Veterans Helping Veterans

Our Mission

Veteran’s PATH provides high quality, veteran-specific mindfulness training and support to build inner strength and resilience.

Our Vision

Every US veteran finds wholeness and leads a purposeful and fulfilling life.

Our Values

Integrity, Courage, Compassion, and Service.

Core Beliefs

  • Support is strength: We show up for each other and are stronger together
  • No one is whole alone: Family and community are essential to well-being
  • A solid base is critical: Mindfulness and compassion are the foundation of a fulfilling life
  • Wellness can be learned: We train for life just as we trained for the mission

Our History

Our history is grounded in helping veterans rediscover Peace, Acceptance, Transformation, and Honor (PATH) in the next chapter of their lives. Since 2008, we have created healing experiences through mindfulness-based retreats, seminars, and online courses, empowering veterans to address trauma and initiate a healthy reintegration into civilian life.

Connect With Us

Interested in one of our programs or partnering with us? Let us know.

Instructors and Programs

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Director of Programs, Veteran, US Airforce

Vanessa Meade

Vanessa Meade

Veteran, US Army

Kim Smith Trainer

Kim Smith

Col. Ret., US Army

Frankie Stoneham

Frankie Stoneham

Specialist, Veteran, US Army

Ruth Racine

Ruthie Racine

Lt. Col. Ret., US Army

Bill Filter AMP Trainer

Bill Filter

Director of AMP Training

Kathy Prue-Owens

Kathy Prue-Owens

Col, Ret., US Army

Veteran's PATH Knockout Logo

Adam Steffens

SSG, Ret., US Army

Our Administrative Staff

Shanon Calhoun

Shannon Calhoun

Program Coordinator & Grant Writer

David Drake

David Drake

Executive Director

Edit Rossborough

Edie Rossborough

Executive Administration

Our Founders

Lee Lesser

Lee Klinger Lesser


Chris Fortin

Chris Fortin


Our Board of Directors

Christopher Thorsen
Board Chairperson
Quantum Edge, LLC

Heather Buck
Board Treasurer
CPA Price Waterhouse and Certified Professional Coach

Kathy Polizzi
Board Secretary
Google Executive and ICF Certified Leadership Coach

Kim Smith
Col. US Army, Retired

Bart Holaday
Board Emeritus

Steven Millette
Gloo, LLC

Ron Rosansky
Fidelus Technologies, LLC

Our Partners

Department of Veterans Affairs logo
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center logo
Adaptive Sports Associatiion
Wounded Warrior Project
Pacific Project Heroes inc
eMindful logo
SBH Health System Bronx
Pyramid Communications logo