Calling All Women Warriors

Calling All Women Warriors Virtual Conference is an opportunity to receive information on resources and benefits for Women Veterans of all era’s, their spouses, or their aging parents.

The event live streamed on RI Elder Info’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Our presenters are Women Veterans who are experts in their field on the unique needs of the women who have served our country and the resources available to them.

Speakers answer your questions in real time. Any question that can’t be answered during the event will be followed up on.

This is an opportunity for the community to gather information and resources that empower their own independent aging!

Live streaming & Recorded on

March 18, 2021

09:00 to 12:00

A Special Thank You to:

Office of Governor McKee

RI Office of Veterans Services

Thank you to our Premier Sponsor

Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Program Begins Live Streaming at 9am


Deb Burton RI Elder Info Founder & Creator

Pledge of Allegiance 

Yvette Vary, Centenarian, WWII Navy Veteran

National Anthem


Opening Remarks

Camille F. J. Vella-Wilkinson RI State Representative District 21


RI State Office of Veteran Services

Jennifer Marquis Caruso, Chief of Veterans Affairs


PVAMC Women’s Programs

Tonya Maselli McConnell, PVAMC Women’s Program Manager


Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Heather Tarducci, LICSW, ACSW,CCFC The VetCenter


The Aid and Attendance Benefit & Veteran’s Educational Benefits

Rachael Garcia, MSW, VSO Veteran & Military Advocate



A message from our Sponsor

Susan Pomfret CrossCountry Mortgage


Dare to Dream Ranch

Karen Dalton, Founder


The Holly Charrette House & Services at Operation Stand Down

Lindsey Arigno, Operation Stand Down


Veteran Suicide Prevention

Jeanne Smith, PVAMC Suicide Prevention Coordinator


PVAMC Caregiver Support Program

Kathleen Langford, PVAMC Caregiver Support Program Manager


Closing prayer & moment of silence

Chaplain Rotunda East

Operation Connect Resource Guide

The most up to date, printable, resource guide for Veterans of all era’s.

Federal Resources page 3-4

State Resources page 5-6

Veteran Service Organizations page 7-9

Community Based Organizations page 10-11

Educational Resources page 12-13

Legal Resources page 14

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resources page 15

Long Term Care Information for Veterans page 16-17

Congressional Delegation page 18

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