Friends of PTSDJournal is a non-profit organization that supports awareness initiatives for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and educates the PTSD community as well as the general population about PTSD symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. Friends of PTSDJournal advocates the PTSD community and supports PTSDJournal magazine – a service driven lifestyle magazine dedicated to the awareness and treatment of this largely misunderstood and undiagnosed disorder.
Our mission is to create awareness about and support programs addressing the mental and physical impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder impacts more than 30 million civilians. PTSD can show up in different demographics and does not only affect military service members, but also civilian men, women and children who have suffered any traumatic incident such as an accident, natural calamity, domestic violence or sexual abuse.
More than 9% of soldiers aged 18 years or older returning from Iraq and Afghanistan had PTSD immediately after returning from deployment, yet 31% of that same population had PTSD more than a year after deployment.
There are many who still do not seek treatment or even diagnosis – more than 50% of both veterans and civilians with PTSD do not seek treatment. That’s why PTSDJournal is so important. The magazine will shed a light on the triggers and different characteristics of PTSD. Helping individuals suffering from PTSD with potential self-diagnosis could lead to them seeking help.
Board of Directors
Dr. Dale Caldwell – Executive Director
Dale G. Caldwell is the Executive Director of the Friends of PTSDJournal whose mission is to “create awareness about and support programs addressing the mental and physical impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).” As an experienced urban education leader, Dale discovered that stress and trauma is the root cause of many of the education and crime related challenges that urban residents face. He created the term Urban Traumatic Stress Disorder (UTSD) to describe the continuous, instead of “post,” traumatic stress disorder that residents face daily. His experience includes being the President of the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (MRESC); Vice-President of the New Brunswick Board of Education; Head of School and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Village Charter School (VCS) in Trenton, New Jersey; Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships at Scholastic; CEO of Strategic Influence, LLC; Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA); Executive Director of the Newark Alliance; and, Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting. Dale has the unique honor of winning the 2015 Charter Champion Administrator of the Year award given by the New Jersey Charter Schools Association and the 2009 New Jersey School Board Member of the Year by the New Jersey School Boards Association. Prior to that, he received the New Jersey Pride Award in Education from New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
In his exceptionally entertaining and thought-provoking book, Intelligent Influence: The 4 Steps of Highly Successful Leaders and Organizations, Dale explains how his ground-breaking Intelligent Influence process is the foundation of success in business and life. He opens readers’ minds to the reality that they “do what they do, think the way they think and accomplish what they accomplish because of influence.” He is using this proprietary framework to guide his leadership at VCS. In addition to Intelligent Influence, he has written School To Work To Success; Fruit of the Spirit Poems and Hymns; Fruit of the Spirit Hymnal and Calendar and Tennis in New York.
Dale graduated from Princeton University and received an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and is a student in Seton Hall’s Executive Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership. He is a former board member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) Tennis Educational Merit Award and the curator of the ITHF’s Breaking The Barriers Exhibit on black tennis history. Dale is also an accomplished athlete who has completed three marathons and earned national rankings in tennis, triathlon and duathlon. He lives in New Brunswick with his ten year old daughter Ashley.
Edward Vincent Danberry
Edward Vincent Danberry is CEO of Group One Investments, LLC, a holding company that operates numerous companies in the aviation, facility services/construction, transportation, security, consulting, computer technology and food services sectors. His experience encompasses many facets of the business world including banking and finance, marketing and sales, operations and distribution management. He has held high level positions in aviation including time with Air California, Continental Airlines and Texas International Airlines and in industry with Johns Manville Corp and Jersey Mortgage Company.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance-graduating in 1978 from Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado. Ed served in the Army from 1967-1969 with the 2/67th Armored Division and is a Disabled Veteran.
Group One Investments, LLC is a holding company that was formed to consolidate the companies that were started in 1998 with his partner, Ron DeLucia. The company presently has about 500 employees and revenues in excess of $25 million. Group One operates or manages 8 companies and is involved in several Joint Ventures. In addition to the service business, Group One distributes and markets numerous products through its subsidiaries and joint ventures.
Ed resides in Watchung, NJ with his wife Maria who works for the company. He has two sons, Ethan and Seth, both who participate in the business.
- Ed serves on, is a member of, or actively participates in the following organizations:
- E.A.R.T 911 – Board Member
- Civic Duty Partners, Inc. – Board Member
- SAR – Sons of the American Revolution
- Spectrum Works – Board Member
- UNICO – Raritan Valley Chapter
- NIAF – National Italian American Foundation
- MCLEF – Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation
- NYSTMCA – New York State Troopers – Marine Corps Association
- Heroes on the Water – NJ Chapter
WagTree, LLC, Co-Founder / Partner / Executive Producer
Judy Diethelm is Founding Partner of WagTree, LLC. Prior to WagTree, Ms. Diethelm founded BLU MOON Sports & Entertainment, LLC in 1995 and co-founded BLU MOON Group, Inc., in 2003. WagTree is a marketing agency specializing in the identification, development, and distribution of new business concepts, talent, and content. WagTree specializes in branding, marketing, management, media development, and public relations. WagTree launched the Global Give Network platform, which is an innovative turnkey marketing program; focused on creating a network of people committed to giving, fundraising and helping others. GGN pairs talent (athletes and entertainers), charitable organizations, corporate supporters and content partners, creating unique and mutually beneficial collaborations and campaigns.
Clients and cause marketing campaigns have included; DAV: Keep The Promise, IRON WILL; Veterans’ Battle with PTSD, PTSD Journal, God Bless The Broken Road, NASCAR, Moore For Kids, RADD, Beads of Courage, 170 Million Americans For Public Broadcasting, Haiti Needs Our Help, Let’s Move Challenge, The President’s Challenge, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk, Responsibility Has Its Rewards, Buckle Up America Challenge, Music Lives, Figure It Out, and more, as well as recording artists Gavin DeGraw, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, Leann Rimes, Jordin Sparks, Reba McIntire, Justin Moore, Foreigner, Plain White Ts, Josh Kelley, Jennifer Paige, Five For Fighting, Candlebox, Elijah Kelley, 12 Stones, and more as well as a variety of athletes, including LaDainian “ T” Tomlinson, The Celebrity Players Tour, and from NASCAR, IndyCar and other motorsports; Carl Edwards, Cale Gale, Clint Bowyer, Colin Braun, David Ragan, Erik Darnell, Johnny Benson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Michael McDowell, Reed Sorenson, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Stanton Barrett, Travis Kvapil, Trevor Bayne, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Sarah Fischer, Sam Hornish, Jr & Gil deFarran, and many more.
Ms. Diethelm served as Venue Ceremonies Producer at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. She has volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations, as well as has served on the Advisory Boards of the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation and Special Olympics of Southern California and in 2017, Friends of PTSD Journal. In addition to her commitment to building Global Give Network, she loves to travel and most importantly enjoys spending time with her beloved family and friends.
Philippe Douyon, MD
Philippe Douyon, MD is a Board Certified Neurologist who completed his residency in Neurology at New York University and fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell in Clinical Neurophysiology. He has spent the last several years caring for people with neurological disorders with a special emphasis on those with a history of epilepsy, seizures, and non epileptic events. He has been the principle investigator and a sub-investigator on multicenter, double blind, randomized placebo-controlled trials as well as safety and tolerability studies. He has lectured extensively on Epilepsy and other sub-specialties in the field of Neurology. He has published on topics including Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Moya Moya Syndrome, and Fahr’s disease. He lives in Forest Hills, Queens.