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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to
change veterans'
lifestyles to minimize
the suicide rate while rebuilding their sense
of purpose.

 

Fort Freedom frees veterans from the imprisonment of PTSD and guides them to a newfound sense of purpose. As a non-profit, veteran-owned and operated organization, we’re well aware of the struggles that come with returning home.

We offer a life-restoring program supported by holistic and wellness-based services. Our experts range from fitness instructors and nutrition coaches to trauma therapists. This program doesn’t hold your hand. It throws you a rope.

A U.S. Army veteran founded Fort Freedom in 2017 amid the highest levels of under-treated PTSD our military has ever seen.

The Executive Team

Jerry Haffey, Jr.

Founder and Chair

Raul “G” Galaviz 

Vice President & Experience Director

Marc Chiurato

Chief Financial Officer

Samantha Jackson

Secretary

Chelsea Platas

Chief Development Officer

Dr. Sylvia Keller

Chief Medical Officer

Sophie Frabotta

Spiritual Coach, Mentor and Guide

Meri Consor

Yoga Therapy

Edgar Marte

Massage Therapy

Jeff Miller

Honorary Board Member

 

Jon Stanton 

Posture Therapy

Jim Smith

Honorary Board Member

 

Board of Directors

Dania Slim

Board of Directors

Jordan Cornette

Board of Directors

Monica Daniels

Board of Directors

Richard Cohen

Board of Directors

Shereen M. Vahabzadeh

Board of Directors

William T. Mandia

Board of Directors

John C. Brandes

Board of Directors

John C. Brandes

Board of Directors

Jerry Haffey, Sr.

Board of Directors

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A Personal Note from Dr. Keller about Fort Freedom:

I work with adults that have endured significant trauma in all aspects of life.  Early childhood trauma, community violence, physical and sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, terrorism, combat and war trauma.  My interest in working with the Fort Freedom Initiative came about from having the privilege to work with veterans suffering from PTSD.  I was, and continue to be, in awe of their resilience in working through and overcoming the darkness and inexplicable hardships that they have endured.   By working with veterans and offering the opportunity to heal in the context of dignity, safety and compassion, they are able to overcome the complexities of trauma. I am indeed honored, humbled and grateful to do this work with Fort Freedom, which was created by individuals with self-less, heart-felt and soul-full intentions, of hard work, generosity and optimism.

“Through the transformative power of healing you are able

to live the quality of life you desire and deserve.”

Dr. Sylvia Keller