Clubbing the Stigma of Mental Illness


On October 30, 2018, AEGIS once again lent our heartfelt support to Beacon Health Options and their annual charity golf tournament in support of the National Military Family Association (NMFA). Returning to Bayville in Virginia Beach, we provided Recovery level sponsorship, hosting the 18th hole, and entered a fearsome foursome of players. Mario Hyland and I were joined by longtime AEGIS friends COL Mike Wixted (U.S. Army, Retired) and COL Michael Holmes (U.S. Air Force, Retired). A number of golf balls did not make it home with us, but we had a great time, in beautiful weather, helping our hosts to raise $88,000 for the NMFA! Our thanks goes to Beacon Health Options for their hospitality as well as their efforts running this event for six years now, closing in on a total of $500,000 raised for NMFA and mental health causes! If we can beat down the stigma associated with mental illness – whether with golf clubs or other means – we’ll have done a great thing.


About Michael Callihan

Mr. Callihan has more than two decades of experience in software engineering and business consulting. His expertise is in application architecture and helping customers develop best practices in enterprise software development. Mr. Callihan has worked with large government organizations including more than 10 years with the US Army, and many large corporations – HP, Time Warner, and various health care systems. His experience includes object-oriented analysis, design and programming, team mentorship, technical training, and project management. Mr. Callihan is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Lean Six Sigma Sensei (LSSS). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Information and Decision Systems and Industrial Management.

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