Frequent moves, long separations and the sense that civilians don’t understand all add stress for those who serve their country
Alyssa Wealty is the communications specialist for M-SPAN and coordinates marketing communications activities for it and all of its programs. As a native of Military City, USA (San Antonio, Texas), veteran spouse and someone who worked on a military base overseas, Wealty has a deep appreciation of and connection to service members, their families and the sacrifices they make for our country. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and communications from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Marist College, and has diverse experience working in communications, particularly for nonprofit organizations. She focuses on how to use strategic, targeted communications as a tool to increase M-SPAN’s reach and connection to the people it serves.
Two U-M programs connect former service members with one another to improve individual access to mental health resources and much more.