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Jon Sherin

Executive Vice President for Military Communities and Chief Medical Officer

As Volunteers of America’s executive vice president for military communities and chief medical officer, Jonathan E. Sherin, MD, PhD oversees the expansion and innovation of Volunteers of America’s programs for our nation’s service members and brings key clinical and scientific expertise to the organization as a whole.

Dr. Sherin is a leading authority on the care of veterans struggling with reintegration challenges and has testified before Congress on the issues of veteran suicide and homelessness. Prior to joining Volunteers of America, Sherin had a distinguished career in the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). In his last post, he served as chief of mental health for the Miami VA.

Sherin has held various academic appointments, most recently as clinical professor and vice chairman for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami. He is an accomplished neurobiology researcher with significant achievements for which he has received awards and recognition at the national and international level. Sherin completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University, his graduate work in a combined program at the University of Chicago and Harvard Medical School, and his post-graduate training at UCLA. He continues to teach and provide psychiatric care as a volunteer at the VA in Los Angeles, Calif.