VHWF Team

Board of Directors

Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FACCP, DABDA, President and Board Chair, Capt(Sel), US Navy (Ret)

Dr. Lewis earned her medical degree from the University of the Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) and completed a residency in family practice at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL. She completed a two-year faculty development fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center and Pacific Lutheran University with a […]

Executive Staff

Terron Sims, II, Executive Director, US Army (Veteran)

Terron Sims, II is the Senior Partner and founder of Doug Pollard, LLC. He is on the Board of Principals for the Truman National Security Project and a member of the American Council on Germany. In 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Terron to serve on the Virginia Military Advisory Council.

Joseph A. Simonelli, Jr., Special Projects Director, Colonel, US Army (Ret.)

Joe Simonelli retired as a Colonel from the Army, where he served for 30 years in positions that ranged in levels from tactical to senior Department of Defense, in areas of human resources, procurement, policy, city management and legislative affairs. In his last three years in uniform he served as the Chief of Staff of […]

Capri Fowler, Senior Director, Impact and Development, Veteran Advocate

Capri Fowler currently spearheads multi-year strategic planning efforts and implements data collection processes to track outcomes and impacts for NCC, a DC-based disability service provider. She believes in the power of supportive communities which is why she invests her time in non-profit organizations like NCC and the Veteran Health and Wellness Foundation (VHWF).

Nate Szejniuk, Services Support, HMC (SW/AW), USN (Ret)

Chief Szejniuk (Nate) retired from the US Navy in 1996 after nearly 21 years of honorable service in US Navy medicine. Nearly half of his career was spent in general operational healthcare including serving as the team administrative and training manager for one of the Navy’s Medical Mobilization Augmentation Readiness Teams (MMART) Surgical Support Team […]