Board Of Directors
Jason Moon, President
Jason Moon is a Chandler Arizona based folk/rock musician and songwriter, an Army veteran, and an advocate for veterans issues. After returning from Iraq in 2004, Jason began his struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), almost losing his life to the disease in 2008. His album, Trying to Find My Way Home, portrays his struggle to reclaim himself after returning from war. His music often gets through to veterans who suffer from PTSD when other methods have failed. He travels the country to inform both civilians and veterans of PTSD and to raise money for veterans’ charities.
After receiving such an enormous response in the veterans community and beyond to his music, Jason created the non-profit, Warrior Songs. The mission of Warrior Songs is to provide a forum for the veteran’s voice to be heard through music. Established songwriters collaborate with the veterans and turn the words of their poetry, prose, and journals into song. As he works to build his non-profit, Jason continues to travel the country playing for veterans and veteran healers.
Jason has a Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies from The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch. Jason served 10 years in the military as a General Construction Equipment Operator or 62-J. He served in both The Wisconsin Army National Guard and The Army Reserve. Jason served in Iraq 03-04 with Charlie Company of the 724th Combat Engineer.
Lin Daley, Retired Board Member
M.S. Educational Psychology (Ret)
Lin Daley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds an M.S.in Educational Psychology and a B.S. in Social Work. She has been involved with the Center for Creative Learning and with Vets’ Journey Home during the past four years. In addition she has used art as a method for personal and spiritual development as well as using various artistic methods during her career working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Song, poetry, painting, writing, and movement form her basic belief that, “Art is Medicine”. Some of the many veteran healing organizations Lin has worked with include: Soldier’s Heart, Marquette Listening Program, Veterans for Peace, Vet Art Project Santa Fe, Warrior Summit (06/2010), Department of Defense Conference: Presenting (08/2010)
Liz Benn served in the US Army, 1977 to 2008, both active and reserve, and as a Federal civilian for the Army and the Department of Agriculture, 1986 to 2010. She holds an Associate degree in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, Paralegal Certificate, and a Masters in Human Resources. In 1996, Liz deployed overseas in support of Operation Joint Endeavor with the 416th Engineer Command, leaving three children for nearly a year. Her final active duty job was with the Human Resources Command as an Assistant Inspector General. During this tour, she was chosen as the Office of the Inspector General Sergeant Major at the Pentagon. To date, she is the only woman to have held that position. Ms. Benn is a life-member of Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9362, where she served as Chaplain for five years. She remains active in the Honor Guard and as the Post Service Officer. In 2011, she was elected President of United Women Veterans and she serves on the Wisconsin Council on Veterans Programs and the Madison Veterans Council.
Lisa Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and a Masters in Life Sciences Communication from UW-Madison. She is a Horticulture Educator with Dane County UW-Extension who trains master gardener volunteers to provide gardening information to the public, among other activities. She is interested in doing therapeutic horticulture programs with veterans. Lisa got involved with Warrior Songs’ Veggies for Vets initiative in 2015 and continued on the planning committee in 2016. She joined the Warrior Songs board as Secretary in 2016 and also volunteers with a local folk music co-operative, Literacy Network in Madison and Angel’s Wish (a cat rescue non-profit).