About Us

At Veteran Service Alliance, our approach is rooted in collaboration, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to addressing the diverse and evolving needs of our veterans. We recognize that effective care requires a comprehensive strategy, and our approach reflects a dedication to creating a network that empowers veterans to lead fulfilling lives post-service.

The need for a collaborative and comprehensive approach to veteran care is the driving force behind our existence. We recognize that the challenges faced by veterans are multifaceted, and no single organization can address them in isolation. The Veteran Service Alliance exists to bring together a diverse array of nonprofits, pooling resources, expertise, and passion to create a collective impact on the lives of those who have selflessly served our country.
We envision a future where veterans thrive in every aspect of their lives. Our vision extends beyond conventional approaches to veteran care, aiming for a holistic support system that addresses the diverse needs of our military heroes. By uniting nonprofits, volunteers, and advocates, we strive to build a network that empowers veterans to lead fulfilling and successful lives post-service.

Our Approach

Holistic Care

We understand that veterans’ needs go beyond traditional boundaries. Our approach involves providing holistic care that encompasses physical and mental health, education, employment, housing, and community integration. By taking a comprehensive view, we ensure that veterans receive the support they need across all aspects of their lives.

Empowerment Through Education

Education is a powerful tool for empowerment. Our approach involves providing veterans with educational opportunities that equip them with the skills and knowledge needed for successful civilian life. Whether through vocational training, academic programs, or mentorship initiatives, we strive to empower veterans to pursue their goals and aspirations.

Advocacy for Change

Our approach extends beyond direct support to advocacy for policies that enhance the well-being of veterans. By raising awareness about the challenges they face, we strive to influence positive change at local, state, and national levels. Through strategic advocacy initiatives, we aim to shape policies that address the unique needs of veterans and contribute to a more supportive and understanding society.

Collaborative Network

Central to our approach is the creation of a collaborative network of nonprofit organizations. By bringing together diverse entities with a shared mission, we harness the collective strength of our members. This collaborative ecosystem allows for the exchange of ideas, best practices, and resources, enabling us to develop innovative solutions and amplify the impact of our collective efforts.

Career Development

We believe in not only helping veterans find employment but also in supporting their long-term career development. Through partnerships with businesses, mentorship programs, and career counseling services, we aim to ensure that veterans not only secure meaningful employment but also have the resources and support to advance in their chosen careers.

Community Integration

Veterans thrive when they are connected to supportive communities. Our approach involves facilitating community integration through local partnerships, events, and outreach programs. By fostering a sense of belonging and understanding, we aim to ensure that veterans seamlessly transition into civilian life and are embraced by the communities they call home.

Board of Directors

Chairman

Dr. Damon Friedman is a Lt Col (ret) who started his career as a US Marine and later transferred to USAF within special operations serving four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the founder and president of SOF Missions, a faith-based non-profit that provides customized holistic treatment plans to help veterans overcome the scars of war. Damon is a nationally recognized speaker inspiring audiences, executives, and public leaders across the country. His decorations include three Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Air Force Combat Action Medal, and the DoD 2018 Spirit of Hope Award. Damon holds a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies and is attending Harvard University.

Secretary

Kevin Weaver, PCC is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Warrior’s Journey. He is a US Air Force veteran and served as a USAF Security Officer at the 24th SPS and in the Office of Special Investigations at U.S. Southern Command in the Republic of Panama. Leveraging his 31 years of pastoral leadership experience, he is utilizing his skills to advance the vision of The Warrior’s Journey impacting the lives of military members, veterans and their families, around the world. Kevin currently holds a PCC credential with the International Coach Federation and services executive coaching clients around the world. Kevin and his wife KyAnne have been married 32 years. They have three sons and five grandchildren. 

Operations Manager

Nick Warren received his commission as an officer in the United States Air Force in 2009, serving 14 years on active duty. He continues to serve as an Intelligence Officer in the Tennessee Air National Guard. While on active duty, Nick served in a variety of leadership roles supporting Special Operations, Targeting, Air mobility, and Intelligence collection operations. He is currently working as a Business Process Improvement Lead for the Integrated Business Planning Center of Excellence at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. Nick, his wife, and two sons live in East Tennessee.

Board of Director

Evan Owens  is the co-founder and Executive Director of REBOOT Recovery, a non-profit helping veterans, first responders and their families heal from trauma through faith-based programs. As an author and speaker, Evan has become a nationwide thought leader in the area of trauma healing and veteran empowerment with REBOOT serving thousands of veterans and first responders every year around the world.

Treasurer

Jeremy Slaughter, MAFM  began his career working in business lending as an analyst. After developing a strong background in analytics and risk, he moved to consulting, accounting and tax becoming an accountant for entrepreneurs. From there he moved into financial executive roles in strong middle market organizations. In his roles he balances his entrepreneurial talents and passions with his finance, accounting and analytical skills to produce actionable intelligence; the relevant information to forge great execution. Jeremy advises both for-profit and non-profit organizations in strategy and execution and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management.

Advisory Board

Lt. General “Jerry” Boykin

US Army Special Forces
(36 yrs. Retired)
US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
, Commander of the elite US Army Delta Force
Vice President, Family Research Council

Command CMSgt (Ret), USAF

USAF
(30 yrs. Retired)

Command CMS, Air Force Reserve Command
Recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal
Criminal Investigator for the D.O.J. 

David Barton

NY Times Bestselling Author & “America’s Historian”
Founder, WallBuilders
American & Christian Historian
NY Times Bestselling Author and Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals”

Curtis Solomon

Ph.D, M.Div

Director, Biblical Counseling Coalition
ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor
USAF Veteran

Ambassadors

Maj Gen Bob Dees (ret)

Senior Advisor

Richard Glickstein

Senior Advisor 

Kristi Beckman

Public Affairs 

Michael Berry

Legal Counsel

Join the Mission.

If you represent a faith-based nonprofit organization passionate about supporting veterans and reshaping the way America cares for them, we invite you to join the Veteran Service Alliance. Together, we can achieve more and make a lasting impact on the lives of those who have selflessly served our country.

Join us in this important mission of reshaping the way America cares for its veterans.

The information and photographs herein do not imply official endorsement by the DoD or its components. EIN #85-0776331

Address

11928 Sheldon Rd.
Tampa, FL 33626

Contact Us

(813) 920-0042
info@veteranservicealliance.org

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