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.

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Dan Hoben, US Navy Veteran

Operations Manager

Dan Hoben, US Navy Veteran

Operations Manager

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.

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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.

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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
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Becky Bergeron

Housing Case Manager

Becky Bergeron

Housing Case Manager

Becky Bergeron our housing case manager at CIVOC and started working at the agency in August 2021. Becky is a licensed social worker (LCSW) who comes to CIVOC after 13 years of working with children and families. She completed her bachelor’s degree in social work at Providence College and her master’s degree in social work at Boston College.

Becky completed her undergraduate internships and one graduate internship in the field of adoption; her second graduate internship was as an adjustment counselor in a middle school. After graduating from Providence College, Becky worked as a Therapeutic Mentor at Child and Family Services on the Cape where she assisted children with mental and behavioral health challenges with learning various skill sets, such as social skills and healthy coping skills. Upon completion of graduate school, Becky worked at Justice Resource Institute for seven years as an Intensive Care Coordinator. Becky engaged with the families of children who had mental and behavioral health difficulties and worked with them to develop a team of providers to support them and their child, while also providing support herself. Becky was the weekly point person for the providers and families in all her clients’ teams and ran monthly care plan meetings to ensure that everyone was on the same page and that the clients were receiving the care that they needed. While at JRI, Becky also helped co-facilitate a Christmas drive for three years to gather gifts for the teens receiving services through the agency who were not eligible due to their age to receive gifts from Toys For Tots.

Becky made the shift away from working with children and families during the Covid-19 pandemic and decided to try serving a new population. Working with veterans and housing is a new experience for Becky, but she hit the ground running.

In her free time, Becky enjoys baking, seeing live theater, and playing the flute and saxophone.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Aidan Ryan, US Air Force Veteran

Operations Support Specialist

Aidan Ryan, US Air Force Veteran

Operations Support Specialist

Aidan is a 6-year veteran of the Air Force where he served honorably as a Medical Technician. His military career took him first to Ghazni, Afghanistan for 10 months where he performed trauma care duties, directly supporting multi-branch combat teams. Following that deployment he returned to Travis, AFB for one year before deploying again, this time to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. During his second deployment, supporting OEF and Freedom Sentinel, Aidan worked in emergency care at Craig Joint Theatre Hospital for six months. Aidan has worked closely with a diverse group of multi-national agencies and highly mobile combat teams across multiple deployments and has a proven strong desire to help his fellow veterans, whether directly on the battlefield or on here at home.

Aidan has family in New Hampshire and has previously studied at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but hopes to pursue a career in music.

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