Head of Veteran Engagement
U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Mercedes Elias serves as the Head of Veteran Engagement
Prior to joining AmeriVet, Mercedes worked as an Administrative and Legal Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2007 to 2016, where she completed tours in Okinawa, Japan and Camp Pendleton in California.
Additionally, Mercedes served a combat tour in Afghanistan and completed her time on active duty with the 1st Marine Corps Recruiting District in Garden City, New York.
After leaving the military, Mercedes attended Columbia University and obtained her Advanced Business Certification.
Mercedes currently resides in Queens, New York and enjoys traveling, networking and spending time with friends and family.
She is actively involved with numerous veterans organizations throughout New York City and its surrounding areas. She was appointed by the Mayor of New York City to sit on the city’s Veterans Advisory Board. The NYC Veterans Advisory Board (VAB) functions through the contributions of 11 veterans who have been appointed to three-year terms by either the Mayor (6) or the Speaker of the New York City Council (5). They provide oversight of the city’s Department of Veterans Services and advise the Commissioner of Veterans’ Services on all matters concerning Veterans.