Report: Contributors and Consultants

The individuals listed below contributed writing, research, and/or consultation for areas of this report. Individual contribution to one or more areas of this report does not equate complete endorsement of all positions and recommendations contained within this report by these individuals, the organizations they represent, or their employers. The content of this report represents collaboration between the NYC Veterans Alliance and members of the NYC veterans community, but not always complete consensus.

Kristen L. Rouse

U.S. Army Veteran

Interim Director, NYC Veterans Alliance


Coco Culhane

Founder and Director, Veteran Advocacy Project


Jason Hansman

U.S. Army Veteran

Chair, Veterans Mental Health Coalition Political Action Committee


Chris Page

U.S. Army Veteran

Founder and CEO, Army Week Association


Samuel Innocent

U.S. Army Veteran

Member, NYC Veterans Advisory Board


Joe Bello

U.S. Navy Veteran

Founder, NY MetroVets


Joel Knippel

U.S. Navy Veteran

President, NYC Military Officers Club


Bob Raphael

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Life Member, Vietnam Veterans of America


Avi Leshes

Director of Neighborhood Business Services, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce


Caitlin Graziano, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker


Aynisa Leonardo

Co-Founder, Military Resilience Project


Kate Oliver

U.S. Army Veteran

Volunteer Medic, Team Rubicon


Won Palisoul

U.S. Navy Veteran

Founder, Women Veterans and Families Network


Lee Covino

U.S. Army Veteran

Treasurer, United Staten Island Veterans Organization