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Meet The V3 Team

Jasmine Gore

V3 Deputy Director for Transition and Employment

Jasmine Gore

V3 Deputy Director for Transition and Employment

Jasmine Gore had a sense of civic duty inspired by her Veteran parents that enabled her to make history in November 2012. At the age of 25, Ms. Gore became one of the youngest local elected officials within the Commonwealth of Virginia when she was elected to represent Ward 4 for the City of Hopewell, Virginia. In that election, she also became the first African-American and first female ever to hold that seat. For two years Ms. Gore served as one of the youngest Vice Mayors in Virginia. In 2019 she became the youngest African American and female Mayor within the Commonwealth.

Her forward-thinking has earned her the distinction of “Emerging Leader of the Year”, and recognition by Style Weekly as one of “Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40” for being among “young standouts who are lifting the community to greater heights.”

In November 2014, she became the youngest appointed Board Member for the National League of Cities. In addition, she was elected to serve as the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Region 3 Director.

Governor McAuliffe tapped Ms. Gore for a gubernatorial appointment to serve on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Board of Medicine and the Local Government Advisory Board to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council. She has proven her advocacy for Veterans, rallying the City of Hopewell behind a pledge to end Veteran homelessness. As a result, the City of Hopewell was acknowledged both federally and statewide as contributing to the Commonwealth being the first state to functionally end veteran homelessness.

She holds a B.A. in political science with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. Contact Jasmine for any questions about the V3 Program at:

jasmine.gore@dvs.virginia.gov

804-482-8483

Tracey Hart

V3 Program Coordinator

Tracey Hart

V3 Program Coordinator

Tracey Hart is an experienced Business Analyst.  Tracey is a subject matter expert in electronic payments, corporate audit, corporate fraud, revenue research, and financial systems Implementation.  An asset Tracey possess is understanding policies while assuring compliance with regulatory standards.  Tracey has experience working with several United States Treasury Departments which include the Bureau of Fiscal Service, Department of Education, and Fedwire Funds. She brings with her more than a decade of knowledge in the financial industry including accounting, audit, process improvement, data sampling/testing, research & data analysis.  She attended Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Business Management.  She is a native of Richmond and still resides in the local area.  Tracey is married with one child, a son.   Tracey is the proud daughter of a Marine Veteran.

Mark Buehlman - V3 Regional Program Manager (Hampton Roads)

Mark Buehlman

V3 East Membership Manager (Supports organizations located in Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore)

Mark Buehlman

V3 East Membership Manager (Supports organizations located in Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore)
Mark Buehlman - V3 Regional Program Manager (Hampton Roads)

Mark Buehlman is a Retired Army Veteran and Program/Project Manager with over twenty-five years experience in active-duty military, contracting/corporate, higher education, and workforce development environments, at multiple organizational levels and in a variety of locations. During his active-duty career, he successfully provided leadership and management of technical, operational, and planning programs and teams, as well as diverse organizational staffs at a variety of levels and locations from small response teams, to strategic-level organizations, to the White House staff.

After having a successful transition from active duty to the contracting/corporate environment, Mark was directly involved in Program and Project Management, Business Development and Marketing, as well as all phases of the Human Resources and Recruiting processes. He also founded and developed a Service-disabled, Veteran and Minority-owned, Small Consulting Business.

Recently, Mark found himself on more of a service path, providing formal career services coaching and instruction as a facilitator for the Department of Labor’s Employment Workshop supporting Department of Defense Transition Assistance Programs and providing career services and employment assistance in both the higher education and workforce development fields. During that time period, and especially while working as a Career Developer and Military Services Representative at Opportunity Inc, he became passionate about helping Veterans.

Mark has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development, previously held a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, and is a Virginia Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP).

He lives in Smithfield with his wife Vanessa and his son Spencer. They have been in Hampton Roads since 2007. Contact Mark at:

mark.buehlman@dvs.virginia.gov

(804) 297-5825

Amy Rodriquez

V3 East Transition Coordinator (Supports military job seekers in Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore)

Amy Rodriquez

V3 East Transition Coordinator (Supports military job seekers in Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore)

Amy is in her 2nd year with the Virginia Department of Veteran Services as the Hampton Roads V3 Transition Program Coordinator. She is a Military to Civilian Transition Subject Matter Expert who specializes in Workforce Development, providing supportive services to thousands of Transitioning Service Members, Military Spouses, Veterans and Eligible Dependents across the Hampton Roads Region. She is a Virginia Certified Workforce Development Professional specializing in employment, resume review, interview preparation, and holisitic needs-based case management. A passionate advocate, mentor and accountability partner, Amy effectively collaborates with local, state, and federal partner agencies and employers to ensure she continually meets the needs of both her clients and partners.

Born in Texas, and raised in the cradle of the United States, her family relocated approxinmately every 3 years on military orders, resulting in her attending schools in Illinois, Hawaii, California and finally, Virginia. Her family settled in Virginia in September of 1993, where sadly, her father passed away after reporting to his final duty station. Amy graduated from High School in 1998, joined the Army in 1999, planning her 20+ year career, attending Basic Training in Ft. Jackson, SC. A career ending injurty resulted in discharge shortly thereafter. She returned home and married her Active Duty Navy Spouse in May of 2000. His career would take them back and forth between Virginia and Florida. He retired in January, 2022. She and her husband have 3 children, and during his multiple PCS’s she attended school at St. Leo University, completing both a B.A. and M.S. in Criminal Justice.

Her employment journey is similar to many military spouses, stints in seasonal retail, and a “never say can’t” attitude resulted in Amy taking her first post-grad position through a Staffing Agency. She was over and underqualified at the same time, having too much education and not enough experience. She took a $9.00/hr. filing clerk position and within 15 weeks would be in charnge of the Accounts Payable department. She spent the remaining 8 months at H.T. Hackney building her skills and gaining workforce experience. She would turn to another Staffing Agency upon relocation to Virginia. That resulted in her finding employment in Workforce Development, which resulted in pursuing her career of passion. The staffing agency placement at Opportunity Inc. allowed her to learn about Workforce Development and how reducing recidivism through increased employment with the returning citizen population would allow her to use her degrees in a useful capacity.

The spark was lit. She would turn that temporary position into the Office Manager position, learning as much as she could about the industry, and within 2 years applied for and promoted to a Career Developer position. Two years after becoming a Career Developer, she was presented with the opportunity to become demographic specific, working only with the active duty and veteran population. This allowed her to make use of all of her experiences, education, and to give back to her community in a positive, impactful way. She would go on to earn the JVSG WIOA Partner Case Manager award for 2020.

amy.rodriguez@dvs.virginia.gov

804-297-6147

Michael Glascock

V3 North Membership Manager (Supports organizations in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C and Maryland)

Michael Glascock

V3 North Membership Manager (Supports organizations in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C and Maryland)

Michael Glascock is the Regional Program Manager for Northern Virginia. A Fredericksburg native, Michael lives just across the Rappahannock in the Falmouth area of Stafford County with his wife, Chrystal, four kids, two dogs, two cats, seven chickens, two geese, and one rabbit. Michael is a 12 year veteran of the Navy Reserve as an Expeditionary Intelligence Specialist with Active Duty time spent in Afghanistan, Spain, and Washington D.C.

Prior to joining the V3 Team, Michael spent several years as a Defense Contractor working for the Department of Defense, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and several national level defense and intelligence agencies. In addition to providing collections and analysis services, Michael successfully developed and implemented multiple on-the-job training programs, professional skill certification programs, classroom and remote training courses, and operational teams.

Michael is thrilled to be working with employers to expand veteran employment opportunities and for the chance to continue serving his veteran family.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Southern New Hampshire University, is currently pursuing a Master’s from Loyola University, Chicago, and is always looking for ways to learn and develop personally and professionally. You may contact Michael at:

michael.glascock@dvs.virginia.gov or at (703) 261-5802

Katie Spinazzola

V3 North Transition Coordinator (Supports military job seekers in Northern Virginia)

Katie Spinazzola

V3 North Transition Coordinator (Supports military job seekers in Northern Virginia)

Katie is proudly serving her 4th year with the Virginia Department of Veteran Services as the Northern V3 Transition Program Coordinator. Katie provides customized one-on-one career readiness support and resource coordination to hundreds of service members and spouses across the NCR region including Quantico, Fort Belvoir, and Joint Base Fort Myer/Henderson Hall. She is a certified career coach, Certified Professional Résumé Writer, and certified in both Federal and Corporate resumes

She has developed and nurtured strong partnerships with well-known Veteran Service Organizations and regional partners in the local area. Katie has created and facilitated multiple workshops and unique worksheets focused on civilian employment, character assessments, and wants/needs after leaving the military to not only regional partners such as the USO and Hiring Our Heroes, but she has also developed custom workshops for multiple Units and Commands across the NCR Region.

As the daughter of a retired Navy captain, Katie had the opportunity to grow up in places that adults wish they could visit for a week. Adaptability became a core value at a very young age. Katie’s first experience with the bear known as “Transition” started when her father retired after an impressive 20+ year career. As a daughter, watching her hero struggle to figure out who he wanted to be after hanging up the uniform was heartbreaking and with that memory, the spark to help those who have served was born.

Katie took on a new role in the military space, as a wife of a United States Marine. After surviving a deployment and smoothing out the newlywed jitters, Katie experienced the anxiety and stresses of transition once again but this time as a spouse.

After various roles in business management and operations, Katie went out on a limb and applied for a Career Advisor position with ECPI University, a role that she didn’t meet any of the qualifications except a Bachelor’s degree. Within a year she was promoted to Director of Career Services and her department had outstanding graduate employment success for four consecutive years. Katie ended up with a substantial amount of knowledge and experience in Corporate recruiting and private sector company needs which ended up being a perfect blend for her current position.

Katie has always had a soft spot in her heart for helping service members and veterans. The drive and desire to assist and support were always there, but the answer was never clear as to how she could help until she stumbled upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marry her passion for the military and her strong skills of being a career counselor, advocate, and mentor.

Katie has been able to honor not only her father’s legacy but uses his experience as a beacon to be able to provide transparent, honest, and genuine support to her clients while helping them locate opportunities for employment, education, entrepreneurship, and training through programs such as Virginia Values Veterans, Military Medics and Corpsman, Hire Vets Now Fellowship and countless others.

katie.spinazzola@dvs.virginia.gov

(804) 337-1184

Tasha Epps

V3 Central Membership Manager (Supports organizations in Central Virginia)

Tasha Epps

V3 Central Membership Manager (Supports organizations in Central Virginia)

A native of Hampton, Tasha has lived and worked in the Richmond area for over ten years. Tasha holds a B.A. in Paralegal Studies from Hampton University and a M.P.A. from Penn State University. She
continues to enjoy and has dedicated over twenty years of public service working for various federal, state, and local governments.

Additionally, Tasha is a proud twelve year United States Marine Corps Veteran, serving four years active duty and eight years in the Marine Corps Reserves. As a Marine, Tasha had the pleasure of traveling to
Europe to participate in multiple NATO exercises with U.S. Allies; and had an opportunity to plan and organize a traditional Marine Corps Mess Night with the United States Marines and the British Royal
Marines. She also had the pleasure to work at the Pentagon where she was directed to Headquarters Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia for a Congressional initiative to be a part of a team that implemented
an improved Uniform Victim Advocate Program that provided information, guidance, and support to Marines and Sailors who experienced sexual assault. Tasha enjoys Peloton cycling, spending time with family and friends, leather crafting, watching movies, and cooking. Contact Tasha at:

tasha.epps@dvs.virginia.gov

(804) 389-1783

Meagan LoBuglio

V3 Western Membership Manager (Supports organizations in Southwest Virginia and Out of State Corporate Employers)

Meagan LoBuglio

V3 Western Membership Manager (Supports organizations in Southwest Virginia and Out of State Corporate Employers)

Meagan LoBuglio is the Regional Program Manager for Southwest Virginia.  A Roanoke native, Meagan enlisted on Active Duty in the United Sates Air Force in 2001.  During her 12 years on Active Duty as an Instructor Weapons Director she provided tactical air control to United States and Coalition Forces aircraft inventory during exercise and combat missions.  In addition she successfully provided leadership management, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and direct mentorship to both the enlisted personnel under her supervision and the officer cadre she instructed through initial qualification training.  Meagan is an Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom combat Veteran with four deployments and two remote tours overseas.

Upon her transition to the civilian sector, Meagan built a very successful business in direct sales where she was lauded as a top recruiter and international trainer achieving the top rank within the company in 3.5 years.  During her time there she built sales teams around the globe; coaching and training sales representatives to top sales ranks and training positions.

Meagan and her husband, Tony relocated to Roanoke three years ago after witnessing the economic development renaissance in the southwest Virginia region.  She is excited to continue Veterans advocacy by helping businesses in the Southwest partner with deserving and highly qualified military Veterans.

Meagan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland University College and regularly attends personal and professional development seminars. You may contact Meagan at:

Meagan.Lobuglio@dvs.virginia.gov

(540) 220-1091