The new year ahead is looking bright.
We’ve added new volunteer journalists to our group that will explore in-depth the chemical and policy issues that are involved. I’d like to introduce:
Terri L. Pace
Terri is currently writing a movie script and book while studying for her Ph.D. in Public Policy. Her background is diverse. She is the mother of three successful sons. She has owned and operated a talent/event corporation and a private school and child development center.
She is gearing up to start a research company and will be working with Civilian Exposure to shine more light on both military and civilian exposure to toxic substances. She will begin with a series of articles about her experience and the results of being exposed to a toxic substance.
Susan is a National Gold Star Mother and resides in the Suburban Western New York area. The daughter of a Marine, and Army Veteran, She is also the Mother of a Fallen American Hero, Gunnery Sgt, Aaron Michael Kenefick a highly decorated and stellar Marine of over twelve years.
Susan is also known as a Veterans Advocate and a National voice. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, and other national media as well as on Patriot Radio. Having worked with various Congressmen concerning our Military and Veterans, she has been sought out by many as the “the Gold Star Mother with a voice” – and “go to person”. She currently writes for several online news outlets and provides investigative reporting and research for various topics for Civilian Exposure.
Plus, we continue to have input from our point person overseas, journalist and author Jon Mitchell, who has been instrumental in our understanding of contamination aboard bases in Southeast Asia, particularly with regard to Okinawa.
Civilian Exposure is also excited to share news of a new partnership with a talented research group located in the Northeast. With relevant backgrounds in epidemiology, law, and education, this group is working with us to produce a significant national survey, one that will hopefully lead to crafting potential government solutions to the systemic issue of military contamination.
To achieve all that we are doing, we continue to need your support. For details on how you can participate in helping out our reporting and research, please visit our donation page or contact us today.
Thank you for your support today and every day. Have a joyous holiday and a prosperous new year.
Gavin P. Smith
Founder, Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief