Board of Directors:
Monte Akers, A-G Management Company, LLC
Please click here to see the RVP Board Handbook
Belle Bennett Landau, Executive Director
Liaisons to Care Communities:
Cheryl GreatHouse, LMT John Freiden, Certified Herbalist
RVP Honors and Awards
"Light A Fire Award" from Portland Monthly and The Oregon Community Foundation, 2007
Mental Health Award for Excellence, Oregon Dept. of Human Services, 2007
Oregon Counseling Association Humanitarian Award to Carol Levine, 2009
Carol Levine: 2009 Award Winner for the National Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund, nominated for her work with RVP in providing counseling for female veterans
Bank of America "Local Hero" award to Carol Levine, 2009
Carol Levine: 2009 Encore Purpose Prize Finalist
RVP In The News:
View our public service announcement "About the Returning Veterans Project"
Click here to see RVP's 2012 Annual Report!
Interview with Belle Landau, RVP Executive Director, AM 860 Radio Show, January 29, 2013
RVP as part of the Hands on Greater Portland Volunteer Innovation Award, February 7, 2013
RVP Featured on Comcast Newsmakers, December 10, 2012
Coping When Coming Home, West Linn Tidings, November 14, 2012
Returning Vets Get Helping Hand, Portland Tribune, November 4, 2012
Serving our Veterans and Military Families with Mental Health Care, a podcast featuring RVP Executive Director Belle Landau and RVP Provider Dr. Margaret Eichler, recorded by Mental Health and Wellness Radio during the Alternatives Conference in Portland, Oregon in October, 2012
Outreach Team Bolsters Veterans' Spirits, The Oregonian, October 8, 2012
Coming Home: Oregon Veterans find a softer landing with an innovative care program, 1859 Oregon Magazine, July-August, 2012
After combat, many Oregon veterans continue to battle unseen wounds, story about a Bend, Oregon veteran, Oregonian, March 10, 2012
Veteran charged with homeless murders: Hint of a larger problem for the U.S. military?, interview with RVP Executive Director Belle Landau, Christian Science Monitor, January 12, 2012
A long way from home: Soldiers return from the battlefields, interview with RVP Executive Director Belle Landau, Street Roots, January 19, 2012
Returning Veterans Project WWeek Give!Guide video. This short film features RVP client Iraq veteran Blayden Wall and RVP Executive Director Belle Landau.
HOMEFRONT 911 Monologues...Offer Connection for Military Families, an article on an event presented by the Sanctuary for Veterans and Family and co-sponsored by RVP, Oregonian, August 7, 2011
HOMEFRONT 911 Monologues, Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Veterans for Peace spoke with Stacy Bannerman, creator and producer of "Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues," and Belle Landau of the Returning Veterans Project, KBOO Radio, August 5, 2011
Local Nonprofit Helping Veterans Transition Back into Civilian Life, interview with Mandee Juza and Belle Landau, KPTV Fox News, November 20, 2010
Veteran's Voice, interview with Belle Landau on the contribution RVP makes in the community, KBOO Radio, November 19, 2010
Veterans Day: a time for healing, by Carol Levine (RVP Founder and Board Chair), Guest Columnist, Oregonian, November 11, 2010
RVP on "Community Hotline" cable access program, April 2010
Veteran Suicides: The Toll of Service and Search for Answers, by Melissa Hahn, www.thewip.net: March 2010
Providers Offer Free Counseling to Veterans and Families, by Tom Mann, ODVA Vet News: January/February 2009
Veterans' Affairs, OPB Think Out Loud: November 11, 2008
Deeper Wounds, KOIN, November 11, 2009
Returning Veterans Project Continuing Education Trainings
"Using an Arts-Based Assessment to Teach Coping Strategies to Traumatized Returning Veterans and Their Health Professionals – a New Model," Prof. Julie Cwikel, PhD, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel, Trainer. Held at Legacy Emanuel Lorenzen Center Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
"Treating Military Sexual Trauma," Elizabeth Stinson, LMFT, Trainer. Held at the Lane County Behavioral Health Building, Eugene, Oregon.
"The Heart and Science of Treating Traumatic Response in Veterans," Dr. Livia M. D’Andrea, Ph.D., M.F.T, University of Nevada at Reno, Trainer. Held at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
"Understanding Military Culture and How it Impacts Veterans and Military Families," Colleen Lewy, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU; SSgt. Eddie Black, Marine Veteran and Southern Oregon Regional Area Manager for the National Guard’s Reintegration Team; Mike Maxwell, Veteran and Co-Founder of the Portland VA PTSD Treatment Team, Trainers. Held at the School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
"Stopping the Wheel of Trauma," Suzanne Best, Psychologist and Margaret Eichler, Ph.D, LPC, Trainers. Held at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
"Treating Military Sexual Trauma," Elizabeth Stinson, LMFT, Trainer. Held at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
"An Integrated Mind-Body Approach to Working With Stress and Trauma Reactions," Katie Boyts, LMT; Shannon Pernetti, Archetypal Analyst; Ken Goldberg, MD; Bill Bowen, MFA, LMT; Nora Stern, MS, PT; Trainers. A two-day training held at Mercy Corps Building, Portland, Oregon.
"Nightmare Therapy: a Missing 'Peace' of Trauma Recovery," Lori Daniels, PH.D., LCSW, Portland Vet Center, Trainer. Held at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
"The Spiritual Experience and the Unconscious Response to War," Diane Steinbrecher and Shannon Pernetti, Trainers. Held in Portland, Oregon.