Daniel YorkDaniel York, Founder of VetREST& Chairman of the Board of Advisors

Dan is a Major General in the U.S. Army Reserves with over 35 years of military service.  He currently serves as the Reserve Advisor to the NORTHCOM/NORAD Commander.  Dan brings leadership experience from the military where he served as a platoon leader, general’s aide de camp, company commander (2x), battalion commander, brigade commander and division commander (3x) in addition to numerous staff assignments.  

He also brings over twenty years of experience as a pastor, trainer and leadership consultant.  He is in demand as a speaker around the world and is the author of eight books and composer of seven albums. These can be purchased at He and his wife Kathleen have three children and three grandchildren.  


"My intent is that we create VetREST chapters across the United States that will provide direct coaching to Veterans suffering from PTS and directly reduce the number of those who are taking their own lives."

Erwin CablayanErwin Cablayan, CEO of VetREST & Board Member

Erwin is a former company commander for the 501st Signal Detachment based in Camp Pendleton, California and served with Dan York in the 1st PSYOPS Company in San Diego.

 A graduate from Seton Hall University with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration, Erwin is an upsilon phi delta chapter member and a mentor for Seton Hall’s mentoring program.

Erwin brings to the organization 35 years of corporate business experience. Prior to his involvement in the private business sector, he has held positions in the aerospace industry as a senior systems analyst for organizations such as the Boeing Corporation in Renton, WA and Rohr Industries in San Diego, CA.


Pedro Rosario, VetREST Director

Pedro is a passionate leader with a demonstrated pattern of success, he has over 20 years in a broad range of military and law enforcement positions. Pedro has extensive military special operations experience in both the Army and the Air Force. He currently serves as the commander of the Army Reserves Special Operations Element at MacDill AFB. He has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was decorated for valor in combat. Pedro is currently a Chief of Police for a city in Texas that boast a commuter transit of over 166,000 vehicles per day. Pedro is graduate of the southern Police Institute Administrative Officer Course and Harvard University Senior Executive in National and International Security.

The desire to serve veterans of all services is derived from personal understanding of the effects of combat. For some, the battle is left behind, but for many brothers and sisters in arms, the war is lifelong. Vet Rest is that organization that comes along side an individual when all the parades and award ceremonies are complete and reminds the soldier that someone still cares. Having spent time in the wounded warrior transition units after suffering an injury, Pedro can speak to the experience firsthand of the darkness that can grab hold of you and run the rest of your life as a combat survivor. 

Vet Rest is a life line a hand up, brothers helping brothers to end the effects of war in our daily lives. 


Rebecca Halstead, VetREST Board of Advisors

Becky is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy and achieved an historic milestone as the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer. She was the senior Commanding General for logistics in Iraq, and was the first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level.

As a retired Army Brigadier General, she founded STEADFAST Leadership, LLC a leader consultancy company. Becky specializes in inspirational speaking (nationally and internationally), developing leader training programs, leader coaching, consulting and advising. She is the author of The First Person You Must Lead is You.

Becky has over 15 years of executive‐level leadership experience, developing and training high-performing, complex and diverse teams capable of strategic planning and execution. Becky has an M.S. in National Resource Strategy (Advanced Manufacturing) from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, and an M.S. in Advanced Military Studies (Visionary Leadership) from the Army Command and General Staff College. She is a member on the Board of Advisors for Prevail Health Solutions, the Board of Advisors for Principal Solar, and the Board of Advisors for the Thayer Leader Development Group (as well as a Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker on leadership), and the Board of Advisors for Grace After Fire. Becky is an active spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress with specific focus on military health care. Becky is a recipient of the 2007 National Women’s History Project award for “Generations of Women Moving History Forward.”

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Chet H. Cross, Board of Advisors

Chet H. Cross is Chemtura's executive vice president of supply chain and operations. He is responsible for their supply chain, procurement, manufacturing, EHS&S and engineering functions. 

Mr. Cross joined Chemtura in January 2010 from Ashland Corporation, where he was vice president of operations for Ashland Hercules Water Technologies, primarily responsible for strategic oversight of the global manufacturing footprint and for the global operations and planning organizations. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility over two decades with Hercules Incorporated, most recently as general manager for Hercules’s $700 million Americas pulp and paper business and as president of Hercules Canada.

Following his 1980 graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, Mr. Cross served in the U.S. Army, leading various units and teaching at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of lieutenant colonel.


Steve Beach, VetREST Board of Advisors

Steve Beach is a Brigadier General in the Oregon National Guard, serving in the military for nearly 30 years. His current assignment is Commander, 82nd Brigade (Troop Command).

He is a traditional National Guardsman and has worked for Intel Corporation for nearly 20 years, balancing time and responsibilities of his two jobs. Steve is a 1984 graduate of West Point and went on to earn his MBA from George Fox University in 2002. Steve and his wife, Diane, live in Newberg with their dogs and cats, spending the precious moments away from work in their yard tending trees, vegetables, berries, and flowers, and occasionally throwing salmon or halibut on the grill.