Board of Directors

Our Board is entirely composed of veterans.  Our active board members are recent-era veterans, who carry on the work of our Emeritus members.

Douglas McGowan
U.S Marine Corps Veteran
Iraq, Afghanistan, other Post-9/11

Francis Racioppi
Army Veteran
Global War on Terror, Iraq, East Africa

Joanie Martinez
U.S. Army Reservist

Peter Greisch
Legal Counsel
U.S Marine Veteran
Judge Advocate

Nick Angione
Board Member
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Bosnia, Africa

James Devary
Board Member
U.S. Army/National Guard Veteran
Iraq, Afghanistan

Adam Subervi
U.S Marine Corps Veteran
Judge Advocate

Mary Westmoreland
US Army & US Coast Guard Veteran
NYS Vice Chair, NYC Area Chair for the Dept. of Defense ESGR Program
Desert Storm

Diego Rubio
US Army Veteran
EY Veterans Network
Afghanistan / Operation Enduring Freedom


Harvey Bagg
Chairman Emeritus
U.S Navy Veteran

Vincent McGowan
President Emeritus
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Vietnam War

Joseph Graham
Treasurer Emeritus
U.S. Air Force Veteran
Vietnam War

Bill Nelson
U.S. Army Veteran
Vietnam War

Operations Team

UWVC’s mission is carried out by a team of veterans and veteran supporters with decades of service to our veterans and community.

Mark Otto
Executive Director
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Panama Invasion, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Ryan Hegg
Head of Legacy and Education
Veteran Supporter

Kelly Bryan
Head of Development and Protocol
Veteran Supporter

Jeffrey Swansen
Head of Operations
U.S. Navy Veteran
Cold War

L.R. Mullholand
Head of Communications & Community Relations
Veteran Supporter

Advisory Council

UWVC draws on the insights and expertise of advisors representing a wide range of perspectives on our veterans community.

Lorraine Bell
Daughters of the American Revolution
NYC Knickerbocker Chapter

Joe Bello
NYC Veterans Advisory Board
U.S. Navy Veteran
Cold War

Adrienne Brammer
Director of Communtiy Outreach, NYC Veterans Alliance

Sandy Chiriboga
Captain, Team Red White and Blue NNJ

Elana Duffy
Founder, Pathfinder Labs
U.S. Army Veteran
Global War on Terror

John Escalante
Master Gunnery Sergeant, U.S Marine Corps
NYC Marine Corps Public Affairs
Deputy Captain, Team Red White and Blue

Adam Paige Hess
Chairman, Sons of the American Revolution

Adam Levine
U.S. Marine Corps (Recon) Veteran
Global War on Terror

Anthony Monteleone
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Vu Nguyen
Senior City Impact Manager, Mission Continues
U.S. Navy Veteran

David O’Leary
Chairman, 2nd Infantry Battalion Association
Irish Defense Forces Veteran

Betsy Montanez
Assistant Director of Veteran & Military Services
New York University

Carlos Orduz

Gabe Ramos
Deputy Press Secretary, NYC Department of Veteran Services
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Global War on Terror

Diego Rubio
Co-Founder, Women Veterans on Wall Street
U.S. Army Veteran
Global War on Terror

Micheal Vaulx
Event Operations, GORUCK
U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran
Global War on Terror

John Wilson
New York National Guard Veteran
Operation Iraqi Freedom