Veterans Medical Leadership Council Adds Three New Council Members

Three new members will be added to the non-profit’s Council.

January 27, 2023 (Phoenix, AZ) Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) added three new members to the Council which now consists of 20 members. These new members include James Kasselmann, Abe McCann, and Kiamesha Guy. In addition, Thom Meaker and Dr. Danita Applegate have moved to Emeritus status. 

James Kasselmann served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1982-2002 and completed his twenty years of active duty service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Currently, he is the general manager and head of manufacturing at Dexcom in Mesa, Arizona. 

Abe McCann served in the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Division as a Combat Engineer, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. He currently serves as the city of Tempe’s Veteran Service Coordinator. 

Kiamesha Guy, who was honored at the organization’s annual patriotic luncheon in 2022, is a US Navy Veteran who served one combat tour in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is currently the director of Quiet Waters Maternity Spa & Wellness Center, which is a contracted Veteran Affairs, TriWest Community Care, and AHCCCS provider, a Veteran-owned and operated business. 

Tom Eisiminger, President of VMLC, stated, “We want to welcome our new council members who all have outstanding military records and have expressed the desire to support our mission impacting Veterans. Their expertise and knowledge will benefit our mission greatly, and we are excited to continue making an impact alongside these members. We also want to recognize and thank Thom and Danita for their years of contributions to the organization.”

About Veterans Medical Leadership Council:

Veterans Medical Leadership Council was founded in 1999 with the singular mission of supporting the Veterans of the Greater Phoenix Valley who have a need that cannot be legally addressed by the Veterans Administration, the State of Arizona, and other Federal and State Offices. The VMLC works in concert with these organizations to ensure Arizona Veterans’ needs are not left unmet. The VMLC supports Veterans of any era who have a verified and bonified need and are supported through the VA’s social workers as well as other charitable entities who have a proven method to validate veteran status. The VMLC is committed to connecting Maricopa County Military Veterans to medical, mental health, and general wellness resources to ensure that Veterans’ necessities are met.