Moral Injury Association of America
MORAL INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA exists to help past and present military personnel and their families recover from moral and psychological trauma suffered in service to our nation.
Our measure of success will be a reduction of mental health cases and suicides of past and present military members and their family members.
MORAL INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA is based in Kansas City, Missouri. We are working with other national organizations and charities to expand our efforts to assist past and present military members with Moral Injury. At this time, we are in our infancy, but hope to grow our outreach to other areas in the United States.
Moral Injury is a complex wound of the soul. It results from empathy and self-reflection on moral values in the wake of morally ambiguous, extreme conditions. Many times there are no good choices and any choice violates deep moral values. It can impact veterans of war and individuals making emergency decisions in life or death circumstances such as police officers, firefighters, first responders and many others.
MORAL INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Our Board of Directors reflects a wide range of individuals who bring a vast resource of skill sets from the business, community and military segments of the Kansas City community.
Bruce McWilliams: Volunteer director for the organization. Bruce is a private citizen, with over 40 years of experience organizing, managing and owning businesses in the community.
Cindy McDermott: CDR, USN, Retired. Cindy is a post-9/11 veteran and will serve as the executive director of the organization.
Dr. George Dent: Dr. Dent has more than 20 years of experience in treating Post Traumatic Stress.
Rev. Becky Johnson: Rev. Johnson is an ordained minister and a Full Time Staff Chaplain at The University of Kansas Hospital.
Dr. Virginia Brackett: Dr. Brackett retired from Park University as director of the Honors Academy. Her father served in the Army in WWII and Korea, where he was killed in action.
Nicholas Lopez: CPL, USMC. Nick served eight years in the Marines and was deployed to Iraq. He is now Special Programs and Projects Coordinator at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters.