Our Team

Board of Directors

The board is composed of military officers and experts who work in the business and public-service sectors.

The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Chair
Former Secretary of the Air Force

Fred B. Caprio, CLU, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President of Northeast Region, Allied Solutions, LLC

Sandra L. Patricola, Secretary/Treasurer
Comptroller, Air Force Audit Agency

Edward B. Cody

James C. Dinegar
Former President and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade

Thomas B. Dyer
Vice Chairman, APi Group, Inc.

Terry Finley
President and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds

Colonel James F. Quinn, USA (Retired)

Alfred Rudolph
Director for the Secretary of the Navy

Emeritus Directors

Major Edward D. Dauksz, USMC (Retired)
Former Director of Army/Marine Corps Programs, ITT

The Honorable Frederick Pang
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
Partner, Martin, Blanck & Associates

David B. Schaeffer
Managing Partner, VeloAccel Partners

Colonel Robert W. Siegert, III
USA (Retired),
Senior Program Manager, AVP, SAIC

Foundation Staff

The Foundation has an amazing staff who are essential to the operations.

James Schenck
CEO

GEN (R) John Nicholson
President

Maren Brooks
COO

Tamara O’Neil
Senior Director of Development

Mark Smith
Director of Programs

Seda Goff
Director of Veteran Entrepreneurship

Nikki Emadi
Senior Program Specialist

Katherine Jagow
Program Specialist

Ashley Hieb
Senior Development and Communications Specialist

Xiaoxiao Wu
Development Associate

Kathy Dickson
Administrative Assistant

Becky Gillespie
Accountant III