Veteran Staffing Network: Redefining Workforce Solutions
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.
Since its inception in 2012, the VSN has placed nearly 3,000 veterans and military spouses into jobs in 38 states.
Meet the Leadership Team
A Program of Easterseals DC MD VA
The VSN is one service of Easterseals DC MD VA, which has worked since 1945 to enhance quality of life and expand access to mental healthcare, employment, education, and respite opportunities for people with military backgrounds and their families. Easterseals’ holistic military and veteran services create a hopeful, inclusive community where all people realize their potential and live meaningful lives.
Building upon Easterseals' history of service to the military community, the VSN's 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.
We have coached more than 15,000
job seekers across the world.
Chris Wheedleton | Senior VP, 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, Chris’s leadership positions us to fulfill the mission and vision of Easterseals.
David Muir, Jr. | Senior VP, 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 and starting the VSN, David developed a job search curriculum and was the Solution Architect and Lead Instructional Designer of the 2011 redesign of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Program, delivered by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Tricia Tyler | Vice President of Veteran Employment, Veteran Staffing Network
Tricia manages the relationships with VSN’s employer clients to help meet their hiring needs, overseeing a team that includes 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.
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 U.S. 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.
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Easterseals DC MD VA
Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through direct and life-changing disability and community services. Since 1945, Easterseals DC MD VA has worked tirelessly to enhance quality of life and expand access to healthcare, education, and employment. And we won’t rest until each one of us is valued, respected, and accepted.
Vision: To create a hopeful, inclusive community where all people realize their potential and live meaningful lives.
Mission: To enrich lives and expand opportunities for all children and adults in our communities, including people with disabilities and military backgrounds.
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