Organization Type

VetLinx established the first Community Partnership Program for Veterans' in Middle Tennessee in 2011 and became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2013.  VetLinx is an all-Volunteer organization and represent various organizations in Middle Tennessee.  VETLINX is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Tax Exemption # 46-2646534.

 

Board Members

 

Laurel Bowman, RN

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Chief Service Officer TN for VVA

lbowman@vetlinx.org

Phone: 615-336-9969

Fax: 615-369-8715

 

MSGT Donald Gedge, U.S. Army (Ret)

Vice President

Dgedge@vetlinx.org

Phone: 615-476-8639

Military: Desert Shield/ Desert Storm

 

Frank Bessette, U.S. Marine Corps

Treasurer

Phone: 615-308-0332

bpf5901@comcast.net

Military: Desert Storm

 

Alicia Lundquist

Secretary

Chief Community Outreach

Phone: 615-582-1618

alicia.lundquist@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Faye Baldwin

Chief Operations Officer

Afb128@bellsouth.net

Phone: 317-345-9165

 

Col. John Furgess, U.S. Army (Ret)

Veteran Outreach

Phone: 615-812-1507

Military: Vietnam Veteran

 

Jim Lundquist, U.S. Navy

Community Outreach

Phone: 615-582-1611

jlundquist7@gmail.com

Military: Vietnam Veteran

 

Jim Sobery, U.S. Army (Ret)

Project Development

djsobery@att.net

Phone: 615-939-7740

Military: Vietnam Veteran

 

Dr.  John H. Mather, U.S. Army

Advisor

Phone: 240-353-6782

johnmather@aol.com

Military: Vietnam Veteran

Board

Examples of What We Do

A collaborative community partnership project to identify top 
barriers Veterans face in accessing resources and services and develop a 
pocket guide to improve access to services and care.
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Develop Community Navigation Tools to assist Military Families

Family-friendly event featuring 

entertainment for all ages, music, military history, food, and resources

VETFEST

Inservices are provided  in the community by a registered nurse and accredited veteran service officer  to teach Veterans, family members, and others in the community about how to access  Veteran resources, VA Benefits, health risks based on era of service, and much more!

MEDICAL AND COMMUNITY 

OUTREACH

Honoring each era of Military Service
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A NIGHT FOR VETERANS

PARTICIPATE IN NASHVILLE'S VETERANS

DAY PARADE EACH YEAR SINCE 2010

Participate in Nashville's VETERANS DAY PARADE

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FEATURING MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES, AND SPECIAL GUESTS

35th ANNIVERSARY STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE TO VIETNAM VETERANS

Flag Day Thursday, June 14, at Nashville’s
historic Fort Negley, 1100 Fort Negley Boulevard.
The salute to Old Glory took place at noon and featured the raising of Fort Negley’s huge, 34-star flag by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, American Legion Riders, and Rolling Thunder, Inc Tennessee Chapter 1 at noon.
VetLinx proudly celebrates the annual observance of Flag Day.

FLAG DAY CELEBRATION