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Veteran/Servicemember & Military Family Programs Advisory Council
To ensure Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut’s Veteran/Servicemember & Military Family Programs “hit the mark” and make a significant positive impact on the lives of veterans/servicemembers and their families, Easterseals has created a highly selective Advisory Council that will provide insight and recommendations for program development and related matters in the military arena.
Kevin Brown, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Ambassador, Mohegan Tribe
Judge John Caruso – Ret.
Dr. Victoria Cassano
MD, MPH, Captain MC U.S. Navy – Ret.
J.D., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army,
Former Commissioner, Connecticut Veteran Affairs
Francis J. Evon, Jr.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army – Connecticut National Guard
Blue Star Mother
U.S. Army, Chief of Staff
Samsung & SEA Veterans Community
CMDCM(SS) USN – Ret.
Veteran Advocate – Congressman Courtney
Gold Star Mother
Colonel U.S. Army, Director Afghanistan Policy & Strategy – Pentagon
Commissioner of CT Veteran Affairs, J.D., Major U.S. Army Reserves
Linda Spoonster Schwartz RN, MSN, DrPH, FAAN
Commissioner CT Department of Veteran Affairs 2003-2014
Former Assistant Secretary of Veteran Affairs 2014-2017
U.S. Air Force
J.D., Major U.S. Air Force – Ret.
CAPT, U.S. Army
AGILUS Global Services
Lieutenant Colonel, Marines-Ret., Purple Heart
Director and Founder, UCONN EBV
Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
Executive Leadership Team