Board of Directors

David Sharpe

Founder and President

David Sharpe serves as President of the board for C4H. 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 pursing his Master’s Degree as a Nurse Practioner. Sharpe served in two different overseas assignments while in the military – Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. During Sharpe’s career, he served in Operations NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, MOUNTAIN STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH and PROVIDE COMFORT. Sharpe’s major military awards include the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (one oak leaf cluster), National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Small Arms Expert, Combat Readiness Medal and many other civilian and military personal/professional awards. Sharpe has an A.A. in Liberal Arts and a B.A. in Criminology from Saint Leo University. He is originally from St. Simons Island, Georgia where he currently resides with his wife, Jenny and their son, Dax.

Gary O’Shaughnessy

Vice President

He completed 33 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Major General in 1993.  During his Air Force career, he commanded units and managed intelligence activities in the US, Europe and the Pacific.  Just prior to retirement, he was Commander of the 16,000 people in Air Force Intelligence Command. He spent most of his career serving in the intelligence field with assignments ranging from tours with the National Security Agency to Director of Intelligence (J-2) at the U.S. European Command’s headquarters in Germany (EUCOM).

General O’Shaughnessy received his bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University and a master’s degree in Education from Manhattan College.  .  He has two daughters and resides with his wife Diane in Maryland.

Dr. Scott Chambers

Dr. Scott Chambers is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.  He concentrates his practice in all areas of patent law, including patent infringement and validity issues, patent prosecution and patent term extensions.   Dr. Chambers is a skilled litigator who represents clients in federal courts and before government agencies including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the International Trade Commission.

Having previously served as an Associate Solictor for the USPTO, Dr. Chambers knowledge of how the agency operates enables him to provide additional insight to clients involved in the patent process.

Recognized as an authority in the area of patent law, Dr. Chambers is a well published author and a frequent speaker on the topic.  He regularly serves as an expert witness on U.S. patent law and procedures.  Dr. Chambers currently teaches classes on international intellectual property law and advanced courses in patent law as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law School, Catholic University Law School and George Washington Law School.

Phillip Kotiza

Treasurer

Phil Kotiza is the Chief Financial Officer for Noblis, Inc. having 35 years of experience in accounting, auditing, finance, contract administration, and ethics/compliance specializing in U.S. Government contracts.  He has in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and has been responsible for strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, systems implementations, business process reengineering, fraud investigations, and U.S. Inspector General investigations.

Before joining Noblis in 2000, Phil was the Vice President of Government Accounting and Contracts for Kaiser Group International.  Before that, Phil was with Westinghouse Electric and was responsible for all internal audit of Westinghouse’s $2.5B defense business.

Phil holds a B.A. and M.B.A from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.