Talking Business

Redefining Workforce Solutions

Serving Businesses & Job Seekers

The Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) is widely recognized as one of the most innovative employment programs for the military community. With a mission of becoming the first self-sustaining employment program for veterans and families, the VSN works tirelessly to help employers identify qualified military talent. Simultaneously we help thousands of veterans, spouses and others from the military community learn the skill of job search.

With a global network of partners and our internal tools, we have the capacity to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with all our clients and coach our service members and their families on how to secure a meaningful career path.


Our success is a result of our commitment to the best people, the best solutions and the best results. We invite you to contact one of our team members today. They are committed to providing you, our clients, with an experience focused on what you value most.

Since its inception in 2012, the VSN has placed 2,700 people with jobs in 37 states. We have coached over 12,000 people across the world in preparing for employment.

Meet the Leadership Team

Chris Wheedleton

SVP, Employment Programs

Chris has spent a portion of his career developing strategic partnerships to help bridge the gap between employer partners and talent looking for the right roles to advance their careers. Working as the connection point between large corporations, small businesses, caring support organizations, Universities and educational support resources, and the needs of those we serve, is where Chris' leadership positions us to fulfill the mission and vision of Easterseals. 


David Muir, Jr.

SVP, Veteran Staffing Network

David is a former machine gunner of the Virginia Army National Guard. He is dedicated to connecting employers to our military community. Prior to joining Easterseals to start the VSN, David developed a job search curriculum and was the Solution Architect and Lead Instructional Designer of the 2011 redesign of the TAP Program, delivered by the Department of Labor.


Tricia Tyler

Director of Operations, VSN

Tricia is the Director of Operations for Easterseals’ Veteran Staffing Network (VSN). She manages the relationships with VSN’s employer clients to help meet their hiring needs, and she oversees a team including recruiters and career coaches. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a Military Police Officer.


Angie Gresh

Senior Recruiter

Angie Gresh began her career in the recruiting and staffing industry over 20 years ago. Along with her dedication and commitment to excellence, she understands that

transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging and I am proud to serve men and woman like you into a transitioning civilian career using your valuable military skills. Your passion is our purpose.

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Michael Robinson

Career Coach

Michael is a Marine Corps Veteran who has spent the last five years helping our military community find postmilitary careers. His experience includes roles as a hiring manager, recruiter, and career counselor. Most recently, he was a Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program (DOL TAP) Facilitator where he worked with military service members and their spouses to demystify the military-to-civilian transition.

Connect With Us

1420 Spring St, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

(855) VET-7111

About Easterseals

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Easterseals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities, military, veterans and their families, can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

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In 1907, Ohio-businessman Edgar Allen lost his son in a streetcar accident. Inspired to make a difference, in 1919 Allen founded the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind. In the spring of 1934, the organization launched its first Easter "seals" campaign to raise money for its services. To show their support, donors placed the seals on envelopes and letters. In 1945, we expanded our vision across the country and in communities nationwide when we opened our services to adults and returning WWII veterans. By 1967, the Easter "seal" was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name "Easter Seals."

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Easterseals DC MD VA is the affiliate serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. We work through public-private partnerships to provide services in the most efficient manner possible. These traits were demonstrated in the opening our Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center, which has become an international model of excellence for delivering superior outcomes and creating meaningful connections between generations. The Veteran Staffing Network was created in 2011 as the first self-sustaining employment program for the entire military community.