Below are members of the NYServes team who help serve the veterans, service members and their families of Upstate New York.
Tiffany Priddy joined the Veterans Outreach Center in April 2017. Since joining VOC, Tiffany has helped homeless and at risk veterans in emergency situations under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.
Tiffany served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska. She is currently serving in the New York Air National Guard. She is currently utilizing her Post 9/11 education benefits to earn a degree in Business Administration.
Tiffany aspires to use her military and professional experience assisting veterans and their families in Upstate New York.
Richard Gray served in the United States Marine Corps from 1999 – 2004. After separating, Richard went on to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Keuka College. During his time as a School Certifying Official/Financial Aid Counselor at Finger Lakes Community College he was an active member of the Veterans Advocacy Committee and worked closely with the veteran student group to plan public outreach events, fund raisers, and community service opportunities. As the Senior Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions/Financial Aid at Cornell University Richard assisted under represented and multicultural families with the overwhelming task of applying for college, navigating the financial aid and benefit process, and connecting to community resources.
As a Care Coordinator for NYServes Upstate, Richard looks to utilize his experience to help meet the needs of the local veteran population through navigation and advocacy. He also looks forward to educating our region on the NYServes Upstate network and is proud to be part of the AmericaServes initiative.
Ken Steinmetz served in the United States Army as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief from 2006-2012. He was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas with the First Infantry Division and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He is currently utilizing his Post 9/11 Education Benefits to complete a degree in Management.
Ken began with Veterans Outreach Center in the summer of 2018. He has a passion for serving those in need and is eager to assist our region’s Veterans and military families as an NYServes Upstate Care Coordinator. Ken’s military experience and compassion for others allows him to not only empathize with the local military community, but to successfully provide advocacy and support for all veterans and their families.