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Meet Moving Vets Ahead

Welcome to Moving Vets Ahead (MVA), a non-profit organization founded by a passionate team of veterans and tech industry professionals.

We are dedicated to supporting those who have served our country and transforming their lives. Our mission is to provide veterans with comprehensive training in the Microsoft Power Platform, equipping them with the skills needed to excel in application development and data analytics. We offer hands-on learning experiences, real-world project opportunities, and personalized mentorship to prepare our veterans for successful civilian careers. Through our innovative consulting services, performed by our trained veterans, we deliver custom tech solutions to businesses while creating meaningful employment opportunities. At MVA, we are committed to empowering veterans and fostering a community of growth, support, and excellence.

Our Story

At Moving Vets Ahead (MVA), our journey began with a mission to honor and empower veterans by helping them transition seamlessly into civilian careers. Founded by a team of veterans and tech industry professionals,  MVA provides comprehensive training in the Microsoft  Power Platform, including Power Apps, Power Automate, ChatGPT, Copilot,  model-driven applications with Dataverse, and Power BI. Our unique approach combines hands-on learning with real-world application,  ensuring veterans gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in today's digital workforce. Beyond training, we offer consulting services our trained veterans perform, delivering innovative solutions to businesses while providing meaningful employment opportunities. Our story is one of dedication, community, and a deep commitment to helping those who have served our country build successful, fulfilling technological careers.

What We Value

At Moving Vets Ahead (MVA), our work is guided by our core values of service, empowerment, and community. We are dedicated to honoring the service of our veterans by providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed in their post-military careers. Empowerment is central to our mission as we aim to equip veterans with advanced skills in the Microsoft Power Platform, enabling them to excel in the ever-changing tech industry. We also prioritize community, building a supportive network where veterans can connect, collaborate, and grow. Our commitment to excellence and integrity ensures that every veteran we support is prepared for long-term success and can contribute meaningfully to their new careers.

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Commitment

Commitment forms the bedrock of everything we do, propelling us to honor our pledge to support veterans in their transition to civilian life. We are unwaveringly dedicated to delivering the finest training, resources, and opportunities to empower veterans to realize their aspirations and excel in their careers.

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Transparency

Transparency is essential to our operations, ensuring that donors, veterans, and partners comprehend our mission and impact. We are dedicated to openly sharing our progress, financials, and success stories to build trust and accountability within our community.

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Growth & Innovation 

Our growth and innovation drive our mission, leading us to enhance our training programs and expand our services continuously. We embrace cutting-edge technologies and creative solutions to empower veterans with the skills to thrive in the ever-evolving tech landscape

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Team Work

We foster collaboration and mutual support among veterans and staff, leveraging diverse skills and experiences to create innovative solutions and effective training programs. Through teamwork, we aim to build a strong, connected community dedicated to empowering veterans and driving positive change.

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Community Outreach

Our community outreach initiatives aim to raise awareness about the challenges veterans face and the opportunities available through our training programs. By engaging with local organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, we build strong partnerships that support veterans' successful transition into civilian careers.

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Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness is a core value that guides our efforts to ensure all veterans have access to our training and support services. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment where veterans feel valued and supported on their journey to a successful civilian career.

Meet The Team

President & CEO

Jaeth DeFuria

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CFO

Vince Taylor 

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CEO

Harold Colby

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Director, Legal & Operations

Tilly Evans 

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HR Lead

Richard Jones

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Project Manager

Lucia Behar

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Sr. Project Manager

Mark T. Wright

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Sr. Project Manager

George Wood

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Lead Superintendent 

Olivia Clarke

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Marketing Manager 

Nathan Wise

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