We are pleased to announce that our New York-New Jersey and Northwest Regions have been re-organized to better serve each areas injured and disabled military service personnel and disabled veterans. The re-organization will create 5 new Regions: New Jersey, Northern New York, Southern New York, Alaska, and the Northwest, and it will better enable our programs and volunteer leadership to focus on providing our unique brand of healing to their local military and veteran communities.
The New York-New Jersey Region originally encompassed 2 states covering a wide and diverse geographic area and this new re-organization will see it divided into 3 specific regions: New Jersey, Northern New York, and Southern New York. With it two great, long-serving volunteers, Ed Veaudry and Bill Hayes, have been elevated to the role of Regional Coordinator with Tim Daly transitioning to become the Regional Coordinator for Southern New York. The programs within will continue the incredible work they’re doing providing the veterans of their area with our unique brand of therapy.
Meet Bill Hayes, Regional Coordinator for New Jersey: William Hayes (Bill) is a retired Senior Master Sergeant, New York Air National Guard and retired Firefighter from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Hayes enlisted in the United States Navy in April 1980 and entered boot camp at NTC Great Lakes Ill. in September following graduation from High School…read more
Meet Ed Veaudry, Regional Coordinator for Northern New York: Ed Veaudry grew up in Syracuse NY, where trout fishing is at it’s finest. Upon completing high school he enrolled and graduated from Simmons School of Mortuary Science. Soon after completion of his studies, Ed was inducted into the US Army. He served a tour of duty in Viet Nam, and was the NCO for a platoon of Graves Registration, supporting the 1 st Air Cav and 173 rd Airborne Brigade..read more
Meet Tim Daly, Regional Coordinator for Southern New York: Tim Daly is a retired executive in the printing industry. He is the representative of District 10 in the Town Meeting of the town of Greenwich Ct.; serving on the Budget Overview Committee and the Education Committee…read more
The Northwest Region was originally comprised of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska – a truly huge geographic area. Aimed at better serving each states veteran population, the new re-organization will elevate the state of Alaska to become its own region with long-serving volunteer leader Jan Schnorr assuming the role of Regional Coordinator for Alaska and long-serving Regional Coordinator Chuck Tye continuing as Regional Coordinator for the Northwest states of Oregon and Washington.
Meet Jan Schnorr, Regional Coordinator for Alaska: Jan Schnorr grew up in Clintonville, Wisconsin, where she learned to fly fish from her father in the small streams of central and northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She became a physical education teacher but soon changed to be a special education teacher when she worked with children who had learning problems….read more
Meet Chuck Tye, Regional Coordinator for the Northwest: Chuck Tye is the long-serving volunteer leader and Regional Coordinator for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. He resides in Olympia, Washington.