The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is a not-for-profit, community-based support organization dedicated to serving challenged Veterans of all eras. The NECHV was founded in 1989 as a shelter for Veterans experiencing the disruptive condition of homelessness; it has transformed its focus to a Veteran-centric health and wellness service provider. Now in its third decade, the NECHV is a private institution with a very public mission of offering a broad array of programs and services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment, and independent living. The Center offers effective and timely services for the most disaffected and vulnerable Veterans by providing more prevention and wellness focus programs. The NECHV serves Veterans in need from every era including those from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, regardless of where they lived or may travel.
Andy joined NECHV in June 2011 after a 30 year career in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Officer and Aviator. He commanded a Navy fighter squadron and two ships, including the aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, CVN72.
 
Andy earned his B.S. in Naval Architecture from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. In 2001, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Following active duty, Andy worked in the aerospace and defense industry, most recently as Vice President, Afghanistan Program for Alenia North America.