Veterans Advisory Council

Our Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) was formed to seek feedback from Arizona veterans.  We are thankful to all members of our VAC who serve as our “boots on the ground” to provide valuable feedback and recommendations regarding policies, programs, and resources that enhance and support Arizona veterans.

The VAC meets quarterly, during business hours. The term of each new member will be for the remaining 115th Congressional session (ending January 3, 2019).  The council has formed three groups to better serve our veteran communities:

·         Community Outreach Group: Members of this group are responsible for helping distribute veteran services event information in the community, as well as sharing feedback on legislation Congresswoman Sinema is working on.

·         Legislative Group:  Members of this group are responsible for tracking and monitoring state and federal legislation related to veterans and sharing them with the council during scheduled meetings. 

·         Event Planning Group: Members of this group are responsible for assisting Congresswoman Sinema’s team in the planning of veteran services events.


Members of Congresswoman Sinema’s VAC

Terry Araman, U.S. Army Veteran

Legislative Director, Unified Arizona Veterans


Holly Brauer, Current Air National Guard Member

Public Affairs Officer, AZ Air National Guard


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

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


Shelly Burgoyne, U.S. Army

Graduate Student, George Washington University


Christopher Cadeau, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Host, ASU Veteran Diaries

Columnist, Arizona Republic

Assistant Sports Director, ASU Blaze Radio


Cara Campbell, U.S. Army Veteran

Program Manager, Veterans Non-Profit


Gene Crego, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Vietnam Veterans of America, Arizona State Council President


Stevie Mae Douglas, U.S. Army Veteran

Junior Vice Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1760


Troy Friedman, U.S. Air Force Veteran

Program Manager, East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC)


Alexander Lofgren, U.S. Army Veteran

ASU Student, Bachelor of Science in Political Science


David Lucier, U.S Army Veteran

President, AZ Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance


Pete Lumianski, U.S. Navy, Retired

Director, USS Phoenix (SSN 702) Cold War Monument Foundation


Ed Mangan, U.S. Air Force Veteran

President, Military Officers Association of America, Superstition Mountain Chapter


Kelly  Mills
Military and Veteran Success Center - Luke AFB 


Richard Null, U.S. Army Veteran

DAV Northern District Liaison Officer


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

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

Team Red, White, & Blue member



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

Vice President, Veterans Medical Leadership Council


Andrew Petrie, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

President, ASU Student Veterans of America


Jeremy Rodrigues, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

Sr. Manager of Global Security, The Boeing Company

Faculty Associate, Arizona State University


Jean Schaefer, U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department of Veteran Affairs, Retired

Self Employed, Communications Professional


Jordan Sherwood, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Military Advisor, East Valley Veteran Education Center


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

Former Operations Regional Manager, TriWest Healthcare Alliance


Kimberlly Speed, U.S. Army Veteran

ASU Student, Masters in Social Work



Christopher Stevens, U.S. Army Veteran

Founder and Director, Veterans Mentorship of America


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

Chief Strategy Officer, Veteran Tickets Foundation


Stephen Westby, U.S. Army Veteran

Student and Director of Mentor Services, The University of Arizona Veterans Education & Transition Services (VETS)


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