Pete Salazar Jr.
Founding Board Member
Pete Salazar Jr. Is a graduate of the University of Texas, San Antonio, where he majored in history and was part of the inaugural class of The Institute for Law and Public Affairs. He has more than a decade of experience working with veterans. He has addressed multiple lawmaking bodies in both the state and federal level concerning veterans issues. He has received commendations for his work in Las Vegas with veterans from U.S. Senator Harry Reid. He is currently Vice Chair for The Commission On Veterans Affairs For The City of Austin. He has spent the last four years advising members of the Austin City Council, on programs and policy concerning veterans.
Founding Board Member/ Secretary
Llyas Salahud-din is a Certified Nonprofit Professional, and Fundraising Expert. LLyas has over 12 years in the nonprofit industry and is known for his ability to inspire others through cross-sector collaborative change. LLyas graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. LLyas has spent 2 years living in Costa Rica, and has traveled all over Central America. In addition to being the USDVA board Security, he is also one of the Founding Board members, and has provided strategies for the growth of the organization.
Mr. David Ramirez is the manager of the Costa Rican logistics and operations. Mr. David was born and raised in Costa Rica; he is an Engineer and is the CEO of a Pinturas Vale, a paint manufacturing company, in which for over 8 years, he has grown the company from one to more than 20 locations and distributions centers through Costa Rica. For 4 years, Mr. David has been a Logistics Advisor for Dr. Oriel in the operation of his Medical Companies serving US disabled veterans.
Logan Sceroler is a Marketing Specialist with a BS in Advertising and certified in Digital Marketing. Logan is a dedicated problem-solver, diligent worker, and enjoys challenging herself with new creative marketing solutions for corporate and nonprofit organizations.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Chairman & Founder VSPChannel
Glenn Towery is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran. Mr. Towery is the Founder of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel, and the Austin Veteran Arts Festival.
Michael Snowden is an eight year Army Veteran who served during Desert Storm, Desert Shield era. Mr. Snowden has worked in Sports medicine at the University of Texas and transitioned into private practice. He now works partime at his daughter’s school due to his service connected disability.