BVA Headquarters Staff & National Officers

BVA maintains a National Headquarters close to the Capitol to conduct the business of the organization, including Advocacy, Field Services, OPS Program Support, Membership Services, Communication and Administration. The headquarters staff includes blinded veterans and all are dedicated to ensuring that no blinded veteran is left behind.


Executive Director
Joseph Bogart
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 304

Administrative Director
Brigitte Jones
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 330

Membership Coordinator
Maria Ingegneri
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 315

Chief of Public Affairs
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 316

Human Resources Specialist
Krissi Spence-Gilbert
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 323

Communication Assistant
Kylie Fitzgerald
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 319

Director of Government Relations
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 305

Yvonne Preston
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 324

Chief of Veterans Services
Claudia Baldwin
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 336

Veterans Care Review Coordinator
Wade Davis
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 308

National Veterans Benefits Officer
Patrick Johnson
Phone: 202-371-8880 ext. 333

National Board Officers

The major business of BVA’s National Convention is the election of the National Board of Directors. Representatives of each of BVA’s 50+ Regional Groups elect their District Director who leads one of the six Districts. Each of those six District Directors join those members elected at-large to serve as National President, National Vice President, National Secretary, National Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain and the Immediate Past President as the BVA National leadership. The National Board serves a two-year term.

National President

Tom Zampieri
E-Mail: [email protected]
Home Phone: (301) 204-3291
Pearland, TX

National Vice President

Joe McNeil
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone: (706) 322-3311
Cell Phone: (706) 570-1210
Columbus, GA

National Secretary

Daniel Wallace
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (636) 266-1550
Carthage, NY

National Treasurer

Elizabeth Holmes
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (706) 615-3346
Kansas City, MO

Director District 1
Dennis O’Connell
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone: (516) 328-3438
Long Beach, NY

Director District 2
Timothy Hornik
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (785) 330-3503
Lawrence, KS

Director District 3
Monaca Gilmore
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (252) 822-3486
Knightdale, NC

Director District 4
Jhennicea Morrow
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone: (602) 800-4800
Gilbert, AZ

Director District 5
Paul Kaminsky
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone (904) 291-0576
Middleburg, FL

Director District 6
Kevin Jackson
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (512) 431-8471
Home Phone: (512) 394-0372

National Chaplain (Non-Voting)

Johnny Busch
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone: (678) 371-1997
Atlanta, GA

National Sergeant-at-Arms (Non-Voting)

Kennan Horn
Email: [email protected]
Home Phone: (405) 651-5071
Edmund, OK

Executive Committee:

Dr. Thomas Zampieri, Chairman
Joe McNeil
Daniel Wallace
Elizabeth Holmes
Kevin Jackson, DD6

BVA Auxiliary National Officers

President – Sandy Krasnodemski, Allen Park, MI
Vice President – Edna Kirksey-Dixon, Bay Minette, AL
Secretary – Sherri Harris-Bates, Tulsa, OK
Treasurer – Benjamin Holmes, Midland, GA
Reporter – Patricia Hail, Deer Park, WA