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 Manager

Aparna Ananthakrishnan
Operations Manager

Andrea Reichwald
Program Coordinator

Monica Britton-West
Program Coordinator

Rebecca Klinger
Communications Coordinator

Christine Fallon
Foundation Relations & Development Coordinator

Will Larroca
Communications Associate

Shae Dempsey
Program Intern

Jeannette Thoopsamoot
Communications Intern

Board of Directors

Blayne Smith
Board Chair

Jim O’Farrell
Board Vice Chair

Oscar Montes
Board Secretary

Meg Krause
Board Member

Maureen Elias
Board Member

John Newby
Board Member

Lauren Lobrano
Board Member

ASAP Ambassadors

Andrea McCarren
Award-Winning Journalist
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

Sam Pressler
ASAP Founder
The War & Treaty
Musical Artists