Liberating unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame

Amber Nikolai & Tracy Rosinski

Opus Peace Award Recipients

Amber is the Public Relations Director
at the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

Tracy is the Manager of Business Development
at Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Amber Nikolai and Tracy Rosinski are a team who know how to work together in a partnership that exemplifies the leadership required to bring attention to SOUL INJURY -- a topic that most people avoid. They have had the courage to not only raise awareness about Soul Injury, but to address it, TOGETHER.  Across from Lambeau Field, they provided a Fallen Comrades ceremony to heal the aftermath of war in the Green Bay community. They have both provided seminars at their facilities on Soul Injury to educate staff on how to identify and respond to unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame in Veterans and their families. This is just one example of their devotion to the men and women who have served our country. In fact, our whole team has been so inspired by them, that we launched a campaign to make January “National Soul Injury Awareness” day in their honor.

Amber Nikolai is an Iraq War veteran, and takes the needs and concerns of her comrades to heart, “rallying the troops” at King Veterans Home and us at Opus Peace to get the job done. Her passion is fierce, tireless, and unrelenting. And we know this passion comes from a single source – her love for her fellow comrades.

Tracy Rosinski is NOT a veteran, which in some ways make her contributions even more remarkable. Her compassion for responding to the Soul Injuries that Veterans, First Responders, and traumatized people have sustained is nothing short of astonishing. She demonstrates to every civilian here the responsibility that we have, as citizens, to help heal our nation after war and trauma. She demonstrates to every organization how agencies such as Heartland Home Care and Hospice can be trustworthy stewards of Veterans’ and First Responders’ hopes for healing Soul Injuries. It is with great honor and respect that we induct them into the Opus Peace “Mead Team.”