Col. Sheri Boucher - Bio
  • Chelsey, Poisson, RN-BSN - Bio
  • YN1, Lauren Price, USN, (Ret.) - Bio
  • Col. DJ Reyes, USA, (Ret.) - Bio
  • MSgt. Paul Santilli, BA - Bio
  • (Tentative) EPA Specialist