With the appointments of Zoe Dunning, Ed Campbell, and Robin Umberg, the California Veterans Board has added three new members in 2019. Dunning and Campbell were appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Umberg in December 2018.
The seven-member board hears appeals by veterans who were denied services, including for a home loan, student waiver, or admission into one of CalVet’s eight veterans homes.
Zoe Dunning is a retired commander in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps and was on active duty from 1985 until 1991. After leaving the military, she worked as a manager for the Deloitte Consulting and A.T. Kearney firms. She then worked in operations leadership positions at Webvan and Chestnut Company before serving as a change management consultant with various firms.
Ed Campbell, American Institute of Architects Emeritus, has designed projects nationwide during his illustrious career. A native of Santa Barbara, he joined the Naval Reserve at 17, then enlisted in the Air Force at 19, serving in drafting or logistics duties at Travis Air Force Base, in the Azores, and at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force base. He was an architect at USA Architects and Engineers from 1974 to 2014.
Robin Umberg brings the experience of her 36-year Army career to the board. She commanded the 6253rd and 4211th Army Hospitals and deployed twice overseas. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. In 2005, she was promoted to Brigadier General – and ended her military career as the Chief, Professional Services, for the 3rd Medical Command at Ft. Gillem, GA. She retired from the Army in 2010.
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