Benjamin Patton founded the Patton Veterans Project in 2012. The son of the late Major
General George S. Patton IV and grandson of World War II's General George S. Patton, Jr., Ben
has been associated with the military all his life. Prior to founding PVP, he worked in music,
television and independent film in New York, both a producer and development executive. He
serves on the Board of the Patton Museum Foundation in Fort Knox, KY. Ben earned his BA at
Georgetown University and MA in Developmental Psychology at Columbia University. He and
his family split their time between New York City and Garrison, NY.
Dan Miles is the Chief Operating Officer at TVEyes which is a Software as a Service
company serving customers in business, politics, education and government. Prior to
TVEyes, Dan launched a Wifi network on behalf of a large cable TV – broadband provider.
He spent the first 10 years of his career in corporate banking at UBS and Chemical Bank
and has an MS in Management from MIT and a BSFS in International Politics from
Georgetown University. Dan and his family are residents of Fairfield, CT.
Chris Galazzi is a 30-year veteran of strategic market entry and early stage technology business
development, where he has not only worked as an evangelist for cutting edge technology
solutions initializing customer engagement, but has also worked with IP lawyers to create and
submit patent applications.
Prior to his consulting work, Chris spent 15 years as a business development specialist in Silicon
Valley, New York City and Los Angeles, developing interactive technology products and services
for a number of ventures including American Express and AT&T.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University and sits on the Boards of two other non-profits and
lives in Orleans, MA.
Joe Anderson is President and CEO of Rafael Systems Global Sustainment. He served in the US
Army for 38 years where he commanded Infantry units from company
through Corps-level and endured multiple deployments. Joe served as the Army’s Deputy Chief
of Staff for Operations, Plans and Training for four years in the Pentagon, where managed a 1.2
million Soldier Army in 182 countries and controlled a $26B training budget.
A management consultant following his retirement, he advised over 30 clients including
Renaissance Strategic Advisors, McKinsey & Company and A2 Global Electronics, among others.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Joe also earned his MS in Administration
from Central Michigan University and MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US
Naval War College. He and his family live in Vienna, VA.
Louis Dubin is a Principal and Managing Partner in Redbrick LMD, a residential real
estate investment and development company in Washington D.C., since 2008. Prior to
that he was CEO and President of Athean Group. Louis hold a law degree from
American University, where he is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Louis
also sits on the boards of Lincoln Center and the Kaufman Music Center. He and his
family live in Potomac, MD.
Dr. Courtney Rice is a licensed clinical psychologist, who provides individual and group
counseling to veterans and Gold Star families. Her clinical work involves helping veterans
navigate lifetime readjustment needs; building networks of connection and community; and
managing severe, complex, and high-risk populations through intricate advocacy, care
coordination, and suicide prevention interventions. She specializes in the treatment of trauma
and complex grief, and she has interests in anthropological and spiritual perspectives on healing
and comprehensive wellness. Courtney received her doctorate from Antioch University New
England in 2015. She has extensive training and professional work experience with the
Department of Veteran Affairs and was awarded the Department of the Army Outstanding
Civilian Service Award in 2018. She has furthered her education through intensive training in
non-pathologizing, evidence-based models of psychotherapy and has served as a program
assistant to train fellow practitioners. Courtney has participated in and lead immersive
therapeutic retreat experiences for veterans, spanning topics like creative expression, legacy
and authentic storytelling, and warrior healing traditions.
Courtney is married to an Iraq (OIF) combat veteran. They reside in MA with their two children.
Charles Drebing, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston
University School of Medicine. He recently retired from the Veterans Healthcare Administration
where he worked for 34 years, serving most recently as the Chief of Mental Health first at the
Bedford VA and most recently from the Cheyenne VA. He has conducted research for the past 30
years, studying interventions that help Veterans recover full active lives after struggles with mental
illness. He has been a strong advocate for the strategic use of peer support and outreach to better
serve adults recovering from mental illness. His funded research has developed new interventions
focused on employment, education, peer support and community engagement. He has been
collaborating with the Patton Veterans Project for the past 7 years.
Prof. Rivka Tuval-Mashiach is a clinical psychologist, the academic head of the international school, and a full professor in the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She also serves as the chair of the steering committee of Natal, the Israel Center for Victims of National Trauma and Terror, and the previous chair of the Gender Graduate Program in Bar Ilan. Her fields of expertise include resilience, posttraumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth following terror and war, identity reconstruction processes following traumatic events, collective trauma, gendered aspects of trauma, and women's mental health and well-being.