888.851.7996

OUR STAFF

The Independence Fund was an all volunteer organization until late 2015, as the fund has grown we have been blessed to welcome the following staff members:

Sarah Verardo

Chief Executive Officer and Caregiver of a wounded U.S. Army Veteran

(980) 999-4202

Bob Carey

Chief Advocacy Officer and Retired U.S. Navy Veteran

(202) 779-1598

Since 2017

Laura Caldwell

Chief Development Officer and wife of a U.S. Army National Guard Veteran and mother of a U.S. Army Soldier

(980) 999-4205

Since 2019

Jeremy Davis

Chief Operating Officer and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer

(980) 999-4217

Since 2018

Sam Johnson

Chief Programs Officer and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer

(980) 999-4208

Since 2018

Sarah Reidy-Jones

Director of Events and Daughter of a U.S. Air Force Veteran

(980) 999-4209

Since 2019

Mervyn Jones

Director of Government Affairs and Husband of a U.S. Army Veteran

(202) 805-9803

Since 2018

Bobby Carrasquillo

Director of Operations and U.S. Army Veteran

(980) 999-4212

Since 2017

Jenn Gibson

Strategic Partnership Director and family member of U.S. Veterans

(704) 502-7552

Since 2018

Robert Becker

Casework Director and Son of a Retired U.S. Army Officer

(980) 999-4207

Since 2019

Stephanie Tharin

Development Manager and family member of U.S. Veterans

(980) 999-4203

Since 2017

Faun O'Neel

Special Programs Manager and Caregiver of a wounded Army Veteran

(704) 890-4062

Since 2018

Phil Limauge

Programs Manager and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

(980) 999-4204

Since 2018

Linda Bryan

Programs Coordinator and Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran

(980) 999-4213

Since 2017

Nick Armendariz

Executive Coordinator and U.S. Army Veteran

(704) 264-3014

Since 2019

Jodi Harman

Advocacy/Government Relations Assistant and wife of a U.S. Marine Corps Officer

(704) 763-3083

Since 2018

Brandon Read

Fundraising Assistant and family member of U.S. Veterans

(980) 999-4215

Since 2018

Sarah

Sarah Verardo

Chief Executive Officer and Caregiver of a wounded U.S. Army Veteran

Bob Carey

Chief Advocacy Officerand Retired U.S. Navy Veteran

Since 2017

Laura Caldwell

Laura Caldwell

Chief Development Officer and wife of a U.S. Army National Guard Veteran and mother of U.S. Army Soldier

Since 2019

Jeremy Davis

Interim Chief Operating Officer and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer

Since 2018

Sam Johnson

Chief Programs Officer and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer

Since 2018

Sarah Reidy-Jones

Director of Events and Daughter of a U.S. Air Force Veteran

Since 2019

Mervyn Jones

Director of Government Affairs and Husband of a U.S. Army Veteran

Since 2018

Bobby Carrasquillo

Director of Operations and U.S. Army Veteran

Since 2017

Jenn Gibson

Strategic Partnership Director and family member of U.S. Veterans

Since 2018

Robert Becker

Casework Director and Son of a Retired U.S. Army Officer

Since 2019

Stephanie Tharin

Development Manager and family member of U.S. Veterans

Since 2017

Faun O'Neel

Special Programs Manager and Caregiver of a wounded Army Veteran

Since 2018

Phil Limauge

Programs Manager and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Since 2018

Linda Bryan

Programs Coordinator and Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran

Since 2017

Nick Armendariz

Executive Coordinator and U.S. Army Veteran

Since 2019

Jodi Harman

Advocacy/Government Relations Assistant and wife of a U.S. Marine Corps Officer

Since 2018

Brandon Read

Fundraising Assistant and family member of U.S. Veterans

Since 2018