We’re on a mission.

Meet the team building communities across the country where veterans thrive through the arts.

ASAP Staff

Brian Jenkins
Executive Director

Tara Demmy, PhD
Program Director

Diane Corina
Operations Manager

Ava Knox
Development Manager

Andrea Reichwald
Program Coordinator

Monica Britton-West
Program Coordinator

Rebecca Klinger
Communications Coordinator

Ludmilla D’Alessandro, MA
Communications Associate

Will Larroca
Communications Associate

Board of Directors

Jim O’Farrell
Chair | CEO, AMSG

Lauren Lobrano
Vice Chair | Principal Program Manager, Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Amazon

Oscar Montes
Secretary | Chief Growth Officer, Gainwell Technologies

Andrea McCarren
President, PenFed Foundation

Bruce Johnson
Director, Federal Legislative Affairs, Boeing

John Newby
CEO, VirginiaBio

Maureen Elias
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Blayne Smith
Principal, Applied Leadership Partners

Meg Krause
Principal, Reingold

Michelle Buonfiglio
Executive Director, Commercial Banking, JP Morgan Chase

ASAP Ambassadors

Aparna Nancherla
Comedian

Craig Newmark
Craigslist Founder

Jackie Kashian
Comedian

James Schenck
CEO, PenFed Credit Union

Josh Radnor
Actor

Juan Ayala
Major General, Ret.
Laurie Kilmartin
Award-Winning Writer
Lilan Bowden
Actor & Comedian

Matt Iseman
American Ninja Warrior

Melissa Fitzgerald
Actor & Veterans  Advocate

Nolen Bivens, B.G. (ret.)
Presidents, Americans for the Arts

Sam Pressler
ASAP Founder
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The War & Treaty
Musical Artists