Richard Bartell is a Veteran of the United States Navy and leader in the Greater Charlotte Regional Veteran Services Community. He is currently the Director of Veteran Services at Central Piedmont Community College. As the Director of one the state’s and region’s largest Veteran educational service departments, he leads a team of experts that support transitioning military families in need of holistic wrap-around services to ensure their retention from military service to civilian workforce development and VA benefit access.
Richard Bartell’s expertise in the veteran community comes from his personal journey as a transitioning veteran and his academic achievements. He previously practiced as a clinician where he’s certified in EMDR and Gottman Method Therapy. For the last 10 years, he has been in higher education as an Adjunct Professor, Director of Veteran Services and the Program Manager of Operation: GoodJobs at Goodwill Industries of The Southern Piedmont.
He is an alumni of NC A&T State University, Queen’s University and Pfeiffer University where he holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Human Services and Communications, as well as a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. With his diverse experiences in the veteran service community including local and state level committees like the NC Governors Veteran Working Group, President-elect of NCAVA, Mecklenburg County Crisis Mapping Suicide committee for veterans and NC Strives group, Richard is determined to ensure our Charlotte Veterans have a voice at the table and to expand supportive services to our military families.