Sinema Appoints New Members to Veterans Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema appointed 10 new members to her Veterans Advisory Council. Sinema formed the Veterans Advisory Council to directly incorporate veteran feedback and recommendations regarding policies, programs, and resources that support the needs of Arizona veterans. 

“We’re excited to welcome ten new members to our Veterans Advisory Council,” said Sinema. “Our members understand the unique challenges facing Arizona veterans and how we can work together to best serve their needs. Together, we’ve created and planned 10 events and have helped thousands of veterans and their family members get medical care, disability benefits, and resources. I look forward to continuing our work together.”

Please find more information on the Veterans Advisory Council here.


New Veterans Advisory Council Members

Alexander Lofgren, U.S. Army Veteran

ASU Student, Bachelor of Science in Political Science


Andrew Petrie, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

President, ASU Student Veterans of America


Bryan Bouchard, Major, U.S. Air Force Veteran, Retired

Former Director of Public Affairs, Twelfth Air Force & Air Forces Southern, Tucson


Christopher Stevens, U.S. Army Veteran

Founder and Director, Veterans Mentorship of America


Jay Lenne, U.S. Air Force Veteran

ASU Student, Masters in Social Work


Kimberlly Speed, U.S. Army Veteran

ASU Student, Masters in Social Work


Stevie Mae Douglas, U.S. Army Veteran

Junior Vice Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1760


Tad Snidecor, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Retired

Former Operations Regional Manager, TriWest Healthcare Alliance


Victor Peterson, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Retired

Retired Mine Safety and Health Inspector, U.S. Department of Labor

Team Red, White, & Blue member


Holly Brauer, Current Air National Guard Member

Public Affairs Officer, AZ Air National Guard


Returning Veterans Advisory Council Members


Steve Weintraub, Col. U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Chief Strategy Officer, Veteran Tickets Foundation


Jordan Sherwood, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Military Advisor, East Valley Veteran Education Center


Terry Araman, U.S. Army Veteran

Legislative Director, Unified Arizona Veterans


Gene Crego, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Vietnam Veterans of America, Arizona State Council President


Gabe Forsberg, U.S. Army Veteran

President, Women’s Army Corps Veterans


David Lucier, U.S Army Veteran

President, AZ Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance


Rita Brock Perini, CPT U.S. Air Force, Retired.

Vice President, Veterans Medical Leadership Council


Ed Mangan, U.S. Air Force Veteran

President, Military Officers Association of America, Superstition Mountain Chapter