Welcome Michael Ball – Serving Together’s New Director
EveryMind is excited to announce that Michael (Mike) Ball, USAF (Ret.), MBA, has been named Director of Serving Together, EveryMind’s commitment to veterans. As Director and a member of EveryMind’s Senior Leadership Team, Mike will be in charge of charting the direction and expansion of this vital program, which connects veterans, active duty service members, and their families with community partners and resources.
Mike comes to EveryMind after a distinguished military career, serving in both the U.S. Marines and Air Force, and as an active Reservist in the National Guard. His deployments spanned the globe from stateside to Kuwait, Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Since his retirement in 2013, he has continued to work for veterans through several veterans service organizations and nonprofits, including The Mission Continues, AMVETS, and Dog Tag Inc. Most recently, Mike worked for Loudoun County Government in Virginia, setting up the county’s new veteran’s services program. He also served as the co-chair of the Loudoun County Veterans Collaborative and as a governing board member for the Loudoun County Continuum of Care for homelessness.
Through his position with Loudoun County Government, Mike worked with EveryMind’s Serving Together staff in Northern Virginia to improve collaboration between government, nonprofits, and veterans service organizations to increase involvement and assistance for veterans in their local communities.
“As a veteran, I understand the culture, the life experience, and the challenges of members of the military and their families,” said Mike. “Drawing upon my experience and perspective, I am committed to bridging the gap between the services and resources available in our community and the deserving veterans who have earned them. I look forward to working with the team at EveryMind to cultivate new resources, enhance our current network, and make connections for veterans across the DC region.”
Mike can be reached at mball@Every-Mind.org or 301.424.0656 x556.