ServingTogether Team

We are all one team. Each team member has a military story, and continues to serve and strengthen the community through their work with ServingTogether. Our team has experienced the culture firsthand, and now serves as a valuable and personable connection for the veterans and military families that reach out for the resources they have earned.

Christy Kenady

Director
ckenady@every-mind.org
Christy Kenady is the Program Director for ServingTogether, a program of EveryMind. For six years, Christy has supported the growth and connection of public, private and non-profit organizational collaboration throughout the National Capital and Central Maryland Regions. She joined in the team in 2016 as the Northern Virginia Program Manager and served as Chairman for the Fort Belvoir Community Collaborative and the Fairfax County Veterans Collaborative, and has facilitated the growth of the Loudoun County Community Veterans Engagement Board, served as the Executive Committee as Secretary from 2018-2020. Christy launched and directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Community of Practice Champion program, facilitating education and training opportunities within the Mid-Atlantic region for those working with and supporting military and veteran-connected communities.  As a military spouse of a United States Airman, she brings strong dedication and passion to aiding military members, veterans and their families with over 12 years of diverse experience working at military installations throughout the National Capital Region and overseas in Europe. She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) and her master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ). Prior to ServingTogether, Christy has had a wealth of experience in Marketing, Communications, Outreach, Higher Education, Sales, Adult Education, and was a Veterans Affairs Benefits Advisor that supported the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). She brings a wealth of knowledge and information about transitioning service members and supporting veterans with benefits and resources.

 

Jennifer Watson

Senior Manager
jwatson@every-mind.org 

Jennifer Watson has been with ServingTogether since 2015, first as a Peer Navigator before moving into the Manager role covering Southern Maryland, Prince George’s Co and Washington DC.  Jennifer proudly served in the United States Air Force and is an OIF/OEF service-connected combat veteran. She understands the needs of the veteran community and has made it her mission to provide support and resources to her fellow veterans and their families. Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore as well as her Masters of Science degree in Forensic Science: High Tech Crimes.

 


Jason Marshall

Program Manager
jmarshall@every-mind.org

Jason Marshall is the Program Manager for Western Maryland and the National Capital Region with ServingTogether. Jason, a Marine Corps veteran, has spent the last 18 years working in the non-profit sector. He began his career as an Americorps intern working for the American Red Cross. Through the years he has managed numerous non-profit offices worldwide working closely with active duty service members, veterans and their families. He has a vast amount of experience and success creating and enhancing new programs, partnerships, and opportunities for growth. Jason’s motivation and drive has always been to serve those who serve. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University.

 


Aimee Stoddard

Program Manager
astoddard@every-mind.org

Aimee Stoddard is the Northern Virginia Program Manager for ServingTogether, a program of EveryMind. Aimee’s professional career took a turn when she decided to change my career path from the cosmetic world to returning to college in her 30’s. Aimee received a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a focus on Addiction. Over the years, she has had the privilege of working as a Rehabilitation specialist on a forensic act team, supporting Military spouses seeking employment and now serving Veterans and Military Families in the Northern Virginia region. Aimee is passionate about serving our Veterans and Military families, as a military spouse for over 18 years, and she also has a long family history of family members that have served our country.  Her drive is to provide support, resources, and solutions to a community that she is honored to serve.

 


Dr. Xavier Bruce, “Dr. X”

Program Manager
xbruce@every-mind.org

Dr. Xavier Bruce is the Program Manager for ServingTogether (Central Maryland).  Dr. X retired as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel after 24 years of service, including multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He is a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, and Certified Resilience-Building Leadership Professional Trainer.  Dr. X created a self-leadership development program to assist BIPOC veterans in overcoming the stress and anxiety associated with life transitions.  His passion is to coach veterans on how to inspire, “inpower”, and uplift themselves so that they become equipped to build resilience in their families, organizations, and communities.  Dr. X has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Walden University.

 


Katie Close

ServingTogether Veteran Peer Navigator (Contractor)
STIntern1@every-mind.org 

Katie Close is an Intern Peer Navigator for ServingTogether, a program of EveryMind. A military spouse of seven years, she has firsthand knowledge and a passion to address the myriad challenges faced by our service members, veterans, and their families. Katie received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services from Old Dominion University in 2015 and is currently completing a master’s degree in Social Work with George Mason University. In addition, Katie brings 10 years of experience working with diverse populations in mental and behavioral health capacities. Katie is highly motivated and dedicated to providing support, resources, and empowerment to the service community.

 


Sofia Driscoll

AmeriCorps Fellow
sdriscoll@every-mind.org

Sofia Driscoll is an AmeriCorps fellow for EveryMind and ServingTogether. She graduated with a B.A. in religious studies from George Mason University in 2022 and she enjoys working at the intersections of mental health and personal identity. In college she was a leader in campus mental health education, worked as a Wellness Peer Educator specializing in alcohol and other drugs, and conducted independent research about the mental health education needs of religious leaders. She was raised in Alexandria, VA and feels deeply rooted in the DMV community, so she is excited to learn more about the various needs here and make a positive impact on the people and place that shaped her.