An experienced education professional, Jeff Pesek works for J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 in the position of board of education president. Beyond his work throughout the district, Jeff Pesek supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides various forms of support to injured veterans of war. WWP rehabilitation programs address all areas of a veteran’s life, including mind, body, economic empowerment, and community engagement. WWP services geared toward mental wellness and mindfulness emphasize the psychological difficulties veterans can experience after serving as a member of the military. Services focus on the establishment of healthy relationships with family and friends while mitigating the stigma often associated with mental health issues.
Programs designed to support the mind include the Combat Stress Recovery Program (CSRP) for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries and the Independence Program, designed to help veterans return to the civilian life they led prior to service. The Independence Program and other long-term support initiatives will address the needs of more than 1,000 veterans by 2017, while CSRP continues to power related programs like Project Odyssey and Restore Warriors.