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 council has formed three groups to better serve our veteran communities:

Community Outreach Group: Members of this group are responsible for identifying and attending community events as a representative of the VAC, as well as connecting our office with community partners and veteran supportive agencies.

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 focusing on the coordination of statewide veteran supportive events hosted by Congresswoman Sinema’s Office in collaboration with community partners.

 

Members of Congresswoman Sinema’s VAC

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

 

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

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