Veterans Base Camp's
Board of Directors
In January 2020, Veterans Base Camp welcomed three new Board members to our team: Mitch Willsie, Anita Waung and Mitch Sibley-Jett. All three individuals have a heart for veterans and have been hard at work all year, along with Executive Director Cindy Archibald, Assistant Director Russ Johndrow and all our volunteers to insure that Veterans Base Camp's mission to: advocate for and partner with veterans, service members, their families, and those at risk in our community to identify, access, and secure resources necessary to achieve their goals is carried out to the best of their abilities. This has been a year that has challenged the world. The coronavirus is changing the way we live and this team has worked hard, with the support from community members, partners and sponsors, to adapt and provide food, housing, resources and supports not only the veterans living at VBC, but also for the 300+ people who now receive food through our "VIttles 4 Vets" Food Pantry Program.
Mitch Willsie-Chairman of the Board
Retired Navy Master Chief Mitch Willsie recently joined the VBC board. Mitch recently retired from his second career as a Drug and Rehabilitation Counselor at Stonington Institute-having run their Veteran's program for many years. Mitch also serves as the Chaplain at VBC.
Anita Heyden Waung-Secretary
Anita Heyden Waung recently joined our Board of Directors. Anita is a social advocate for those who need a voice. She has mad planning and organizational skills and is a force for getting things moving and done!
Mitch Sibley-Jett, Vice Chairman
Mitchell Sibley-Jett is a retired Air Force veteran" who came to visit VBC and in his words: "got hooked" and is now a member of our Board and our Team! A quote from Mitch: "We all have a purpose, and one of the main purposes of all people is to serve others. We seem to have forgotten that. Your gifts, skills, talents and abilities are not supposed to enrich yourself. It is to serve others." Mitch leads a men's group, helps connect vets with employment and is a real blessing!