IJF Team / Jim Dolan

Jim Dolan is responsible for assisting Veterans and their families access community resources and for community partner development.  He is also the Executive Director of the Laurus Foundation and the co-founder of the Healer Warrior Initiative.  The Laurus Foundation began in 2008 with the mission to advance the lives of individuals with disabilities, with a focus on finding modalities that center on the body’s remarkable ability to heal itself.

Dolan and Dr. Frank Yurasek founded the Healer Warrior Initiative, a self-healthcare training program teaching Veterans to take better care of themselves, their families, and other Veterans.  Dolan serves on the board of scientific and professional advisers for The National Center for Emotional Wellness. Jim also serves on the board for Growing Healthy Veterans, a Lake County, IL based non-profit dedicated to helping veterans heal through farming, gardening and agriculture; and, to introduce them to the concepts of locally grown, sustainable agriculture for themselves and their families and potential employment and career opportunities in the field.