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Regional Prevention Coordinator for The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, US Department of Homeland Security
Noël Lipana is a Regional Prevention Coordinator for The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, US Department of Homeland Security. He performs community-level social work to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. His region covers Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
Noël’s outside work includes the use of performing arts to educate communities about moral injury and trauma among veterans and marginalized populations. He also runs a 501(c)(3) foundation that provides arts programming to veterans and military-connected families. His connection to those populations stems from his twenty-year service in various Air Force, Army, and Joint military units in Active Duty and National Guard units. He has participated in multiple civil support operations in California and Louisiana and was a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Officer in Afghanistan.
He earned his Doctor of Social Work at the University of Southern California in 2018, where he did work-study at their Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families. Noël is a 1996 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a M.A. from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School (2011). Noël resides in Sacramento, CA and is an adjunct instructor for the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work doctoral program.