WE ARE AN ALL VOLUNTEER STAFF
Tim Kirk, Colonel, US Air Force (Ret), graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. His Air Force service included 7 tours of command duties, multiple combat tours of duty where he led over 300 outside-the-wire missions in Afghanistan as an Afghan Hand, missions in Africa supporting America's response to the 2012 Benghazi attack, led the air logistics mission for the French counter-insurgency in Mali, and served as the J-4 on a named Presidential AFRICOM Joint Task Force.
He also served as the lead speechwriter for two Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and later for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ADM Mike Mullen. He holds a Masters of Logistics Management Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a Masters and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Military Strategy from Air University's School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.
He retired in 2014 and returned to Afghanistan to teach tactics until 2016 when he relocated to Sierra Vista to become a Department of the Army Civilian at Fort Huachuca. He left the civil service in 2018 to found the Warrior Healing Center that now houses 51 veteran service organizations and healing providers under one roof to serve the veteran families of Cochise County.
OUR TEAM .
BETH HILL WEATHERS
Director, Veteran Services
Catherine Goodman enjoys taking the road less traveled by, and is currently following that road in tandem with Tim Kirk, which has led her to Sierra Vista and the Warrior Healing Project.
Cathie studied Communications and Spanish at Michigan State University prior to working for a non-profit organization in New York City from 2000-2004.
She then moved to Phoenix and accepted a job on a cruise ship, prior to returning to school for a nursing degree at Arizona State University. She worked on the hospital floor as an RN until 2011, when she crossed over to the dark side of Information Technology.
She has been working as a contractor helping healthcare systems configure and implement electronic medical record systems since 2013. She was punched in the gut with the realities faced by veterans upon moving to Sierra Vista, and she has passionately jumped on board to take on the fight at the community level to start making a positive impact on veteran experiences.
Beth Weathers studied Social Work at Harding University. She served as a mental health technician at Clearview Psychiatric Hospital, trained in crisis intervention strategies. She is certified for Kinship Care and has experience in the adoption, nurturing, and mental health recovery of severely abused children in crisis for 14 years. A veteran spouse of 6 Combat Tours, combat wounded twice, Purple Heart, Oak leaf Cluster, Beth is experienced in the daily challenges presented by invisible injuries, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is a trained, paid tier 1 caregiver with the Veterans Administration, as well as an Easter Seals certified veteran caregiver and a caregiver of Wounded Warrior. She has been a strong advocate for the mentally ill since 2010, and has worked closely with children struggling with PTSD.
Beth has 2 children and 4 grandsons. She volunteers energetically in Sierra Vista, as an associate member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 572, a caregiver coordinator for the non-profit Purple Heart Cruise, a Hearts of Valor Member, and she holds a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)certification with FEMA. Beth jumped aboard enthusiastically to spend her spare time as Outreach Director for Civil Vision International; she is a mighty force as we work tirelessly to stand up the Warrior Healing Project.