The Florida Veterans Foundation team is one of the hardest working veteran advocate teams in the state of Florida. We are composed of a volunteer Chairman and Board of Directors.

The majority of the Foundation Directors are retired, military disabled veterans who donate over 40 hours per week of their time to assist and help guide Florida’s veterans through a myriad of issues veterans face today. Whether it’s access to healthcare, education, jobs, VA benefits or the like, our Directors are here to help.

Several Directors are trained Veteran Service Officers who know the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by Congress in the interests of veterans and their dependents. Our Directors know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws.

Chairman

Michael K. Mason, USA

Vice-Chairman

Gary Clark, USAF

Chairman Emeritus

John L. Haynes, USMC

NFHVSD Director of Operations

Donna Barron, USA

Board of Directors

  • Donald Lanman, USA
  • Angel Figueroa, USA
  • Dick Aquino, USN
  • Craig Blume, USA
  • Robert Doyle, USA

Directors at Large

  • Susan Carabello, LMHC
  • A. Perry Hubbs II, MBA, CFP®, USA
  • Ivan Maldonado, USA
  • Darren Shull, Esquire, USMC
  • Sharon Richie, USA

 

By act of the 2008 Florida Legislature, FDVA was authorized to establish a direct-support organization to provide assistance, funding, and support for FDVA in carrying out its mission.  The FVF is a Florida non-for-profit corporation established to operate as a direct support organization of the FDVA as provided by section 292.055, Florida Statutes, organized and operated exclusively to obtain funds, request and receive grants, gifts, and bequests of moneys; acquire, receive, hold, invest, and administer in its own name securities, funds, or property; and make expenditures to or for the direct or indirect benefit of FDVA, the veterans of this state, and congressionally chartered veteran service organizations.  The FVF is a separate and distinct legal entity from the FDVA and assumes no liability for the operations of the Foundation.