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SBT Newsletter 1/19

A New Website & Expanded Board of Directors for SBT!

Introducing SBT's New Board of Directors 2019

Stand Beside Them has expanded our Board to include 9 new Directors, and two long-standing members have completed their terms of Board service. We greatly thank prior Directors Christine D'Ascoli and Johanna Yoffie for their past service to SBT. With the Board expansion, we have disbanded our previous Advisory Board, and would like to thank Cherrie Davis, Jean Stetz-Puchalski, Amanda Veinott-Praml, Linda Wittich, Denise Gangi, Ron Cappello, Priscilla Newman, Daniel Brillman, Keith Rosenberg, Dawn McDaniel, and Joseph Pace for all of their advice and support since we launched in 2013! Their ideas and help brought us to where we are today & we are eternally grateful!

Our first Board Meeting of 2019 took place on January 9th, and we are off to a great start! New Board members are: Randy Chase, Otis McGregor, Jere Wile, Donna Newman-Robinson, Kris Urbauer, Dr. Kimberly Graham, Sheila Wall, Beth Carter, and Jeff Nally. (Six are veterans and every new board member has coached veterans for a long time). Officers are: President/COB: Stephanie Richmond; Vice-President: Randall Chase; Secretary: Kim Graham; and Treasurer: Sheila Wall. "Every person on our Board is a leader who has proven his/her dedication to veterans and SBT. We're very lucky to have such a vast array of talent and experience. I look forward to their participation as we plan SBT's future altogether" said Board Chair Stephanie Richmond.

Stand Beside Them has released our new website!

One week after our first Board Meeting of 2019,

Joanne Han, Web Developer

Stand Beside Them's new website was

launched. A huge thanks and much appreciation go to our IT Intern Joanne Han, the creator-in-chief! She's heading back to school at NYU on January 20th and we will sorely miss her. We look forward to witnessing a great career unfold for Joanne! She plans to stay involved with SBT, and we wish her lots of luck, happiness, and success!


Check out Coachee Ivan's Story

This video was created by Dustin Jones, Marine veteran and film student at Columbia, with

some edits from our IT intern Joanne Han. You will hear from one of our recent coachees, Marine veteran Ivan Snook, about how he came to realize that coaching would help him, and you'll see him meet his SBT coach Marine veteran Kim Graham for the first time in- person, in his new status in NYC as a graduate student at Columbia University.

End of Year Fundraiser was a Success!

Giving Tuesday and our End-of-Year campaign brought in a total of $5, 525! A big thank you to everyone who supported us! We're very grateful for our SBT Family!

Save the Date! Coaching Event for MilSpouses in NYC in May!

Save the Date! On May, 18th 2019 Stand Beside Them and Blue Star Families will be hosting a Luncheon for Military Spouses and our SBT Coaches, with coaching sessions provided on site. Keep your eye out for more details regarding this exciting event!

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