The VCC mission is to assist veterans, military, and their families in successfully integrating into their community by connecting them with local individuals and organizations that can assist them in building thriving lives.

Our VCC Team

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Kari McDonough

President and Co-Founder of VCC

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Amy Richards

Program Manager | San Diego County, CA

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Sarah Riley

Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Member | San Diego County, CA

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Annette Salas

Connections Coordinator

San Diego VCC Advisory Group

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Stefanie Benvenuto

Director, Public Relations, SD Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Adrien Brown

Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

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Derek Danziger

APR, President, Katz and Associates

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Ray Flores

Executive Director, San Diego Veterans Coalition

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Mike LaBruno

Outreach Development Coordinator, Southwest Carpenters Training Fund

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Bob Muth

Managing Attorney, USD Veterans Legal Clinic

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Wil Quintong

Director of OMVA, County of San Diego

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Bryan Rollins

Warriors to Work Director, Wounded Warrior Project

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Michael Sapos

Staff Manager, Qualcomm

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Ron Stark

President, San Diego Veterans Coalition

VCC Board

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Mike Breen

President and CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project

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Matt Chase

Executive Director, National Association of Counties (NACo)

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Matt Flavin

CEO of Concord Energy Holdings LLC

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Kathy Hancock

Executive Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix

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Kari McDonough

President and Co-Founder of VCC

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Meg Storer

Secretary of the Board- Vice President of Community and Government Relations, 2-1-1 San Diego

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Douglas B. Wilson

Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of VCC

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Glen Zwicker

Treasurer of VCC- Managing Director – Head of Investment Operations, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Be part of the VCC Resource Network.   Your involvement in our network puts “thank you for your service” into action by making a veteran or service member and their family feel welcome and connected to our community. And you have the opportunity to get to know our neighbors who served in uniform! We are… Continue reading

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“Communities across America are hungry to find a way that they can support a veteran in some small way.  They want to be able to say more than ‘thank you for your service’ but they don’t know how to.  And they often don’t know where or who the vets are.  VCC changes that.” – Kari McDonough, Co-Founder


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