Support Team

Ariane Almalvez

Support Team Leader

Ariane Almalvez

Ariane has been part of the Operation New Uniform Support Team for over a year. She will continue to work with Operation New Uniform while working towards her degree at University of North Florida. She graduated high school under the International Baccalaureate Program at Paxon School for Advanced Studies. Ariane was an active student at Paxon, participating in clubs such as National Honor society and Bio-Medical Club, and leadership roles as a Senior Class Officer and Student Director in the school’s productions. She finished her senior year with Magna Cum Laude and an International Baccalaureate Certificate. Ariane is continuing her studies at University of North Florida and pursuing her Bachelors in Marketing. After graduating high school, Ariane remains active in the community. While holding a part-time job, being a full-time student, and Membership and Events Manager in the UNF AMA, Ariane still manages to find time to give back to the veterans. Her role in the office as Support Team Leader has taught her numerous skills that she can plans on using in her future career.


Stephanie Benito

Support Team – Database Management

Stephanie Benito

Stephanie currently volunteers at Operation New Uniform as a part of the support team. She is beginning her journey into the business environment at a young age and plans to continue doing so. Stephanie is a sophomore at Sandalwood High School and is currently enrolled in the Early College Program with a GPA of 4.67.  Next year, Stephanie is expected to become a college student at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She is involved in two clubs, American Sign Language Club and Greenstate at her school. Within these clubs, she regularly does community service for the city. She recently began volunteering at Operation New Uniform to expand her knowledge of the business world and get a stable idea of what she plans to do in the future.

Sheenah Thrasher-Zamora

Support Team – Development

Sheenah Thrasher-Zamora

Sheenah Thrasher-Zamora

Sheenah proudly served her country for 9 honorable years as a United States Navy sailor. During that time she gained a wealth of knowledge and skills that included learning how to bring people and missions together. After her military career, she continued pursue her passion of bringing people together by coordinating various multi-cultural heritage observances. Sheenah, along with a great team of committee supporters, has led more than 35 events, in which she worked with local companies and small businesses to gather donations to help enrich the lives of those attending the events.
Beyond volunteer work, Sheenah is an entrepreneur and has developed several products she proudly continues to perfect. Sheenah also graduated with her Associates in Business Administration from Virginia College.
As a graduate of Operation New Uniform’s Finding the Uniform program, Sheenah knew her passion of establishing strong partnerships and cultivating relationships, as well as her personal connection to Operation New Uniform was a perfect fit. She works alongside the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Development to continue helping Operation New Uniform fulfill its mission.

Ashley Gorges

Support Team – HR

Ashley Bio

Ashley Gorges

Ashley honorably served in the United States Navy for 5 years, having joined at 17 years old. Ashley’s experiences and knowledge gained while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom for three deployments later motivated and inspired her to apply her skills at organizations that assist and support veterans. Her background includes positions at The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration and Wounded Warrior Project. While a student of Operation New Uniform’s Finding the Uniform program, she soon discovered an organization where she could flourish and contribute to its mission in helping fellow veterans acquire new skills and achieve a new career. Ashley graduated from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management with a Major in Human Resources.