About MVA Leadership
Minority Veterans of America (MVA, Minority Vets) is an inclusive organization (501(c)3 nonprofit) of military veterans, service members, families, and allies working to create community belonging and advance equity for minority veterans. The primary communities that MVA serves are veterans of color, women, LGBTQ, and (non)religious minority veterans as well as their families and allies. The organization was founded in 2017 in Seattle, WA by Katherine Pratt, a Korean American woman veteran of the Air Force, and Lindsay Church, a gender non-conforming queer woman veteran of the Navy. Together, they recognized the power of coming together through to fight for a collective voice that would be strong enough to change the narrative of the American veteran, developing a platform to create the necessary changes that minority and underrepresented veterans want and need.
MVA is powered almost exclusively by volunteers. From our chapter leaders to our Executive Director, we rely on the support of the community to keep us going and to keep us growing. We are seeking new leaders who are interested in joining an inclusive team of brilliant leaders and organizers hungry to create belonging and change for our communities. Do you have what it takes?
MVA leaders are motivated, driven, and innovative leaders who aren’t afraid to build from the ground up. They are creating the community of our future through their work today.
Why lead with Minority Vets?
To create community
To advance equity
To find belonging