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Jose Ramos, Vice President, Government & Community Relations

Jose Ramos serves as WWP’s Vice President of Government and Community Relations and has been helping post-9/11 veterans as a member of the WWP team since 2018. Prior to joining WWP, Jose served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Special Assistant for Constituent Inquiries and as an appointed Commissioner on President Bush’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. Jose’s background as a combat-wounded Navy corpsman informs his current role and helps guide WWP’s efforts to promote policies that support the needs of America’s wounded warriors and their families. Jose served three combat tours during his Navy service while assigned to a Marine Corps infantry battalion. Jose holds his BA from George Mason University. He is a native of the Great State of Texas.

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Brian Dempsey, Director, Government Affairs

Brian Dempsey serves as a government affairs director specializing in mental health, brain health, and caregiver policy. Brian began his current duties in 2018 and previously served as a WWP staff attorney beginning in 2016. Prior to joining WWP, Brian worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an attorney advisor for the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Brian holds a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University and a BA from University of Miami. He is a native of the Great State of New Jersey.

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Derek Fronabarger, Director, Government Affairs

Derek Fronabarger serves as a government affairs director specializing in VA benefits, toxic exposures, caregivers, and education. Prior to joining WWP, Derek worked on the Joining Forces Initiative at the White House and served as the Director of Policy and Chief of Staff for Student Veterans of America. He is a U.S. Army veteran and served as an Air Defense Intelligence Tactical Operator in both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. He served an 18-month combat tour in Afghanistan and obtained the rank of sergeant before separating in 2008. Derek holds an MBA from University of South Carolina- Columbia, and a BA from College of Charleston. He is a native of the Great State of South Carolina.

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Ramsey Sulayman, Director, Government Affairs

Ramsey Sulayman serves as a government affairs director focused on WWP’s advocacy on Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care; DOD benefits and programs; and issues specifically related to women veterans, such as access to healthcare, military sexual trauma, and transition from the military. Ramsey served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps and deployed to combat in Iraq. Ramsey has served in a variety of legislative and program management roles with other veteran service organizations, on Capitol Hill, and defense and non-defense private sector companies. Ramsey earned a B.A. from the University of Toledo and attended graduate school in philosophy there, as well. He is a native of the Great State of Ohio.

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Meghan Jackson, Specialist, Government Affairs

Meghan Jackson serves as a government affairs specialist. Prior to joining WWP in 2019, Meghan worked as a government relations specialist consultant in the defense industry. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Meghan supports WWP’s advocacy on mental health and women veterans issues. She is a native of the Great State of Kansas.

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Aleks Morosky, Specialist, Government Affairs

Aleks Morosky supports WWP’s advocacy efforts on transition, education, employment, and disability compensation issues.  Prior to joining WWP, Aleks served in legislative affairs roles with the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a Wounded Warrior Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army for one week shy of seven years, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. Aleks deployed twice to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and is a Purple Heart recipient.  Following his military service, Aleks earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut using the GI Bill.  He is a native of the Great State of Connecticut

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Anne Marie McLean, Specialist, Government Affairs

Anne Marie supports WWP’s advocacy on mental health, brain health, and caregiver policy.  Prior to joining WWP in February, Anne Marie worked in the defense industry, served in a few congressional offices, and was a Fulbright grantee in South Korea.  She holds a BA in English from Providence College in Rhode Island. She is a native of the Great State of Illinois.

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