Hope For The Warriors is committed to honoring and supporting our nation’s heroes, and we are thrilled to announce an enlightening and empowering webinar on National Hire a Veteran Day. On July 25 at 12 PM EST, join us for a virtual event designed to shed light on the significance of hiring veterans and explore the vast potential they bring to the workforce. During this event, we will dive into the unique experiences, skills, and perspectives that make veterans valuable assets in any organization.

The webinar will feature industry experts and human resources professionals to discuss the benefits of hiring veterans, best practices for successful integration, and how to create an inclusive work environment that celebrates the contributions of these exceptional individuals.

Dave Martin – Hope For The Warriors Head of People and Culture


Dave brings over 18 years of diverse and extensive for-profit and nonprofit experience in Human Resources, people management, and operations with companies such as Netflix, Inte Q, HR Solutions, Spark Program, and, most recently, Nonprofit HR. Dave has built HR departments and services from the ground up at two distinct organizations. He is fluent with both the strategic and tactical sides of HR management and execution, utilizing the breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience to create thriving workplaces and informed employees. 

A true champion of his coworkers and their respective talents, Dave excels at communicating effectively with all levels of an organization building trust and commitment while driving operational efficiency, job satisfaction, and productivity that are natural outcomes of a connected and engaged team. As a leader, Dave is most proud of his work strategizing, collaborating, and enabling others to succeed and grow in their careers. Dave holds a B.A. in English Composition and Philosophy from DePauw University and is a Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). 

Kristen Ross Federal Sector Program Manager at Hire Heroes USA

Kristen Ross


Kristen is a resume writer and career counselor with over eight years of proven experience seeking to apply mentorship and community service to nonprofit and veteran organizations. She has a comprehensive background in resume and public relations writing, career development, customer service, and teaching from working individually with students and veterans.

Kristen managed office technology, online content distribution, and curriculum materials to promote career development for students and veterans. She has extensive knowledge in career search and development, computer systems and networking, and public speaking.

Richard Deosingh – District President at Robert Half International

Richard Deosingh

Richard oversees Robert Half’s operations for professional staffing services in the company’s Midtown, New York, office. He is a 22-year veteran at the global talent solutions and consulting company, where he started as a staffing manager and has held positions of increasing responsibility. In addition, Rich is the executive champion of Robert Half’s Asian Professionals for Excellence employee network group.

Rich, a distinguished expert on the national and local job markets, has been featured in high-profile media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, New York Post, and FOX 5. He is actively involved in the community, volunteering with his local Junior Achievement chapter; serving as a senior mentor with Ascend, the largest Pan-Asian business professional membership organization in North America and a strategic partner of Robert Half’s; and is a mentor with Hope For The Warriors and TAPS. Rich is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

Katie Spinazzola Northern Virginia Regional Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Veteran Services Transition Assistance Program

Katie Spinazzola

Katie has over eight years of experience as a certified resume writer, career coach and is the proud daughter of a retired Navy Captain. She has a unique blend of corporate, higher education, and military experience, which has allowed her to successfully coach and prepare qualified candidates for positions in various industries.   

Katie has always had a soft spot in her heart for helping service members and veterans. The drive and desire to assist and support were always there. Still, the answer was never clear as to how she could help until she stumbled upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marry her passion for the military and her strong career counselor, advocate, and mentor skills.

Katie has been able to honor not only her father’s legacy but use his experience as a beacon to  provide transparent, honest, and genuine support to her clients while helping them locate opportunities for employment, education, entrepreneurship, and training through programs such as Virginia Values Veterans, Military Medics and Corpsman, Hire Vets Now Fellowship and countless others.

Monica Reyes – Managing Partner at Caliber, Inc.

Monica Reyes

Like most women, Monica wears many hats. First and foremost, she is a wife to an active-duty soldier and veteran. Her husband is a CW3 in the US Army with over 20 years under his belt but only went active after his deployment in Iraq. “We have quite a bit more to go,” Monica says.

Monica is a mother to two amazing children. Her son is about to go to college in the fall to become a computer engineer. Her daughter will still follow Monica and her husband through a couple more PCS seasons before she pursues her artistic passions. Monica’s real joy has been watching two completely different personalities grow up. 

Monica is also a business owner. After a 15-year career in the logistics industry, she shifted to the talent acquisition side. Monica feels blessed to use her industry knowledge to help the careers of others!  

Finally, Monica is a volunteer. She served in many leadership capacities, and they’ve been within her passions women’s ministry, animal rescues, foster care, and now military families. “Just like my recruiting skills are directly related to an industry I’m well familiar with, I ensure my social responsibilities are directly related to organizations that relate to who I am, regardless of the ‘hat’ I’m wearing.” 

Are you ready to sign up?
Click here to register for this virtual event on July 25 at 12 PM EST.

Warrior’s Compass

Warrior’s Compass, our career resource and career coaching assistance program, is part of Hope For The Warriors’ comprehensive Transition Services offering. Warrior’s Compass offers a premier connection to Jobscan providing access to the best tools empowering job seekers so they can land their dream jobs. Resources provide jobseekers notifications to hiring events and other career expos focusing on veteran and military spouse hiring.   

Our Warrior’s Compass Team will assist in areas of job searching, resume review, interview support, career resources, career mapping and mentorship.  Think of our career coaching support as a proactive approach to building your own career mental fitness.

If you are an employer looking to hire veteranscontact: warriorscompass@hopeforthewarriors.org