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Military Service Initiative Team

Staff

Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kacie Kelly
Kacie Kelly Deputy Director, Health and Well-being George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Major Amy Bernard, USMC (Ret.)
Major Amy Bernard, USMC (Ret.) Senior Program Manager, Veteran Economic Opportunity George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kat Cole
Kat Cole Senior Program Manager, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Emily Casarona
Emily Casarona Program Manager, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Brooke Dority
Brooke Dority Senior Program Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Fellows

Terri Tanielian
Terri Tanielian Fellow, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Advisory Council

General Peter Pace, Chair
16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Veteran U.S. Marine Corps

René Bardorf
Senior Vice President, Wounded Warrior Project

General Peter Chiarelli
Former CEO, One Mind; Veteran U.S. Army

Joseph M. DePinto
President and CEO, 7 Eleven; Veteran U.S. Army

Dan Goldenberg, USNR
Executive Director, Call of Duty Endowment

Erica Jeffries
Chief of Staff, Worldwide Global Services, Johnson & Johnson; Veteran U.S. Army

Rita Kirk
Director, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, SMU; Advisor, Student Mil-Vets

David G. Leitch
Global General Counsel, Bank of America

James Nicholson
5th Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Veteran U.S. Army

Todd Platt
Chief Executive Officer, Hillwood Investments

Kelvin Womack
Managing Principal for Diversity, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Veteran U.S. Marine Corps

Contact Us

Contact the Military Service Initiative team: militaryservice@bushcenter.org.

Media inquiries: Brittney Bain, media@bushcenter.org