MG Alan B. Salisbury, USA, Ret.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
General Salisbury is the CEO and 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.
MSgt Wayne Gatewood, Jr., USMC, Ret.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
After graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School, Rochester, NY at the age of 17, Wayne M. Gatewood, Jr., joined the Marine Corps in June 1966. Wayne served in the Republic of Vietnam during June 1968 through July 1969, with Sub-Unit One, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO). During active duty, Wayne earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management from Wayland Baptist University, and a Master’s of Science Degree in International Relations from Troy State University. After serving 21 years of honorable and active U.S. Marine Corps service, Wayne retired from the Corps in July 1987, at the rank of Master Sergeant.
After leaving the Marines, Mr. Gatewood served as a Project and Program Manager in support of a variety of federal government and commercial clients, and during December 1989, established Quality Support, Inc., a technical, management, and administrative support services firm that shall soon celebrate 25 successful years in business.
Madhulika Agarwal, MD, MPH
Dr. Madhulika Agarwal is a seasoned senior physician executive with expertise in integrated health care systems and health policy. She retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Dec 31, 2016 after 30 years of service.
Dr. Agarwal served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2011 to March 2016. Her organization’s vision was to lead policy and services development to ensure the best possible health care outcomes for our Nation’s Veterans. In that role she provided executive leadership and direction to many of VA’s Chief Officers and other senior executives, including the Office of Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Planning and the new Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Informatics and Analytics, Office of Public Health; Office of Patient Care Services; Office of Research and Development and Office of Interagency Health Affairs.
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.
Rory Brosius is a Vice President at ScoutComms, with a focus on corporate social responsibility, health and wellness, non-profit programs, public and community relations, and project management.
Prior to joining ScoutComms, Rory served as the senior policy adviser to First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at the White House where she was the Deputy Director of Joining Forces, a national initiative launched to engage all sectors of society to support our service members, veterans, and their families. Throughout her tenure, the initiative achieved success in advancing veteran and military spouse hiring efforts, reducing veteran homelessness, and engaging the healthcare and educational communities in support of service members, veterans, and their families. In her role, Rory developed, planned and hosted dozens of strategic public and private engagements for Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden, increasing the visibility of Joining Forces and furthering the mission to engage all Americans in concrete efforts to support the military and veteran community. In addition to her policy responsibilities, she also drafted messaging for print, broadcast, and social media communications including cover stories for several national magazines as well as TV and film appearances for Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden.
Bruce brings extensive domestic and international experience in marketing, product development, business development and sales in both public and private companies. Bruce specializes in the customer service, high technology and manufacturing fields, and brings more than 30 years of experience in growth and turnaround ventures. Bruce has founded and ran five different companies in high tech and service businesses. Bruce earned undergraduate degrees in physics from the State University of New York and in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona. He earned his MBA in marketing from Syracuse University. Bruce holds five patents for the development of next-generation aerosol monitoring technology and wireless monitoring technology. He continues to be active in the venture capital community, consulting to many technology start-ups and is a founding member of the Austin Council of Entrepreneurs.
Brian R. Detter
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.
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.
RADM J. Cameron Fraser., Jr., USN, Ret.
Admiral Fraser is a professional engineer with a naval career that involved over 15 assignments of increasingly challenging leadership and management responsibilities. He served as commander of all operational Seabee units of the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic Fleet. He eventually earned direct leadership accountability for the performance of thousands of military and civilian personnel involved in real estate planning, deign, construction, operating and maintenance of shore activities. In his final assignment he had responsibility for directing shore activity policy, programs and budgets for the US Navy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford University and the Sloan School at M.I.T. He was awarded the Legion of Merit four times, including once with the Combat “V.”
Martina Hagan is a business development and marketing consultant and a former international trade attorney.
Ms. Hagan acted as a business development consultant and legal advisor to Latista, Inc., a software company, until its sale in late 2013. Prior to that time, Ms. Hagan was an attorney with the international law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, as well as Coudert Brothers LLP where she began as a summer associate in their International Trade Law group.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Hagan worked in the international arena as the Business Development Manager for Ipsal International (a high performance PVC business), based in Prague, Czech Republic. Martina then launched her own furniture export company Decor International, where she remained a co-owner until 2010 when she sold the business to her partner.
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 Campaign Partners, Inc. 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.
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.
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Sheri Thompson is a Principal with PGIM Real Estate Finance. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company’s Agency Lending Group. In this role, she works in partnership with the managing director for the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conventional agency business to manage the business strategy of the team. Sheri has direct oversight and overall accountability for the trading activities, deal management, underwriting and closing departments of the group. She is located in Arlington, Virginia. Sheri is also an active member of PGIM’s Women’s Advisory Council.
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Executive Director: Kristina Kaufmann
Kristina (Kristy) Kaufmann is the co-founder and executive director of Code of Support Foundation. During her 11 years as a wartime Army wife, Kristy recognized that the mental impact on soldiers and families were 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 the 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 Code of 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.
Deputy Director: Shane Cooke
The son of a Marine Corps Veteran, Shane Cooke grew up in Warrenton, VA and moved to Alexandria after completing his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Virginia. After graduation, he preceded to fulfill a year of national service through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, volunteering at Code of Support Foundation. At completion of his service year, Shane took a permanent position with Code of Support. Now the Deputy Director, Shane has helped grow the organization from a small startup, to a nonprofit that helps thousands of veterans and their family members each year. Shane is a passionate nonprofit professional and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Public Relations Society of America, and Direct Marketing Association. When he is not busy managing Code of Supports digital marketing efforts, Shane likes to spend time outdoors or watching the Washington Nationals.
To learn more about Shane, check out our blog.
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.
Program Director, PATRIOTlink™: Simmone Quesnell
Simmone oversees Code of Support Foundation's new initiative PATRIOTlink™, a cloud-based resource navigation platform for service providers. Her passion for supporting the military community stemmed from her father’s service in the Air Force and her work with military families in her AmeriCorps term. Before coming to Code of Support Foundation Simmone spent several years with the National Military Family Association working directly with active and veteran military families providing support through various programs focusing on holistic healing and resiliency skill training. She holds an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University with a focus in Leadership. When she is not at COSF, she is most likely exploring hiking trails in the area or learning to cook a new dish. She is honored to have the opportunity to find new ways to best support our nation’s military service members, veterans and their families.
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator: Kelsey Wolfe Davis
Kelsey Wolfe Davis is the Strategic Partnerships Coordinator for Code of Support Foundation's PATRIOTlink™ program . She is from Greenville, Ohio and she graduated from Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. While attending IU East, she was an active member of the campus and worked in a variety of different offices, including the Admissions Office and the Humanities and Social Sciences Advising Office. She currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Storm – an active duty member of the United States Air Force. Together, they have two adopted rescue dogs, Gilbert and Wrangler.
To learn more about Kelsey, check out our blog.
Program Specialist, PATRIOTlink™: Vince Sullivan
Vince Sullivan is a Program Specialist from Roanoke, VA who works to assist in the development of PATRIOTlink, Code of Support’s online searchable database of resources and services. He consistently updates and thoroughly vets PATRIOTlink through profiling and engaging new potential organizations for inclusion in the database. In 2013, Vince graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Upon graduating, Vince served a 10-month assignment with AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. as their National Disaster Recovery Support Coordination Specialist. While in FEMA Corps, Vince successfully completed a variety of different assignments including rewriting the Basic Workshop in Emergency Management for the state of New Jersey, facilitation of emergency preparedness programs, the development of a database for FEMA Corps, and the 100% inventory of all IT equipment for all of FEMA. Prior to joining COSF full-time, Vince served a separate 12-month commitment with the organization as an AmeriCorps VISTA. In his spare time, Vince likes to play basketball and golf.
Program Specialist, PATRIOTlink™: Kate Hurney
Kate Hurney joined Code of Support Foundation in February of 2016 as a Program Specialist for the PATRIOTlink program. 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
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 Alexandria with his wife, Felicia, and their 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.
Elizabeth Dole Caregiver Peer Navigator Fellow: Marjorie Pennington
Marjorie is the wife of wounded warrior Matthew Pennington 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, PTS and TBI and she is also the daughter of Navy Seal plank holder Mike Ricker. This is where her love of country and those that defend it came to be what it is today. Marjorie has roughly 8 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.
Marjorie 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 currently training to be a Peer Mentor for Caregivers through the Military and Veteran Caregiver Network. While Marjorie is busy with volunteering and caring for her veteran, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her fur babies, as she is hopeful to start a family with her husband in the near future
To learn more about Marjorie, check out our blog.
Veteran Peer Navigator: Laurel Glenn
Laurel comes to us from Integrity Management Consulting (IMC), a lifecycle acquistions, financial and program management consulting company in McLean, Virginia. Her most recent contract position was with the Defense Health Agency, Department of Defense, where she served as a Senior Financial Analyst in Rosslyn, VA.
Laurel was born and raised in Northern California. She enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps at 17 and rose to the rank of Sergeant during a three year enlistment. After obtaining her Bachelors’ Degree in Communications from California State University at Fullerton, she was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the Marine Corps. As an Adjutant (Administrative Officer), she served in a variety of leadership positions during her military career to include: Operations, Personnel and Legal Affairs Officer, as well as several Section Head and Director roles within Manpower and Reserve Affairs at Headquarters Marine Corps.
During her career in the Marine Corps, she has been stationed in Southern California, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and overseas in Okinawa, Japan.
Subsequent to her retirement from active military service, Laurel pursued a career in the defense contracting arena. She has had diverse roles as a Business Manager, Administrative Officer, Action Officer and Acquistions Specialist while supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.
She obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2011 and has a Masters’ Degree in Business Management.
Laurel’s pride and joy is her 23 year old son, Alexander, who recently graduated from Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC with a degree in Recreational Management.
Laurel enjoys her family, the outdoors, hiking, exercise, (running, cycling, lifting weights), movies, books and hanging out with her friends.
Marketing and Communications Advisor: Amy McWethy
Amy McWethy is an experienced and results proven public relations professional with an extensive background in consumer, business and crisis communications. As the National PR Director of Ringling Bros. & Motor Sports Entertainment at Feld Entertainment, she was responsible for developing and implementing multi-integrated public relations campaigns for the company's live entertainment brands, new business initiatives, and rapid response situations. Amy was also accountable for final content of media responses, tour publicity budgets and day-to-day management decisions in implementing approved strategies by executive management.
Amy's successes were a reflection of a public relations team who consistently achieved more than $65 million annually in earned media for Feld's live entertainment brands with over 40% of that value obtained under her direction. Amy's communications style promotes transparency and an understanding for professional and personal discretion regarding high profile situations.
Throughout her career, Amy has worked for celebrated and award winning producers and journalists. She has proved successful in securing the pitch, demonstrated diplomacy when interacting with the media, provided content without missing a deadline all while maintaining the integrity the brand. Amy holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.