Headstrong’s Corner Office: Miguel Ocegueda

Headstrong’s Corner Office is here to help you learn a little more about our team. Follow along as we highlight the people who make our organization’s mission a reality.

Name: Miguel Ocegueda

Title: Director of Clinical Partnerships

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Favorite hobby : Running/Hiking/Kayaking/Being Outdoors

Favorite movie: Tied Shawshank Redemption & Meet Joe Black

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What’s your role and responsibility at Headstrong? Manage New and Existing Clinical Partnerships in Current and Future Markets.

How long have you been with Headstrong? Since October 2016

How did you learn about Headstrong? I was serving as Rutgers Student Veteran Organization President when I met Chris Wilson, Headstrong’s former Director of Strategic Growth who was at the time a veteran at Rutgers obtaining his Executive MBA. We discussed Headstrong and the valuable resource it was for veterans and within a few months I started at Headstrong as a volunteer.

What’s the best part about working here? Meeting the clinicians who in my mind are our unsung heroes and witnessing the impact we have on the veterans in their local community. You learn from them not just stories of successes, but of the hardships veterans in their communities faced before Headstrong Project came to their local community. It’s how I know Headstrong is changing veterans mental health space for the better.

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What has been your favorite Headstrong moment or experience: Meeting North Brooklyn Boat Clubs Honorary Mascot: (See attached picture) & Running the NYC Marathon with Sam Dickenson

What are you excited about in 2018? While I’m excited about our continued growth and implementation of our Ambassador Program, I look forward to meeting the veterans who courageously challenge themselves to achieve peak mental fitness through Headstrong. It is perhaps the most important aspect of my job and the most rewarding.

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Headstrong Project is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 by combat veterans. Headstrong provides confidential, individually tailored, cost and bureaucracy free treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering from the hidden wounds of war. Learn more about us at http://getheadstrong.org/.

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