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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, Military Service Initiative 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
Enisha Williams
Enisha Williams Senior Program Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Fellows

Colonel Miguel Howe, USA (Ret.)
Colonel Miguel Howe, USA (Ret.) April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Terri Tanielian
Terri Tanielian Fellow, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Advisory Council

General Peter Chiarelli, US Army
General Peter Chiarelli, US Army Former Chief Executive Officer One Mind Full Bio
Joseph DePinto
Joseph DePinto President and Chief Executive Officer 7-11 Full Bio
Erica Jeffries
Erica Jeffries Chief of Staff, Worldwide Global Services Johnson & Johnson Full Bio
Rita Kirk
Rita Kirk Director Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility Full Bio
David G. Leitch
David G. Leitch Global General Counsel Bank of America Full Bio
Tom Luce
Tom Luce Founding President, Meadows Mental Health Foundation; former Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education Full Bio
Carlos  Martinez
Carlos Martinez Chief Executive Officer American GI Forum Full Bio
James  Nicholson
James Nicholson Secretary Department of Veterans Affairs Full Bio
Soledad O’Brien
Soledad O’Brien CEO Starfish Media Group Full Bio
 Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez United States Army (Medically Retired) Full Bio
Timothy Shubzda
Timothy Shubzda Director of Philanthropy and Military Affairs Veteran US Navy Full Bio
Kelvin Womack
Kelvin Womack Managing Principal for Diversity Deloitte ConCsulting LLP Full Bio

Advisory Council

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

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

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

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

Tom Luce
Founding President, Meadows Mental Health Foundation; Former Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education

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

Billy Paul
Team 43 Alumnus; Veteran U.S. Army

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