Staff

Executive Director

Todd DePastino

todd@veteransbreakfastclub.com

Todd DePastino is founding director of the Veterans Breakfast Club. Todd’s interest in veterans’ stories first grew out of his work as a historian. Todd is author and editor of seven books, including the award-winning Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front (W.W. Norton), a biography of the famed WWII cartoonist. He has a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University and has taught at Penn State Beaver and Waynesburg University, where he received the Lucas-Hathaway Award for Teaching Excellence.

Director of Programming

Shaun Hall

shaun@veteransbreakfastclub.com

Shaun is host and producer of the VBC’s Scuttlebutt and brings a non-veteran’s perspectives and questions to our programs and conversation. His passion for veteran stories is what made him return to VBC again and again.

Media & Communications

Ellie DePastino

ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com

Ellie, Todd’s daughter, has been attending events since the VBC was just a small group of WWII vets who gathered for breakfast. She graduated from the College of Wooster in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and is now living in Chicago. She does print & digital media production for the VBC, handles desk duties, and manages the VBC’s social media & website.