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Geri Lynn Weinstein Matthews
Geri Lynn is no stranger to supporting those in need and assisting them in providing/creating opportunities for having their voices heard. With the support of her husband, a military sexual trauma survivor and creator of the idea that launched this project. Geri Lynn has integrated her professional and personal life by producing and co-directing the film Justice Denied, a short 30 minute documentary that takes male sexual assault in the military out of the shadows and has screened at the Pentagon and US Senate, is now being used a an educational tool on military installations and is being aired on pay per view. In addition, the film continues to be screened at film festivals. Geri Lynn has co-directed instructional film for the VA and is currently producing a full length documentary called 50 States of Rape and is also directing a tv series in pre-production.
This trauma specialist has been affectionately dubbed the trauma queen, for she had covered air plane crashes, fires, 9/11, Katrina related traumas.
Matthews Educational Background: SUNY at Buffalo,BA in Media and Mass Communications; Substance Abuse Counseling certificate from the University Of New Mexico; MSW LCSW from New Mexico Highlands University and is licensed in medical and clinical social work.
As an MSW Geri Lynn has 20 years of rich biospychosocial experience as a social worker including a focus on Military Sexual Trauma (MST) as an advocate for over 13 years. She is one of the subjects profiled in the Oscar nominated film, The Invisible War and also worked on producing the play, A Shot Away in New Mexico.
Geri Lynn is a public speaker, EAP, educator, in private practice, a clinical supervisor, presenter at conventions, speaker at military briefings, a seminar facilitator, worked at Penthouse and Omni magazines; KZIA radio; On the Scene Magazine associate editor; freelance writer Veterans Voice newsletter, Paralyzed Veterans/PVA , Fire Department Of New York City/ FDNY/Red Cross Project Liberty post 9/11 terror attacks/clinical supervisor, public relations, advertising,publishing; writer of the book New Mexico's Most Wanted; film stand in/extra for Made in U.S.A. '80's cult road film; administrator on social media pages : Service: When Women Come Marching Home; Consultant for Protect Our Defender's and GI Bridge. Co-hosted radio 2 radio shows about the transgender community. Mentor to social workers that want to use film to educate advocate and create policy.
Awards: St. Joseph's Hospital, social work award YWCA Women of the Year nominee, 2012 FDNY 2003, Director's Special Commendation; Accolade Award for Justice Denied.
Geri Lynn continues to produce/direct other films and has recently formed UnAvoidable Productions LLC, is on the board of MACCS Media Arts Collaborative Charter School and is a member of New Mexico Women In Film.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geri Lynn Weinstein-Matthews