Project Manager (Board Secretary)
Education / Certifications
Retired Navy, advocate for military and veterans mental health.
A Bit About Me
Mr. Jessie Thielen is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He has over 20 years of experience in project and program management working in the military and private sector. His ability to understand and extrapolate solutions for complex challenges specific to military and healthcare industries allowed him to deliver over 15 multinational projects valued over $1M on time and on budget. One of the keys ingredients to his success is derived from developing dozens of cross-functional teams that leverage knowledge and experience while focusing on quantitative data analytics and technology to attain the optimal outcome. Master of Business Administration with a Medical Industry Leadership Specialization and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Q & A
What about the mission of Hope to Healing hit's home for you and why?
How do you 'Hope to Heal' others through your talents and experience?
What are your favorite things in the world outside of work?
During my Naval career, which includes 5 deployments to the Middle East supporting the Global War on Terror, I was introduced to the extreem stresses of wartime operations with out being given a “tool kit” or training on how to manage stress, fatigue, anger, extreme loneliness, fear, ect. At the time for me it was normalized and accepted that that is what it is, you just have to deal with it, if you could not you were considered weak and would be reprimanded, hazed, and lose promotion opportunity. Unfortunately, this internalization of stressors has led to an alarming rate of service member and veteran suicide, which has recently been coined “22 a day”.
I support the mission of Hope to Healing because we use evidence-based caregiving resources, promote self advocacy, and leverage group connections to circumvent the internalization, fatigue, and eventually burnout inducing events that many military / veterans are suffering through, especially during the post 9/11 and COVID-19 era.
I “hope to heal” by sharing my story to those who will listen and listen to those with a story to tell.
Spending time with family, farming, outdoor activities, and general buffoonery.