VHVtv is produced by Richard Gonzales and Sheryl Shaffer. During 2020, Veterans Helping Veterans hosted our first and very successful intern from the University of California Riverside, Richard Gonzales. Richard does our editing using Premiere Pro. This year we have produced 14 Virtual Interviews. Thank You VHVtv Producer Richard Gonzales.
VHVtv is produced as Community Educational Access TV for the Midpen Media Center in Palo Alto, CA.
Since June 2020, all content is created virtually and we have not filmed in the Media Center HD studio during 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid 19 pandemic. VHVtv currently resides solely in cyberspace at the moment. However, in 2022, we plan to film VHVtv in the Midpen Media Center HD studio and with new guest hosts during the spring or summer!
This is a 2 minute introduction to VHVtv Interviews 2021.
1. – Phyllis Thomas is a U.S. Navy Veteran and teaches art therapy to disabled veterans at the West Los Angeles VA.
2. – C J Reeves is the Red Coat Ambassador at the VA Ft. Miley, San Francisco. He is a member of AMVETS Post 34 and we are given a tour with this group of veteran volunteers and why they provide sandwiches to the frontline workers. AMVETS POST 34 Commander Helen Wong interviews members of her post.
3. = Tamara Dee Thacker is a U.S. Navy Veteran and the Veterans Coordinator at the Veterans Resource Center at the University of California Riverside. https://veterans.ucr.edu
4. – Karina Passi is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who is a drone pilot and encourages others to get training in this new exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM career field.
5. – Brenda Kaesler and Wreaths Across America.
6. – Virtual Interview with Christina Wilkinson. She is the Publisher of the AVOW Magazine. Stories for Women Veterans by Women Veterans. Short version is 10 minutes.
Long version, 28:30
7. – Virtual Interview with Daniel Lombard and James Corbett, the Founders of Project Refit. They created a mobile app for battle buddy support.
8. – Prof. Charles Evered and the Evered House.
9. – VHVtv Virtual Interview is with Maureen Elias. She is an incredible veteran Advocate and works on Capitol Hill. She encourages Women Veterans to tell their stories and teaches Story Telling through ASAP, the Armed Services Arts Program in Washington, D.C.
10. – VHVtv Virtual Interview with Eldonna Lewis Fernandez.
She is an U.S. Air Force Veteran and has the Baskets and Beads Kenya booth at the Fair Trade in Long Beach, CA.
How do you empower others? Eldonna tells us how she is doing that for women in Kenya!
11. – VHVtv Virtual Interview is with Rep. Sandra Scott and MSGT. B (Patricia Baisen).
12. – VHVtv Virtual Interview is with Susan J. Farese, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a U.S. Army Nurse Veteran.
13. – VHVtv Virtual Interviews with Eduardo Kiryczun and Tyreece Jacks. They are the County of San Mateo County Veteran Service Officers.
One Reply to “VHVtv Interviews 2021”
What an awesome idea Sheryl! Thank you for what you do!
Passing information veteran to veteran has been an invaluable method of helping each other and paying it forward!
Ernie Poulin, TSgt, USAFR Retired, OEF/OIF 2003-4
Pres Rim of the World Veterans’ Outreach (RimVets(
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