ABOUT OUR TEAM

Jordan Kaye Colvin

Jordan Kaye Colvin

Executive Director

Jordan brings various government, legislative, and non-profit experience to the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans. She most recently served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-06), where managed an extensive policy portfolio and drafted the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act(P.A.W.S.).

Previously, Jordan served as a policy advisor and investigator for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Previously, she held the role of Director of Outreach and Policy for FAIR Girls, a D.C.-based anti-human trafficking organization which provides direct services to victims of trafficking.

In addition, Jordan served in the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington D.C., where she was selected to the Human Traffic Unit within the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division. In that role, Jordan worked directly with the FBI’s task force on human trafficking, Project Innocence Lost.

Jordan holds a JD from the David A. Clarke school of law at the University of the District of Columbia and a BA from the George Washington University. She lives in Baltimore County, MD. with her husband a former Army Ranger and two rescue dogs, Colonel (Ret.) Darby and Spanky.

Cole & Kaya Lyle

Cole & Kaya Lyle

Cole Thomas Lyle is an 8-year Marine Corps veteran of Afghanistan. Since acquiring his service-dog, Kaya, Cole has been advocating for service dogs to assist veterans with Post Traumatic Stress, spearheading the PAWS Act in Congress.

Amanda Baity

Amanda Baity

Media Director

Amanda Baity is currently Publisher of American Service Dogs magazine and Director of Operations and Photo Editor for Prince William Living and Brides & Weddings magazines. An Atlanta native, she has 9+ years of print & online media experience.

Wife of a Marine Corps combat veteran, Amanda co-founded Semper K9 Assistance Dogs in 2014 with her husband Christopher. She is currently Director of Operations for Semper K9 and an advocate for the military community with a focus on invisible wounds.

In her early work career, she was Controller for a multi-million dollar corporation in Atlanta as she attended college. While finishing her degrees in Optometry and Astro-Biology she worked as a family service worker for the Department of Health & Human Services Head Start Program.

BOARD MEMBERS

Judge Halee Weinstein

Judge Halee Weinstein

The Honorable Halee Weinstein was appointed as an Associate Judge of the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City in 2002. For several years, she has served as the Judge-in-Charge of the Eastside Division of the Court. At that location, In October, 2015, she launched a Veteran’s Treatment Docket and serves as its Presiding Judge.

Craig Metz

Craig Metz

Craig Huseman Metz is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Washington office. He has experience in federal legislative, regulatory, and agency adjudicative operations.

Kevin T. Carroll

Kevin T. Carroll

Kevin serves as the deputy general counsel of Babel Street, Inc. Previously, he practiced law at the law firms of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as well as Hughes Hubbard & Reed.

Prior to these roles, Kevin served as senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. In addition, Kevin served as a CIA case officer with service in a Middle Eastern combat zone.

Kevin holds a JD from Fordham University, a LLM from Georgetown University, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife and son in Northern Virginia.