Brittany Ramos DeBarros
Brittany came to About Face: Veterans Against the War with a diverse mix of business, military and non-profit leadership experiences that cemented her deep passion and commitment to intersectional movement building work. She deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012 and has worked on economic and racial liberation issues in various capacities since she returned. She is particularly passionate about leveraging her experience as a Psychological Operations Officer to center narrative and behavior change in campaign strategy. She is based in NYC.
Cassidy is a civilian who’s organized alongside About Face: Veterans Against the War members since 2012 and joined the staff in 2016. As someone with veterans and service members in their family, they’re grateful for the chance to support About Face’s work day-to-day through operational upkeep, grassroots fundraising, and whatever needs doing. They’ve been part of organizing in solidarity with people’s movements in the Philippines, against free trade agreements, for farmworker justice, and more, and they currently live in occupied Lenape territory (so-called NYC), where they love spending time with the ocean and being out under the moon.
Jovanni has been a member of About Face: Veterans Against the War since 2013 and part of the staff since 2015, working in the capacity of Member Coordinator. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1993 and deployed to the Balkans in 1996 as part of NATO’s first ever military intervention which culminated in the dismemberment of Yugoslavia into six statelets. By 2002, he was no longer moved by the pretexts and false narratives cheerleading for war, and when the invasion of Iraq began in 2003, he decided he could not support or continue his military service. He resigned from the military in 2007.