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.

Amse Heck

Director
aheck@every-mind.org
Amse Heck is the Program Director for ServingTogether at EveryMind. A United States Air Force Spouse, Amse has a proven track record in marketing, business development, and working with military-connected communities. After 15 years in the private sector and after having served on multiple non-profit boards, Amse found her passion in serving military and veteran families. Amse has a strong working knowledge of the obstacles military-connected families face and has developed solutions and a network of partnerships to address these issues. Recognized as a subject matter expert, she has contributed to panel discussions, television interviews, and has experience in working with lawmakers, industry, and other non-profit organizations to address the needs of the military and veteran community. Amse holds a BA in Art History from Bryn Mawr College.

Julie Riggs

Julie Riggs

Program Manager
jriggs@every-mind.org
Julie is ServingTogether’s Program Manager. She brings to the position a boots on the ground perspective with over 10 years’ experience working with military and veterans in the nonprofit sector. As the wife of a United States Naval Chief Petty Officer, she is dedicated to providing our nation’s veterans and families access to the tools and resources they need. Julie holds a BA in English from San Jose State University in California.

Christy Kenady

Program Manager
ckenady@every-mind.org
Christy is ServingTogether’s Program Manager for Northern Virginia. 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 six 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 was a Veterans Affairs Benefits Advisor that supported the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and brings a wealth of knowledge and information about transitioning service members and veterans with benefits and services.

 

Jennifer Watson

Jennifer Watson

Program Manager
jwatson@every-mind.org 

Jennifer has served as ServingTogether’s Peer Navigator for over three years and has recently stepped into the role of Program Manager covering Southern Maryland 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.

 


Dan Jones

Peer Navigator
peernavigator@every-mind.org

Dan comes to ServingTogether with over four years of experience working directly with veterans.  Dan received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and an MA in Anthropology from Georgia State University.  Prior to joining the ServingTogether team, Dan served as a Laboratory Manager with the Veterans Curation Program where he providing training, mentorship, and professional growth and development to recently-separated military veterans.  Dan has a profound appreciation for military personnel and is excited to utilize his skills and knowledge to serve the needs of the veteran community, assisting veterans and their families.


Jason Smith

Peer Navigator
peernavigator@every-mind.org

Jason is a Twenty year army vet retired out of Walter Reed Bethesda. He served as a combat medic and behavioral health provider. He has worked every facet of military mental health including in-patient and out-patient care, group and individual counseling, education and prevention training. He has a passion for networking, team building, and helping others.