MG Alan B. Salisbury, USA, Ret.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
General Salisbury is the Chairman and co-founder of the Code of Support Foundation. He completed a 30-year career in the U.S. Army, with his final assignment as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command. He spent 12 years in industry in R&D assignments with Contel Corporation (President, Contel Technology Center) and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) (EVP & COO), and then headed U.S. operations for Learning Tree International (Chairman & President). He has sat on numerous corporate boards, including four public companies, several non-profit boards, and has many professional associations. He is a graduate of West Point and holds an MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Hon. Robert M. Speer
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Former Acting Secretary of the Army
Mr. Speer served as Acting Secretary of the United States Army in 2017. He was one of only six senior Pentagon officials to be asked to stay through the transition to President Trump's administration. Since 2009, Speer also served as the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller.)
Before these assignments, Mr. Speer served as a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Services, where he led their Defense and Army business. He has been significantly involved in Department of Defense financial management solutions and defense related professional organizations throughout his career. He served 28 years in the U. S. Army where he gained in-depth experience and progressive responsibility in command and staff positions in the Army and the Joint Force, to include Battalion Command in the 82nd Airborne Division and Brigade Level Command of a Defense Agency operation.
Brian R. Detter
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Executive Vice President of Artis
Brian Detter is an expert in defense acquisition programs and policy, and for nearly three decades he has worked extensively with all four services within the Defense Department. He has served as a senior acquisition official, as a contractor, and as a consultant to businesses and universities. From 2009-12, he was deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, and his portfolio, roughly $55 billion annually, included Naval expeditionary systems, R&D programs, urgent needs, and logistics and sustainment. He also had DoD-wide lead for key joint programs during wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including MRAP and counter radio-controlled IED (JCREW) programs. He served as a member of the Navy’s Task Force Climate Change, set policy for the department’s Marine Mammals Program, and was responsible for the department’s annual S&T awards.
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
Glenn Archer currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA), where he represents the interests of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognized Fusion Centers. Before assuming the role of Executive Director, Mr. Archer served as Deputy Director of the NFCA for almost four years. Mr. Archer also serves on the Board of Advisors to numerous corporate clients, advising in the areas of intelligence, homeland security, justice, defense, and manufacturing.
As a Vice-President with M&T Bank, Scott M. Boli works with business owners to customize banking solutions according to the unique financial cycle of their business. His focus is developing a long-term relationship with business owners by being accountable and available to his clients, being a resource to them with his own network, and coordinating all areas of banking by bringing in other experts as appropriate and managing that entire relationship. M&T is a full service bank with a community bank model centered on the relationship. Prior to working with M&T, Scott held the Vice President position with Chevy Chase Bank and Wachovia Bank.
He also serves on the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, as well as serves on the Business Finance Group loan committee. In addition, Scott volunteers his time to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 4077 and as a coach to a little league Pioneer Baseball team.
As a leader at Google, Carrie is passionate about helping organizations accelerate innovation and embrace change. As part of Google’s Cloud organization, Carrie has grown the business both domestically and internationally, and most recently took on the challenge of expanding Google Cloud’s global partner ecosystem.
Carrie joined Google in 2011 during the early days of cloud computing. She spent three years building the Southeast market and advising Fortune 500 companies on how to better leverage the value of data and emerging technologies. In 2014, she relocated to London to join Google’s European sales leadership team. There she spent three years working with FTS500 customers and ensuring Google’s Cloud products were anticipating EMEA market needs.
Rory Brosius is a consultant focused on supporting the well-being of veterans, service members and their families.
From 2017 to 2018, Rory served as a Vice President at ScoutComms, Inc., where she managed communications, strategy, and outreach efforts for corporate and non-profit clients supporting service members, veterans, and their families. Prior to that, Rory served for four years as a policy advisor on veterans and military families to the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative. Joining Forces was a national initiative launched to engage all sectors of society to support service members, veterans, and their families through concrete commitments in employment, education and wellness. Throughout her tenure, the initiative achieved success in advancing veteran and military spouse hiring efforts, reducing veteran homelessness, driving mental health awareness and engaging the healthcare and educational communities in support of the military and veteran communities.
Elizabeth El-Nattar is a transformational leader in the information technology (IT) industry with expertise in Strategic Planning, Human Capital Development, and Information Technology Innovations. She helps organizations achieve their mission objectives through IT innovation, culture transformation, process improvement, leadership development, performance management, marketing, and branding.
She currently serves as the CEO of TRI-COR Industries, Inc. (TCI) exercising her 20+ years of diverse industry experience from previous leadership roles in Telecommunications, Hosting, and IT consulting industries. She believes that companies like TCI aren’t built based on the bottom line; they are built by the people that lead them, and more importantly, their employees. The leaders of these companies must be committed to providing resources and opportunities for their employees to grow and achieve their maximum potential.
MG Charlie Fletcher, USA, Ret.
President, Fletcher Consulting LLC
Charlie Fletcher is the President/CEO of Fletcher Consulting, LLC. His corporate experience includes executive positions with Boeing (major defense contractor), Alion (major technology firm), McLane Advanced Technologies (software development company) and Wounded Warrior Project (Veterans Service Organization). While serving in these corporate positions, he also served as the first NATO Logistics Senior Mentor teaching, coaching and advising organizations throughout Europe for several exercises each year. His corporate experience includes capture management, information systems, supply chain operations, spectrum engineering, technology integration, modeling/simulation, crisis management and mission command training.
President, BrandCore LLC
Robert Mangone, President and Principal Consultant of brandCore, a marketing and strategic consulting practice focused on transformative, business-building solutions in the healthcare marketplace. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 medical device, bio-tech and pharmaceutical companies, across various therapeutic classes – with engagements ranging from new product launches and product portfolio life-cycle and brand planning; to competitive blunting strategies, franchise re-positioning and direct-to-consumer and direct-to-physician go to market communication initiatives.
Principal, Ernst & Young
Ms. Aloha McBride is a Principal at Ernst & Young and leads the Government & Public Sector Health Advisory practice. She has an extensive background in serving federal health clients including Department of Veterans Affairs, Health & Human Services, Department of Defense, Health Affairs, Force Health Protection & Readiness, TRICARE Management Activity, Army Medicine, Air Force Medicine and Navy Medicine. Ms. McBride’s technical areas of focus include: strategic planning, post-merger integration, portfolio and organizational change management, operational cost take-out, performance improvement, and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining EY, she held roles leading federal health and other commercial industry clients across the Americas with other consulting firms. She holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Project Management Professional and serves on the boards of the National Capital Region chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and The Code of Support Foundation.
Shawn N. Olds
Shawn N. Olds currently serves as the CEO of boodleAI and brings 20+ years of experience in the military, government, non-profit and commercial sectors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for The National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation, serves as Chairman of the Veterans for National Security Foundation and has expertise in technology, supply chain management and executive leadership.
CTO & Co-Founder, Facet Wealth
Gorkem is a technology leader with experience in building, scaling and leading teams, and architecting enterprise-level software systems; with specific experience in Health IT, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics & Visualization, Big Data and Scalable Architectures
He has previously served as Managing Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center; CTO & co-founder of emocha Mobile Health, Inc - a mobile health platform to streamline continuum of care; and co-founder & CTO of Radiology Response - a medical imaging second opinion company. He is and has served in an advisory role for multiple startups in the Maryland – DC – Virginia area.
Managing General Partner, Multiplier Capital
Kevin Sheehan is the Managing General Partner of Multiplier Capital, a private equity fund with offices in Washington, DC, New York and Los Angeles that was formed in 2012. Multiplier primarily makes senior secured loans to established, high growth companies backed by top-tier venture capital and private equity sponsors. Currently, Multiplier Capital manages over $230 million in investable capital, and emphasizes enterprise software, digital media and cyber security investments.
Prior to co-founding Multiplier Capital, Mr. Sheehan served from 2002 until 2011 as President & Chief Executive Officer of ORIX Venture Finance (“OVF”). OVF is affiliated with ORIX Corporation, Japan’s largest non-regulated finance company with approximately $50 billion in assets worldwide. Mr. Sheehan founded OVF in 2002, and during the years that he led the company, OVF executed approximately $1 billion in investments with strong returns.
Certified Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
Rebecca Stewart, CBPA, is a Certified Business Performance Advisor with Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses. Since starting with Insperity eight years ago, Rebecca has worked closely with business owners and company leadership nationwide to understand the needs of their companies and identify their opportunities for increased growth and profitability. With Insperity, Rebecca has a multi-disciplinary team of experts at her disposal to enable business leaders to be more systematic and strategic in the role people play in the success of their companies.
Senior Vice President, Walker & Dunlop
Based out of Bethesda, Maryland, Senior Vice President and FHA Finance Group Head Sheri Thompson oversees all aspects of Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily and healthcare lending through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Ms. Thompson brings over 25 years of industry experience to the company and has been involved in the credit and origination of $9 billion in transactions over the past 36 months. Throughout her career, she has specialized in housing and healthcare finance and has a deep knowledge and understanding of Agency programs.
Ms. Thompson initially joined Green Park Financial, which now operates as Walker & Dunlop, as an underwriter in 1994. She then joined Red Capital Group as Chief Underwriter and Head of At-Risk Credit, working on both Agency and FHA transactions. Prior to her return to Walker & Dunlop, Ms. Thompson most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of PGIM Real Estate Finance’s Agency Lending Group where she had direct oversight and accountability for day-to-day operations of the group, including trading activities, deal management, and underwriting and closing processes.
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Chief Executive Officer: Kristina Kaufmann
Kristina (Kristy) Kaufmann is the CEO and co-founder of Code of Support Foundation. During her 11 years as a wartime Army wife, Kristy recognized that the mental impact on soldiers and families was not being appropriately addressed. Her determination to improve the approach for providing the support needed to endure repeated deployments often ruffled feathers among senior leadership but Kristy pressed on. Upon realizing that driving change from inside the system was ineffective, she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post, titled "Army Families Under Fire." The piece resulted in a platform upon which she and her co-founder, Major General Alan B. Salisbury, USA (R) built the Code of Support Foundation. Kristy is considered a subject matter expert regarding the mental health impacts of war on military families, and her publications and media appearances include The Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, CNN, and other major network channels. Kristy is a leading force in the cross-sector collaboration drive to facilitate the public-private collaborations necessary to meet the needs of the military and veteran community. She is a 2017 Presidio Institute Fellow and a graduate of the University of California Berkeley.
Program Director, Case Coordination: Chelsea Hilton
Chelsea oversees Code of Support’s case coordination program, assisting service members, veterans and families (SMVF) across the country by directly connecting them to the services and support that meet their immediate, short and long term needs. She helps provide wrap around services by vetting individual cases and organizations, tapping into various types of resources, tracking progression, and following up even after the needs are met. Chelsea is actively involved in advocating for SMVFs and finding creative ways to help Americans bridge the civilian-military divide. Prior to joining COSF, Chelsea worked in customer service, advocacy, and fundraising positions with The Housing Foundation, TD Bank, Colleges Against Cancer, and Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure. She attended the University of Maine and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development. She is the granddaughter of a Vietnam Veteran and a cousin to several active duty service members. Through her passion of serving, she is extremely honored to be working with and supporting our military/veteran communities.
Product Director, PATRIOTlink®: Jenn Bingham
Jennifer Bingham is the Program Manager for PATRIOTLink®. Originally from Georgia, Jennifer graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's of Arts in History and Art History. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and is admitted to both the North Carolina and District of Columbia Bar. She is a military spouse and is excited for the opportunity to assist the military community through her work on PATRIOTlink. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys watching reruns of The Office, traveling, and learning useless knowledge for trivia nights.
Content Manager, PATRIOTlink®: Mignon Matthews
Mignon Matthews is a Program Specialist for Code of Support Foundation’s PATRIOTlink® program. A Florida native, she graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Mignon went on to graduate with her Masters of Arts in Military Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL. A daughter, niece, and sister of military veterans, she credits not only her family background, but her service as an AmeriCorps VISTA VetCorps Leader with the Community for Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) as driving factors behind her desire to serve the military community. Mignon presently resides in Virginia with her husband and daughter.
Development Specialist: Kate Hurney
Kate Hurney joined Code of Support Foundation in February of 2016. She is a Development Specialist for the organization assisting with fundraising, events, and communications. Having shared office space with COSF at her previous non-profit, Kate witnessed first hand the success of the Case Coordination team in navigating services for those in the military space with complex needs. Kate has a background in operational management, primarily in the financial and legal sectors. She looks forward to contributing to the success of the PATRIOTlink program and is proud to have joined the dedicated team at COSF.
Veteran Peer Navigator: Phil McMillan
Position funded by the generosity of MG Carl McNair, USMA Class of '55
Phil McMillan is a Veteran Peer Navigator here at Code of Support Foundation. As a disabled veteran, Phil assists his fellow warriors and their families by providing peer support and assisting them in their time of need. Before joining Code of Support, Phil served three years in the Army as an Infantryman in the 1st Calvary Division where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also volunteered at the Fayetteville, VA Medical Center as a Veteran Peer Support Specialist where he assisted OEF/OIF veterans with the difficult transition from military to civilian life. Phil holds a B.A. in Sociology from Fayetteville State University and relishes the opportunity to assist his fellow veterans on a national level. Phil lives in Arlington with his two children, Omar and Zoe.
To learn more about Phil, check out our blog.
Veteran Peer Navigator: Steven Routt
Steven Routt is a Veteran Peer Navigator serving veterans and their families with Code of Support Foundation in Northern Virginia. Steve is a veteran himself of the US Army, US Army Reserve, Arizona National Guard, and Hawaii National Guard. He is also head of the support team (along with his two sons Dylan and Heydn) for his wife of 25 years LTC Jennifer Smith-Heys, USA.
Steve has held several MOSs in his military service- 96R Surveillance Specialist, 67R Apache Crew Chief, 68W Combat Medic, and M6 Nurse. He has served in Panama, Honduras, Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, and deployed in support of OIF/OEF.
Steve graduated from Augusta College in Georgia majoring in Criminology, Sociology, and minoring in Cultural Anthropology furthering his academic desires as a “lifelong learner” at George Mason University. He has earned a Nursing license, Realtor’s license, EMT-I, NRA Rifle/Pistol, Field First Aid instructor certifications and is currently working towards Clinical Massage Therapist certification.
While Jennifer was instructing at Ft. Huachuca with the Officer Basic Course, Steve opened Trail Boss Outfitters, a boutique retail location dealing in firearms, training, and specialty equipment. He continues to pursue entrepreneurial satisfaction through personal business endeavors.
Along with hours spent each week in support of Boy Scouts of America Troop 4077 as Scoutmaster, Steve volunteers with his community association, CAUSE, Wounded Warrior Mentor program, and local schools. Steve is an avid photographer. He also finds a moment to mountain bike, fly fish, hike and camp, as well as participating in shooting sports.
To learn more about Steve, check out our blog.
Caregiver Peer Navigator: Marjorie Pennington
Position funded by the generosity of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Marjorie is the wife of a Combat Veteran who was severely injured on his third deployment on April 29, 2006, by an IED blast that left her husband with an amputation, limb salvage, PTSD and TBI. Marjorie has roughly eight years of experience in the Veteran 501c3 community serving as a Co-Director of a specialized work at home program that employed severely injured veterans and their caregivers. Her knowledge of resources, call center operations, management and a genuine love for those under her she fostered an environment where veterans and caregivers could grow and learn while they endured the treatments and appointments necessary for them to achieve their new normal as they recover from the wounds of war. Marjorie had the opportunity to further her education in the non-profit sector, Marjorie attended the University of Notre Dame online to earn her certifications in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She has also completed a course through the Military Child Education Coalition on Serving Veterans' Children Through Transitions.
Marjorie has completed suicide prevention and awareness training and volunteers with a local Non-profit in Maine The JD Foundation which educates on the seriousness of suicide prevention and awareness, and anti-bullying. Marjorie is a Peer Mentor for Caregivers through the Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, and an Elizabeth Dole Fellow Alumni. While Marjorie is busy with volunteering, continuing her education and caring for her veteran, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her fur babies.
To learn more about Marjorie, check out our blog.
Development Associate: Carly VanTassel
Carly VanTassel joined the Code of Support Foundation in March of 2019. She is a Development Associate for the organization assisting with fundraising, events and social media outreach. Originally from Upstate New York, Carly received her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Lawrence University, and continued her education at Gannon University, obtaining her MBA in 2017. In her free time, Carly volunteers as a lacrosse coach for the Kenya National Women’s Team.
Veteran/Caregiver Peer Navigator:Tammie Gillums
Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Tammie Kai Gillums served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and was honorably discharged. Even though having her own disabilities, what she learned in service had conditioned her both mentally and physically for the rigors of a new challenges as she now provides daily care for her husband, Sherman. Sherman served in the U.S. Marines until he became paralyzed following a vehicle rollover. Tammie and her husband are also raising five children — a 6-year old son and four daughters. The dedication doesn’t stop there. Through her work as a former Elizabeth Dole fellow, Tammie remains engaged with a number of nonprofits, as well as local and federal government agencies on behalf of military caregivers and disabled veterans. She was matched with her service dog, Jack, through K9s 4 Warriors in an effort to finally confront the aftereffects of her U.S. Army service in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.