Cherissa Jackson served 23 years of active-duty military service with 10 of those years as an U.S. Air Force Nurse. She is a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, having served a total of 3 combat deployments where she honed her expertise as a battlefield clinician. She is known as “America’s Combat Nurse” because of her extensive combat experience. Following her honorable service, Jackson became an ambassador and advocate for persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She was inducted into the SHEROES United Organization Hall of Fame and traveled to Rome, Italy in November 2016 in order to collaborate with the Vatican, the Nation of Congo, and the city of Amatrice, Italy to help advance a global discussion on eliminating stigmas associated with PTSD. She has a non-profit that saves the lives of women from cervical cancer called “Project Give Hope” and has travelled internationally to Uganda in 2017, and 2018 and will be traveling to Nigeria in April 2023. Cherissa was awarded the first “Passion Award” at the AVB 2019. She is 2020’s recipient of “The Vettys” (Veterans Award) for excellence in Mental Health. She is the current Chief Medical Executive at AMVETS (American Veterans), one of the largest Veteran Service Organization in the country. She launched “We Decode LLC” on 4/20/2022, her cannabis business mapping medicine’s healthiest outcomes using DNA sequencing. The website is: www.wedecode.me.