I was born and raised in Houston and now reside here after eight years (2004-2012) as a Marine infantryman. I have served in both OIF and OEF.

 

What drove me to found 22UntilNone was the fact that I have lost more men at home than I ever did in combat. Our brothers and sisters deserve the best as they have earned it with blood, sweat, and tears.

 

I will stop at nothing to drive this number down to none.

 

Semper Fidelis!

MEET THE STAFF

Derek Cirilo

"D-Wreck"

-President 

Derek.Cirilo@22untilnone.org

Chrystal Verrengia-Bushnell

"Ferrari"

-Vice President 

ChrystalV@22untilnone.org

All of the staff at 22 Until None are volunteers and dedicate full-time hours to the cause, in addition to jobs and families. We have a very strong passion when it comes to our veterans. We will not stop until that 22 is down to none.
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"Jackal"-
-Social Media Operator & Law Enforcement Liaison
 

Jackal is a Marine infantryman who served in both 3rd Battalion 7th Marines, and 3rd Battalion 5th Marines. He is a veteran of campaigns at both Ramadi and Sangin. He volunteers his time with 22 Until None by talking to veterans in crisis, working with public safety on how to deal with veterans in crisis, and assisting with retreats with another well known veterans nonprofit.

I served with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines in the 81mm Mortar Platoon of Weapons Company. I deployed to Helmand Province, Nawa District of Afghanistan. I joined 22 Until None to help give my fellow veterans the hand up they sometimes need.

I served as a ground supply officer in the USMC from 2000-2004, stationed at Quantico, Camp Lejeune, and Camp Hansen, Okinawa.

 

I am married (with two children) to a for Marine Corps Infantry Officer and I was stationed with him both at Camp Pendleton and 29 Palms. Currently, I am the Family Resource Coordinator for UCLA's FOCUS/Wellness programs at the West LA VA.

 

I did veteran outreach for Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarity Valleys.

Tyler Vaughn

"Angron"

-Board Member

-Social Media Operator

Melissa Lee

"Mel"

-Board Member

-Social Media Operator

Mac Jefferson

"Mac"

-Social Media Operator

Allied Forces Project

Grant Overholser

"Ovy"

-Social Media Operator

I am a former civilian DoD worker for the Marine Corps and former 911 emergency dispatcher.

 

As for why I do this, its simple. I come from a large military family and have a large circle of friends who are vets. I expect them to have the care they deserve. But it did not hit home for me until someone I cared deeply for almost became one of the 22.

 

I believe we can make a difference as a team and bring that number to none. I am married to a former Marine infantryman and have one child.

I was born and raised in Indiana, I’m currently in the Air National Guard, having transferred there after a decade in the Marines.

 

I’m a loadmaster on C-130s and have done my fair share of traveling. I have deployed multiple times and have met some great people, experienced different cultures and have seen different lifestyles all over the world.

 

I lost a great childhood/military friend to suicide in June 2016. It was then I decided to help as best I could.

 

My passion is to help and assist those who need it most in order to bring the 22 down to None.

Mac was born in northeast England and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. I served in the British Army as a rifleman in the light infantry for five years, having deployed to a number of locations to include the Middle East.

I have lost brothers as a result of PTSD and depression, and decided I wanted to be part of the 22UntilNone team to help get to that magic number: NONE.