Donnell Simon serves as an Outreach Specialist for team DVS. In this capacity he is responsible for connecting veterans and their families to employment services, educational benefits, financial services, and business opportunities within the Boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.
Before joining DVS, Donnell served as an Outreach Specialist at Samaritan Village. He worked to ensure supportive services to low-income Veteran families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness regain stability in permanent housing. He does so by developing and sustaining relationships with local social services, shelters, and faith-based organizations. Additionally, Donnell plans and hosts local information events in order to recruit and assist veterans in crisis.Donnell received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Metropolitan College. He served active duty in the Army from 1987-1991, where he was in the Gulf war from August 1990 to March 1991 and the Army National Guard from 1991-1997.