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.
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.
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.
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.