About

The Cape and Islands
Veterans Outreach Center

Our mission is to provide comprehensive life sustaining services for veterans and their families.

Thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters, the Outreach Center is a robust and resourceful organization with the professional capacity to continue serving the veterans of the future.

What We Do

Providing Help & Supportive Services to Veterans & Their Families

We continue to strive for an innovative and integrated program of essential services which evolves as the needs of each new generation of veterans emerges.

Donate today to assist us in preserving and expanding our reach to Cape Cod veterans in need with programs that may save their lives.

Our Team

Cape & Islands Veterans Team

James Seymour portrait

 

Jim Seymour, US Navy Veteran

Executive Director

Jim Seymour, US Navy Veteran

Executive Director

Mr. Seymour has devoted the majority of life to the service of others, beginning as the Associate Pastor at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. During those years, he was also the Chaplain for various Police, Fire and Emergency Services agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His devotion to his fellow man led him to serve eight years as a Navy Chaplain in the US Naval Reserve, filling a wide range of assignments to various Naval and Marine Corps commands. During his service, he also attained the rank of Naval Lieutenant.

After leaving both the navy and the priesthood, Mr. Seymour invested 13 years working as a key member of the Human Resources leadership team at Cape Cod Healthcare. During his tenure at CCHC, Mr. Seymour was recognized as a leader among executives in healthcare management by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Prior to taking on the leadership role at the Cape and Islands Veterans Resource Center, Mr. Seymour was an Adjunct Professor with New England College of Business specializing in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs in Quality Systems Management. He also
served on the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center Board of Directors for three and a half years prior to assuming his new leadership position.

Mr. Seymour holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Suffolk University, and Master of Divinity from Saint John’s Seminary, as well as a Master of Healthcare Administration from Cambridge College.

Jim lives with his wife of ten years, Kristen, and his daughter Emily, in South Yarmouth.

 

Mike Gleason

Operations Manager

Mike Gleason

Operations Manager

Michael brings over thirty years of operational, logistical, and management experience to his new role as Operations Manager at CIVOC.

Before joining us, Michael had a long career in the private and non-profit sectors, most recently working with Intuit in account support.  Prior to that, he spent the better part of two decades as the Chief Financial Officer at a large, west coast company as well as a national nonprofit. In his role as CFO, Michael’s responsibilities included business planning, training, key contract negotiations, and marketing.

Michael joined the military immediately after high school and served as a Medical Specialist.  During his time in the Army, he received both a “Letter of Commendation” as well as the “Commander’s Commendation for Military Merit”, before leaving the service.

Michael has lived on Cape Cod for the last thirty-five years and in Centerville for twenty-two with his wife Christine, as well as his three children Alex, Lilly and Madison, and two dogs.

Brian Weiner portrait

 

Brian Weiner

Development Manager

Brian Weiner

Development Manager

Brian Weiner has been actively engaged in the business of philanthropy for most of his career.

After many years spent principally in support of various charitable organizations as a board member, Mr. Weiner created The One to One Group, which specialized in blending the power of variable data publishing and directed communications with skillful applications of design and messaging…all in support of the non-profit and philanthropic communities. At its peak, the company served well over 150 national and regional charities, including 17 Feeding America Food Banks, from one of its three offices in Sarasota, Florida; Raleigh, NC; and Boston, MA. Since 2003, Mr. Weiner has raised more than $350 million for the clients he has served.

The One to One Group was a PODi Best Practices Award Winner in the Small Business Category, and a Fundraising Success Gold Award Winner, for its work with The Out-of-Door Academy. Mr. Weiner sold the company in 2013 to his minority partners and retired from the business in 2016.

Mr. Weiner has been married to his wife, Kathleen, for 34 years. (Kathleen is the Chief Development Officer of Outer Cape Health Services). They have three daughters, Dr. Sara Valente, Rachel Collins, and Dr. Alison Manikowski.

Barbara-Anne Foley portrait

 

Barbara-Anne Foley

Outreach & Programs Manager

Barbara-Anne Foley

Outreach & Programs Manager

Barbara-Anne Foley holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Counseling from Quinnipiac University. She has dedicated over 30 years of her career working in healthcare, 18 of which were spent as the Director of the Council on Aging for the Town of Harwich. In that role, she was responsible for providing programs and services to fulfill the health, educational, social, financial, recreational, outreach, food, and transportation needs of a growing elderly population in a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment.

Additionally, Ms. Foley is the Co-Director of the Holy Trinity Church Religious Education Program. In that role, she has worked with many homeless Veterans through her Youth Group’s work with the “Street Reach Program”, St. Clare’s Sober House, CHAMP House, and St, Joseph’s Shelter in Hyannis. This program takes introduces students to a range of ways in which they can make a difference in the lives of others.

Ms. Foley’s expertise in working with community and state service providers, collaborators and outreach organizations has allowed her to provide vital resources and activity programming necessary to meet the needs of new and already established veterans.

Ms. Foley has been married to her husband John for 35 years. They have 2 adult sons, and 2 grandchildren.

 

Carey Dobson, US Air Force Veteran

Case Manager

Carey Dobson, Case Manager

 

Carey Dobson is a US Air Force Veteran who served as a Mental Health Tech at Travis Air Force Base and RAF Lakenheath, UK.  She has a wide scope of knowledge and experience in the human services arena in both the military and the private sectors and has also worked in the Cape Cod community as a Care Coordinator at a non-profit transitional housing program.  She has an extensive background in helping residents find long term, stable housing, adequate healthcare, employment, and other support services.  A passionate advocate for her clients, Carey works hard to find available resources to meet the needs of all those in her care.

Carey has an Associates Degree in Mental Health Services from the Community College of the Air Force and is matriculating towards her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Thomas Edison State University.  A Cape Cod native, Carey and her husband retired from the Air Force and returned home after serving in multiple duty locations as part of their military service.  They have three children and an old yellow lab named Travis, and during her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, cooking, and traveling.

David Mishkin portrait

 

Dr. David Mishkin

Counselor

Dr. David Mishkin

Counselor

  • BA in Psychology, Clark University; MA in Psychology, Boston University, PhD in Neuropsychology, Boston University
  • Greater than 30 year career as neuropsychologist and life coach
  • Alternates between traditional counseling and mindfulness training offering a selection of modalities depending upon client preference and effectiveness of approach
Dwayne Turmelle portrait

 

Lt Col Dwayne Turmelle, USAF, (Retired)

SSVF Program Coordinator

Lt Col Dwayne Turmelle, USAF, (Retired)

SSVF Program Coordinator

  • BA, Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Lowell; MA, Human Resources Management, Webster University; scheduled to receive MPA, Suffolk University
  • 21 years service in the United States Air Force, 5 year employee of the organization as Housing and Homelessness Prevention Manager, and employed for the last 4 years by the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center as the Cape & Islands SSVF Program Coordinator
  • Offering a high level of expertise and compassion in the implementation of the homelessness prevention program, accessing the resources of multiple collaborators to ensure the success of his veteran clients and their families.
Dan Hoben portrait

 

Dan Hoben, US Navy Veteran

Operations Support Specialist

Dan Hoben, US Navy Veteran

Operations Support Specialist

Dan is an eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, where he served honorably as a Master-at-Arms. His duties took him first to Washington State, where he was assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion – Bangor, with the duty of safeguarding the nation’s largest strategic nuclear weapon storage site. Following four years in the pacific northwest, Dan was assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hawaii-Hickam where he performed the duties of Patrol Officer, and later assumed management of the base Auxiliary Security Force Program. Dan is a motivated, team-player who has led a highly qualified, multidisciplinary team across a variety of high-risk/no-fail missions. He brings a balanced approach to leadership, understanding that it takes time and patience to establish and maintain a high-performance team.

MaryRose Hovestadt portrait

 

MaryRose Hovestadt

Administrative Assistant

MaryRose Hovestadt

Administrative Assistant

Experienced Executive Administrative Assistant with a demonstrated history of working with Non-profit Organizations. Strong Administrative Office Skills. Excellent Customer Service. Database Management. Bookkeeping, Payroll, Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator, Food Purchasing and Receiving Representative, Demographics Management.

 

Rebecca Hopwood

Outreach Coordinator

Rebecca Hopwood

Outreach Coordinator

  • A Massachusetts native, Rebecca earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA in Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College. Rebecca’s professional experience in sales, training, and customer service for a variety of industries spans two decades. Most recently she worked as an Activities Director for a 55+ independent living property, and then at an assisted living property, Heritage at Falmouth.
  • She directed, produced, and wrote two short films and has received accolades for her scripts from the Austin Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Global Independent Film Festival, and the Screenwriting Master Contest. Two of her award-winning scripts, written about the military, were closely consulted by two veterans; one a former Navy Seal, and the other, a Navy veteran who tragically took his own life six years ago. Researching and writing those scripts with her friends deepened Rebecca’s passion for veterans and their plight to find support for brain injuries, mental health, and a successful transition back to civilian life.
  • Rebecca has six kids (three biological and three step), and lives in Falmouth where she loves taking walks, going to the movie theater, and eating ice cream and seafood.

Your support provides access to healthy food, a place to call home, professional counseling, referrals, and more.