Colleen Ward, LCSW

VA Social Worker, VA Liaison

Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated with her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of South Florida in 2012 and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Central Florida in 2014. Colleen’s been with the VA since her internship with the Orlando VA Suicide Prevention Team. Since then, she’s held various positions within the VA, ranging from direct practice to program management. Although Colleen has experience in Primary Care, General Mental Health, and Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, most of her career has been working with recently separated Servicemembers and Post 9/11 Era Veterans.

As VITAL Coordinator Colleen can:

  • Provide education on various VA benefits and services Student Veterans are entitled to as well as assist with enrollment into VHA Healthcare
  • Assist Student Veterans in accessing and navigating available VA resources and community and on-campus services to support their academic success.
  • Provide brief counseling services to eligible Student Veterans.

If you wish to learn more about VITAL services or have any questions, call (726) 300-2885