Advisory Board

Barkley Calkins

Director of the Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute, a funded arm of the Center for Public Service at Seton Hall University.

Alon Ben Gurion

Grandson of David Ben-Gurion, Alon is a hospitality executive with proven leadership in hotels, sales, revenue management, rooms operations, and food and beverage management in the United States and worldwide.

Brigadier General Gal Hirsch

Israeli Brigadier general who commanded the 91st Division of Israel Defense Forces during the 2006 Lebanon War.

Mike and Janet Huckabee

Serve as Heroes To Heroes Foundation Honorary Co-National Chairpersons.

Joe Korn

Partner at Garden Homes Development, a private national Real Estate Development Company. He is a member of Jewish National Funds (JNF) New Jersey Board, President’s Society and Century Council.

Russell Robinson

CEO, Jewish National Fund (JNF), Russell became the youngest CEO in JNF’s history and he works tirelessly, traveling around the country and visiting Israel almost every month to ensure JNF’s vision is more relevant and meaningful today than ever before.

Dr. Mark Goulston

Originally a UCLA professor of psychiatry for over 25 years, and a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Mark Goulston's expertise has been forged and proven in the crucible of real-life, high stakes situations. An influencer who helps influencers become more influential, his unique background has made him an indispensible and sought-after resource and change facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, government institutions, and parent-teacher associations across the nation. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California.

Heroes to Heroes Outcome Research:

Team Lead – Dr. Joseph Currier, University of Southern Alabama

PH.D., University of Memphis
2009 - Clinical Psychology

M.A., Wheaton College
2001 - Clinical Psychology 

B.A., University of Saint Thomas
1999 - Psychology and Catholic Studies

Dr. Currier’s Trauma Reactions and Interpersonal Loss (TRAIL) Group is committed to understanding both the etiology of Moral Injury and other trauma- and loss-related problems, as well as how people achieve restoration and often paradoxically grow in these contexts. Drawing on a variety of scientific methodologies, the TRAIL Group strives to conduct clinically-meaningful and integrative research that appreciates psychological, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of coping with potentially traumatic events (e.g., military combat, community violence, serious illness) and bereavement. They are ultimately interested in disseminating their findings and enhancing clinical practices with individuals and families struggling to overcome challenges associated with these types of experiences.

Highlighted Research

Lisman, R., Currier, J. M., & Harris, J. I. (in press). Religion and cognitive processing of trauma among newly returned US Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture.

Currier, J. M., McDermott, R. C., Hawkins, D. E., Greer, C. L., & Carpenter, R. (in press). Seeking help for religious and spiritual struggles: Exploring the role of mental health literacy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Currier, J. M., Drescher, K. D., Nieuwsma, J. A., & *McCormick, W. (in press). Theodicies and professional quality of life in a nationally representative sample of chaplains in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.