Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

About Us

Comprehensive. Customized. Compassionate. We provide active, personalized support to veteran students by building relationships. Our program works because we care, and the impact lasts a lifetime.

THE WYAKIN

Mission

To serve as a conduit, connecting wounded and injured veterans to their successful and fulfilling civilian futures through education, development, and guidance.

THE WYAKIN

Culture

We believe that by serving and sacrificing in the name of our safety and freedom, wounded veterans have earned the right not to a handout, but to our very best efforts to assist them in purposing their commitment and hard work towards a successful and fulfilling civilian future.

CORE

Values

Optimistic

We don’t hope for success, we anticipate it.

Collaborative

We share a vision forged from diverse perspectives.

Supportive

We engage fully so that no one faces their journey alone.

Safe

We pledge that all here are free from judgement, disrespect, and unkindness.

Innovative

We achieve exceptional results and continuous progress through novel, informed solutions.

Balanced

We take an agile and individualized approach to all we do.

Genuine

We say what we mean, we do what we say.

Focused

We are resolute, effective, and singular in our pursuit of Warrior success.

TRANSPARENCY

Our Commitment

We pride ourselves on being exceptional stewards of the support we receive so we want
our supporters to know how their contributions are being spent.

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WYAKIN FOUNDATION

Our Team

Alma Delic’

Business Office Manager

Chelsea Miller

Director of Community Engagement

George Nickel

Director of
Student & Veteran Affairs

Doug Gambrel

Director of
Professional Development and Success

Cliff Gaston

Senior Development Advisor (Volunteer)

Wyakin staff feel like a second family to me and they are there for me whenever I need.

Irene PadillaWarrior

WYAKIN FOUNDATION

Board of Directors

Jeff Bacon

Co-Founder & Board Chair

Phil Reberger

Board Secretary

Alexander Crown

Board Treasurer

Robert Sanchez, Ph.D.

Board Member

Jennifer Neil

Board Member

Sen. Chuck Winder

Board Member

Jim Hovren

Board Member