Staff members execute the day-to-day operations of the Military Assistance Project and ensure we reach the military personnel who seek aid.  

The current staff of Military Assistance Project is comprised of the following individuals:


Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa-Lusardi
Executive Director

Dr. Cardesa-Lusardi joined MAP in June 2017 where she is responsible for its overall leadership and management.  

Richard Prebil

Sheila Hughes
Staff Attorney and Director, Pro Bono Projects

Sheila is a resident of Atlantic City, New Jersey and an attorney at the Military Assistance Project, where she assists veteran clients as well as directs the organization's Pro Bono Projects program.


Richard PRebil
Assistant DIRECTOR, Veterans Administrative Law Division

Richard serves as the Assistant Director for the Veterans Administrative Law Division. He joined the MAP staff in January 2017 to help further establish and foster this practice area. Richard is currently a student at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He will become a full-time MAP staff member in September 2017 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. 

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Wendi Faul
Case Management Specialist

Certified Financial Analyst and military spouse Wendi Faul serves as Intake Specialist for the Military Assistance Project.