Shawn Lewis

Shawn Lewis, Director of Veteran Employment

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Shawn is a Navy Veteran having joined the Service in June 1991 and retired after 23 years of service to the Navy in July 2014.  Shawn’s background in helping Sailors manage their careers in the Navy, coaching, training, and encourage Transitioning Service Members to pursue careers in the business arena, adds to our diverse team.

During Shawn’s 23 years of service, he led 6 divisions as the Torpedo Division Chief, Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor, Master Training Specialist, Instructor, Department Career Counselor, Range Safety Officer, and Ships Maintenance Manager.  On the submarines he served on, his primary duty was to manage the ships compliment of conventional ordnance which included ADCAP Torpedoes, Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, and various small arms and ammunition.

A recent addition to the ONU Family, Shawn resides with his Family in Kingsland, GA.




Carrie Paul  PHR, SHRM-CPDirector of HR and Strategic InitiativesA few years ago Carrie decided to take a step back from her professional career to spend more time with her family and focus on volunteer work. It was during that time she attended a Woman’s leadership event and learned about Operation New Uniform. She was inspired by the mission and connected with ONU to see if she could be a part of the work they were doing to assist Veterans transition from the military. Today Carrie works with ONU’s leadership on a variety of strategic initiatives and creates Human Resources policies and procedures. Carrie has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources specifically focused on performance management, leadership, conflict resolution, and in the creation of recruitment and employee relations strategies. In her previous roles Carrie was a HR leader trusted to provide advice and counsel to executive leadership on HR issues. Carrie has degrees in Human Resource Management and Psychology from Kings College and a Masters in Management from Rosemont College.

Ariane Almalvez, Outreach Coordinator

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.