Promotional Work and Advocacy

Anne Burns with Congressman Donald Payne at Congressman Payne’s job fair, August 26, 2021 in Newark, NJ

Coming Home Well Podcast Ad for The Vets Chat & Chew Program

Coming Home Well Podcast August 27, 2021

November 9, 2019: Vets Chat and Chew Fundraising Art Auction

October 7, 2019: Radio interview on “Mental Health Matters” with Larry Cartwright and Tracy Ivie, Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio, Flemington, NJ

September 22, 2019: Interview with Rob Gerth, Kessler Foundation, Verona Park, NJ. Video footage courtesy of Kessler Foundation

April 22, 2019: Radio interview on “Mental Health Matters” with Larry Cartwright and Tracy Ivie, Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio, Flemington, NJ

February 9, 2019: Television interview on “Public Voice Salon” with John Bredin, Manhattan News Network

April 7, 2018: Television interview on “Public Voice Salon” with John Bredin, Manhattan News Network

February 26, 2018: Radio interview on “Mental Health Matters” with Larry Cartwright and Tracy Ivie, Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio, Flemington, NJ

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Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at a discussion seminar with Senator Cory Booker, about how to better women veterans healthcare within the VA healthcare system. November 10, 2017 at Garfield Post 2867, Garfield, NJ

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital breakfast event for veterans, November 10, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Whole Foods Markets hosts Vets Chat and Chew Program

June 2016 – Six Whole Foods Markets in northeast Jersey (Paramus, Edgewater, Closter, Ridgewood, Montclair and West Orange) hosted The Vets Chat and Chew Program for veterans on June 28, 2017 for their 5% day.  Whole Foods will donate 5% of the net sales for that day towards The Vets Chat and Chew Program.  The program introduces nutritional foods to veterans that can help them feel better. They cook with a professional chef, have access to a nutritionist and eat the meal together.  A big THANK YOU goes to our Vets Chat and Chew volunteers Denise, Steve, Peggy, Anne, Diane, Chuck, Verna, Liz and Anansa who were present in the six stores to introduce the program to the Whole Foods customers.  Pictured here is Verna, an army veteran herself, at the Montclair store!

October 12, 2016: Vets Chat and Chew reported on on Channel 12 News: https://www.facebook.com/dellacrews/videos/1330239126989150/

October 2016: The Gazette (Bergen County) and The Diocese of Metuchen promoted Vets Chat and Chew in their October newsletters

July 2, 2016: Television interview on “Public Voice Salon” with John Bredin, Manhattan News Network

November 29, 2015: Todd South of The Record attends and reports on the Vets Chat and Chew Program at the VFW (Post 5561) in Bogota, NJ. See story here

September 11, 2015: Bogota Blog NJ report on Vets Chat and Chew. See entry here

April 22, 2015: Radio Interview on “The Veteran’s Corner” with Don Buzney, WRSU 88.7 FM, New Brunswick, NJ

March 4, 2015: Round Table Discussion in Trenton, NJ with Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training Service