NCI AHEC announces Veterans Mental Health Summit – vendors sought for June 15, 2023 event in Fulton County

Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by NCI AHEC

Rochester, Ind. – North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center is excited to announce that in cooperation with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and 4C Health, the 2023 Veterans Mental Health Summit will be held at the Fulton County Museum. The free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on June 15 and is open to the general public. Veterans and families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Attendees must register for this event through NCI AHEC website events page.

Dr. Lori Goss-Reaves will be providing this year’s keynote address. She is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years’ experience and author of the book, “Kiss Lori for Me”, the story of her dad’s journey in the Navy—from leaving Marion, Indiana, to Vietnam, sacrificing his life attempting to save a Marine. Dr. Gross-Reeves has served children with intellectual disabilities, provided parent education and outpatient services at a mental health clinic and helped survivors of sexual abuse. She has facilitated parent groups and social skills/anger management groups for students from kindergarten through senior high school. She and her husband are the parents of five children with their middle child dually diagnosed with severe autism and Down Syndrome. She is currently a member of the Prevent Child Abuse Council of Grant County and is passionate about the welfare of vulnerable children.

This year’s featured speakers also include award-winning author, scholar and combat veteran John Spencer, who served over 25 years in the active Army. He is an internationally recognized expert as a military and national security analyst and advisor. Spencer is a regular military analyst and commentator for CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Fox News, ABC and Reuters. He is known for his books “Connected Soldiers,” “The Mini-Manual for the Urban Defender” and “Understanding Urban Warfare” which he co-authored with Liam Collins. He also authored several professional articles and journals which have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more.

Vendors are being sought for this event. All vendors will share one 6-foot table with another organization. Tablecloths and chairs will be provided. Vendors may register with Emma Goldenstern by email at Setup and check-in will be from 8-9 a.m. the day of the event.

NCI AHEC’s current mission is to grow our own healthcare workforce in rural and underserved communities by providing education and experience to future and current healthcare professionals with the intention or producing excellence in healthcare. For more information about NCI AHEC, visit the website at, telephone 574.398.1662. or email Executive Director Janiece Stover at

SOURCE: News release from NCI AHEC