Who We Are

Service to our country is an honor that one can never regret. But the terrors of war may leave indelible marks on the human soul that, if unattended, can lead to unintended malice and, ultimately, self-destruction. The challenges that we veterans face are not insurmountable, if dealt with early.

Our Mission

Pathways for Veterans is dedicated to healing the spiritual war wounds of the men and women of our military. Our mission is to create a safe environment where all veterans can experience being heard and are given the tools to re-purpose themselves in mind, body and spirit.

Meet the Team

The Board of Directors


Gary Ferguson, Founder

Pathways for Veterans is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Gary Ferguson, a Vietnam Combat Veteran. He went through many of the common pitfalls after returning from Vietnam that many of our returning soldiers are facing today, and he suffered through the many consequences of his choices. He rediscovered his true identity and developed a passion to be of service to others. His new mission in life is to create healthy "Pathways for Veterans" so others can sidestep these pitfalls.


Scott McCullough, Board Member

Scott is a devoted father of two beautiful young children and adoring husband. He has had a long and varied career path including but not limited to his work as a firefighter in the USAF, youth counselor, drug rehab counselor for Florida Corrections, special events coordinator for Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, real estate broker and jobs in various construction related fields. Scott graduated from the University of West Florida with a masters degree in psychology. He is USAF and a Desert Storm Veteran (1990-1991).

His dedication, commitment and true compassion for others has led him to join the Pathways team. He has found his calling for life. The PATH he was meant to follow and is ready to aid you on the beginning of your Journey.


Debbie DiManno, Board Member

Debbie’s path to Cour Training took her from a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology to various careers in the medical field modalities such as Cardiology, GI and Genetic Biotech. Her interests took her into the the business sector working for Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Philips, Siemens and Exact Sciences.

She spent 30 years working in Western Medicine and her extreme health issues made it clear that Western Medicine didn’t have all the answers. She understood that much of her healing had to come from within. She realized that her “biography was her biology”. She became “well” as a result of using modalities like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. She has always been a natural coach and found herself inspired to share everything she has learned.