Remington
"Remy" Wood
Special Advisor
Executive Team

Remington "Remy" Wood serves as the right-hand advisor to Team Rubicon’s CEO and as the Chief Morale Officer of the office staff. Prior to joining Team Rubicon, Remington served as a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps, however, he achieved the rank of Corporal before being demoted for urinating on the commander’s lawn. At the end of the day he enjoys unwinding with a cold glass of toilet water and a copy of Squirrel Chasing Quarterly.

Muna
Ahmed
Associate, Social Media
Communications

Muna Ahmed is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota who recently moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis. She loves the great outdoors, taco trucks, and documentaries. During her spare time you can probably find her at the local dog park with her miniature schnauzer named Neko or exploring what Los Angeles has to offer. With coffee running through her veins, she will be tackling all things social media for Team Rubicon.

Laura
Atwell
Vice President, Development
Development

Laura K. Atwell has more than 25 years experience in development raising funds for hospitals, educational institutions, and human service organizations. She actually used her journalism degree from West Virginia University early in her career writing for several daily and weekly publications. In her spare time she and Jim work on their nearly 90-year-old home in New Jersey, run half marathons, and listen to the Red Sox when they can’t get to Fenway Park in person.

Kristen
Belden
Sr. Associate, Content Development
Field Operations

Kristen Belden is an instructional designer and applied anthropologist with experience working in government, military, commercial, and non-profit sectors. She received her BA in French and Anthropology from the University of Michigan and her MSEd in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. An avid explorer, Kristen spent three years living and working in Benin, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. She taught English in a rural middle school and conducted research on the prevalence of sexual harassment in Beninese secondary schools. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys hiking, reading, biking, snowboarding, and watching terrible reality television. As a Detroit native and Wolverine, Kristen is a passionate fan of Red Wing hockey and all University of Michigan sports. While Kristen loves Southern California and never wants to leave, she does long for seasons other than sun and fire.

Tyler
Bradley
U.S. Army, 2005-2011. Region: X
Clay Hunt Fellows

“My view of service used to be defined in a sort of masochistic way which is almost a necessity in the Infantry. Through Team Rubicon, I now understand the impact that a few people with big hearts can make. I understand the joy you can bring to an elderly woman just by shoveling a bit of snow. And I understand how service can save a struggling veteran find himself again and shift his worldview.”

Dana
Braverman
Administrator, Region I
Regional Operations

Dana Braverman attended Columbia University where she graduated with a degree in economics. Before joining Team Rubicon full time, she spent 8 years working in marketing and analytics and volunteered as Region 1's Communications Manager. Dana is a Boston native and despite a five-year stint in New York, has remained a faithful Boston sports fan.

Zachary
Brooks-Miller
Director, Field Operations
Field Operations

Zach Brooks-Miller is an Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq as a combat engineer. He holds a B.A. in History and a Masters in International Affairs. Before joining Team Rubicon, he traveled the world, from Somaliland to Laos, clearing explosive remnants of war. When not working Zach can be found clinging perilously to the side of a cliff. He only wrote this bio so he wouldn't get fined.

Kate
Browne
Associate, Operational Membership
Field Operations

Kate Browne is a native New Yorker, storied traveler, and former outdoor guide who spent years supporting operations in the airline industry before finding her way to TR. She is a donor and volunteer turned intern turned staff member who has deployed domestically and internationally with both the US and UK teams. Sheholds a BA in English Literature from Saint Michael's College and a PGD in International Disaster Management from The University of Manchester. When she's not hustling to move Greyshirts around the globe, she can be found sleeping on airport floors in between adventures.

Brian
Buhman
Associate, Regional Readiness
Regional Operations

Brian Buhman is a four year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an Infantry Assaultman in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his tour, he went to Kutztown University where he received his B.S. in Criminal Justice. Brian joined Team Rubicon as a volunteer in 2011 and got his first taste of disaster response after a tornado destroyed the town of Henryville, IN. This experience inspired Brian to join the volunteer leadership team and help build Team Rubicon. Before joining the full-time staff, Brian learned the inner-workings of Region III by serving as the Pennsylvania Director Of Personnel and Training, Regional Field Ops Manager, and Regional Administrator. When he's not getting dirty with the team, Brian enjoys adventure racing, lobster diving, and spending time with his wife Jess and two-year-old son Grant.

David
Burke
Vice President, Programs and Field Operations
Field Operations

David Burke graduated from the University of Iowa where he majored in business, bicycle maintenance, and beer snobbery. He served just under 5 years in the Marine Corps as a logistics officer and he deployed to Iraq with RCT-8 and to Afghanistan with the 2d Marine Division. David finished active service as a Captain in Quantico, VA, supporting the M1A1 Tank and M88 Recovery Vehicle. After a short stint in consulting, David traveled the US logging 1000’s of miles on the road and 100’s with a backpack.

Amanda
Burke
Director, Regional Organization and Effectiveness
Regional Operations

Amanda Burke served four years in the Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Officer where she mastered the art of selective hearing. Post USMC, she spent time adulting with Target and Booz Allen Hamilton before she found her home with Team Rubicon. Amanda joined the staff shortly after returning from a deployment to the Philippines in support of our response to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. She is also a full time student pursing a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Learning. In her free time, her addiction to running supports her unhealthy obsession with cheese popcorn and chocolately baked goods.

Darcy
Calderon
Major Gifts Officer
Development

Darcy Calderon is a Northern Virginia native and a graduate of Roanoke College where she majored in Political Science. She's been in the fundraising space for almost ten years, starting her career at the National Kidney Foundation in Los Angeles.  Before joining TR, she was a major gifts officer at the American Red Cross of Greater New York where she developed and launched their Young Professional Council.  The year of its inception it was ranked the #1 next generation fundraising program within the national Red Cross network. When not raising funds she keeps busy running around Riverdale with her energetic toddler Claire and partner in crime, John Paul.

Brandon
Callahan
U.S. Marine Corps, 2008-2016. Region: III
Clay Hunt Fellows

“My passion for Team Rubicon stems directly from the impact it’s had on my life as well as the impact I’ve witnessed in others. I have neither seen nor been a part of an organization that was so effective at embracing people from all walks of life and uniting them with a simple yet powerful sense of purpose. I intend to do my best continually as a leader, follower, and mentor to engage as many people I can.”

Hailey
Carter
Coordinator, Annual Fund
Development

Hailey Carter is a Southern California native and graduated from the University of Southern California (Fight On!) with a degree in Communication. She joined the TRibe as a Volunteer Support Intern and after a short break, came back on as a Development Assistant. When she’s not studying or working at TR, you can find her at the beach, watching cheesy shark movies, or continuing her search for the best Mexican food in LA.

Crista
Casas
U.S. Marine Corps, 2005-2016. Region: VIII
Clay Hunt Fellows

“Putting on a grey shirt was the most fulfilling experience. It was the ultimate feeling of security, knowing that from now on, nothing could take me away from a life of service. The military has its limits: four years, maybe 20 if you are lucky. Being a Greyshirt, however, is a mission that will never end. I could give a hundred reasons why service matters to me, but the truth is, it’s in my bloodline, and the only life I can have.”

Jon
Chin
Associate, Operational Membership
Field Operations

Suffering from wanderlust, Jon Chin is never sure where he is going to be next. A walking contrarian (a Marine Officer with a BA from Berkeley), he'll try everything at least once and knows his purpose in life is to serve and help others. One of the greatest armchair football coaches of all time, he enjoys rewinding football games repeatedly, trying to figure out every nuance until he's not allowed to watch with others anymore. Originally from California, he is enjoying his life as a Southerner at the NOC.

Dennis
Clancey
Deputy Director, Operational Support
Field Operations

A 2004 West Point graduate, Dennis Clancey spent six years as an active-duty Army officer. His service included combat leadership in Iraq and various roles at Army Space and Missile Defense Command. In 2010, Dennis joined Amazon.com as an operations leader, launching 2 of its then largest fulfillment centers. A stand-out performer at the company, Dennis was featured in Fortune magazine’s “How Amazon learned to love veterans.” In 2015, Dennis launched a textile export company and released the award-winning documentary Chasing Red, in which he is both subject and director. Dennis joined Team Rubicon as a volunteer in 2014, responding to the 2015 Nepal earthquakes and Texas floods. He's is an avid traveler, trail runner, and mountaineer. For the last nine summers, he has run with the bulls in Spain, where he is a guide and mentor for first-time runners.

Jon
Connors
Deputy Director, Northeast
Clay Hunt Fellow AlumniRegional Operations

A lifetime ago, Jon Connors served as an active duty Marine Corps officer for four years, including deployments to Africa and the Middle East. He earned his Bachelor’s at Villanova University and his Master’s Degree from the New School University in NYC. Since then, he’s done lots of stuff, most of it digital, until finding his happy place at Team Rubicon. Jon previously held the positions of Communications Manager and Membership Manager for Region II, and was named a Clay Hunt Fellow. Jon currently manages Regions I, II, and III. In his free time, he obsessively documents his two boys’ adventure-filled lives, grooms his beard, and enjoys life with his family in the finest country in the world, New Jersey.

Jordan
Daniel
U.S. Navy, 2002-2016. Region: VIII
Clay Hunt Fellows

“My role within this organization has been much the same for my first days on the ground on my first deployment to the present. I have a passion for the mission that Team Rubicon brings to the table. Being able to motivate my fellow volunteers and turn a hard day’s work in the field into bonding time with one another is a form of service all on its own. It makes the days go by fast and the muscles not hurt as bad.”

Michael
Davidson
Sr. Associate, Fellowship Program
Clay Hunt Fellow AlumniField Operations

Michael Davidson is a local boy from the Aloha State and retired from the Navy after23 years in submarine service. He holds a B.S. in Business Management InformationSystems from Hawai'i Pacific University and M.A. in International Commerce fromNorwich University. He has an affinity for food served on a stick and when not at work you can find him on the beach pondering what lies over the horizon.

Kayla
De Leon
Office Operations Manager
People Operations

Kayla De Leon graduated from University of Oregon with a BA in Fine Art and Art History. She focused in conceptual art, particularly oil painting and film photography as her mediums. Fortunately for the art world, her business skills outweighed her creative and she found herself at TR! When she's not running around the National Office, she's traveling to exotic places to scuba dive, practicing yoga, and acquiring new accents along the way.

Art
delaCruz
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Team

Art delaCruz served honorably for over 22 years in the United States Navy and enjoyed a career that included a broad range of assignments.  Art commanded a Navy strike-fighter squadron, spent one year with McKinsey & Co. as a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow, served as a Topgun instructor, and made six combat deployments.  After retiring, he spent two and a half years in the aerospace and defense sector in the roles of business development and strategy and planning.  He maintains a honed "quick reaction" capability by attempting to keep up with his wife, four kids, golden retriever, and labrador retriever puppy.

Jerome
Deniz
Associate, Mobile Training Center
Clay Hunt Fellow AlumniField Operations

Jerome Deniz served 8 years as a linguist in the Navy, deploying to Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as several countries in the Pacific Rim. After the military, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Chinese Studies from George Mason University. He's spent the better part of the last 15 years living in Hawaii, and can crush malasadas and poke bowls like nobody else. He's also an avid hiker and lover of music.

Duane
Devorak
Associate, Public Relations
Communications

Duane DeVorak grew up a military brat so it was only natural for him to be the third generation in his family to serve in the military. After his time in the Navy, Duane worked for the USO in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a Duty Manager and Public Affairs Coordinator. Still wanting to serve, Duane supported Public Relations for Wounded Warrior Project. The sunny California beaches called his name and Decided to put all his past experiences to use at Team Rubicon. He graduated from Arizona State University with a double major and also attended FIDM in Los Angeles. When not at work you’ll find Duane getting caught up on Wendy Williams #SILYMI

David
Dodds
U.S. Army, 2000-2005. Region: III
Clay Hunt Fellows

“The two defining motivations in my life our service to our country and service to others. I am a true believer in the idea that people helping people and communities helping communities is the fundamental way to change our world for the better. I’ve found, that by helping others, I’m also helping myself. In today’s politically charged and divided country, service unites those from different walks of life, different political ideologies and schools of thought. We often see people unite in the aftermath of disasters, when they unselfishly serve others in a time of need. I believe we should bring that attitude to our everyday lives.”

Corey
Eide
Deputy Director, Operational Capabilities
Field Operations

Corey Eide and the capabilities team, facilitate the development and refinement of current and future capabilities both domestic and international. Corey is a Southern Californian native but fell for the east coast after living in DC (go statehood!) where he led the modernization of the American Red Cross’ disaster recovery services. Over a decade of experience in the disaster space, he defies the tyranny of precedent and believes disaster survivors demand better. He graduated from Tulane University with a masters in international development where he facilitates learning environments focused on disaster risk reduction, urban disaster recovery, trends in response and recovery and disruptions in the non-profit sector. Outside the office, you can find Corey with his wife and three kids either skateboarding or trying a new hole in the wall restaurant somewhere in LA.

Jason
Ferguson
Deputy Director, Operational Training
Field Operations

Jason "Ferg" Ferguson leads the national training department (aka the TRaining Shop) which houses TR's certified instructor cadres, the Clay Hunt Fellows Program, and the Mobile Training Center. Ferg leads the team in working alongside internal and external partners to manage scalable training and leadership development programs which fuel TR's capacity for effective and safe execution of its core capabilities in disaster response operations. He has over fifteen years of experience across the Higher Education, Public Health, Emergency Management, and Veteran Service sectors in assisting organizations and communities in preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against disasters. He hails from Chicago, enjoys creating music and spending time with his family, and is said to have a pretty decent jump shot.

Andrew
Glenn
Associate, Training Product Development
Field Operations

Andrew Glenn was born at West Point from a long line of Army vets and graduated from Penn State with a degree in economics and a minor in international relations. He’s been lucky enough to live in Germany and England as a kid, studied abroad in Tokyo, and is now a reformed expat having returned to Los Angeles after 8 years in Australia where he completed two graduate degrees, volunteered as a lifeguard, and successfully survived sun exposure. He also likes tacos and puppies.

Mike
Gorham
Deputy Director, Southwest
Clay Hunt Fellow AlumniRegional Operations

Mike Gorham manages Region IX and joined the team on the heels of graduating as a Clay Hunt Fellow… some might even say as a result of the experience he gained from the program. In his other life, Mike served as an Army officer and has deployed as an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan and as a company commander in Iraq. Since leaving active duty military Mike earned his MBA and began the long, yet rewarding, journey toward philanthropy. He has worked directly with numerous non-profit organizations prior to Team Rubicon, including Make a Wish Foundation, where he harnessed the supernatural powers of wish granting. Mike currently resides in Northern California with his lovely wife and their three children, whom he is raising to be faithful New York Giants football fans!

Nicole
Green
VP, Regional Operations
Field Operations

Nicole Green served as an Air Force intelligence officer for four years, including a stint in Iraq in 2003 where she learned to translate between different branches of service. She holds a BS in Political Science from the Air Force Academy and an MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University. A lifelong nomad born in Texas and raised in Georgia, she worked as an English teacher in Russia, a critical thinking instructor for the Army, and a strategy consultant for Deloitte before volunteering with Team Rubicon in 2011 and getting hooked on the opportunity to help others. 

Jessica
Green
Associate, Operational Accounting
Finance

Jessica "Jess" Green  is a Cali native who enjoys the great outdoors, good food and cardio kick boxing. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a concentration in race, class & gender. The study of Sociology changed her perception on many things going on in the world today including homelessness and birthed a passion for human services. TR is a place where she has been building on her purpose and is thankful to be part of something much larger than herself. On weekends you can find her volunteering at church or in Long Beach helping the local homeless, low income residents & veterans with food and supplies for their pet companions. This self-proclaimed foodie loves trying new restaurants & food trucks, going for long walks on the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Andrew
Hana
U.S. Army, 2000-2004. Region: V
Clay Hunt Fellows

“Service is an act of gratitude that gives me purpose. It took me a long time to realize this after I took off my uniform. I kept seeking it without understanding what I was really looking for. The jobs I chased and the studies I undertook pushed me in a direction of helping other people. But identifying this goal of serving others makes the path clearer and gives a much deeper meaning to why I have walked as I have. I know that I have a lot to offer, and I know that sharing it with others fulfills me.”

McKay
Harcus
Coordinator, Membership Mobilization
Field Operations

McKay Harcus is a six-year army veteran from Denton, Texas. He has recently graduated from UNT with a degree in Emergency Management. He has two lovely daughters. When he’s not supporting TR Membership, he’s either at the lake, towing his kids on an inner tube, or painting and showcasing his art at local shows.

Terry
Harvey
Sr. Associate, Instructor Cadre
Field Operations

A true, salty Manhattan Beach local, Terry Harvey is a retired Captain from Los Angeles County Fire Department, and has spent the last 30 years as a public safety professional. As a Public Information Officer (PIO), for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Terry facilitated the strategic dissemination of information, and resources to address critical incidents and events. Since retiring from the fire department, Terry has been a public safety consultant, providing investigations, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of personal injury matters involving public and private facilities. As a passionate public safety professional, he is committed to lead by example and believes giving back to communities is essential for personal development and growth. A dedicated waterman and all around lover of the sea, when off duty, Terry can be found in the water surfing, or out at sea on his boat.

Trip
Henderson
Chief Marketing Officer
Executive Team

Early in his career Trip worked at the Dept. of Transportation as a U.N. policy analyst, and then ran the business ropes course as a consultant at the Corporate Executive Board. Seeking proximity to better ski slopes, he packed his bags for San Francisco in the mid-90s, where he spent 12 years at pioneering digital marketing agencies Razorfish, Organic, and SapientNitro. He operated at the forefront of new digital marketing platforms, and also led enterprise web development projects including the first-ever fully transactional online stock brokerage (Charles Schwab).When the opportunity came to serve again by joining Team Rubicon, Trip successfully ejected from Silicon Valley with only minor injuries and landed in LA. Trip is a graduate of Villanova University and its Navy ROTC program. He and his wife are avid motorcyclists, and are pretty sure their infant daughter is already showing signs that she’ll be the next American-born MotoGP champion.

Jeremy
Hinen
Associate, Digital Media
Communications

An Air Force brat and passionate cinephile, Jeremy Hinen came to Team Rubicon following five years in New York City as a freelance videographer. He attended The King’s College in lower Manhattan, graduating with a degree in Media, Culture, and the Arts. When he’s not out photographing or filming for TR, Jeremy can either be found taking in the independent film scene at his local art house theater, or hiking one of Los Angele’s many scenic trails.

Ashley
Hudson
Associate, Training Product Development
Field Operations

Ashley Hudson taught High School Agriculture and Shop in a rural Colorado town, but after three years realized she needed a little more life experience. So she did the most logical thing and joined the Peace Corps where she taught rural fish farmers how to manage integrated aquaculture systems. Upon returning from the African bush, she spent the next two years working for small non-profits in Nevada where she spent a majority of her days living out of her tent, exploring the beautiful desert and eating way too much lettuce from the farm.  She soon switched directions and joined the Army where she served with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion. After leaving the Military, she found her way to TR, first as a volunteer before turning full-time employee.  In her free time, you can find her hiking, identifying random desert plants, watching Community Theater and spending a ridiculous amount of time harvesting pine-nuts in the fall.

Kirk
Jackson
Manager, Digital Media
Communications

Kirk Jackson, originally from the Houston area, attended NYU followed by a 7 year master’s degree from the NYC School of Hard Knocks where he learned more than he cared to about the film and television industry. While working in the documentary and nonprofit realm, Kirk began producing and managing digital media for Team Rubicon in late 2010. In addition to being a connoisseur of chocolate chip cookies, he loves to sit on the porch with his wife and children to watch dueling hummingbirds while sipping a season-appropriate cocktail.

Raj
Kamachee
Chief Information Officer
Executive Team

Raj Kamachee oversees technology and information systems strategy at TR. With years of startup experience in commerce, healthcare and defense, Raj has extensive tech expertise.  Raj graduated from the University of Louisiana with a BSc in Computer Science and Scientific Computing. He also founded a software consulting company. Early on, Raj realized that his calling is to help people by solving problems, and technology allows him to do just that. Prior to TR, Raj led software development for the Department of Defense projects where he developed friendships with military veterans and wanted to contribute to the mission. Joining TR gave him such opportunity to make a bigger impact. His other passions are family, friends and martial arts. Raj is an MMA trainer and runs MMA camps for at-risk youth.

Mike
Lee
Manager, Marketing
Communications

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Chicago where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

Sarah
Lenger
Sr. Associate, Graphic Design
Communications

Sarah (Wood) Lenger is co-founder Jake Wood’s sister. After TR’s formation in Haiti, she worked with Jake and William to develop the TR logo and brand. Sarah has a BFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and currently resides in Iowa City with her husband, Ryan, and son, Graham. In addition to designing for TR, she has her own stationery business, Paper Plains.

Michael
Lloyd
U.S. Navy, 1986-1991. Region: VIII/X
Clay Hunt Fellows

“I have asked myself what is my ‘why?’ I still do not fully understand what it is, but I’m getting there. What I do know is, service is something learned and embraced. I believe using life skills as an act of service is necessary and life-changing. Giving away knowledge and guidance is both personally and professionally gratifying, is also is becoming my ‘why’. Learning and embracing is not just a single act, it is a continual exertion of choice and a willingness to incorporate ideas and other experiences to improve myself, my family and community.”

Fred
Luminoso
Associate, Operational Logistics
Field Operations

Fred Luminoso joined Team Rubicon on Op Country Roads, clearing flood debris in West Virginia. In addition to more ops, he volunteered with Team Finance at TRHQ before climbing aboard full-time. A graduate of Stanford and the University of Chicago, Fred is a former Marine officer and previously worked as an investment banker. In his spare time, Fred can be found at the gym, in the kitchen, or at the local public library.

Jennifer
Mangali
Sr. Manager, Corporate & Foundation Giving
Development

Jennifer Mangali is a two-time graduate of Loyola Marymount University- English Literature undergrad and master's in Theology. Jenn brings 15 years of development experience to TR.When she is not at The Original Red Onion eating crispy chicken tacos, she's hanging with her husband or binge watching Gilmore Girls with her three daughters. These activities help pass the time as she awaits the return of her beloved Boxer, Darla, and Boston Terrier, Kirby, who are currently deployed to the backyard on Operation Squirrel.

Brian
Meagher
Major Gifts Officer
Development

Brian Meagher completed his BA in History from Spring Arbor University in his native state of Great Lakes and Great Times, Michigan. Brian spent time in the Air Force, and quickly began his career in development after he got out. He comes to us with time as a successful major gift and planned giving officer from primary school and university level fundraising. His brain holds a wealth of useless information, always helpful in trivia games. Brian is a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers and the perpetually downtrodden Detroit Lions. He got the disaster relief bug in January of 2010 when he served in Haiti after the earthquake. 

Dipali
Mehta
Director, Finance
Finance

Dipali Mehta is a certified public accountant, originally from the Washington, DC area. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce with concentrations in accounting and management information systems. She has over 18 years of accounting experience in both public and corporate accounting.

Joe
Messere
Deputy Director, Southeast
Regional Operations

Joe Messere hails from Virginia and has the ocean in his blood. He attended the Merchant Marine Academy where he earned a degree in Marine Engineering and learned everything you would want to know about how to break and fix anything that floats. He has managed all sorts of projects and people in austere environments and happens to know about the parts of nuclear reactors you've never seen. Joe is an avid yachtsman and is thrilled his Region is surrounded by warm water! He is also a Navy Reservist and has deployed twice to Afghanistan and most recently to the 5th Fleet Command Staff. He's happy to call Region IV his first permanent home in five years.

Jeremy
Miller
Sr. Web Developer
Technology

Jeremy Miller spent six years in New York City working in technology & design, after getting his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He studied Information Systems & Operations Management, a natural choice given his love for problem solving. In New York, he spent nearly 3 years at one of the early unicorn startups, Fab.com, driving merchandising operations forward internally and shaping one of the best online shopping experiences of its time. Jeremy is an avid volleyball player, a practitioner of hot yoga, and a real softie around his roommate's two puppies.

Sal
Mixquitl
Sr. Associate, Accounting
Finance

Sal Mixquitl is a Los Angeles native who enjoys playing sports, reading accounting & tax articles, and enjoying good food. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Golden Gate University with a Master of Science in Taxation. He supports the Finance department with revenue accounting and revenue forecasting and has 5 years of accounting experience in both public and corporate accounting.

Victor
Moran
Associate, Accounting
Finance

Victor Moran is a born and raised Angeleno and enjoys listening to classic rock, hiking, working out at the gym, and spending time with his two daughters and fiancee. He spent several years working as an Inventory Control and Receiving Supervisor for an online military and security retail outlet as well as a cycling online retailer. After studying business office administration at UEI he found an interest in the world of finance. Now here at TR he hopes to not only further his career in Accounting but also leave his mark and contribute back to society.

Nick
Mrzlak
IMT Chief
Clay Hunt Fellow AlumniField Operations

Nick Mrzlak spent four years with the Worlds Greatest Navy as a Hospital Corpsman at Balboa and Bethesda hospitals then on the USS Blue Ridge out of Yokosuka, Japan. After the Navy, he worked as a firefighter paramedic in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. He started volunteering with Team Rubicon in 2012 and during his time with Cohort 4 of the Clay Hunt Fellowship Program, he found a niche with the Incident Management Team (IMT). He continues to look for adventures and opportunities wherever they can be found and lives by the motto “Be nice, and try to help”

Kathryn
Nauman
Special Events Manager
Development

Kathryn Nauman, an Austin, Texas native, graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. She brings her experience and passion for event management to develop special events for Team Rubicon. Prior to joining TR, Kathryn managed operations and events at the Academy of Country Music. She has an unusual obsession with palm trees and in her free time, Kathryn can be found exploring LA for live music, hiking, or at the beach.

Jeremy
Neal
Systems Engineer
Technology

Jeremy Neal comes to TR with around 20 years of experience in various IT disciplines, and around 10 years experience in the emergency management field as a volunteer with CalOES. He’s passionate about veteran’s affairs, Constitutional rights, and iced tea.

Erin
Noste, MD
Deputy Medical Director
Field Operations

Dr. Erin Noste is the Deputy Medical Director for Team Rubicon. She grew up in San Diego and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her medical degree at the University of California, Davis. She then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina for Emergency Medicine residency and fellowship training in Operational and Disaster Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). When she is not busy explaining why she played water polo instead of basketball she is an emergency medicine physician and serves as the Director of Global Emergency Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the Division of Operational and Disaster Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Noste enjoys international travel, beach activities, snowboarding, and hanging out with her husband (when he is not commercial salmon fishing in Alaska) and her incredibly spoiled labradoodle.

William
Porter
Sr. Associate, Operational Planning
Field Operations

William "T.J." Porter was a 13-year Air Force veteran, law enforcement officer, and world traveler before diving into Emergency Management with the American Red Cross as a Government Operations Liaison.  He found TR in 2012 and has been kicking disasters in the teeth ever since as a Planning Manager for Region VIII, Intelligence Analyst, and Incident Commander on the Incident Management Team. Long coaching and mentoring sessions, good food, and complex operations are some of his passions. He hails from South Carolina and when he's not herding kittens at the National Operations Center in Dallas, you can find him on the water surfing, skiing or wakeboarding.

Taylor
Randall
Generalist, People Operations
People Operations

Taylor Randall is a self-proclaimed "Brojan" as she attended USC for B.S. in Public Policy as well as UCLA for a Masters in Social Work. After a few years as a teacher and children's play therapist, Taylor turned to Human Resources to continue her passion for working with people. Prior to joining TR, Taylor worked at several entertainment companies but felt she was missing out on her calling to be more of a public servant. When she is not working, you can find Taylor hanging out in the valley with her family watching football or trying out new restaurants in LA.

Traci
Rankin
U.S . Army, 1989-1993. Region: VII
Clay Hunt Fellows

“I feel my purpose on earth is to serve others. My entire adult life has been spent in uniform in service first in the Army and then as a sworn law enforcement officer. Though I had to medically retire from law enforcement, I am still very capable of making a difference and help bring calm to chaos. I truly believe in karma, for all good deeds we do serving others, we will be repaid during our lifetime.”

Jonas
Reynolds
Deputy Director, Northwest
Regional Operations

Jonas Reynolds manages Region VIII and Region X and adds another Georgian to our leadership team. He served as an Army Counterintelligence Agent and Electronic Warfare Operator with combat deployments to Iraq. He has a BS in Management and a MS in Electrical Engineering. After his military service, Jonas worked as a lead engineer developing world-wide satellite ground stations for Honeywell. He’s been a Team Rubicon member since 2012, and has done everything from mucking basements to leading Colorado statewide operations. For him, the members truly make the mission. Jonas loves elaborate puzzles whether a serious strategy game, backcountry calamity, or a race affording the opportunity to bike, paddle, and run against other challengers.

Lily
Rhodes
Associate, Grants
Development

Lily Rhodes is a proud University of Connecticut alum (Go Huskies, Calhoun is King, In Kemba We Trust, etc.) with a varied background in writing, volunteer management, and community outreach. After graduating, she found herself stuck between a rock and an English degree, optimistically chasing the perfect union between her love of writing and her determination to drive change. Enter Team Rubicon. When she’s not on the clock, Lily is doing one of three things: reading, running, or searching for the perfect IPA.

Eli
Rivera
U.S. Coast Guard, 1984-1989. Region: I
Clay Hunt Fellows

“At an early age, my parents said, ‘Remember to always lend a hand, help the weak, and be humble.’ Those words resonated throughout my life. My passion to help others grew over the years, which ultimately led me to join the United States Coast Guard, and later the Police Department. Service to others is what defines me, and I am honored to have found Team Rubicon, an organization that allows me to continue to serve my community and nation. Lending a hand and serving those in need, strengthens my soul and is part of who I am today.”

Miguel
Rocha
U.S. Army, 1994-2012. Region: VI
Clay Hunt Fellows

“When I think of service, I think of giving from the heart to those in need or just a smile that assures someone that everything is going to be OK. The service of others during my teen years made me the leader I became in the military. I feel an overwhelming satisfaction when I give back to the community and veterans, like in some way I am silently saying ‘thank you’ to everyone who’s ever unknowingly taught me compassion, humility and the meaning of service.”

Sandra
Rollings
U.S. Army, 2005-2010. Region: X
Clay Hunt Fellows

“To me, the only way to feel true fulfillment in life is to know you have made a positive impact and the only real way I see to do that is to live a life focused on how you can help others that may or may not be as fortunate as you. It’s creating a world of givers and not takers. I feel that the world gets so wrapped up in finding success that they forget how to step out of the ‘me’ for a minute and see what a life-changing difference they can make for someone else.”

Pat
Ross
Deputy Director, Membership
Field Operations

Pat Ross III leads Team Rubicon’s click to shovel experience, deploying volunteer disaster responders throughout the world. For six years he supported Marine Infantry Battalions and advised foreign military forces and then earned a Masters of Business Administration at The Ohio State University. He grew up in Connecticut and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science and the answers to all the world’s problems. After work, Pat can be found devouring excessive quantities of unidentifiable street food.

Eric
Salnas
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Team

Eric Salnas oversees all finance and accounting responsibilities at TR. He graduated from the University of Arizona (Harvard of the West) with a BS in Accounting, and earned a CPA certification soon thereafter. Career opportunities led Eric to stints in Texas and Georgia, along the way receiving a MBA from UT Austin, embarking on a prolific career in business consulting, and leading several large accounting teams. What drew Eric to TR was not just being a part of the overall mission, but having the opportunity to execute the growth initiatives TR Finance will be challenged with for years to come. When he is not working, he enjoys following the Green Bay Packers, exploring new bars and restaurants with family and friends, and riding his beach cruiser.

Candice
Schmitt
Director, People Operations
People Operations

Candice Schmitt manages talent acquisition and people operations at the national office.  She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Psychology and no idea what to do with it. After landing a gig in the psycho-educational field working with kids with mental and emotional disabilities, Candice recognized her passion for people and contributing to their individual success and sought out a career in HR. Prior to joining TR, she worked her way through the HR-ranks at a start-up tech company.  When she’s not working, reading or traveling the world, you can find Candice on the beach or at Simmzys.

Matt
Scott
Deputy Director, Development Operations
Development

Matt Scott studied business management at Loyola Marymount University. With a background in implementing large-scale technology solutions, he joins Team Rubicon with a keen understanding of the intersection between technology and human behavior. Matt redefines donor engagement for the modern era by leveraging technology to connect with every supporter in a way that is personally meaningful to them. When not glued to his mobile device, he can be found exploring Portland’s culinary scene. Matt credits his can-do attitude and determined approach to growing up as a New England sports fan.   

Amanda
Smerdel
Associate, Development Operations
Development

Amanda Smerdel recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Sociology. She discovered her interest in the military and veteran community after reading Lone Survivor and joined TR Nation as a Field Ops intern to give back to those who serve our country. Not ready to leave TR yet, she decided to shift gears and join the Development Team. Amanda frequently orders from the children's menu and is likely to be featured on Animal Hoarders in a few years.

Bobbi
Snethen
Manager, Communications
Communications

Bobbi Snethen hails from Madison, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement. Wired to connect, Bobbi is often found rooting for the home team (in her case, the Green Bay Packers), contemplating Earlybird vs. Valencia, or identifying pro-karaoke friends in Southern California.

Alan
Sotelo
Manager, Finance
Finance

Alan Sotelo is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a BS in Accounting. He supports the Finance Department and brings to TR over 30 years of accounting experience that includes the areas of audit, banking, real estate, automotive, and health care. He grew up in Southern California and hopes to one day retire to the desert with his wife and two Chow Chows.

Joe
Thompson
Sr. Associate, Membership Programs & Recognition
Field Operations

Joe Thompson grew up in western New York and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in ocean engineering and a minor in Spanish. He served just over seven years as a Surface Warfare Officer, completing two deployments to the Arabian Gulf and one to Afghanistan. While stationed at Carnegie Mellon University as an NROTC instructor, he attained an MBA from the Tepper School of Business and learned that sleep deprivation can have its benefits. Joe is a live music addict, an avid skier and the owner of the world’s most socially awkward yellow lab – Stella.

Ariteas
Tzovaras
U.S. Army, 201-2017. Region: II
Clay Hunt Fellows

“I’ve always believed that if you want to see any kind of change in the world, you’ve got to be willing to step up and do something about it, which is what service is all about. Like most of us that served, I saw the towers fall on September 11, I knew on that day that the world was forever different but also that I wanted to make sure I could have a part in changing it for the better. Team Rubicon has given me a chance to strengthen communities after disasters, but it’s also given me a chance to strengthen myself through continued service.”

Cal
Verdin
Associate, Operational Logistics
Clay Hunt Fellow AlumniField Operations

Cal Verdin retired from 20 years active duty status in the United States Army where he spent 17 years as a medic. He deployed to Iraq twice and after his last tour in 2007, he finished his career teaching TC3 to reserve service members deploying overseas. After getting out in June 2010, he continued his educational career by attending Grantham University and receiving a BS in Criminal Justice. After graduating in December of 2011, he continued to enjoy retirement until TR opened its national headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.

David
W. Callaway, MD, MPA
Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director
Field Operations

Doc Callaway is the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for Team Rubicon, USA. He spent four years in the Navy and only stepped on a ship for 5 minutes - out of principle - prior to leaving his last post. The remainder of the time he served as expeditionary physician supporting the United States Marine Corps working in Iraq, Kuwait, Burma and El Salvador. Callaway earned his M.D. from Georgetown and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Harvard. He holds a national- security focused MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In his day job, Callaway is the Director of Operational and Disaster Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dave punches above his weight (as evidenced by his really smart and beautiful wife) and can take a hit (as evidenced by his crooked nose).

Lia
Wainwright
Associate, Regional Readiness
Regional Operations

Born and raised in Southern California, Lia Wainwright ditched the left coast for altitude and snow, pursuing her teaching degree at Colorado state. Not content to stay in one place, she married an Army helicopter pilot and spent 15+ years traipsing the world as a military spouse.  She joined TR back in 2010 but didn’t actually do anything with it besides cheerlead and fundraise until the lure of chainsaws, 2-stroke oil, and sledgehammers freed her from her hesitation and she jumped in with both feet, starting with MOBEX Trigger in early 2016.  When she’s not slinging chainsaws, Lia can be found hiking the one hill in Kansas, on the pool deck, in her hammock, or hanging with her family.

Mike
Watkins
Deputy Director, Midwest
Regional Operations

Michael Watkins retired from 20 years of active service in the U.S. Marine Corps where he spent 10 years as an infantryman (0311/0369) and 10 years as an Electronic Warfare Officer (Mustang) flying in the EA6B Prowler. He completed combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. While serving he earned his BS in History from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters in Leadership in the Nonprofit and Public Sector from Marshall University. Mike now oversees Regions V and VII for Team Rubicon.

Jake
Wood
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Team

Jacob Wood honorably served four years in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2008. He graduated Scout-Sniper School at the top of his class and in 2007 he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V” for actions in Iraq. Jake serves on numerous national veteran committees and speaks around the country about veteran issues and social entrepreneurship. Jake’s first book, Take Command, was published in October 2014 by Crown. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major, where he also played football.

Andy
Bessette
Board of Advisors

Andy Bessette is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Travelers. He is a member of the company’s Management Committee and Operating Committee and has held a number of leadership positions across the company. Bessette is a member of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees as well as the Board of Directors of the University of Connecticut Health Center, and he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Capital Region Development Authority while sitting on the board of Greater MSP in Minneapolis. A member of the 1980 United States Olympic Team, Bessette also continues to support Olympic Committee activities.

Jeff
Dailey
Board of Advisors

Jeff Dailey is CEO of Farmers Group, Inc. (Farmers) and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich). With a career spanning more than three decades in the insurance industry, Dailey joined Farmers in 2007 as President of Personal Lines when Farmers acquired Bristol West, where he served as CEO since 2006. In January 2011, he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Farmers before being named CEO of Farmers in 2012.

General
David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Board of Advisors

General David Petraeus, USA (Ret.) is a highly decorated four-star general, serving over 37 years in the United States Army. Petraeus’ assignments include Commander of US Central Command, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, and Commanding General of the Multi-National Force – Iraq, where he oversaw all coalition forces in Iraq from 2007-2008, where he developed and implemented the “surge” strategy. Following his decorated career in the US Army, General Petraeus was appointed as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Petraeus holds a B.S from the United States Military Academy as well as a M.P.A. and a P.H.D. in International Relations from Princeton.

Clayton
DeGiacinto
Board of Directors

Clayton DeGiacinto is the founder and chief investment officer at Axonic Capital LLC, an investment advisory firm based in New York City focused on structured credit and systematic fixed income strategies. Prior to working at Axonic, DeGiacinto was a vice president at Goldman Sachs. DeGiacinto served as a Field Artillery Officer in the 25th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army.

Nancy
Dubuc
Board of Directors

Nancy Dubuc is President and CEO of A+E Networks. Under her stewardship, the A+E Networks portfolio has more networks in top fifteen cable than any other portfolio, with HISTORY, Lifetime and A&E. During her 15-year tenure as producer, programmer and network executive, Nancy received multiple Emmy awards and nominations. A graduate of Boston University, she was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Lt
Gen Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)
Board of Advisors

Lt Gen Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) served as the 33rd commanding general of the U.S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina-affected areas across the Gulf Coast and as the 2nd Infantry Division Commander while stationed in Korea. He served until his retirement from the Army on January 11, 2008.  Today General Honore speaks around the country on crisis leadership and disaster preparedness issues. He is the author of "Leadership in the New Normal."

General
James T. Conway, USMC (Ret.)
Board of Advisors

General James T. Conway, USMC (Ret.) served our nation for 40 years, retiring in 2010. Since then, he has joined and consulted for numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including Textron Inc., Colt Defense and General Dynamics. He also co-chairs the Energy Security Leadership Council (Securing America's Future Energy), a non-partisan energy policy think tank. Prior to his retirement, General Conway served as the 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he functioned as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the President. Among his numerous leadership positions, General Conway served as Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, and he was the commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force during two combat tours in Iraq. 

Gregg
Lemkau
Board of Advisors

Gregg Lemkau is co-head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions for Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, the Investment Banking Division Executive Committee and the Investment Banking Division Operating Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions in 1992 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002. Gregg is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Grassroot Soccer and a member of the Dartmouth Athletics Advisory Board and chairman of Friends of Dartmouth Soccer. Gregg also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Joe
Marchese
Board of Directors

Joe Marchese, Fox Networks Group’s president of advanced advertising products, leads the company’s advertising products and services. Marchese was appointed to his current position after the company he founded, true[X], was acquired by Fox Networks Group’s parent company 21st Century Fox in 2015. Prior to launching true[X], Marchese spent several years as a television executive, serving as senior vice president of digital and advertising at Fuse TV, where he led consumer marketing, digital and multiplatform development at the cable channel.

William
McNulty
Board of Directors

William McNulty is the cofounder of Team Rubicon USA and current CEO of Team Rubicon Global. William is a Marine who served in both the infantry and intelligence, and he's worked in support of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Council’s Iraq Threat Finance Cell. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in Government from The Johns Hopkins University. William serves on the Board of Directors for Airlink Flight, the Advisory Board for the Truman National Security Project, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Adam
Miller
Chairman
Board of Directors

Adam Miller is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. Miller recently was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner. He was also was named the Southern California Technology Association’s CEO of the Year in 2009. Miller has a JD from the UCLA School of Law, an MBA from the Anderson School of Business, a BS from the Wharton School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which leverages Cornerstone’s expertise, solutions, and partner ecosystem to help empower communities.

Duncan
Niederauer
Board of Directors

Duncan Niederauer is the former Chief Executive Officer of NYSE. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Niederauer is proud to have overseen the transformation of the company into an innovative, globally integrated organization with a high-tech, high-touch focus. Prior to his current position, Mr. Niederauer was President and co-Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext with responsibility for U.S. cash equities. Niederauer has served on numerous boards, including the Archipelago Holdings, LLC, Colgate University, and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to name a few. He earned an MBA from Emory University and a BA from Colgate University.

Christopher
Perkins
Board of Directors

Christopher Perkins is a managing director at Citi and leads its global over the counter derivatives clearing business. An Iraq War veteran, Perkins served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years. He is a founder of Citi Military Veterans Networks, which now include approximately 3,000 employees across 16 locations in the U.S. and United Kingdom, and cofounder of Veterans on Wall Street, a financial services industry veterans advocacy group.

John
Pitts
Board of Advisors

John Pitts is a partner with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Houston, Texas. His practice focuses on complex corporate transactions, with a particular focus on the energy sector. John served as an infantry officer in the United States Army and deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom VII-VIII, following which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. John holds a BA from Davidson College and JD from Georgetown. John serves as TR’s outside pro bono counsel.

Richard
Serino
Board of Advisors

The Honorable Richard Serino is currently a “Distinguished Visiting Fellow” at Harvard University, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. Mr. Serino was appointed by President Obama as FEMA’s 8th Deputy Administrator in October 2009 and served until 2014. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Administrator, he served as Chief of Boston EMS and Assistant Director of the Boston Public Health Commission. Mr. Serino attended Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in 2000, completed the Kennedy School's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative in 2005, and graduated from the Executive Leadership Program, Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Jeff
Smith
Board of Advisors

Jeff Smith is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Ground. With over 20 years of strategic leadership in human resources and operational roles, he joined Fed Ex Ground in November of 2014 as Vice President of Human Resources and was named Senior Vice President in June of 2017. Jeff is a member of The Conference Board’s Chief Human Resources Officer Committee and served on the Client Advisory Board for Linkage - Women in Leadership. Jeff is an Army Veteran serving as a member of 5th Special Forces Group and as an Army Aviator with 1/147th Aviation BN of the Wisconsin National Guard. Jeff has a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and MBA from the University of Iowa.

Mary
Solomon
Board of Directors

Mary Solomon is a partner in Star Thrower Entertainment. Mary serves as Executive Producer on the upcoming "Ingrid Goes West" (2017), starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen and is a Producer on "LBJ" (2016), directed by Rob Reiner, starring Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Richard Jenkins, premiering at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. She is a Producer on Broadway's hit musical, "Beautiful: The Carole King Story" (2014), now also in its second year of a sold-out US tour as well as a successful run on London's West End. Mary served as Associate Producer on the Off-Broadway production of "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" (2011) in New York and Los Angeles as well as "The Deal" (2008), starring William H. Macy and Meg Ryan. Mary is currently developing a variety of scripts for stage, film and television. In addition to her work with Team Rubicon, Mary is an Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History.

General
Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.)
Board of Advisors

General Stanley McChrystal USA (Ret.) is a decorated four-star general and the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces and the Joint Special Operations Command. He graduated from West Point in 1976, joined the infantry, and began his military career as a platoon commander in the 82nd Airborne Division. He is also a graduate of the US Naval War College and completed fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and at the Council on Foreign Relations. Currently, Gen. McChrystal is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches a course on Leadership in Operation. He sits on the board of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Navistar International Corporation and JetBlue, and serves as the Chairman of the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project. Gen. McChrystal also co-founded the McChrystal Group in January of 2011 where he is currently a partner.

Michael
Stern
Board of Directors

Michael Stern is a philanthropist, accountant, and businessman. He currently serves as the President of the Big Wood Foundation and a Chairman of Friends Without a Border, an organization focused on building hospitals in Southeast Asia. Michael previously served as Chairman and President of Stern Fragances and Parfums Stern. When not supporting various philanthropic causes, he can be found at the New York Metropolitan Opera or supporting various theater groups in New York.

Ehsan
Zaffar
Board of Advisors

Ehsan Zaffar works to build resilient communities and increase trust and diversity in organizations. He is the founder of the Los Angeles Mobile Legal Aid Clinic (LAMLAC) which helped to pioneer the delivery of mobile legal care to vulnerable populations in California and in post-disaster environments abroad. He also serves as a Senior Advisor on civil rights at the Department of Homeland Security where he advises the Department on the civil rights implications of homeland security programs and policies. Mr. Zaffar is a member of the faculties of the Washington College of Law at American University and George Washington University where he teaches civil rights and national security law and policy. His writing has appeared on CNN.com, Slate, and The Huffington Post. His book, Understanding Homeland Security: Foundations of Security Policy, will be published in fall 2017 by Routledge Press.