Welcome

Our nation's veterans desperately needed housing, sustainable living arrangements and counseling services. There was a lack of respect and assistance being provided to struggling veterans that caught the attention of U.S. Army Veteran Brian Tarrance. 

Tarrance had a dream of equipping veterans with the necessary fundamentals to lead a successful life after serving our country. His initial goal to assist as many struggling veterans as feasible quickly expanded to the surrounding civilian population and now provides transitional and permanent housing to thousands of veterans across the United States. We continue to grow and expand our efforts thanks to the generosity of donors. We provide quality assisted living and affordable housing, encourage independence and infuse values on purpose which lead to healthy and fulfilled lifestyles.

 

Veterans Village is a nonprofit organization which employs a highly qualified team of addiction and mental health professionals who offer a full scope of mental health services and job training for homeless veterans and civilians.

 

Veterans Village is a transitional and permanent housing residence for United States Veterans

by SHARE, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 

Our Team

Brian Tarrance
founder

Brian is a member of the Board of Directors.  Brian Tarrance is a disabled veteran, previously in the Army (Airborne Special Ops. Support). Brian retired as Senior Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Director of Occupational Safety and Health in May 2018.  As a former GS-15 (Army Colonel Equivalent) Tarrance has spearheaded many large government projects. He has served as the regional director of occupational safety & health in South Korea. As such, Brian was responsible for housing construction and renovation on 26 military bases. As the senior director of occupational safety & health at Fort Drum New York. Brian provided safety over sight for all construction on the military base to include housing, roads, restaurants, and various facilities.  Brian has also served as a regional director of occupational safety & health in Afghanistan.  In this position; Brian has served as a senior planner to build military bases in the Southern section of Afghanistan. Brian is a graduate of Jacksonville University and the Army Command & General Staff College.  Brian has over 30 years of experience with the Department of the Defense.

Ricardo Ware
President

Rick is the President of Veteran‘s Village and a member of the Board of Directors.   Ricardo, (Rick) is a retired Air Force member of 20 years.  Rick holds a Bachelor’s in Professional Aeronautics and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health.  Rick overseas the logistical movement of explosives and hazardous materials form Joint Base Lewis McChord to Japan, S. Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Austria. Rick continuously provide oversite and consultation for military construction projects, personnel and equipment logistical operations as well as formal classroom presentations resulting in various certifications for his students (Military and Civilian).

Timothy Lawson
Vice President

Tim is the Vice President. Tim currently serves as the Tactical Safety and Occupational Health Specialist for the 62nd Medical Brigade located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Tim is also retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 and serves on the board.  He served on active duty for over  20 years including several combat deployments. Tim is also a qualified helicopter pilot (Kiowa Warrior and Blackhawk).  Tim brings multiple skills to the team.

Michael Williams
National Director

Mike is the National Director (Non-Board Member). Mike is a retired telecommunications executive with over 30 years of experience. Mike is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. His career has included assignments at various field and headquarters based positions including Sr. VP of Marketing and Sales, Area Sales VP, Operations Director, Project Manager, Regional Finance Director, Product Manager and Sr. Staff Director. Mike has served on the board of several non-profit and community-based organizations including the Urban League of Broward County, the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, the West Broward YMCA and the greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chair. Mike was also selected by the Bill Clinton White House to serve as the operations manager for the emergency center supporting The Summit of the Americas held in Miami.

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