Board of Directors
Joseph E. VanFonda, Chief Executive Officer Sergeant Major (USMC Ret) Joseph VanFonda served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 27 years. He retired out of Quantico, VA in 2013 as the Regimental Sergeant Major for the Wounded Warrior Regiment. In this role, he was responsible for the coordination of non-medical care for combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, as well as Sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units and their family members in order to assist them as they returned to duty or transition to the veteran status. Read his full bio here.
Delese Harvey, Deputy Director Delese Harvey is currently serving as the Deputy Director, bringing more than 15 years of experience working with at-risk individuals on boosting economic security. Ms. Harvey graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts. Read her full bio here.
Barfonce Baldwin, Director of Development Barfonce Baldwin joined DVNF in 2014. In her role as Development Director, Ms. Baldwin brings her proven fund development and donor relations skills to enhance DVNF’s robust development platform. Read her full bio here.
Doug Walker, Communications Director Doug Walker serves as the Communications Director, boosting the organization’s online presence, and ensuring consistency of all messaging. He is an alumnus of Louisiana State University. Read his full bio here.
Patrick Heron, Direct Mail Manager Patrick Heron is the Direct Mail Manager for DVNF. Patrick attended SUNY College at Old Westbury and Long Island University, studying Information Systems and Project Management. He has more than 14 years of education and experience in Direct Marketing, Analytics and Information System Management. Read his full bio here.
Tiffany Shields, Benefits and Resources Manager Tiffany Shields, Benefits and Resources Manager for DVNF, is an alumna of the University of Maryland, holding a Bachelors of Science degree in health and human performance with a specialization in family science. Read her full bio here.
Ashley Williams, Outreach Manager Ashley Williams is the Outreach Manager for DVNF. Ms. Williams graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and also holds a Masters in Public Management from Johns Hopkins University. Read her full bio here.
Leander Brereton, Operations Manager Leander Brereton is the Operations Manager of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, graduated in May 2010 from Bowie State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Read her full bio here.