Manager, Volunteer Services, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Jerome Tennille of Falls Church, Virginia, serves as the Manager of Volunteer Services for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization that offers help, hope, and healing to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s armed forces.  As Manager of Volunteer Services, Jerome overseas the management of a network of 9,000 volunteers nationally.  Prior to joining TAPS, Jerome served for eight years in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence specialist, during which he made two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.  Jerome, is also a board of directors member of Peace Through Action USA and a Planning Committee Member with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC.  Jerome holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in operations management from Arizona State University and is pursuing a Master of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University.  Jerome is designated Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), thoroughly understanding the life-cycle of volunteer recruitment, training, orientation, staffing, risk management, recognition and retention.  Jerome is also trained in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) suicide first aid procedure.