Tess Banko

MSW/MPA, ACSW serves as the Executive Director of the VFWC. A Marine Corps veteran, she has held leadership roles in the military, veteran and wider civilian communities for over fifteen years. Tess has a background in social work and public administration including mental health and wellness, community development, organizational leadership and management. Tess is a strong supporter of collaborative, consensus-based initiatives and believes in accessible, preventive, strength-based approaches that span the continuum of veteran and family member needs.