White House Author
Terry Araman is the Program Director of the Madison Street Veterans Association, one of the nation's first homeless veteran service organizations based on the principle of peer support. Terry has worked at the Human Services Campus for the homeless in Phoenix since November 2006 in various positions, as a volunteer and employee of the Lodestar Day Resource Center. For the past three years, Terry has drawn on his 25 years of experience in business, along with his knowledge as an educator, to provide leadership promoting the growth and development of Madison Street Veterans Association (MSVA). In 2009, MSVA opened the Veterans Outreach Center for homeless veterans; in 2010, MSVA opened a transitional living facility currently offering housing for 51 homeless veterans, MANA House (MANA = Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force). Terry's passion for working with homeless veterans stems from his three years as an Army medic, during which he served in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division in 1968 and 1969. Terry has also been an adjunct faculty member in the Business Department at Mesa Community College since 2003, and completed a successful 20 year career at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor in 2006.