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Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center—Bonnie Tobias

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Bonnie Tobias has been a Registered Nurse for 22 years and has worked the past 15 years as a Nurse Care Manager in the Freedom Center of the Dayton VA. She is a direct practice nurse working with veterans who are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq following combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). She consistently completes the most comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments for the returning veterans, which are foundational to triaging them into the health care system. Other treatment providers frequently use her assessments as a baseline for admission to specialty treatment in programs such as Family Services, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Abuse. Her expertise in triage and intake has reached the level where she is the primary instructor for newly assigned staff and students in disciplines of social work, nursing, and medical students in the Combat Trauma intensive module. In her role of advocacy and transition care manager, Bonnie serves as the Freedom Center’s point of contact and subject matter expert for Military Treatment Facilities transfer of veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force Wounded Warrior units. Bonnie earned her Associate of Science in Nursing degree from the Kettering College of Medical Arts, her BSN from Miami University, and her MSN from the University of Phoenix.

Dayton VA Medical Center - Bonnie Tobias