Ronald Self, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, Veterans Healing Veterans from the Inside Out
Former U.S. Marine
Ron Self worked in Special Operations in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years before finding himself serving 23 years in prison. Ron founded Veterans Healing Veterans from the Inside Out in 2012 while incarcerated in San Quentin.
Veterans Healing Veterans has received three grants in the last three years from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to replicate the program at San Quentin. Veterans Healing Veterans is directly responsible for creation of the veterans yard model at Correctional Training Facillity in Soledad, CA, which will be the central hub.
Self is a highly-decorated veteran who earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Studies from Quantico while in the Marine Corps.