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The Victory Bridge Foundation Story


About our CEO

Katie;s journey to serving our Nation's Heroes began with a deeply personal experience: the passing of her Air Force Veteran father from Parkinson's Disease when she was just 17 years old. This pivotal moment, on the cusp of her senior year of high school, ignited a passion within her to support and understand the challenges faced by those who serve.

Growing up, Katie witnessed her father's battle with Parkinson's, enduring its distressing side effects, including falls, tremors, speech impairment, hallucinations, dementia, and the loss of basic functions. Her father also struggled with PTSD, adding a layer of complexity to his condition. 

Born and raised in Ohio, Katie now lives in Las Vegas, NV with her three children. She enjoys the performing arts, watching and playing sports, and volunteering her time to the elderly, animals, and to our nation's heroes and their families. 


Raising national awareness for mental health and wellness for our nation’s heroes, while providing vital resources, community, and support for all veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and their families.


Our vision is for our nation to unite in collaboration, bridging gaps to provide assistance to every veteran and first responder in need. 


Our Values


We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our actions, decisions, and relationships. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, and are continually improving our practices.


Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness, empathy, and understanding. Compassion is essential for building strong relationships, fostering resilience, and promoting healing. 


We prioritize transparency for trust and credibility in community relationships. Committed to the highest standards, we continually enhance our transparency practices.


Community is at the heart of our work. We are committed to building a strong, inclusive, and resilient community. Together we can achieve far more than any one individual or organization could alone.  

Victory Bridge Team

Katie Katz

CEO | Founder

Kristy Bain

Board Member

Jim Moazez

Board Member

David Zabetakis

Board Member


Member Experience Director

Jemilah Senter

Director of Marketing

Kelly Darr

Events Specialist

Frank Baltazar

Program Director
Resilience & Recovery


Marketing Strategist


Social Media Management

Alexia Martinez

Web Design

Charli Z

Graphic Design

Stephan Porter

Chair of Advisory Committee

Nick Busse

VBF Ambassador, Military Influencer, Mental Health Advocate

Anthony Espada

VBF Ambassador, Veteran & First Responder Advocate, Mental Health Advocate

Mary Saadt

Advisor to CEO

General Martin Schweitzer

Advisor to CEO

Nikkea Devida

Advisor to CEO


Victory Bridge Foundation collaborates with a variety of social impact organizations to most effectively support the veteran & first responder communities. Here are some of the organizations we are honored to be teaming up with. 

Victory for Veterans logo
G.O.A.T Logo
Changing Cadence Logo
A Spot for Veterans Logo
Be Great! Logo
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