Members of the Soldiers’ Angels Board of Directors and Advisory Council serve in a volunteer capacity, bringing a wide range of skills, knowledge, and experiences to the table as they guide Soldiers’ Angels in working to ensure “No Soldier Goes Unloved.”

Board of Directors

Phyllis Jo (PJ) Baunach


Attorney, Psychologist, and
Independent Mary Kay Sales Director
Alexandria, Virginia

Andrew Shipe

Vice Chair

USA (Veteran)
Vice President, National Platforms
Republic Services
Cave Creek, Arizona

Kyle Brooks, DrBA


Army Reserves
Manager of Customer Care
Hahira, Georgia

Lauren Genovese,


Retired, VP & CFO
Honeywell International
Sandy Springs, Georgia

Katie Bowen

Project Manager
Cleveland, Tennessee

Maria Carlin

Director of Investor Relations
Semper Capital Management
Casselberry, FL

Anthony Cooper, PhD

USA (Retired)
Retired, Chief, Center for Development
and Civic Engagement (CDCE)
VA Atlanta Healthcare System
Atlanta, Georgia

Gregory Harkins

USA (Retired)
CWTSato Travel
Georgetown, Texas

D. Farr Nolan

Assistant General Counsel
San Antonio, Texas

Amy Palmer

USAF (Veteran)
President & CEO
Soldiers’ Angels
San Antonio, Texas

Amit Saxena

USA (Veteran)
President & CEO
Sarus, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Josh Smith

USAF (Veteran)
Project Manager
Valero Energy Corporation
San Antonio, Texas

Guillermo Thorne Jr.

VP Strategic Sourcing and Contracts
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Riverview, Florida

Advisory Council

Luke Anderson

Vice President, Principal Investments
Castleton Commodities International
Houston, TX

Nicolas Arkells

USA (Veteran)
Chief of Strategic Development
C3 International Inc.
Cave Creek, AZ

Dameion Brown

Army Reserves
CyberSecurity Analyst
Jackson State College
Jackson, MS

Juli Coen

Sr. Loan Officer & Military Specialist
Northpointe Bank – TX Mortgage Division
San Antonio, Texas

Cheryl George, PhD

Managing Partner
Insure with Cheryl LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

Andrew Gibbs

Army Reserves (Veteran)
Oracle Federal Sr. Sales Executive
IB Consulting
San Antonio, Texas

Jerry Hall

Owner and President
Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing
Atlanta, GA

Becky Hilton

Vizient, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Victoria Kammerude, SPHR

Administrative Assistant Associate
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Bealeton, VA

Philip Kotwick

USN (Retired)
IT Senior Manager, Mortgage Enhancements and New Product Development
Flagstar Bank
Troy, MI 

Alan Lowe

USAF (Veteran)
General Manager
HMC Instrument & Machine Works, LLC
Spring, TX

Aurora Perkins

Deputy City Clerk
City of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

David Roznowski

USAF (Veteran)
Founder and Chief Consultant Kinetic Communications Marketing, LLC
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Keith L. Vencel

USAF (Retired)
Human Capital Advisor/Talent Operations
Human Capital Initiatives
Smithville, TN

Mike Wallace

Johnstone Supply
San Antonio, TX

Scott Williams

USA (Veteran)
Marketing Outreach Specialist
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Senior Staff

Amy Palmer

USAF (Veteran)
President & CEO

Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin

Vice President of Marketing
and Communications

Brent Cooper

USA (Veteran)
Vice President of Programs