Leadership & Staff

Contributors. Leaders. Supporters. 

The Board of Directors at Help Heal Veterans (HEAL VETS) is the governing body for all HEAL VETS activities. This volunteer Board helps make sure that the HEAL VETS mission is fulfilled; sets the direction for business; oversees fundraising and finances; evaluates policies and procedures; and makes sure decisions are sound. HEAL VETS is fortunate to have individuals on its Board who come with a wealth of skills, talents and experience, each providing their own special contributions to the Board and to HEAL VETS. 

  • The Honorable John Meagher – Chairman, An Independent Voting Member

    Retired Judge John M. (Jack) Meagher currently serves as a private mediator and arbitrator, describing his role as “a peacemaker.” His illustrious career includes 20 years as a trial judge, seven years as a trial attorney in private practice and four years as a trial attorney with the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.

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  • Mr. Clint Pearman – Secretary, An Independent Voting Member

    Clinton D. Pearman is a Provisional Certified Brain Injury Specialist and the Regional Education Coordinator for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. He provides regional education and training for the Department of Defense and VA medical and health support personnel, military leadership, service members, veterans, family members and the community on the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for traumatic brain injuries.

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  • Jim Scatena – Treasurer, An Independent Voting Member

    Jim Scatena, known for his business development skills, is now retired from an impressive 35-year career in the arts and crafts industry, as president and CEO of FloraCraft Corp. Scatena has been a member of the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) since 1984. He has a passion for the creative industry. He has proven to play a critical role during the merger of the Hobby Industry of America (HIA) and the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries (ACCI)- now known as AFCI. Scatena is well networked and a power player in the industry.

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  • Christopher J. Balcik – Director, An Independent Voting Member

    Mr. Balcik has over 27 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and transportation industries. Mr. Balcik’s distinguished portfolio of engagements consist of working with public and private sector clients (e.g. FAA, DNI, DoD) on complex, large-scale systems engineering and technology transformations, concept of operations design, program management, business case analysis, and business process optimization to enable enterprise solutions implementation and integration.

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  • Ms. Nora Egan – Director, An Independent Voting Member

    Nora Egan is a longtime advocate for United States veterans. In her distinguished career, she served in numerous, diverse senior management and executive positions with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This includes more than 30 years in human resources management, program and policy development, strategic planning, and policy and program oversight.

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  • Edward F Meagher – Director, An Independent Voting Member

    Edward Francis Meagher is an Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam. Currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vetegic, a corporate strategy and information technology consultancy specializing in the Federal healthcare informatics market. Mr. Meagher is a member of the Partnership for Public Service CIO SAGE community, the executive committee of the Industry Advisory Council, and most recently served as the Chair of the ACT/IAC Vista Modernization Committee. Mr. Meagher is active in the veteran community. He currently serves on the boards of the Aleethia Foundation, Service Member Support Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project Advisory Board, VETSports and the Blue Star Families.

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  • Dr. Keith Stuessi – Director, An Independent Voting Member

    Keith Stuessi, a career naval physician, is an expert in traumatic brain injury and currently works with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

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  • Julie Teahan – Director, An Independent Voting Member

    Ms. Julie Teahan is a Partner at Guidehouse, a professional services firm where she has supported a number of programs across the Military Health System and Veterans Affairs including many focused on behavioral health, traumatic brain injury, prevention, resiliency and recovery.

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  • Joseph S. McClain – Chief Executive Officer

    On September 3, 2015, Joseph S. (Joe) McClain became the new HEAL VETS Chief Executive Officer. A veteran of the U.S. Navy with nearly thirty years of service, McClain has experience leading large, complex, multi-national and diverse organizations. He is a results-oriented strategic leader with a passion for service.

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