One of the cornerstones and what makes Purple Star unique and effective is our Peer Advisor program.

PSVF Peer Advisors are former military service men and women who act as an advocate for fellow Veterans and their family members who are struggling with the challenges of homecoming and transition from military to civilian life. Our Peer Advisors are the first line of contact to identify the needs of each Veteran and family member, and serve a critical role of helping connect them with tools, services and resources to help solve their presenting problems and the ongoing challenges experienced during transition from military service.

We have a growing group of extremely passionate, talented, and dedicated Peer Advisors who have “been there”, come out on the other side, and are now in the trenches every day working with the struggling Veterans and family members we serve to help them get through as well.

We’d love to introduce you to one of our finest…


William-RodriguezWilliam Rodriguez

MSW, LCSW, Veteran Peer Advisor

Former U.S. Army Scout RECON, Three Tour OIF, OEF Combat Veteran

My lifelong experience growing up in an active-duty military family, and then serving on active duty as noncommissioned officer with a young family of my own, gives me a unique perspective on the needs of military families. These needs and struggles are compounded with the introduction of rapid deployment cycles. My role as a program evaluator and researcher plays a vital role in further qualifying the thought leaders and healing modalities Purple Star Veterans and Families endorses and supports.