Women Who Are Changing The World
- Woman`s Day
Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg (50, Bethesda, MD)
Changing the World By Providing Mental Health Services to Our Veterans
Washington, DC, psychologist Barbara Van Dahlen founded nonprofit organization Give an Hour in September 2005 to meet the mental health needs of soldiers and families affected by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Under the belief that “the wounds of war are not always easy to see,” the organization asks health professionals to donate one hour weekly of free services to military personnel and their families combating post-traumatic stress or depression, and addressing the needs of U.S. soldiers.