Will Hopkins, VFP Executive Director

Image of Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins is a lifelong New Hampshire resident who served for six years in the New Hampshire Army National Guard as an Infantryman, which included a year-long tour in Iraq and a short period in Louisiana responding to Hurricane Katrina. Will is a lifetime member and former board member of Veterans for Peace, and served as Executive Director of New Hampshire Peace Action from 2009 to 2023. He studied Anthropology as an undergrad, and obtained a Masters in Business Administration in 2008.  He is a nonviolent direct action and peacekeeping trainer and lives in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region with his wife and two daughters. Will believes in the power of nonviolence to transform hearts, minds, and systems, when the dignity of those who would be othered is held with respect and compassion. He stepped in as National Director of Veterans For Peace in May of 2024.


Email Will: will[at]



Image of Shelly Rockett

Shelly Rockett
Business Manager

Email Shelly:


Chris Smiley
Communications Coordinator

Email Chris:

Image of Gail Aquino

Gail Aquino
VFP Office Staff

Email Gail:

Mike Ferner

Special Projects Coordinator

Email Mike: 



To email any of the VFP staff members, please replace [at] with the @ symbol. 


VFP Staff Healthcare - Transparency in Coverage Documentation