Board and Partners

Home Base Overseers

·           Jack Connors, Jr., President, Connors Family Office

·           David Ginsberg, Vice Chairman, Fenway Sports Group

·           Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital

·           Tom Werner, Chairman, Boston Red Sox and Boston Red Sox Foundation 

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Honorary Board

·           President George H.W. Bush

·           General (Ret) Frederick M. Franks, Jr.

·           Ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy

·           Victoria Reggie Kennedy

·           First Lady Michelle Obama

·           Lt. General (Ret) James Peake, MD

·           Lee Woodruff

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Senior Advisors

·           General (Ret) Frederick M. Franks, Jr.

·           Maj. General (Ret) Elder Granger, MD

·           John Parrish, MD (Founding Director)

·           Colonel (Ret) Elspeth “Cam” Ritchie, MD

·           Laurence J. Ronan, MD, Medical Director, MGH Primary Care, Department of Medicine

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Hospital Leadership

·           Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital

·           Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

·           Ross D. Zafonte, DO, Chief, MGH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

·           Matthew T. Provencher, MD, Chief, MGH Sports Medicine Service, Medical Director: New England Patriots

·           Joan A. Sapir, EdM, MBA, Senior Vice President, MGH

·           Joy B. Rosen, Vice President, MGH Department of Psychiatry and for Community Health Initiatives

Parent Organizations

The Red Sox Foundationheader-red-sox-foundation

The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The Foundation’s primary focus is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in need across New England. Lead by interim Executive Director Gena Borson, the Foundation’s goal is to harness the passion fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive change in our community.

In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital created the Home Base Program with a shared goal of improving the lives of returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Families throughout New England who are affected by combat and deployment-related stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Learn more about the Home Base story

Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital, founded in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $760 million and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, computational and integrative biology, cutaneous biology, human genetics, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, regenerative medicine, reproductive biology, systems biology, transplantation biology and photomedicine. In July 2015, MGH returned into the number one spot on the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Hospitals.”

 

Partner Organizations

Wounded Warrior ProjectWWP logo_bw_(R)

Home Base is generously supported by the Wounded Warrior Project. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

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Home Base is generously supported in part by Welcome Back Veterans (WBV), an initiative of the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball.  WBV was created to inspire Americans to reach out and help our returning Veterans and their Families. These heroes were there when we needed them-they served us all and kept us safe-it is our turn to be there for them.

WBV is committed to providing PTSD treatment to our Veterans and their Families in a public/private partnership with the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, Major League Baseball Charities, the McCormick Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and world renowned Centers of Excellence at University Hospitals throughout the country.

Benson-Henry Mind Body Institute (BHI)

Since 2006, BHI has been integrating the field of mind/body medicine into Massachusetts General Hospital’s clinical care, research and training programs. BHI accomplishes its objectives of integrated health care by:

  • Documenting and furthering the understanding of Mind Body Medicine through research
  • Providing treatment that reduces the physical and emotional impact of stress
  • Training health care professionals, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and educators

The mission of BHI is to fully integrate mind body medicine into mainstream healthcare at the Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as throughout the country and the world, by means of rigorous research, evidence-based research and clinical application of this work.

Thousands of patients are treated at the Benson-Henry Institute each year. Our clinicians, who are among the most experienced and effective in the field, use techniques that are scientifically proven to strengthen the natural healing capacities of body and mind. Our in-person and online trainings for physicians and other practitioners make it possible for us to bring this important work to health care professionals in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, BHI brings relaxation response-based programs to classroom teachers and students, the corporate sector, and the general public.

 

ptsdright_nclogoU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD is the center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. The Center has seven divisions across the country. Although the Center provides no direct clinical care, its purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans. The National Center for PTSD conducts cutting edge research and applies resultant findings to “Advance the Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress.”

Home Base and the VA’s National Center for PTSD have collaborated to present a free, on-line series for community clinicians called From the War Zone to the Home Front: Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans and Families.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Home Base works closely with the VA Boston Healthcare System to coordinate care for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Families.

LG MCEC SealMilitary Child Education Coalition 

A non-profit, world-wide organization, the Military Child Education Coalition is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all Military Children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

In 2011, the Military Child Education Coalition and Home Base co-hosted the Living in the New Normal conference, Massachusetts’ first Public Engagement on the Needs of Military Children.

Theater of War 

Theater of War presents readings of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to Military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon Warriors by war. By presenting these plays to Military and civilian audiences, the hope is to de-stigmatize psychological injury, increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information regarding available resources, and foster greater family, community, and troop resilience.

Home Base is clinical advisor to Theater of War.

Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine

The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine strives to improve the health and well-being of Maine residents by providing high quality education in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital.

Government and Advocacy

» Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
» State Advocacy for Veterans Empowerment (SAVE)
» Veterans Services City of Boston
» National Guard Family Program of Massachusetts
» Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
» The Mission Continues
» New England Center for Homeless Veterans
» Veterans Advocacy Services
» USO New England
» Real Warriors
» Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
» Citizen Soldier Support Program
» Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Colleges and Universities

» Florida Gulf Coast University
» Northeastern University
» Bunker Hill Community College
» Middlesex Community College
» Southern New Hampshire University
» Salem State University
» Suffolk University
» UMass Boston
» Worcester State University

Business Community Champions

Thank you to the following New England businesses for partnering with Home Base to support Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Military Families throughout New England. These organizations support Home Base in a variety of ways and some host Service Members, Veterans and Families as part of the Home Base Adventure Series. The Adventure Series, offered free of charge, gives Military Families the chance to meet, and is designed to support family relationships during and after military deployments.

» Community Boating, Inc.
» Mass High Tech Council (MHTC)
» Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
» Nelson Mullins
» New England Council (NEC)
» Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Club
» Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Club
» Sugarbush Ski Resort