Feb. 12, 2013 – New Brunswick, NJ—The Atlantic County Chapter of the American Conference on Diversity is pleased to present a free program March 21 to educate, spread awareness, and promote a better understanding of the needs of our returning veterans. Hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College, “Supporting Those Who Serve: Helping the Returning Vet Access Healthcare, Workforce/Employment and Higher Education” will include a panel discussion of information, tools, and strategies to help transitioning veterans access healthcare and educational systems as well as reintegrate into the workforce.

Panelists include Anthony Macchiavelli, MD, Medical Director, Hospitalist Program, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Kristin Morell, LCSW, Readjustment Therapist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Thomas O’Donnell, Assistant Dean of Students, The Richard Stockton College of N.J. Attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions of our panelists after the discussion.

“We are pleased to present this program focused on a very timely and significant topic. The goal of the program is not only to promote an understanding about the issues, but to share with the community the steps they can take to support those who have served to protect our freedoms,” says Chair of the Atlantic County Chapter of the American Conference on Diversity Eric Reynolds.

Where: Atlantic Cape Community College, Walter Edge Theater, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, N.J. 08330

When: Thursday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Who Should Attend: Community members, local government and business leaders, healthcare professionals, higher-education administrators, faculty, and staff

To Register: Visit or

Program Sponsors: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and Shore Memorial Hospital.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.

About the American Conference on Diversity

The programs, services, and initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity are among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. It is the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders; enhancing our workplaces; and helping to create inclusive communities. The American Conference on Diversity, which has been serving schools, organizations, workplaces, and communities in New Jersey since 1948, builds on a historic mission and creates programs and activities relevant and vital to 21st Century life. It is a journey we can all take together. The American Conference on Diversity operates eight chapters to help us to educate and empower leaders and bring our messages of inclusion and respect to communities throughout New Jersey: Atlantic County Chapter, Bayonne Chapter, Central Jersey Chapter, Essex County Chapter, Greater Bergen Chapter, Hudson County Chapter, Jersey Shore Chapter, and Mercer County Chapter. Visit to learn more.


Gail Zoppo
Media Relations Consultant
109 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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