Working Together To Better Serve Our Military Veterans in San Luis Obispo County and surrounding locations.
The San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Collaborative (SLOVSC), is a non-profit California corporation that organizes, coordinates, communicates and connects more than 150 government and non-government organizations that support the many Veterans living in San Luis Obispo County and surrounding communities.
This San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Collaborative was formed in 2016 and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Hall, from 10am to 12pm. Regularly, 30-50 representatives of local Veteran’s service organizations attend these meetings, some driving up to 5 hours from Los Angeles. Visitors from the local community are always welcome.
This Collaborative was not created to serve veterans directly and has organized to ensure there is no duplication of services. The mission of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Collaborative is to connect veterans to the service programs available in San Luis Obispo County. We produce a resource fair at Cuesta College in the spring. At every fair, we plan to significantly increase the number of employers, service organizations. and veterans that connect with other veterans at this county-wide event. We also hope to increase the number of community sponsors and donors that fund this outreach each year.
Develop a community where veterans and their families feel welcomed, informed, supported, and well-connected to the veteran community and all available services.
Measurably increase awareness of veteran service programs by substantially increasing the exposure and frequency of our outreach.
The collective mission of SLOVSC participants, is to inspire, strengthen and support our local veterans and their families by connecting them to the more than 150 services available in our community.
Health Task Group
We develop more personal and family health opportunities for veterans by working with community partners to utilize their health services.
Employment Task Group
We increase the number of employers committed to hiring, developing, and promoting veterans.
We create employment opportunities by effectively connecting veterans to existing education and training programs.
Housing Task Group
We work to increase the number of landlords who rent to Veterans.
Meet The Team
Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Service Collaborative. Director of Central Coast Veterans Helping Veterans. Mentor with SLO Veterans Treatment Court. Instructor with Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast. Retired Marketing Executive in Consumer Electronics Industry. NCO in the USAF 1963-1967, TAC, Vietnam Deployment, Honorable Discharge. Lives in Arroyo Grande.
President of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Service Collaborative. Disabled Veteran Outreach Specialist, Employment Development Department, State of California. Extensive advertising, public relations, graphic arts background. Founding Trustee, Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation and Museum, Alameda, CA, and two other non-profits. “Mustang” U.S. Navy veteran, commissioned/non-commissioned. Vietnam Deployment, Riverine Warfare, Honorable Discharge. Lives in Atascadero.
Vice President of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Service Collaborative. Director Jim Stitt Lt. Col U.S. Army (Retired). Lives in Morro Bay. Lt. Col Stitt is married to Karin Stitt and has six children and nine grandchildren. Lives in Morro Bay and attended Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship. Jim is on the Board of Directors Association of Amputee Surfer (AKA AmpSurf) and the San Louis Obispo Veterans Collaborative, is on the planning committee for the Unfinished Business Memorial Day Jam, a member of the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club and a member in Atascadero Moose Lodge, the VFW, and American Legion.
Secretary / Treasurer – Open
Secretary / Treasurer of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Service Collaborative.
Director of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Service Collaborative Deb Humphreys is also the mother of former Marine Pilot. Retired Sr Consultant of Organizational Effectiveness, the Aerospace Corporation. Principle, Waypoint Coaching and Consulting. Certified leadership coach. Volunteers readjustment career/life coaching to returning veterans. Board member, Civil Discourse Coach, League of Women Voters SLOCO. Docent for Pecho Coast Trail and Point San Luis Lighthouse. Lives in Avila Beach.
Director of the San Luis Obispo Veteran’s Service Collaborative Bill Crewe is a retired IBM Executive and Army officer, having moved to San Luis Obispo from the Chicago metropolitan area in June 2017. After being a Partner in Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services, he joined IBM in the formation of Global Business Services. He managed consulting units with up to 600 staff and earned two global recognitions for his accomplishments. His focus in consulting was in healthcare assisting payers and pharmacy benefit management entities. He had 26 years of experience as a Field Artillery officer, retiring as a Colonel. He served at all levels of the Army from platoon to Department of the Army staff. He completed the Army Command and General Staff Course and the Air War College.