Biographies




Joy Ashcraft is the newest member of the MCV team; joining us in March of 2020.  Joy is the Director of Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans and is responsible for directing overall activities of this statewide program.
Joy is a Maryland native and has spent the past 16 years working alongside and in support of service members, veterans, and their families in her roles as the Maryland Army National Guard Alcohol and Drug Control Officer, Maryland State Coordinator for the Building Healthy Military Communities pilot program, Maryland Army National Guard Senior Family Readiness Support Assistant, Social Work Intern at Hope For The Warriors, Linguist Operations Security Director, and Volunteer.
Joy earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 2014 where she specialized in Community Organization, Planning and Administration and minored in Military Social Work.  Joy became a Licensed Master Social Worker in 2015 and also holds a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling from Bowie State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salisbury University.
Joy is a certified trainer in both safeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and a certified master presenter in two Regrounding Our Response initiatives: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface and Social Determinants of Health.
She comes from a family with a long tradition of military service representing all five branches.  Joy is passionate about supporting this community and truly enjoys building community capacity.




David Galloway grew up in Ocean City MD before serving in the United States Marine Corps from 2003-2007 as an Infantry Machine Gunner.  During his enlistment he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom two times.  After leaving the Corps he enrolled at the University of Maryland College Park, attaining his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Criminal Justice.  For the last ten years David has served the veteran community in a variety of roles.  Primary focuses include peer support and suicide prevention support.  David Galloway now serves as the Western Maryland Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland's Commitment to Veterans, drawing on his personal and professional experiences to help educate the community and veterans on Veterans behavioral health.  “ Working with vets, gives me the purpose and pride I haven’t felt since Leaving the Marines”


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Angel Powell has her BS in Applied Psychology from Coppin State University and is currently receiving her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Angel joined the MCV team in September of 2019. She is the Southern Regional Resource Coordinator, serving: St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Charles Counties. Angel comes from a highly military populated family, representing the following branches: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, as well as different eras from WW2 to current day. Angel has an extensive background in Behavioral Health including Suicide Prevention, Crisis Response and Inpatient Services. Combining the passion I have for those who have served along with Behavioral Health has been rewarding and a great learning experience. Being a part of the MCV team has been fun, engaging and exciting. “I look forward to continuously providing services to those who have served and protected our Country.”





Rick Reed is the Central Regional Resource Coordinator.  His region covers Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel Counties. Rick has been with the organization for 5 years now. 
He is a disabled combat veteran who served eight years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His overseas tours include KFOR Operations in Kosovo 1999, the initial 2001 push in Afghanistan during the OEF campaign, and the initial 2003 push during the OIF campaign, with several humanitarian missions in between. 
Rick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing; and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Statistics. 
Rick says “his current position allows him to continue to express his passion to serve his country by assisting Maryland veterans alongside transitioning service members and their families with behavioral health matters and additional supportive services”.  




BASW from Salisbury University, Dina has been with MCV since 2014. Dina facilitates the Lower Shore and Mid Shore Veteran’s Network meetings. Working with veterans is extremely rewarding. Being a member of the MCV team is like being a part of a close knit family. “I love the way our team brings different perspectives to the table!”

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