Disabled Veterans National Foundation Announces New Board President

Benny Bachand, a current DVNF board member and long-time veteran advocate, will assume the role of president of the organization.

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New DVNF President Benny Bachand

“Benny is a proven leader and veteran advocate, with a steadfast commitment to making sure that the men and women who have served have their needs taken care of," said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation(http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is pleased to announce its new president of the board of directors.

The DVNF Board of Directors voted current board member, Benny Bachand, to take over as president for the organization. He will work to ensure the board of directors provides the vision and leadership for the organization, and work in tandem with the CEO on improving the operations of the organization.

Bachand is a Vietnam veteran and has been an active member of the VFW, serving in various roles including post commander, district commander, Department Chaplain and Surgeon, and Adjutant/Quartermaster. In 1977, Bachand was appointed member of the national headquarters staff and served nine years as Membership Director, many years as Assistant Adjutant General-Programs, and served as Inspector General. He has also served as a Planned Giving Officer and the National Budget Chairman and Director for the Budget & Finance Committee in Florida from 2012-2013.

“I am very honored to be voted in as the president of DVNF,” said Bachand. “I recognize that the organization is currently in a state of transition with Mr. VanFonda [DVNF CEO] recently taking leadership, and I look forward to being an integral part of DVNF’s future success in its wonderful mission to assist so many veterans in need.”

In a statement, DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda(USMC SgtMaj Ret.), affirmed his support for the new president:

“Benny is a proven leader and veteran advocate, with a steadfast commitment to making sure that the men and women who have served have their needs taken care of,” VanFonda said. “I have full confidence in his leadership of the organization, and am proud to have him on board during the critical time of the organization’s transformation.”

Bachand will be tasked with adding new board members to give DVNF fresh perspective on its operations, and work with VanFonda to implement his vision to rebrand the organization in order to better meet the needs of veterans, while increasing transparency and accountability to donors.

About DVNF:

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

We achieve this mission by:

  •     Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
  •     Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
  •     Providing supplemental assistance through the Health & Comfort program and Empowerment Webinars.
  •     Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.


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