LEADERSHIP

Meet Our Team

Julie Ciolino

Tyler Durham

Troy Wilkinson

Julie has been supporting active service members and Veterans since 1990.  From sending care packages to troops overseas, leading collection drives  and volunteering at a local homeless Veteran shelter starting in 2010, she has seen first hand how much more is needed for our Veterans.

After learning about many of the challenges our Veterans have when moving out of homelessness, she committed to ensure they have a bed to sleep and essential items to get back on their feet.  In 2013, The Imagine Project was incorporated, receiving it’s non-profit status in 2014.  In 2018, the organization changed its name to Veteran Support Alliance to better reflect its mission. 

Since 2010, over 3000 articles of clothing and shoes have been given to homeless Veterans across Massachusetts, and over 150 Veterans have been provided beds and move-in kits.

Julie is extremely passionate about supporting those who served our country.  Not a Veteran herself, Julie is committed to ensuring those who served our country are taken care of and have the support they deserve. 

Julie has a business degree from Framingham State University and is a global program lead for a Bio Pharmaceutical company.  

Tyler is a Partner with Prophet, a global growth consultancy. 

He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army helping to turn Bosnia-Herzegovina from a warring country to a peaceful, democratic nation in less than a year – forging an appreciation and understanding for the power of leadership & communication, and what it takes to make change happen in the real world under the most demanding circumstances.

Prior to joining Prophet, Tyler served at McKinsey & Company as a leader in the Organization Practice. Before McKinsey, Tyler served as Global President & Partner of Ketchum Change, as a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, and was honorably discharged as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

Tyler served for a number of years with his Lab, Luke, as a therapy dog team in New York with Good Dog Foundation helping serve veterans at the VA Hospital on Manhattan.

Tyler has a B.A. from Wake Forest University, and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army’s Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault schools.

Tyler lives in Wayland with his wife, Anne, and his daughter, Madeline.

Troy is a serial entrepreneur and owner of several small businesses ranging from information technology services, to property management, to training and personal development.Having served  from the age of 17, working with many foreign military services, and deploying/moving 11 times during his military career, often overseas, Troy has gained a deep appreciation for cultural variety and successfully navigating diverse situations and adverse challenges. He is a an honorably discharged, service-connected disabled veteran – injured while serving on a special reaction team with the 101st Airborne Division.

For over a decade, Troy has served as a hands-on, senior level manager of organizations dedicated to helping individuals close the gap between who they are today and the person they truly want to be, learning to increase influence and inspire action as a way of life, and discovering and serving their higher purpose in the world. Troy has successfully led nonprofit organizations with up to 400+ active volunteers. He has managed over 50 seminars and 200 trainings, personally developing many of them.

Troy is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne, Air Assault, Special Reaction Team Entry and Marksman Observer courses. Troy was awarded the Vice Presidential Service Badge for security operations. He has a B.S. in Information Systems Management from UMUC, earned by attending classes on three continents. He also has earned over 50 certificates in a wide variety of disciplines over the past 30 years.