Meet WoVeN Staff
The WoVeN staff is passionate about improving the lives of women Veterans. They make sure that the WoVeN groups run smoothly and help keep the WoVeN community connected.
WoVeN’s Director, Tara Galovski, is a clinical psychologist who also serves as the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. Dr. Galovski has enjoyed working in the field of mental health and well-being with women from all walks of life, including Veterans for over a decade. As a researcher, she is interested in studying the effects of traumatic experiences and developing therapies to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports, going to the beach at every possible opportunity and especially spending time with her family and her two dogs, Cappy and Louie. Dr. Galovski feels truly honored and privileged to continue her work with women Veterans through the WoVeN program!
Amy Street is WoVeN’s Co-Director. Dr. Street is a researcher interested in the stressors that women face during military service and a clinical psychologist who provides mental health care for women veterans. She’s been working with women Veterans for almost 20 years and is thrilled with the opportunity to connect women veterans with each other through the WoVeN program! In addition to her responsibilities with WoVeN, Dr. Street serves as the Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. When she’s not at work you’ll usually find her trying to meet her daily “Fitbit” step goals. If she’s lucky she’ll be getting those steps while hiking in the woods with her family!
Jennifer Schuster Wachen
Jennifer Schuster Wachen, WoVeN’s Associate Director, has over 10 years of experience treating women Veterans in the VA Healthcare system. Dr. Wachen is a clinical psychologist affiliated with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. Her research interests are focused on improving treatments for PTSD for active duty military and returning veterans, and on examining the relationship between trauma, health, and functioning. In her free time, she enjoys music, movies, and spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Wachen is excited for the opportunity to develop a nationwide network of women Veterans through WoVeN.
Virginia is WoVeN’s Program Manager and helps to carry out the program’s longterm goals. She has worked with WoVeN since 2017 and has enjoyed assisting in the efforts to help the program grow all over the country. Virginia’s favorite part about being on the WoVeN team has been having the opportunity to meet the incredible women who join the WoVeN family at the Peer Leader Trainings. Aside from her WoVeN duties, Virginia is also a graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Outside of work and school, Virginia loves rock climbing, working on her calligraphy skills, and spending time outside (especially with her dog, Callie!).
Emma is one of WoVeN’s Program Assistants, which means she helps with the ins-and-outs of managing WoVeN. Emma also helps to manage the research component of WoVeN. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2018 with degrees in psychology and human development, she spent a year working with a clinical psychologist at the Wellesley Center for Women. Emma joined the WoVeN team in September 2019 and is excited to make connections with group members from across the country! Emma is also a research assistant with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD. In her free time, she enjoys playing the clarinet, camping with friends, and tending to her plants.
Aimee is WoVeN’s Research Assistant and Online Groups Coordinator, which means that her responsibilities include keeping the research components and online groups of WoVeN organized, as well as helping out with other day-to-day things that keep WoVeN running! Additionally, Aimee is also a Research Assistant at the National Center for PTSD in the Women Health Sciences Division. She joined the WoVeN team in 2020 after receiving a degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is very excited to be part of this team! When not at work, Aimee loves finding new books to read, going on bike rides, and trying new foods.
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