Dick Zani

​Executive Secretary

Army Veteran

Legislative Liaison

Ernest Holmes 

Honorary MemberMissisippi


NAVY Veteran 

 Ron P. Powell

Mississippi Associate State  Representative

Lawrence Herring  Retired Army SGM 

Chairman 2016-2018

Honorary Member 2019

Gary Reynolds

FLORIDA Associate

State Representative

Retired Chief NAVY

Fred Williams US ARMY Mississippi State Representative

Vernon  Watson


US Air Force Retired

Will Walker

Ret. Marine


State Director

Arnetha Welcome 

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Army Female Veteran.

Deloris Quattlebaum

2016 Honorary FOUNDING Member

Retired (Major) Army Officer

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.

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 L. Herring 

 Chairman / Executive Director
US Army 1968-1971 Vietnam

Joseph has helped the Council since 2008

& joined the Council in 2011. He has Facilitated 

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

2016 Honorary Founding Member

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

                         2019 - 2021 Elected Officers - CEO/Chairman,

Co-Chairman, Executive Secretary, and Compliance Officer.

Appointments: Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director 


James Standifer /Mississippi

Associate State Representative

Everlyn Coleman ​

Executive Secretary 2015-2018

Honorary Member

U.S Air Force, Senior NCO, Retired​


FLORIDA STATE Representative 

​Retired Navy

​​Kenneth Magee


​US Navy 1986 - 1995

Jessie Gaither

Retired Navy
Florida Associate Director


Mrs. Tabbatha Magee MS/MBA/ED.S

Mississippi State Director