Hello everyone and welcome back to The CJEvolution Podcast. Thank you for listening to the show. Please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts we sure would appreciate it.
A special thanks to YOU. The criminal justice / first responder professional. Thank you for what you do every day for our communities. Remember you are honored, cherished, and loved. Keep up the good work and please be safe.
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So excited to have my next guest back on the show. Rhonda Kelly stopped by the podcast.
Rhonda is a veteran fire department professional with several years of experience. Drawing on years of experience in the fields of academic research, science, nursing, nutrition/health coaching, and firefighting, she threw herself into expanding her roles.
Rhonda is the Executive Director of All Clear Foundation which is a foundation committed to providing career and volunteer emergency response communities an easily accessible and navigable system of support tools that improve their life expectancy and well-being - from hire to retirement.
Rhonda is also the CEO of Responder Strong. An organization that is helping to develop better mental health support systems for first responders.
In this episode, Rhonda and I talk about what drew her to a career as a first responder, the challenges that first responders face, and how to be happy and successful in a first responder career.