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22ZERO and our Why

About 22Zero

PTSD is an injury and it can heal!

In September 2018, I had my paradigm changed forever.  I learned of new and effective treatments for trauma, which are true breakthroughs. I went through a new treatment, scientifically studied for the clinical world with evidence to support their claims of 92 percent success at ending PTSD symptoms.  We funded more than 30 licensed counselors in this process.

With the onset of COVID-19, we were forced to create our own process to ensure our own survival as an organization. We had to carry our own water.   We went to the roots of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) work and modeled a process designed for phobia cures and using what is called visual/kinesthetic dissociation, and the Tactical Resiliency Process (TRP) was born.  We have several PHDs and Licensed Mental Health Counselors eager to help us with our clinical research, which is exciting. The processes are The Trauma Resiliency-Protocol (TR-P) for PTSD and acute stress and the Emotions management Process (EMP) for negative emotions like anger, anxiety, fear, sadness and survivor’s guilt, etc. The research has commenced and the successes are astounding!

Our goal in the Resiliency Coaching Program training is to use no details about the traumatic incidents or the extreme negative emotions and avoid talking about the events.  Details just get in the way of the brain’s natural ability to heal itself.  We do have counselors that we will refer clients to when necessary. We are here to give the individual the resiliency skills to bounce back from trauma or extreme negative emotions, teaching their brain a new skill.  Effectively ending the symptoms associated with PTSD. Two  100 client studies proved effective at ending PTSD symptoms in all 200 using the Trauma Resiliency-Protocol (TR-P). To date, we have trained 124 peer coaches, counselors, deputy sheriffs, police officers, firefighters, members of the Florida National Guard, the Florida Air National Guard, and civilians.

“We are our brothers’ and our sisters’ healers”

About 22Zero

Joe Nigra

Board President
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Joe Nigra is a Director of Maintenance for a corporate flight department based in Baltimore, MD.  He began his aviation career serving in the United States Marine Corps as a KC-130 Flight Technician.  After leaving the military, Joe transferred his skill set to the civilian world taking a Flight Technician position with General Electric Corporate Air Transport.  Joe holds several professional certifications in his field including Airframe and Powerplant, Inspection Authorization, Aero IT and Certified Aviation Manager (CAM).  Joe is a trained Resiliency Coach and has a strong devotion to his fellow Marines, Veterans, and all who serve.  He is committed to helping our clients live their best life and shares in the devotion of the dedicated volunteers at 22zero.   

The 22Zero Team

About 22Zero

Dan Jarvis

Founder & Treasurer
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Retired Army SFC Dan Jarvis was deployed to a combat zone in Afghanistan in 2011. Shortly after his arrival, he stepped on a pressure plate and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) five feet from his position on the patrol. The IED inflicted a traumatic brain injury. He insisted on continuing to lead his troops on the battlefield instead of taking a break, however, the Battalion surgeon ordered him out for a week before rejoining his Soldiers. After weeks of no sleep, as a result of the IED blast, he led his squad on a mission to escort an explosive team to defuse a bomb found by another Platoon. His role in the lead vehicle as the truck commander (TC) was to detect IEDs on the route, to ensure safe passage for the other vehicles in the convoy. An undetected IED exploded under the fourth vehicle in the convoy, taking the life of SPC Doug Cordo. Dan felt responsible for the losing Doug.

Near the end of his deployment, Dan received a Red Cross message informing him that his mother was deathly ill. He immediately left Afghanistan and headed to the United States in hopes of seeing his mom before she took her last breath. Unfortunately, he did not make it in time to say good-bye before she died, which weighed heavily on him. After her funeral, Dan returned to his assigned duty station in Fairbanks, Alaska at Ft. Wainwright. Burdened under the weight of such guilt and still unable to sleep, Dan sought an escape by binge drinking each night until he fell asleep.

On the night of March 2, 2013, he contemplated suicide – eyeing the rifle in the corner and convincing himself that it would be easy to end the mental torture. Hearing the pitter-patter of little feet on the floor of the apartment above him, he realized he would potentially endanger those kids if a bullet was fired. As usual, he passed out from the alcohol. He awoke the next morning to a call informing him that one of the soldiers from his former Platoon, SPC Corey Smathers, had shot and killed himself the night prior. Questioning how they missed the signs that Smathers was struggling, Dan realized that he too was masking the signs from those he knew and loved. Dan and the other men struggled emotionally as they grieved their fellow brother and Soldier. Watching the men struggle and worrying that he may “green light” one of them to do the same, Dan resolved that he would not take his own life. However, the mental torture remained as did the binge drinking each night.

Due to multiple combat injuries, Dan retired from the Army on September 11, 2014, and returned home to Winter Haven, Florida. He quickly busied himself by reentering the law enforcement profession. Mutual friends introduced Dan to his future wife in January 2015, whom he married in April 2016. All the while, he hid his struggles. Unfortunately, his combat injuries forced his retirement from law enforcement in May of 2017.

With little to occupy his time, the weight of his military experiences, and transition out of service began to manifest more visibly in his drinking, depression, nightmares, night sweats, and negative outlook. His wife strongly encouraged him to seek help, and he contacted the local VA Office. The VA diagnosed Dan with Post Traumatic Stress and began to treat him with prolonged exposure therapy, which tormented him nearly as much as the trauma he had experienced. He opted not to continue this line of treatment after the VA canceled a couple of appointments.

Dan went through the breakthrough treatment and his experience with alternative therapies was so life-changing that he was compelled to help others find the same relief from traumatic memories.

Dr. Pam Arnell, Research Director

Dr. Pam Arnell

Executive Director
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Dr. Arnell has been the Youth Service Officer (YSO) for Giles County, Tennessee, since 2014. Before being the YSO, she owned Arnell’s Counseling Service, Inc., as a contract provider for the State of Tennessee for 14 years. Dr. Arnell has been an adjunct faculty at Columbia State Community College since 2004, teaching in the Psychology program and some Education classes. Dr. Arnell has been a member of the Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad since 2008 and is also a member of the Pulaski Lions Club. She served on the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network as the regional committee chair from 2004- 2011. Dr. Arnell also served on the State Advisory Council for the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network from 2004-2014. As part of her dissertation, Dr. Arnell completed an analysis on The Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention based on the original National Strategies for Suicide Prevention.

Dr. Arnell became involved with 22Zero in March 2021, when the Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad assistant fire chief asked if she would be willing to go through the training. One of the reasons she was asked is that Dr. Arnell handles the critical debriefing for squad members and her mental health training. She was doubtful at first and said, “let me look at the website first. I have a certain way of handling the debriefings and am not a cookie-cutter type counselor (Arnell, 2021).” Once Dr. Arnell looked at the website and thoroughly researched the website, she said, “o.k. I will give it a try (Arnell, 2021).”

In April of 2021, Dr. Arnell went through the training process and was astonished at how well the program worked. “Due to my job, working with children/youth who have been abused, neglected and working with them with their trauma being in law enforcement for five years as a reserve deputy, a rescue squad member, childhood trauma, in addition to being married to a veteran; I am a believer of the process (Arnell, 2021).” Now, Dr. Arnell is involved with 22Zero/ Healing the Hero by analyzing data and assisting with publications. She has already successfully treated individuals that previously struggled with PTSD symptoms.

As of November 5th, 2022, Dr. Arnell became the Executive Director for 22Zero Follow Me, Inc. Dr. Arnell also provides marketing, speaking at conferences for 22Zero, providing co-training for the peer-to-peer coaches along with Dan Jarvis. As the Executive Director, Dr. Arnell is in charge of overseeing 22Zero Follow Me, Inc., business’s strategic vision and supervising business decisions to drive company growth for 22Zero. Dr. Arnell will be collaborating with the company’s leadership team, implementing strategic plans for the company’s development, and managing relationships with all stakeholders.

Dr. Arnell will also collaborate with the board of Directors of 22Zero to identify, create, and implement strategic plans to actualize business objectives effectively for all mission clients, coaches, and staff. Also, to identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of coaches and employees. Dr. Arnell will monitor company operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements. In addition to developing the organizational culture and promoting transparency and collaboration throughout the 22Zero. Another role is to develop partnerships with company stakeholders, shareholders, industry regulators and other relevant parties and identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business interests. As part of the Executive Director, other tasks are to identify potential sources of investment and organize fundraising efforts while representing 22Zero, at social and corporate events in ways that strengthen 22Zero and communicate the company’s message, professionally, ethically and with strong values.

Dr. Arnell can be reached at drarnell@22zero.org

About 22Zero

Mercy Ameyaw

Executive Board Member
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Ms. Ameyaw currently serves as a Director of Municipal Dealer Sales for the Raymond James Financial Fixed Income Department where she serves a trade liaison between the firm’s Municipal department and other broker / dealers throughout the country. She also serves as the Co-Chair for the Raymond James Valor Network (Veterans Inclusion Network), which is a representation of all service branches, fostering camaraderie, networking, and advocating for Veterans professional development, support, and community outreach. Ms. Ameyaw is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of Pinellas, which in partnership with local schools and organizations, focuses on developing and equipping girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community. Ms. Ameyaw recently joined the 22Zero Follow Me Inc Board of Directors with a mission to reduce the number of suicides in the active military, veterans, and first responder communities. She is also an active member of St. Petersburg chapter of the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Organization, dedicated to achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, information, and education. Prior to her current role, Ms. Ameyaw served as a Director in the Raymond James Internal Audit department, responsible for developing and executing robust AML/financial crimes audit plans in accordance with Internal Audit standards and relevant government statutes/regulations, as well as managing Audit Managers and Senior Audit staff. Ms. Ameyaw’s experience also includes analysis and investigation of financial crimes matters while working for the JP Morgan Chase Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) Team.

Before entering the corporate, Mercy Ameyaw proudly served in the US Army. Ms. Ameyaw retired in 2019 after serving almost 17 years in the United States Army (multiple duty stations).  In her last duty position, she served as the Acting First Sergeant (1SG) and Platoon Sergeant (PSG) in an elite and selectively-manned Airborne Unit (Joint Communications Support Element- JCSE), and worked closely with Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and law-enforcement partners. In her military career, Ms. Ameyaw specialized in Special Operations Forces (SOF) multi-level intelligence analysis, counter-threat finance and counter-narcotics operations, and signal/network operations. During her military career, Ms. Ameyaw participated in 2 combat tours (Afghanistan) and 2 overseas NATO missions (Germany and Bosnia) which resulted in several awards, including but not limited to two Bronze Star Medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and two Army Commendation Medals. Various Department of Defense (DoD) and law enforcement agencies have recognized Ms. Ameyaw’s accomplishments in the Intelligence Community through her execution of 6 combined counter-narcotics operations between DEA and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Special Operations Forces (SOF) units. These operations resulted in the disruption of several international drug trafficking organizations, removal of over 20 high value targets, removal of over 100 enemy insurgents, and the destruction of over 30 metric tons of narcotics and precursors (worth $10mil +) across 21 Afghan provinces.

Ms. Ameyaw was born in Ghana (West Africa) and raised in Modena (Northern Italy) and speaks six languages. Her father heads an international missionary organization, which exposed her to many different countries and cultures until her family moved to the U.S. when she was 13 years old. Her international upbringing led her to pursue a double Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Affairs and a Master’s degree in Intelligence Studies & Strategic Operations. Ms. Ameyaw currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL with her husband and two basenji dogs.

About 22Zero

Nick Davis

Vice President   
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Nick Davis, Board of Directors, Vice President, and Growth Development Committee Leader, & Founding Member. 
Growing up in Bennington, Vermont most of my time was spent hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors. It was my grandfather, William E Fisher, a WWII Army veteran who sparked my passion to serve our country.  In 1997, I enlisted in the USAF as an F-16 crew chief.  I was deployed twice to the Middle East for Operation Southern Watch.  Before my enlistment ended, I was selected to the 9th Air Force Viper Demonstration Team in which we did many airshows across the country in conjunction with the Blue Angels. 
After being honorably discharged in July of 2001 I spent the next 11 years in aviation, the bulk of those years as a flight technician for General Electric.  I would see some 50+ countries during that time and fly on corporate aircraft with some of the country’s most influential men and women.  Although my career and job were incredible, I was unfulfilled as I had been wanting to serve and work with people in a more direct fashion.  
In the spring of 2011, I met my amazing wife Sarah after having been a single dad for almost a decade.  It was at this time I knew I needed to make a career change to be able to better serve others as well as my family.  With God’s help and the support of Sarah I made the career shift into finance.  I was recruited by my firm Edward Jones in 2013 as a financial advisor and feel beyond blessed to serve in this fashion.  
Although my career and personal life were clicking along, I still had that burning desire in my gut to serve our veteran community.  It wasn’t until I met my good friend Dan Jarvis that God would yet again help guide me to exactly where I needed to be. 
22Zero and the Tactical Resiliency Process (TRP) are a calling to my soul. I have personally seen just how powerful TRP is and how it can save families and lives right in front of your eyes! Our Veterans, First Responders, and communities need and deserve this. Getting the training and information in the hands of more individuals to help us stomp out PTSD is at the forefront of my mind every day and the Tactical Resiliency Process (TRP) along with 22Zero IS the vehicle to help us deliver on that need!
Sarah and I have been married for 9 years and we have 5 children; Hailey 20, Emma 18, Fisher 7, Anika 6, and Bodi 2. Sarah shifted gears as a physical therapist to instead stay at home with our little ones, and this past year joined our firm as a financial advisor as well.  We live Ashburnham, Massachusetts where we breed hunting dogs and enjoy time on our family’s beef cattle farm when we are not in the office.  We are a family that deeply loves our country as well as the men and women who put it all on the line for the rest of us. 
About 22Zero

Jessica Simpson

Executive Assistant
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Jessica is a trained Resiliency Coach and the Executive Assistant for 22Zero. She was connected with Dan Jarvis in 2020, the founder of 22Zero, after she and her husband settled down in Florida ending a two year backpacking trip around the world. Jessica’s husband is a Marine Corps Combat Vet and former Fighter. He was the Arizona State Firefighter of the Year in 2017 while struggling with anger, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse until he finally found healing from Trauma Resiliency Protocol with 22Zero. After experiencing the healing effects of her own past trauma, including a rape and home invasion, and seeing the changes in her husband she knew she wanted to support this incredible organization that truly cares about helping others and saving lives. In Jessica’s spare time she loves to travel, read, spend time in nature, eat delicious food, watch movies with her husband and hang out with her two golden doodles Calvin and Ruby. 

About 22Zero

Trisha Paquette

Social Worker
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20 years as a social worker with a degree in social rehabilitation has taught me so much about myself as well as those I serve.  The best education I ever received though was from my Meme (Millie).  Millie was that person in my life who molded me into the woman I am today by teaching me what true compassion and empathy was.  I am and have been a better mom, friend and woman thanks to the lessons learned from my Meme.  My parents and in particular my dad who is a Vietnam Combat Veteran made sure I had the grit I would need to make it through the toughest moments life could throw at me (Trust me when I say I’ve had a few!)

I firmly believe that life is full of moments that we can learn and grow from.  My two sons Ethan and Aiden have and always will be some of my biggest teachers.  My boys have taught me countless lessons on how to be better both personally and professionally.  My hope is that I can impact others in the same way my family has me, while building deep trusting relationships along the way!

Being a social worker has truly been a blessing and I feel that it was in large part to prepare me for being a part of the 22Zero team. When I was offered the opportunity to come on board, I jumped at it and cannot explain just how excited I am to help serve others in this new role.  

I learned of 22Zero a few years ago and fully admit, I was a huge skeptic!  I thought it was “hocus pocus” but I can happily say, “I was wrong.” I went through the processes of TRP and EMP.  To my surprise, I just felt better!!  One of my sons who was 15 at the time, also went through the process and what a blessing for him and for me.  He is the same young man, but different as he has been able to release a lot of the heavy emotions that had been weighing him down.  I am forever grateful for these processes and look forward to being able to pay that forward.  I recently took the TRP and EMP training to be a coach and look forward to helping others in their healing.

When I am away from work there isn’t much I love more than being in the outdoors. Being on the beach or hiking in the woods speaks to my soul and leaves me always feeling more grounded.  
Spending time with my boys and helping them prepare for the next stage in their lives gives me no greater joy!  Ethan has his sights set on the Air Force while Aiden is looking to the trades and hopes to have his own HVAC business someday in the future.  

Finding peace and happiness in life keeps me always moving forward but its helping others and building deep rooted relationships drives me!  I so look forward to connecting with individuals while helping them navigate the emotional world to find their healing.