COMMITTED TO OUR PURPOSE,
LEAD BY OUR VALUES
Our demonstration of love, care, and compassion drives our mission to reconnect veterans and their families as they discover their unique purpose.
Through the support of community partners, we help veterans and their families develop and grow in a post-military environment.
WHY WE SHINE
V1L is a growing non-profit organization founded by two pastors and disabled war veterans whose military experiences total over 40 years.
Their unique approach and deep passion for helping veterans and their families thrive have propelled the engaging and prosperous program.
Bryan served on active duty with the US Air Force for 2003 to 2011. During his service, he was deployed twice – to Afghanistan in 2005 and to Iraq in 2007. As a tactical aircraft craftsman on the A-10A/C Warthog, he was directly responsible in supporting countless close-air support missions for our men and women in harm’s way.
After his active duty service, Bryan completed a Masters degree in Divinity with a concentration in chaplaincy. In 2015, he completed an M.A. in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University, and received an ecclesiastical endorsement from the North American Mission Board as an Air Force Chaplain. Bryan has recently served in a number of executive leadership roles at CrossPointe Church in Valdosta, GA.
Bryan’s desire is that every veteran finds a renewed sense of purpose, stands firm in his/her faith, and steps forward on a path of empowerment
Tonya Baker, brings to our team her experience in administration, as well as public service. A Florida native and daughter of a military family her desire is to help others in our community of veterans. Throughout her career she has been dedicated to providing a high standard of quality service, leadership and analytical abilities. Her background and training as an operations manager and an first responder makes her an ideal member of our team.
Living beyond the statistics
Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals are committed to breaking the status quo by helping to improve our veterans’ quality of life.
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Board of Trustees
CEO, Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital
Stephen has been with Greenleaf Center since 2013, taking on the role as the Business Development Director and has served in the CEO role since August 2014. He has over fourteen years of healthcare experience including ten in the pharmaceutical industry with national leading firms including GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol Myers Squibb. While in these roles, Stephen has served in high level positions including territory business manager in specialized pharmaceuticals and hospital marketing spanning across a multitude of disease state specialties including Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to his career in healthcare, Stephen Register honorably served in the United States Navy.
Here at Greenleaf Center, we have served Veterans for years dealing with Mental Health and Addiction issues and consider it our honor and privilege to serve those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms in this country.
CEO, RISE: A Real Estate Company
An entrepreneur and business owner for over 21 years, Ryan serves as the CEO of RISE. He is responsible for spearheading the company’s growth and providing strategic, executive and developmental insight.
Ryan began his tenure with us in the student housing arena, where he was instrumental in identifying and implementing a new financing structure allowing for utilization of a not-for-profit financial structure. Under his leadership, our company has grown and diversified its product and service offering. Originally focused on for-rent product development, we are now an all-inclusive developer, manager, and builder of numerous product types in a variety of markets. Additionally, Ryan offers valuable oversight of project-specific financing and project management. He seeks and identifies new project opportunities while working to enhance client relationships. Ryan also works closely with divisional leaders, offering insight and guidance on strategic planning and business development initiatives.
Director of Pastoral Care, Chaplain Services South Georgia Medical Center
Brian Sayre is the Director of Chaplain Services at South Georgia Medical Center. He came to Valdosta in 1998 as Pastor of the Valdosta Church of the Nazarene where he served for 13 years. He is originally from Toledo, Ohio, having grown up there and then in Tampa, FL for his high school years. Brian attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and later pastored in the Nashville area for 6 years while working on his Masters in Theology. He is married to Ivelisse Sayre, RN at SGMC, and they have two teenage daughters.
In Partnership With
Veterans First Light
1700 East Park Ave, Ste A
Valdosta, GA 31602