Leadership Council


Since taking office in 2005, U.S. Rep Russ Carnahan has worked to help families and businesses throughout the greater St. Louis region by su


Johnny Isakson is a businessman, a public servant and family man whose common-sense approach and conservative values have made him a leader


Throughout his public service, both at the state and national levels, Congressman Kingston has fought to lower taxes, balance the budget, an


(Ret.) CAPT Peter I. Wikul is “BULLFROG 13″, was one of the longest serving US Navy SEALS while he was active duty. Pete Wikul is the c

Board of Directors

Joseph Kauper

Board Member

Joseph Kauper is a Marine Corps veteran with 20 years of combined experience in military and law enforcement.   After exiting the Marine C

Mrs. Sue Clapper

Board Member

Sue Clapper began her career in the U.S. Intelligence Community at the National Security Agency. She is an avid supporter of active duty mil

Phillip Kotiza


Phil Kotiza is the Chief Administrative Officer for a Business Improvement District in Washington, DC., having 35 years of experience in acc

Dr. Scott Chambers

Board Member

Dr. Scott Chambers is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.  He conce

Advisory Board

Alan Greilsamer

Nonprofit Consultant

Alan Greilsamer has more than 15 years professional experience providing high-impact public relations, public affairs, marketing and organiz

Steven Thorp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Steven Thorp, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Program Director of the Po

Dr. Noelle Berger

Counseling Psychologist

Dr. Noelle Berger is a counseling psychologist working on the CWT/SE/Polytrauma Team at the James J. Peters VAMC in the Bronx. In this role


Benjamin Bunn

Events Director

Benjamin Bunn is a retired Army Officer, owner of Cigar City CrossFit, and Events Director of C4H. After his career as a Special Forces Soldier and Infantry Officer, Ben returned to his hometown of Tampa Bay, Florida to open a CrossFit gym. He owns and operates a successful CrossFit facility and regularly volunteers his time […]

Ryley Mayhall

Operations Director

Ryley started with C4H as an Adoption Counselor and was recently promoted to Operations Director. With 5+ years in the Federal Government, the U.S. Air Force Security Forces, and being a benefactor of C4H combined, he is a perfect fit for Companions For Heroes. In addition to working part-time as the Operations Director, Ryley serves full-time as a Federal […]

David Sharpe

Chairman and Executive Director

David Sharpe serves as Chairman of the board and Executive Director for C4H, and Chief Executive Officer of STAX Solutions. He has over 12 years of federal government and military service, having served six years in the United States Air Force Security Forces, eight years in the U.S. Intelligence Community and is now, with a team […]