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The Team at Minority Vets

The leaders at MVA are committed to fostering connectedness in our community, growing the next generation of leadership, and delivering education, programming, services, and opportunities to our membership.

Lindsay Church

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co-founder, Executive Director

Lindsay Church

Lindsay Church (she/her, they/them) is the Executive Director and co-founder of Minority Veterans of America. 

Lindsay has worked with women veterans’ centers on advocacy and policy where she has testified before, and sat on, roundtables for the Women Veterans Task Force of the House of Representatives. Her advocacy focuses on cultural barriers and systemic challenges women veterans face in the community and when accessing VA services.  

HERE FOR YOU

The Team

Veteran-Focused

Lead with Minority Vets

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. 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?

Leadership Team

Lindsay Church

Executive Director & Co-Founder
Richmond, VA

Andy Blevins

Operations & Finance Director
Washington, D.C.

Melissa Margain

Seattle Program Director
Seattle, WA

Stephanie Merlo

Richmond Chapter Leader
Richmond, VA

Jakeshyia “Keshawn” Ballard

Atlanta Chapter Leader
Atlanta, GA

Cassie Gabelt

Communications Manager
Alliance, OH

Tee White

Social Media Coordinator
Prince George, VA

Kent Blumberg

Emerging Leaders Program Manager
Aurora, CO

Jitcy Mathew

Operations Program Manager
San Francisco, CA

Joyce Allegra del Rosario

Resource Database Coordinator
Portland, OR

Nathaniel Boehme

Training and Development Manager
Portland, OR

Rachel North

Mental Health Coordinator
Las Vegas, NV

Trina McDonald

Seattle Program Outreach Coordinator
Puyallup, WA

Lele Msibi

Seattle Social Media Coordinator
Seattle, WA

Humaira Ashraf

Grant Writing Coordinator
Seattle, WA

Board of Directors

Uma Mishra-Newbery

Interim Board Chair
Geneva, Switzerland

Marci Hodge

Member
Washington, DC

Katherine Pratt

Board Treasurer & Co-Founder
Seattle, WA

Laila Ireland

Member
Colorado Springs, CO

Jordan Blisk

Member
Denver, CO

Kristine Reeves

Member
Seattle, WA

Fawn Sanchez

Member
Seattle, WA

Lourdes Tiglao

Member
Washington, DC
Questions?

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If you have general questions about MVA’s Leadership, please reach out to our team at humanresources@minorityvets.org

About Us

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans.

Copyright © 2020 Minority Veterans of America, All rights reserved.

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PO Box 23054
Seattle, WA 98102

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