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Todd Baxter leaving Veterans Outreach Center – Democrat & Chronicle

Todd Baxter leaving Veterans Outreach Center

By: Todd Clausen

After three years, Todd Baxter has announced that he will leave his job as executive director of the Veterans Outreach Center

He said in a letter that his last day will be April 14.

“As our youngest Zach is about to graduate high school and go on to college, my wife Mary and I are taking stock in our lives and contemplating future endeavors,” he wrote. “It is for this reason that I will turnover of the management of the Veterans Outreach Center.”

Baxter’s departure marks the second blow to the Veterans Outreach Center in recent months. Founder Thomas Cray was diagnosed with brain cancer, his daughter said in January.

Cray, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, counseled veterans for a group called the Veterans Outreach Project, which was founded by Vietnam veterans in 1973 to help veterans adjust to civilian life. In 1981, Cray oversaw the incorporation of the project into the nonprofit Veterans Outreach Center, which he led until his retirement from the organization in 2010.

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