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Brandon Wilson

Managing Director

brandon.wilson@abccm.org

Brandon Wilson is currently serving as the Managing Director for the Veterans Services of the Carolinas with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM). His duties include oversight of Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF), Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), Project Assistance for Transitioning Homelessness (PATH) programs, in addition to leading the regions first service coordination platform for Veterans Service members and their families with NCServes Western.  Prior to these roles Mr. Wilson worked in the Mental Health field with VAYA Health to bring awareness and coordination between the community and the Mental Health fields outside the Veterans Administration to better serve Veterans and their families. Previous to this position, Brandon held many positions with the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to include Regional Veteran Service Officer, State Training Coordinator and Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs.

 During his time in Raleigh, Brandon served on the NCDVA Senior Leadership Team and was instrumental in the creation of the NC4Vets Resource Guide as well as the transformation and restructure of the agency and the establishment of a new NC cabinet level agency of Military and Veterans Affairs. As the State Training Coordinator Mr. Wilson developed a new training platform for VSO’s which led to a 42% increase in Fully-Developed Claims leading to the growth of North Carolina's Veteran portfolio by over $1.2 Billion; the fastest growth rates in the United States. He began his career as the Director of Veterans Services with Haywood County in 2009, where he implemented several new programs and non-profits to address veterans and their family members.

 Brandon is a combat Marine who served in the infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has served as an adviser to the Haywood County Veterans Council, NC State Veterans Commission, NC Veterans Council and served on many local and National VA committees and subcommittees. He currently serves on the State committee for Veterans with SAMHSA, the state steering committee for NC STRIVE, America Serves-Carolinas Community of Practice, co-chair of the Blue Ridge Veterans Community Engagement Board, and currently sits on the State Consumer and   Family Advisory Committee. Brandon is also an active member of the Marine Corps League detachment 1417 and is a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian. He remains active in training the community in Military Culture and Competency, Peer Support and QPR suicide prevention.