Dr. Inge Guen, who graduated from CalSouthern’s PsyD program in 2011, was invited to participate in the Homeward Bound telethon on Sunday, November 10, in Los Angeles, California. The event, hosted by celebrities Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna, raised money for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Others who took part in the telethon included Mark Harmon, Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman and James Brolin, among many others.
Dr. Guen has developed a national reputation for her work with America’s wounded warriors. She is a clinical psychologist and philanthropist who has dedicated her life to carrying for service members and veterans, working extensively at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the nation’s largest military hospital.
In addition to providing direct service and care, she also is a sought-after speaker, appearing at events and in the media to educate the public regarding the issues and needs of the returning wounded. She is a tireless fundraiser, working closely with the American Red Cross to help raise the money necessary to provide many of the programs she leads.
In recognition of this work, in 2011 Dr. Guen was awarded the prestigious Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism by the Daughters of the American Revolution. And more recently, she was “coined” (a traditional military honor) by Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, in recognition of Dr. Guen’s clinical care and fundraising activities.
“I am so humbled to have received these honors,” says Dr. Guen. “I truly have found my calling in comforting and healing the spirits of these heroes. It is a profound honor and privilege to be part of their lives, as well as their healing process.”
Dr. Guen, the CalSouthern community continues to be inspired by your tireless and dedicated service to America’s service members and veterans.