Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 10 a.m.
S. 4th Street
Public hearing on the issue of veterans suicide.
I. Call to Order
II. 10:00 a.m. Opening Statement
Senator Doug Mastriano Chairman
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
10:05 a.m. – PA Department of Military & Veterans Affairs – Testimony
Brigadier General (PA Ret.) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General Veterans Affairs
Brigadier General Laura McHugh, Deputy Adjutant General
Pennsylvania National Guard, Army
10:40 a.m. – PA Department of Human Services – Veterans Crisis Line
11:00 a.m. – County Veterans Affairs
Justin Slep, Director
Franklin County Veterans Affairs
11:15 a.m. – Local Perspective
Bruce Bartz, Bartz Brigade – Testimony
Cindy McGrew, Founder – Testimony
Operation Second Chance
Dominique Brown, Peer to Peer Support – Testimony
Wounded Warrior Project
Elizabeth Cooper, Veterans Representative
PA CareerLink, Franklin County
Mike & Sally Wargo
Gold Star Father & Gold Star Mother
IV. Closing Statement – 12:00 p.m.
V. Adjournment – 12:05 p.m.