Eduardo "Eddie" Ramirez, MSGT. USAF (Ret.), MPA, Founder & CEO
Eddie has been serving his fellow veterans in a variety of ways for the past 10 years. Eddie founded OneVet OneVoice in 2013, when he realized that in order to truly serve his fellow veterans he needed an organization to serve as a proving ground for his model of veterans care.
Eddie retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 2003, following his 22 year career, he worked for NASA, the Department of Labor and for the Department of Veterans Affairs where he was the Administrative Officer for Mental Health. He retired from the VA in 2014 with a total of 35 years of public service.
As the Administrative Officer for Mental Health, Eddie was able to promote his own views on veterans health care as well as advancing the utilization of best practices to enhance veterans mental health care. It was this experience that helped Eddie to put together the H.E.H.E.(Healthcare, Education, Housing, Employment) model that OneVet OneVoice is currently using in San Francisco. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
Throughout his military and federal government service, Eddie has always stayed involved, he is the Founder of the San Francisco Veterans Town Hall Collaborative, a monthly town hall for Veterans and community partners to learn about veterans services. In addition to the Town Hall, Eddie conducts workshops to assist veterans with employment, specifically how to obtain a job with the federal government. Eddie is also the Founder of the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, a creative avenue to allow veterans and the public to engage with each other on an artistic level.
Overall, Eddie is a big guy with a big heart, always looking into alternative methods to help veterans and the military community. OneVet OneVoice is the culmination of his work thus far.