Team

The IVMF is committed to advancing the post-service lives of America’s service members, veterans and their families. Supported by a world class advisory board and public and private partners, our professional staff delivers unique and innovative programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship education and training to post 9/11 veterans and active duty military spouses, as well as tailored programs to veterans of all eras. The IVMF also provides actionable and national impacting research, policy analysis and program evaluation; and works with communities and non-profits across the nation to enhance service delivery for the 22.5 million veterans throughout the United States and their families.

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J. Michael Haynie, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Haynie is the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation at Syracuse University, and also the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship. As Vice Chancellor he is responsible for a diverse portfolio of academic programs, centers, and innovation initiatives that include Syracuse University’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, Office of Government and Community Relations, and also University College – Syracuse University’s point of entry for nontraditional and continuing education students. View Dr. Haynie’s Full Bio


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Daniel A. D’Aniello '68

IVMF Advisory Board Co-Chairman & Chairman/Co-Founder | The Carlyle Group
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David Owen

Managing Director Head of Wholesale Digital & IVMF Advisory Board Co-Chairman | JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Will Adams

Budget Analyst wladams@syr.edu
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Joe Aldaz

Fort Carson Program Manager | O2O jvaldaz@syr.edu
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Elvis Avdic

Advisor | IVMF Post-Program Support eavdic@syr.edu
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Daniel Bateman

Director of Development dtbatema@syr.edu
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Michael Bianchi

Senior Director | Education & Career Training mabianch@syr.edu
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Linda J. Bilmes

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy | John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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Nate Birnbaum

Research and Evaluation Analyst ngbirnba@syr.edu
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Frank Bisignano

President, Chief Operating Officer and Director | Fiserv, Inc.
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Danielle Bootes

El Paso/Fort Bliss Program Coordinator | O2O dcbootes@syr.edu
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Deborah A. Bradbard, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate dbradbar@syr.edu
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Howard Bromberg

Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, Integrated Air and Missile Defense | Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Jacqui Buchanan, M.P.A.

Program Evaluation Manager jrbuc100@syr.edu
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Laura Butler

El Paso/Fort Bliss Program Manager | O2O lbutle01@syr.edu
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Gilly Cantor, M.P.A.

Program Evaluation Manager gscantor@syr.edu
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Maureen E. Casey

Chief Operating Officer mecasey@syr.edu
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Ashley Cavender

Manager | Alumni Services amsquair@syr.edu
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Jill W. Chambers

Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Founder | This Able Vet LLC
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Bonnie Chapman, RN, MPH

Director | Evaluation and Innovation brchapma@syr.edu
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Brian Collins

Advisor | O2O bmcollin@syr.edu
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Angela Condon

Navy Region Northwest Program Coordinator | O2O agroarty@syr.edu
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Neil Connors

Website Content Specialist | Communications neconnor@syr.edu
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Laura Cooper

Director | Advising & Enrollment Services lcoope01@syr.edu
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Vincent DelSignore

Program Manager | Community Services vrdelsig@syr.edu
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John Donnelly

Vice Chairman and Advisor to the Chairman & CEO | JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Karen Douglas

Fort Campbell Program Coordinator | O2O kvdougla@syr.edu
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Michael Drum

National Program Coordinator | O2O modrum@syr.edu
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Kayla Eberhardt

Program Coordinator | Entrepreneurship kjeberha@syr.edu
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Linda Euto, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Director | Research and Evaluation lmrougea@syr.edu
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Thomas Foley G'81

President, TJF Advisors, Tully, NY
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Karen Francis

National Capital Region Program Coordinator | O2O kesantia@syr.edu
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Becky Ganley

Camp Lejeune Program Coordinator | O2O bganley@syr.edu
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Joseph Geraci, M.A.

Research Associate jcg2123@tc.columbia.edu
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Joseph Gorsuch

Research & Analytics Fellow jmgorsuc@syr.edu
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Keoki Hansen, M.A.

Research Associate keokihansen@yahoo.com
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J. Michael Haynie, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation; IVMF Founder & Executive Director; Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship ivmfdirector@syr.edu
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Matthew Hidek, Ph.D., M.S.

Research Associate mahidek@syr.edu
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Lyndsey Hodkinson

Program Manager | Community of Practice lhodkins@syr.edu
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Brian Iglesias G'14

Head of Sports | Verizon Entertainment
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Richard M. Jones '92, G'95, L'95

Executive Vice President, General Tax Counsel, Chief Veteran Officer | CBS Corporation
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Kimberly Keller

User Experience Manager kemil100@syr.edu
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Janice Kellish

Executive Assistant to Dr. Mike Haynie jtkellis@syr.edu
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Ellie Komanecky

Communications Designer egoneill@syr.edu
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Dennis F. Kulis

Senior Communications Designer & Publications Coordinator dfkulis@syr.edu
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Margaret Lambrecht

Development Associate | Development and External Relations mlambrec@syr.edu
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Kimberly Lantry

Administrative Assistant | Reception kslantry@syr.edu
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Leah Lazarz

Communications Manager llazarz@syr.edu
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Billie Jo Lenning

Data Solutions Architect bmlennin@syr.edu
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Rachel Linsner, M.S.

Doctoral Research Fellow rklinsne@syr.edu
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Billy Lockhart

Enrollment Coordinator brlockha@syr.edu
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Katrina Lusk

Fort Carson Program Coordinator | O2O kmlusk@syr.edu
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Kerry Manahan

Communications Designer kadelane@syr.edu
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Rosalinda Vasquez Maury, M.S.

Director | Applied Research and Analytics rvmaury@syr.edu
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Stefan Mazuroski

Computer Consultant ssmazuro@syr.edu
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Robert A. McDonald

8th Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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Bruce E. Mosler

Chairman of Global Brokerage | Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
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Lisa Murray

Program Manager | Community Services lmdejong@syr.edu
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Robert B. Murrett

Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Deputy Director | Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Professor of Practice | Maxwell School, Syracuse University
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Linda Nellis

Enrollment Coordinator lnellis@syr.edu
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Sean O’Keefe G’78

University Professor and the Howard and Louise Phanstiel Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership | Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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Ilario Pantano

Senior Director | Community Services igpantan@syr.edu
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Deanna Parker

Program Manager | EBV & V-WISE dkparker@syr.edu
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Jarod Perkioniemi

Manager | Advising Services japerkio@syr.edu
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James Powers

Assistant Director | IT jdpowers@syr.edu
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Kenneth O. Preston

Former Sergeant Major of the Army, U.S. Army (Retired)
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Michael Quitania

Hawai'i Pacific Region Program Manager | O2O maquitan@syr.edu
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David Robison

Emerald Coast Program Manager | O2O drrobiso@syr.edu
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Joanna Sansoterra

San Diego Program Coordinator | O2O jlsansot@syr.edu
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Kicia Sears, M.P.A., M.A.

Research Program Manager kksears@syr.edu
Bryan Semann

Bryan Semann, Ph.D.

Faculty Associate bsemaan@syr.edu
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Colleen Shuster

Camp Pendleton Program Coordinator | O2O cjshuste@syr.edu
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Sandra Smith

National Capital Region Program Manager | O2O sgsmith@syr.edu
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Melvin T. Stith G'73, Ph.D.'78

Dean Emeritus | Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
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Kim Street

Program Manager | Boots to Business kmstreet@syr.edu
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Robert P. Taishoff ’86

CEO | Annapolis Yacht Sales and Service
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Paulina Thompson

Hampton Roads Program Coordinator | O2O plthomps@syr.edu
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Richard L. Thompson G'67, H'15

Senior Counsel | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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Amy Tiernan

Enrollment Coordinator altierna@syr.edu
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Raymond Toenniessen

Assistant Vice President | Veterans Development rmtoenni@syr.edu
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Joseph Torok

Director | Information Technology jitorok@syr.edu
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Rachael Volpe

Mid-Atlantic Region Lead | AmericaServes rlvolpe@syr.edu
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Kathryn Warren

Camp Pendleton & San Diego Program Manager | O2O kwarren@syr.edu
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Larry Wasser

Salesforce Solutions Architect | Data Analytics and Business Intelligence ljwasser@syr.edu
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Charles Western

Enrollment Coordinator cswester@syr.edu
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Jennifer-Rebeccah (JR) Williams

Advisor jwilli11@syr.edu
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Bart Womack

Pittsburgh Program Manager | O2O bewomack@syr.edu
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Cliff Yager

Fort Campbell Program Manager | O2O ceyager@syr.edu
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Matt Zames

President and Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management