Board of Directors

Volunteering in their roles, the Soldiers’ Angels Board of Directors brings a diverse array of skills, knowledge, and experiences to the leadership team. They play a crucial role in guiding Soldiers’ Angels to fulfill its mission of ensuring “No Soldier Goes Unloved.”


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
Medalist Partners, LP
Ormond Beach, Florida

Joseph Castle, PhD

USA (Veteran)
Executive Advisor, Strategic Partnerships and Technology
SAS Institute, Inc.
Ijamsville, Maryland

Anthony Cooper, PhD

USA (Retired)
Retired, Chief, 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

Senior Staff

The Soldiers’ Angels Senior Staff collectively boasts over 51 years of experience in the Military nonprofit sector. Each staff member contributes unique skills to the leadership team, aligning with their distinct areas of expertise.

Amy Palmer

Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin

Vice President of Marketing
and Communications

Vicki Sarracino