Gateway PVA Staff
The Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America has a small staff (two full-time and two part-time) of very hardworking and enthusiastic individuals, led by our Executive Director, Chris Blanchard. Chris is a Marine Corps veteran and joined the staff in January of 2016. It is his diligence and incredible dedication that keeps the Chapter running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. The same thing can be said about our Administrative Assistant, Amber Lee, who joined the staff in August of 2015. You may very well be cheerfully greeted by Amber when you first call or visit the Chapter.
We employ two part-time drivers for our free transportation program for members. John Vasel, a Navy veteran, has been with us for several years now driving our van and taking members to events throughout the St. Louis area. Martha Rampani has also been an asset to the Chapter driving our van. Both drivers are always friendly, courteous, and helpful to everyone, we couldn't complete our mission without them.