Team

ONU Team (L to R): Ariane Almalvez, Sterling Tyler, Jeff Robertson, April Hayden, Justin Justice, Mary Maszy

ONU Team (L to R): Ariane Almalvez, Sterling Tyler, Jeff Robertson, April Hayden, Justin Justice, Mary Maszy

Justin Justice

Executive Director

Justin Justice, Executive Director

Prior to co-founding Operation New Uniform, Justin proudly served in the United States Navy and was medically retired in 2009 after nine years of service.

As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Sea Dragon, Justin credits his success, both in the military and within the civilian sector to his personal core values of communication, teamwork and integrity.

Throughout his military career, he was heavily involved in the training, development and implementation of proactive and reactive procedures for combat systems, force protection, mission readiness and maritime interdiction operations. Domestically, he was stationed on both coasts and traveled to many countries, giving him a dynamic and diverse approach to leadership and problem solving.

Justin graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, with an undergraduate degree in Workforce Education and Development. He went on to earn an MBA at University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business, where he was inducted into The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. He was also recently honored by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Veteran of Influence within the Northeast Florida business community.

Justin’s passion is helping his fellow veterans reach their professional goals and he prides himself on having a hands on approach to the success of each member of Operation New Uniform.


Mary Maszy

VP, Enhancing the Uniform

Mary Maszy, VP – Enhancing the Uniform

Mary is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who has lived in Jacksonville since 1989. She is a recently retired business owner and currently works with ONU veterans conducting career coaching one-on-ones, redesigning veteran’s resumes and co-facilitating ONU training. Mary also reaches out to the local business community and helps veterans find meaningful employment that supports their life goals.

Prior to selling her company, Mary had worked for 20 years in the employment arena. She worked for ATS Services for much of that time, transitioning her career internally in the areas of staffing, branch operations, sales and Human Resources. Mary also had her own Career Transition business and worked as a consultant prior to taking on the role of Employee Development and Sales Manager of the company that she and her husband owned, Atlantic International Distributors.

During Mary’s four years of active duty service, she worked in the Personnel Support division in compensation and Human Resources, and had been a designated Career Counselor, responsible for the coaching, training and retention of military members. During Mary’s seven and a half years in the Naval Reserves, she worked in the supply department readying equipment and supplies for overseas deployments.

Mary joined the Navy at 16 in the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program following in the footsteps of her grandfather who was in the Navy, her uncles who were Marine Vietnam veterans, and her father who was Army Airborne. She also has a brother who is a retired Marine. All of her experience leads her to working with ONU, and drives her passion to mentor, coach and assist her fellow veterans in landing in a successful career that is disparate with their experience and skills – and ensuring that employers have the opportunity to work with the fine graduates of ONU.


Jeff Robertson

VP, Finding the Uniform

Jeff Robertson, VP Finding the Uniform

While navigating the transition from military service, Jeff developed a passion for empowering his fellow veterans to create the future they want and deserve.  As a graduate of ONU’s Finding the Uniform program, he experienced the training’s effectiveness firsthand, and is excited to contribute to the organization’s mission.

Prior to joining the ONU team, Jeff served as the Dean of Students for Wounded Warrior Project’s TRACK education and employment training program.

As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Jeff deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Turkey in support of Operation Northern Watch.  During his term of enlistment, he served as an Aviation Electrician on the EA-6B Prowler for Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina.

After receiving an honorable discharge following five years of service, Jeff attended the University of Florida where he completed his undergraduate degree in English, and a Master of Science in Management.  Jeff is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation.

As Vice President of the Finding the Uniform Program, Jeff facilitates the training, and oversees all operations pertaining to the program.


April Hayden

Program Manager

April Hayden, Program Manager

April has joined the Operation New Uniform as the Program Manager. She is focusing efforts on community engagement as well as coordinating operations across programs. As the wife of a Navy helicopter pilot, she has seen firsthand the need for ONU’s programs.

As a historian, scientist, and librarian, April brings a unique skill set to the ONU Team. April boasts a Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona in Information Science and seven years of experience in various settings in the research field. Her logistic skills and ability to tackle new challenges serves as an asset for ONU while she provides structure for the organization to continue serving veterans.


Sheri O’Brien

Director of Veteran Employment

Sheri O’Brien, Director of Veteran Employment

At the beginning of 2017, Sheri was in career transition mode after working for six years in the tax credit and incentives space and got an invitation from longtime friend and colleague, Mary, to attend an Operation New Uniform Cohort graduation.  Deeply touched by the ONU mission and desire to give back to those who served their country, like her Navy husband and Air Force dad, Sheri began volunteering almost immediately after the graduation.

Sheri has both a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University.  She began her career in the banking and insurance worlds before transitioning in to an 18 year career in the staffing industry where she worked in branch operations, client development, human resources, and back office support.  Sheri has a strong customer service orientation coupled with her ability to lead people and drive results around business objectives.   Specializing in relationship building, Sheri will manage and develop Veteran Friendly corporate partnerships to facilitate ONU veterans find their dream careers.


Sterling Tyler

Director of Marketing

Sterling Tyler, Director of Marketing

Sterling joined the ONU support team earlier this year as a volunteer working on the website and social media, after she attended a cohort graduation and saw how ONU directly impacted the lives of Veterans. She was recently moved into the Director of Marketing role, where she helps with the marketing/promotion efforts for the organization.

Sterling graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communications and Advertising. She spent over 8 years working in Florida Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Department managing their advertising, social media, events, sponsorships and collateral development. After moving to Jacksonville, she worked for a local non profit as their Marketing and Events Manager. Along with working for ONU, Sterling also runs her own small business.
While not a veteran herself, she has a lot of family who currently serve or who have served in the past, so the mission of ONU is one she strongly believes in.