Dave Roddenberry serves as the director for programs and services providing leadership, strategic planning and overall coordination of IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity initiative, one of the most transformative efforts underway in the nation addressing the transition needs of our military connected members and their families.
Before joining IVMF, Roddenberry managed Veteran and military family programs at Duke University in Durham, NC. During his time at Duke, he oversaw the development of multiple programs designed to aid in military-to-civilian transition and improve access to and quality of mental healthcare for veterans, transitioning service members and military families.
Roddenberry served in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman where he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and later, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Roddenberry returned to Iraq as a civilian counterinsurgency advisor in 2008 where he directed research efforts, infrastructure development projects, and cultural outreach initiatives focused on economic activity, governance, and cultural mapping in the Sadr City, Taji, and Istaqlal regions.
Roddenberry has also worked an independent training consultant for Army and Marine Corps special operations forces as well as in Kenya as project manager for an international healthcare corporation.
Roddenberry holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and geography from Texas State University and a master’s degree in diplomacy and international conflict management from Norwich University. In addition, he serves on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Brain Injury Advisory Council Veterans Committee and is a member of the VFW, IAVA, and VMW. He currently resides in Durham, NC with his wife, Vanessa.