Meet your KCVC Red Team and leadership champions -  

and in the future, our spotlight profile of the month.

Click on the photo to hear our stories [coming soon].

Ryan profile

Ryan Mielcarek is a Seabee Veteran (OIF), Seattle Stand Down committee member, The Mission Continues, Growing Veterans Peer Supporter,  advocate for nature-based healing,  ShelterBoxResponse Team Member and lastly - Director of Strategic Initiatives for Compass Housing Alliance.  


Advocate for collective impact through compassion, common sense, and authentic relationships.

Monica profile

Monica McNeal is a seasoned executive with over thirty years of leadership experience in the apparel industry. Her commitment to give back to our veterans was spurred with the death of her son, Eric, in 2010 while serving as a Marine infantryman in Afghanistan.


Monica is now the NW Regional Director of FourBlock. Monica has been most active in the Gold Star Mothers of America as the Washington State Chapter President, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and King County Veterans Consortium/Steering committee, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and Heroes to Hometown.

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Johannes Schonberg is a Navy veteran turned veteran entrepreneur.  He served from 2001 to 2012 as a Nuclear Machinist Mate and then Surface Warfare Officer. During his time in service, he attended USNA where he earned a B.S. in English. After 11 years active duty, Johannes transferred to the reserves and returned to Seattle.


In 2012, Johannes started as an intern for Congressman Derek Kilmer of WA 6th District, while earning his M.S. in Global Leadership from USD.  He then worked as operations for a veteran owned tech startup and is currently the Executive Director of Bunker Labs Seattle.

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John Phillips works with veterans, navigating the college enrollment process through the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center at South Seattle College.


John is a Veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve and a member of American Legion Post 160 in West Seattle.