Nicholas J. Montini, Chief Impact Officer
A paralegal by trade, Nicholas Montini has held various roles in finance, law, real estate, and business organizations for more than 20 years. Mr. Montini is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as a member of the Air Combat Command as an M-60 machine gunner for a Security Police-Air Base Ground Defense Squadron.
Mr. Montini was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Star attachments, and Kuwaiti Liberation Medals awarded from both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of Kuwait.
Mr. Montini is a National Service Alumnus, VISIN 1 VA Healthcare Program Fellow, and a national advocate-at-large on behalf of service members, veterans and their families. His direct service experience, activism, and ground level work on veteran homelessness, healthcare, benefit administration, and mental health outreach has been lauded by community partners, state legislatures, and the White House, including effectively reducing veteran homelessness in Connecticut to functional zero via a White House initiative POTUS Strategic Plan to eliminate Veteran Homelessness. in 2015.
Mr. Montini’s professional work in area of veteran services includes serving as Northeast Military and Veteran Programs Manager for Hope the Warriors Inc., and, in 2016, he was being recognized as a “Champion of Service” by the Corporation for National and Community Service.