Team

Pat Upah

PRESIDENT

Retired in 2004 after serving 30 years in the United States Army Nurse Corps at the rank of Colonel.

Jennifer Bishop

MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Every small organization really needs that one special person who is essentially the 'backbone' of operation- that's Jen!

Travis Burns

MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Enlisted in the US Army Infantry in 1987, serving in the Korean Demilitarized Zone and in the Gulf War. He is an author, peer support, and veteran advocate who focuses on military-specific moral conflict and veteran suicide.

Tiffany Garvine

VETERAN TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Tiffany Garvine is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. She has continued to work closely with Veterans since her departure from the military and is serving with Honor House as a Transition Specialist, with a focus on supporting female Veterans.  

Dan Taffe

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD 

Dan has over 25 years of IT consulting and software sales with solid management and ownership experience.

Tom Williams

MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tom Williams, MC, FACHE, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the behavioral health field since 1981. 

Joan Sicso

MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joan Sisco enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1974 and was Honorably discharged in 1977 at the rank of Sergeant and is the founder of Veterans First. Joan was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2009.

Beckett Aguirre

VETERAN TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Beckett Aguirre is a US Marine Combat Veteran who has worked with Veterans for over 10 years and has served with Honor House as the Veteran Transition Specialist for the past 4 1/2 years.