The people behind the project
Tia Christopher, Treatment Instructor
Tia Christopher is a proud US Navy Veteran. After her honorable discharge in 2001, she received her BA in Humanities with a focus in Psychology and is currently an independent consultant residing in California. Previously, Ms. Christopher served as Chief of Staff for the Farmer Veteran Coalition, worked for Concepts, Inc. PR on the National Resource Directory, a joint project of the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs, and served as the first Women Veterans Coordinator for the Iraq Veterans Project of Swords to Plowshares. Ms. Christopher speaks nationally on issues facing women veterans and MST, has testified before state and national legislature, and was a community instructor for the National Center for PTSD, Menlo Park. Ms. Christopher serves as a community member for the Bay Area’s Women Veterans Connect, a committee member for the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust’s Military and Veteran Program Advisory Committee, and a member of the Pat Tillman Scholarship Review Committee. She is the author of You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are: A Straightforward Transition Manual. Ms. Christopher received IVAT‘s Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award in 2010, and the White House’s Champions of Change Award in 2013.