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Executive Staff

WWP's executive staff is a team with civilian and military experience that provides a solid organizational structure and produces quality programs for our warriors.


Steven Nardizzi, Esq.

chief executive officer

Steve helped found Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in 2003 and currently serves as chief executive officer…

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Albion Giordano

chief operating officer

A disabled veteran of the US Marine Corps, Al Giordano served on active duty from 1981 to 1985 and was…

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Adam Silva

chief development officer

As chief development officer, Adam is responsible for providing strategic direction, management, and…

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Jeremy Chwat

chief program officer

As chief program officer for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), Jeremy Chwat coordinates and oversees all…

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Ronald Burgess

chief financial officer

Ronald Burgess, a Vietnam veteran, brings extensive experience in finance and accounting leadership to…

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Ayla Hay

communications executive vice president

As communications executive vice president for Wounded Warrior Project…

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Bruce G. Nitsche

special projects executive vice president

A combat-wounded veteran, Bruce Nitsche sustained an injury from a land mine…

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Charlie Abell

government affairs executive vice president

As government affairs executive vice president for Wounded Warrior…

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Dave Ward

mental health and family services executive vice president

Dave Ward brings more than 25 years of nonprofit experience to the executive…

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John Hamre

direct response executive vice president

John Hamre brings over 20 years of experience to the Wounded Warrior…

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John Molino

programs chief of staff

John M. Molino brings extensive management experience to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in his…

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John Roberts

warrior relations executive vice president

John Roberts served in the US Marine Corps from 1982 to 1996, when he…

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Jonathan Sullivan

physical health and wellness executive vice president

As physical health and wellness executive vice president for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), Jonathan Sullivan oversees the…

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Len Stachitas

strategic giving executive vice president

Len Stachitas brings more than 30 years of management, resource…

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Ryan Pavlu

warrior engagement executive vice president

Ryan Pavlu’s career with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began in…

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Jennifer Silva

economic empowerment executive vice president

Jennifer Silva has been a valuable part of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) since coming on board in 2008...

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Ryan Downs

operations executive vice president

Strong vision and strategic leadership are central to Ryan Downs’ role as operations executive vice president at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)...

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