Public Hearing on the Issue of Veterans Suicide

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Chambersburg VFW
S. 4th Street
Chambersburg, PA


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

III.  Testimony

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.


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