David Baird: Secretary
DAVID M. BAIRD is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with Veterans, military members, and their families since 1995. Dave is a 21-year Navy Veteran, having served on submarines and in support of Operation Desert Storm and as a Navy Seabee in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He retired from the Naval reserve in July 2009 as a Chief Petty Officer.
Dave has served as the Director of federal mental health agencies within the Veterans Health Administration that serve combat veterans and their families in Spokane, WA, Walla Walla, WA, and in Reno, NV. In each of these centers Dave has been instrumental in partnering with community non-profit agencies to accomplish the goal of expanding services beyond traditional mental health counseling, with an emphasis on wellness, comradery, and holistic readjustment strategies. Under Dave’s guidance all three agencies enjoyed significant growth in team depth and breadth, scope of service to veterans, and overall volume of veterans served. He is beyond pleased to be a board member for Veterans Community Response, an agency that perfectly aligns with Dave’s personal and professional values.
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pine