Meet the Team

Founder
Deborah Grassman
Nurse Practitioner, author in three textbooks, 22 published articles, and four films featuring her work on Soul Injury, PTSD, Hospice, Veterans, and Caregivers
Founder
Pat McGuire
Patricia McGuire is an ADEC-certified bereavement counselor specializing in grief and traumatic loss. Her career at the Department of Veterans Affairs lasted...
Executive Director
Angela Sipe M.J., CHPCA
Angela Sipe brings 30 years experience in healthcare and business. Her career has spanned from policy development and lobbying health care issues to...
Director of Ambassadors
Ralph Ozmun
Ralph is a featured speaker on Soul Injury, Forgiveness, and Fallen Comrade ceremonies. He provided the keynote address at the Canadian conference on PTSD. His previous...


Board of Directors

President
Mountville, Pennsylvania
Angela Snyder

Division Director, Bayada Healthcare System

Vice-President
West Des Moines, Iowa
Leann Thrapp

Executive Director, WesleyLife Home Health and Hospice

Board Member
Marie Bainbridge

Vietnam Veteran, Founding Nurse

Board Member
St. Petersburg, Florida
Shaku Desai

Founding Nurse

Board Member
Woodville, Alabama
Sheila Lozier

Founding Nurse

Board Member
Seminole, FL
Nancy Weil

Director of Grief Support for Veterans Funeral Care and Proprietor of The Laugh Academy

Board Member
Tierra Verde, FL
Janet Stringfellow

Volunteers of America, President & CEO (Florida Chapter)

Board Member
Dr. Luann Brown

PhD, Existential Psychology, MSW in clinical social work, USF School of Social Work Faculty

Board Member
St. Petersburg, FL
Bradley Jenkins

Engineering Associate Dean (Ret’d), St. Petersburg College, Vietnam Veteran



Leadership Ambassadors

Bend, Oregon
Alison Perry

Founder, Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

New Jersey
John Drinkard

Chaplain, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Vietnam Veteran

Washington, DC
Kathi Bixby RN, MSN, CHPN

Washington, DC VA Healthcare System

New Jersey
Kathi Burkhart MSN, APN-C, FAANP

Lyons New Jersey VA Healthcare System

Dayton, Ohio
Lt. Col. Kathy Gallowitz (Ret’d)

Founder, Vanguard Veteran Ohio

Nevada, Iowa
Sally Daub

Caregiver

Kansas City, Missouri
Stephanie Turner RN

Kansas City Hospice

Fresno, California
William Kissee SR

Chaplain, Counselor, Asera Care, Vietnam Veteran

Princeton, Indiana
Sue Gipson RN, CHPN

Clinical Liaison of Veteran Affairs for SouthernCare

Princeton, Indiana
Bruce Gipson

Vietnam Veteran

United Kingdom
Catherine Tye RN

Occupational Health & Safety Consultant

Knoxville, TN
Janet Guess BA, MA

Service Corporation International

Leslie Lofton RN

Louisiana VA Healthcare System

Jamestown, RI
Melissa Mastrostefano LCSW

Tomah, WI
Lisa Mueller RN