Executive Committee members hold two-year terms, beginning on the first day of January following election. The Chair, Secretary and two members-at-large are elected in even years; the Vice Chair and two other members-at-large are elected in odd years. Elections are conducted at the Fall annual meeting in October.
Director of Strategic Partnerships,
Travis Manion Foundation
Hugo has served DVVC since 2016 and begins his second term as Chair in 2021, focused on growing the relationships between veteran-serving organizations in the region and creating the conditions for success for the next DVVC leadership team.
He is proud of the team that has been built to lead DVVC, the service it has provided, and how those services have grown over the last four years.
Director of Operation Home and Healing: Services for Veterans & Families,
Council for Relationships
Joining the Executive Committee in 2015, Nancy served first as member-at-large and then as Secretary, creating many of the communication channels in place today.
She has also served as a liaison to the Programming Committee. Nancy values the benefits of networking with service organizations to improve the quality of life for veterans in the Delaware Valley.
Area Manager, Region 3, Operation Homefront; AmeriCorps Alumna
Ashley serves as chair of the DVVC Membership Committee and is currently participating in the Honorary Commander program with Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as well as on the Palmyra Borough Veterans Affairs Committee. Ashley recognizes and values the work of DVVC to bring veteran service organizations together to share knowledge and resources to better serve the Veteran community.
Congressional Liaison & Community Relations,
Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Fern plays a critical role as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee, integrating the work of DVVC into the community engagement efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and ensuring we retain our status as a Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB).
Fern serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Marketing and Social Media Committee.
Military Order of the Purple Heart, New Jersey
“Chef Pop Pop” is a long-time volunteer in the region. He wears many hats, including Veterans Healthcare Navigator for the New Jersey Hospital Association. He serves on the Veterans Advisory Commission for Mercer County Community College and on the boards of several other veteran-serving organizations.
Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services
Pete has served as a member of the Executive Committee since 2016. He came to DVVC representing Operation Homefront, where he served for ten years as their Director. Pete has been instrumental to the success of the quarterly meetings, serving as liaison for the Program Committee.
Veterans Care Excellence Liaison, Penn Medicine
Paula has been a DVVC member organization representative for three years and active on the Program Committee. Through DVVC, she believes we can integrate our resources to successfully collaborate with community and government organizations to meet the needs of our community.
Director of Veterans Services,
St. Joseph’s University
As a representative of one of DVVC’s educational member institutions, where our veterans benefit from DVVC members’ support, Hank is keenly aware of the value provided by DVVC as a clearinghouse of info on what is available in greater Philadelphia, one of the best places to be a veteran.