Ms. Garrick founded Whistleblowers of America as a nonprofit in 2017, which provides voluntary peer support to those suffering the impacts of Workplace Traumatic Stress. She developed the Whistleblower Retaliation Checklist© to identify negative psychosocial impacts on victimized employees and provide forensic testimony. She is on the Advisory Boards for ConsenSys Health and Parrhesia, a British charity devoted to whistleblower research and on the Board of Directors for Brighton Marine, a homeless program in Boston.
Over the last few years, Professor Garrick, has taught for the University of Southern California, School of Social Work and has supervised interns from the University of West Florida. She is also founder of the Workplace Promise Institute opened in Pensacola, FL in 2021. Previously, she served as a US Army Officer and in executive positions at the American Legion and the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD) and with the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Her areas of expertise include policy and program development for disabled veterans/wounded warriors, mental health and suicide prevention, transition assistance, and military survivors. She is a recognized public servant with awards from several distinguished organizations. She is the founder of the FAR Group, which provides consultation to public and private organizations that need development, advocacy, and educational support.
Ms. Garrick is a published authored, media source, and an international public speaker having also worked on projects in the former Soviet Union, for the US military in Germany and Afghanistan, and the World Health Organization in Switzerland. She is a social work master’s graduate from Temple University with additional training at Johns Hopkins and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a licensed social worker (LCSW-C) in MD and is credentialed through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP), a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS) and Whistleblower Protection Advocate (WPA).