National Association of Professional Women Announces Rev. Susan G. Turley, Dept. of Veterans Affairs MD Health Care Systems, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Reverend Susan G. Turley, M.Ed., M.Div., ACPE, is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

NAPW honors Reverend Susan G. Turley, Associate Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Supervisor and Chaplain at the Department of Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS). Reverend Turley is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in clinical pastoral education. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

Reverend Turley has recently been appointed to her position as ACPE Supervisor / Chaplain at VAMHCS, which specializes in spiritual care and the supervision and training of processional chaplains seeking national certification. Her skills and areas of expertise include crisis intervention, counseling, trauma counseling, women's concerns and issues, management, coaching, grant writing, consultation, student recruitment, volunteer training and development.

In addition to her impressive pastoral work, Reverend Turley has a passion for film development. She is the proud mother of Pfc. Keith Jesse Moore, who tragically died while serving in the Army in Iraq in 2006. Her current film Broken Hearts Lifted Spirits: Mothers of the Fallen Speak Their Truth is about mothers who have lost children in war. This moving film is an educational / training resource for those wanting to learn how to be an effective presence to others who have suffered trauma and loss. Reverend Turley is also an accomplished watercolor artist and uses her art as a therapeutic tool to help heal emotional wounds. She is a member of Gold Star Mothers, an organization that encourages and supports her mission to minister to those who have served in the Armed Forces and their loved ones.

Reverend Turley has a Master of Science in Education from Suffolk University and received her Master of Divinity in Religion from Pacific School of Religion and was ordained as one of the first women in the Swedenborgian Church in 1980. She is a longstanding member of the American Counseling Association and founded a nonprofit ministry for those affected by AIDS. Reverend Turley also worked with victims of violence and coached women and men to successfully overcome the various behavior patterns that functioned as obstacles to their success.

Awards & Accomplishments: M.Ed., M.Div., ACPE Supervisor, Swedenborgian Denomination, BCC, Goldstar Moms Community Spokesperson

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