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Dr. Tracy S. Hejmanowski

National Advisory Council Member


Dr. Tracy S. Hejmanowski is a licensed clinical psychologist, with over 20 years of expertise working with service members, first responders, veterans, and their families. Her work began in a VA Medical Center, followed by an assignment working with repatriated prisoners of war. She was stationed both overseas and stateside as an active-duty U.S. Navy psychologist, followed by work as a DoD contractor for 11 years as the Program Manager of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Deployment Health Center.


Dr. Hejmanowski worked full time as a Baptist Behavioral Health outpatient provider in early 2020 through the pandemic and transitioned to part-time teletherapy for first responders and veterans in late 2021.

For the past 9 years, she  has provided program development and lead clinical facilitation for non-profit organizations that provide reintegration and recalibration retreats for veteran and first responder communities.


She currently serves as an embedded consultant within the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Shield Program. She is the Executive Director of the First Responder Project, a non-profit for first responders and their families.


Dr. Hejmanowski is a nationally requested speaker on trauma-related subjects for military and first responder communities. She is a frequent presenter for Navy and Army Special Warfare Operations reintegration programs and has authored articles on operational stress. She was recognized for innovative behavioral health initiatives related to first responder trauma and was nationally recognized by the Center for Operational Stress Control with the Caregiver of the Year Award – the first time awarded to a civilian provider.


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