Announcement – New Executive Director Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation

Legions Veterans Village Research Foundation News

The Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation (LVVRF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Veronica Brown to the position of Executive Director as of May 15, 2023. “The Board is very excited to welcome Veronica to the Executive Director role,” said Rowena Rizzotti, Chair of the LVVRF. “Veronica has been a part of this project for several years and we look forward to the next chapter for the LVVRF.”

Veronica comes to LVVRF with direct experience serving the needs of veteran and first responders. She formerly held the role of Executive Director for the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, overseeing the support of 145 Legion branches and 42,000 members across BC and the Yukon. Over the past 7 years, Veronica has been an integral part of the team that has brought the Legion Veteran’s Village (LVV) project to fruition in February 2023.

With a diverse background in a variety of industries, Veronica has extensive experience with leadership, conflict resolution, management, administration, sales, and marketing. In addition to her professional experience, she has volunteered on several non-profit boards in various capacities.

Veronica joins the LVVRF at an exciting time with the recently announced campaign to raise $25M over the next 10 years to support health and wellness for veterans, first responders and their families. Please join us in welcoming Veronica to her new role.

About LVVRF:

Founded in 2022, the Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation is the charity organization working to support world-leading scientists, technologies, and clinicians as they work collaboratively to advance innovation, research, rehabilitation and health care for veterans, first responders, and their families. The Foundation is actively working with donors and communities across Canada to encourage and inspire support from individuals, organizations, and groups for the continuum of care for veterans, first responders, and families who are affected by physical injuries, mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological disorders and more.