Everlyn Coleman

​Executive Secretary

U.S Air Force, Senior NCO, Retired​

Legislative Liaison

Ernest Holmes 

Honorary Member


NAVY Veteran 

 Ron P. Powell

Mississippi Associate State  Representative

Margaret J. Powell  /  Mississippi Delta Directors Administrative Assistant  
US ARMY Veteran

FRED Williams​

Mississippi Associate State  Representative


Florida State Representative
Winfred Pettiway

Vietnam Veteran

Mrs. Tabbatha Magee, MS/MBA/ED.S

Mississippi /  Director

Jessie  Gaither

 Florida / Director

​Jerrie Mills 

Director of Public Relations & Marketing. She will be responsible for coordination building community relations and partnerships within the community and the GCVAC volunteers, and to assist with special events, programs and services available to veterans, promotions and volunteer recruitment. As an Associate Broker with ten years real estate experience, and expertise in media and marketing, Jerrie brings both strategic and hands-on knowledge to this position.  She grew up in a military household, with her father serving 22 years in the Air Force.

Deloris Quattlebaum

2016 Honorary FOUNDING Member

Retired (Major) Army Officer

Lawrence Herring, Co Chairman 
SGM US Army Retired

Cindy Barnes
ALABAMA Executive Director/Compliance Officer


Women Veterans Director
Army Veteran


Robert F. Hall Jr.

US Navy (RET)

As the Committee Chairman for the Memorial Day Services at NAS, Robert has also taken on the challenge of the Annual Veterans Day Parade Committee.  He has proven his experience with the various Veteran Service Organizations as invaluable.

Kenneth Magee

Mississippi State Representative

​US Navy November 1986 - 1995

Gulf Coast Veterans

Advocacy Council, Inc

Chaplain Joseph Stanberry

US Army 1964-1966, Reserve 1970-2001 (RET)

As our spiritual guide, Joseph has had an uplifting influence on our board and membership.  He is serving on our Incarcerated Veterans committee as an integral liaison to all the correctional facilities in our health care system.  He is our mentor in spirit and action.

Joseph Herring
US Army 1968-1971 Vietnam
CFO / Executive Director / 2016

Joseph has helped the Council since 2008

& joined the Council in 2011. He oversees

all financial matters as it pertains to our activities

in the Stand Down, Memorial Day Services,

Veterans Day Parade, Grants, and Foundation Services.

Robert Gravley, Chairman
USMC, Vietnam 1969-1971

Robert joined the Council in 2008 as Secretary and then as Treasurer. He Chairs the Incarcerated Veteran, By-Laws, and Stand Down Committees.

Executive Board Members

                         2015 Elected Officers - CEO/Chairman,

Co-Chairman, Executive  Secretary, and Compliance Officer.

Appointments: Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director