VHVtv Virtual Interviews 2021.

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.

VHVtv is produced as Community Educational Access TV for the Midpen Media Center in Palo Alto, CA.
We are excited to share the story of VHVtv in the Fall 2021 AVOW Magazine. Stories of women veterans, by women veterans. See our story on page 15 to 17. Thank You AVOW Magazine!

Since June 2020, all content is created virtually and we no longer film in the Media Center studio.
VHVtv currently resides solely in cyberspace at the moment.

Thank You to The Real Sabre Design for our new logo!

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. – Lisa Diggs is a U.S. Army Veteran and an educator.


4. Tamara Dee Thacker is a U.S. Navy Veteran and the Veterans Coordinator at the Veterans Resource Center at the University off California Riverside.


5. – 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.


6. – Brenda Kaesler and Wreaths Across America.


7. – Virtual Interview with Christina Wilkinson. She is the Publisher of the AVOW Magazine.
Stories for Women Veterans by Women Veterans.


8. – Virtual Interview with Daniel Lombard and James Corbett, the Founders of Project Refit. They created a mobile app for battle buddy support.


9. – Prof. Charles Evered and the Evered House.


10. – VHVtv Virtual Interview with Maureen Elias, an incredible Veteran Advocate.

She encourages Women Veterans to tell their stories and teaches Story Telling through ASAP, the Armed Services Arts Program in Washington, D.C.

11. – 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!

12. – VHVtv Virtual Interview is with Rep. Sandra Scott and MSGT. B (Patricia Baisen).


13. – VHVtv Virtual Interview is with Susan J. Farese, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a U.S. Army Nurse Veteran.


14. – VHVtv Virtual Interviews with Eduardo Kiryczun and Tyreece Jacks. They are the County of San Mateo County Veteran Service Officers.


One Comments

  • Ernest Poulin

    August 5, 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(
    501(c)(19) pending


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