Medicine Bear
Greater Carolinas USA

Douglas Ryder

2014, Ron Hering Awards

“To heal the world by healing hearts.”  

A long-time activist for peace and justice, Doug served for more than 30 years as a social worker and psychotherapist, and holds a special interest in advocating for men’s mental health, addiction recovery, and veterans issues. He served as president of the Rochester (NY) Chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP), a global organization of veterans and allies working to end our culture of militarism while healing the wounds of war. Upon his retirement and relocation to North Carolina, Doug was elected president of the Eisenhower Chapter (Triangle Region) of VFP. 

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