The United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization, founded in 2004 by military veterans and artists. USVAA provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by highlighting the work of veterans in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry along with the contributions veterans have made to the rich cultural history of our nation since the Revolutionary War.

Additionally, USVAA networks with veterans, artists, supportive individuals and organizations within the arts and veterans’ communities to find funding and support for individual artistic projects in theater, film, television, the visual/fine arts and a wide variety of crafts.

Where possible, USVAA strives – as spokespersons in the veteran’s community and in our endeavors as artists – to address issues of concern to veterans and their families via artistic endeavors and platforms. These issues include the transition from military to civilian life, education, employment, the effects of wartime and military service injuries such as PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and homelessness among veterans.



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Keith Jeffreys – USA (5th SFG[A])



 BOARD MEMBERS

MONIQUE EDWARDS


Monique Edwards is an actor, singer, director who has steadily built a solid reputation in television, film, stage & commercials.

Following a 13-year volunteer relationship with the youth-arts organization group Voices in Harmony that mentored at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area, Monique traveled to Northern Uganda to work with youth in war-torn areas. 

SKIP PIPO


A native of Seattle, Skip is a founding board member and current Secretary/Treasurer of United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance.

He is an award winning actor that has performed on many LA stages, national tours, film, television, commercials, and voice over projects. Notably, he has appeared in USVAA productions of Custer and Bug. Skip is a passionate supporter of the art of story telling no matter the medium.

KIM ESTES


Kim Estes received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series – 2017 – “Dicks.

Kim has starred in many films and stage productions including “Frankincense” and “Henry V” at the Pacific Resident Theatre Company and “Changes in the Mating Strategies of White People” at the Lounge theatre (Nominated by NAACP for Best Actor 2014).

JEFFREY TALLY


Jeffrey Tally – Lt. Col. (Ret.) USA (3rd, 5th SFG [A] OIF)

CHARLES “CHRIS” CROSS


Charles “Chris” Cross – USA (OEF 3rd SFG [A])

TIM FLYNN


Tim Flynn – (5thSFG [A], American Solutions for Business)


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Sandra Seacat
Victoria Marks
Thurn Hoffman
John Keaveney (Veteran, 1/75th Rangers, Vietnam 1968-1971, Founder, New Directions, Inc.)
Daniel Cano, Professor of English, Santa Monica City College (Veteran, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam)
Judith Broder, M.D. (Founder /Chair – The Soldiers Project)
John Perrin Flynn, veteran, U.S. Army, Director, TV and Film, Founder, Rogue Machine Theater.
John Densmore, musician, writer, actor and filmmaker, with a long and award-winning involvement with theater.
Ron Kovic (Veteran, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam 1965-1968, Author: “ Born on the Fourth of July”)
Dan Lauria (Veteran, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam). Noted stage, television and film actor.
Richard Cummings, The Nathan Cummings Foundation

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
Emil Petrinic

DIRECTOR OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH
William Stupp