'Helping people grow and find their own special jewels inside'
I would like to see more veterans across the country get the resources and services they need.
Lenora says many people who hear about her job are surprised by how many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and military sexual trauma have been helped by the Road Home Program, whose mission is to compassionately care for veterans, service members and their families.
Lenora says she would like to see more veterans across the country get the resources and services they need.
The most rewarding aspect of her job, Lenora says, is "helping people grow and find their own special jewels inside." Not a veteran herself, Lenora has many close family members who have served in the military — including a favorite uncle who suffered from PTSD as a result of combat in the Vietnam War.
Lenora has enjoyed taking part in meetings of the Disabilities Employee Resources Group at Rush; "a breath of fresh air," she calls the group. She also recently took advantage of a wellness program at Rush: "I found the experience to be captivating and enriching," she says.