Over the past year Bastion has steadily built its capacity to become a housing and service provider in the VA continuum of care.

Dylan Tete, Executive Director

Bastion Leadership Team

Dylan Tête

Dylan Tête

Executive Director

Dylan Tête is the Executive Director and founder of Bastion Community of Resilience. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Systems Engineering at West Point, as well as a Master’s in Public Health at the LSU School of Public Health. During a combat tour in Iraq as second-in-command of an Infantry company, Dylan established multiple recovery projects in collaboration with the Department of State. He moved to New Orleans in 2005 where he managed the construction of several FEMA housing facilities after Hurricane Katrina. Before his most recent position as a civil servant working alongside the New Orleans Deputy Mayor of Public Safety, Dylan was hired by Military.com to assist transitioning military personnel and wounded warriors begin new careers in the civilian workforce. Dylan was selected into the Propeller Social Venture Accelerator in 2010, and awarded a fellowship with The Mission Continues for the creation of Bastion.

Board of Directors

Jacob Alter

Jacob Alter

The MCC Group
Peter J. Boylan III

Peter J. Boylan III

Ballard Brands
Gary Cecchine

Gary Cecchine

RAND Gulf States
Michael Gilman

Michael Gilman

St. Margaret's
Ben Kadden

Ben Kadden

Lugenbuhl
Aaron Maples

Aaron Maples

Kinney
Kim Ruocco

Kim Ruocco

TAPS
Melanie Weller

Melanie Weller

Beyond Calm

Staff

Sheri Beck

Sheri Beck

Organizational Development
Michelle N. Lawrence, MPH

Michelle N. Lawrence, MPH

Impact & Evaluations
Diamond Kitchell Gordon

Diamond Kitchell Gordon

Community Relations
Jeremy Brewer, LMSW

Jeremy Brewer, LMSW

Community Integration
Lauren Bowman

Lauren Bowman

Fundraising & Development

Advisory Board

James Reiss

James Reiss

Johnson Rice
Katie Bouchillon

Katie Bouchillon

Spero Rehab
Louis M. Freeman, Jr.

Louis M. Freeman, Jr.

Innovation Catalyst
Harold Wright

Harold Wright

Entrepreneur
Aaron Dirks

Aaron Dirks

Dirks Companies
Peyton Bush

Peyton Bush

Bollinger Enterprises
Elizabeth T.H. Fontham

Elizabeth T.H. Fontham

Dean Emeritus
Cleland Powell

Cleland Powell

IBERIABANK

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