Meet our Team

The executive board consists of seven highly motivated men and women, with diverse professional backgrounds, who understand the devastating impact PTSD can have on the afflicted and their loved ones. Some of the trustees of Unbroken Warriors have completed residential trauma treatment and are driven to offer that opportunity to veterans in need. Unbroken Warriors is dedicated not only to fundraising for veteran PTSD care, but also for raising awareness to the daily struggles that our returning veterans are faced with.

Board of Directors

Michael Dowens

President: Michael Dowens is currently a township police officer, lifelong New Jersey resident, and a graduate of Albright College who earned a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. He is also a United States Navy veteran who … Read More

Christine Dowens

Vice President: Christine Dowens is a dedicated wife, a mother to a precocious toddler, and a public school elementary educator for 14 years. She is also involved in various educational groups, committees, and honor societies while … Read More

Donna Erskine

Secretary: Donna Erskine is a wife of 26 years to Andrew Erskine, and mother to twin teenage girls, Isabelle and Olivia. In addition to taking care of her family, Mrs. Erskine currently works part-time at Schwartz … Read More

Mary Dowens Evernham

Mary Dowens Evernham is a devoted mother and caregiver to her son, a New Jersey native, and someone who is well-versed in how PTSD impacts individuals and their families. Ms. Evernham is a Board Member of … Read More

Vincenta Raya

Board of Trustees: Although Vincenta Raya was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she has called Marlboro, New Jersey her home for the past twenty years. Having worked as a legal secretary for two senior … Read More

Robert Pietrafesa

Board of Trustees: Robert Pietrafesa is a loving father and current Connecticut resident. He currently serves as a trustee for the Syracuse Community Health Center, Director of Eagan Family Trust, and a Trustee of the Montessori Learning … Read More

Bruce Kopelman

Treasurer: Native to Newton, Massachusettes, Bruce Kopelman left the area after graduating high school there. He attended and graduated from Northeastern University and then lived in New York and New Jersey. He and his wife Karen … Read More