Leadership Council

U.S. REP. RUSS CARNAHAN

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

U.S. SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON

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

U.S. REP. JACK KINGSTON

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

PETE “BULLFROG-13” WIKUL

(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

Treasurer

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

Staff

Eric Basek

Executive Director

Eric began his career in public service at just 16 years old.  The tragedies of September 11th brought him and his father into NYC, working bucket lines in the rubble searching for survivors and treating other first responders. He is a former police off