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

D. Farr Nolen

Interim Chair

Senior Counsel
Valero Energy Corporation
San Antonio, Texas

Juli Coen


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

Chip Simmonds


Vice-President of Finance
PPDG, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas

Katie Bowen

Project Manager
Cleveland, Tennessee

Kyle Brooks, DrBA

Army Reserves
Manager of Customer Care
CDK Global
Valdosta, Georgia

Maria Carlin

Director of Investor Relations
Semper Capital Management
Winter Park, FL

Juan Forero

USMC (Veteran)
Launch Director
Jupiter, Florida

Becky Hilton

Continuing Education Department
Dallas, Texas

George Murray

USA (Veteran)
Vice President of Operations
Onto Innovations
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amy Palmer

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

Aurora Perkins

City Development & Operations
City of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

David Roznowski

USAF/USN (Veteran)
Founder and Chief Consultant
Kinetic Communications Marketing, LLC
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Andrew Shipe

USA (Veteran)
Vice President, Business Development
Republic Services
Phoenix, Arizona

James Tibbetts

USAF (Retired)
Bronze Star Medal Recipient
Management and Program Analyst
Department of Defense
San Antonio, Texas

James Webb

USN (Veteran)
Chief Operating Officer
Farmers of North America
Franklin, Tennessee

Advisory Council

Kurt Jensen


Partner, Business Debt Settlements
Full Spectrum Debt Solutions
Marietta, GA

Michael Anaya, Sr. FACHE

USN/USAF (Veteran)
Chief Executive Officer
Trusted Medical Centers
Hurst, TX

Nicolas Arkells

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

Dameion Brown

Army Reserves
Security Specialist
Ergon Inc.
Jackson, MS

Brian Cathers

CEO & Managing Broker
U.S. Veterans Realty
McDonough, GA

Dave Chepauskas

USA (Veteran)
Principal/Financial Planner
Summit Financial Resources
Red Bank, NJ

Josh Cotton, PhD.

CEO & Founder
VetStore USA, LLC
Irving, TX

Dondi Dix

USA (Veteran)
Vice President, HR Talent & OD
Prairie Village, KS

James Dye

USA (Veteran)
HR Plant Generalist
Atlas Hydraulics
Simpsonville, SC

Mark Ellis

USA (Retired)
Of Counsel
Kutak Rock, LLP
Omaha, NE

Jason Fields

Founder & CEO
Generational Executive Search, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Jerry Hall

Owner and President
Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing
Villa Rica, GA

Philip L. “Phil” Hayden

USA (Veteran)
PHI Group
Marietta, GA

Jeff Horton

Founder & CEO
Dacula, GA

Jerame Johnson, PHR

Chief, HR Plans & Operations, 7th Infantry Div.
US Army
Eatonville, Washington

Yuliya Kraytsov

Head of Sales – The Kraft Heinz Company –
Beverages, Snacks and Desserts
Chicago, IL

Alan Lowe

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

Matt Meador

USAF (Veteran)
Instructional Design Consultant
MetHer By Design
Bartlett, TN

Grant Moody

USMC (Veteran)
Executive Director, Property Insurance Experience
San Antonio, TX

David Rast, SPHR

USN (Retired)
Human Resources Director
Lenbrook Square Foundation
Atlanta, GA

William Rubiano

USA (Veteran)
Senior Analyst DCS
Peachtree City, GA

Jim St. Clair

USN (Veteran)
Chief Technology Officer
Dinocrates Group, LLC
Biloxi, MS

Keith L. Vencel, Senior Consultant

USAF (Retired)
Human Resources Talent Mgmt & Ops
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mt. Juliet, TN

Jim Wahl

USA (Veteran)
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner
Remington Hotels
Dallas, TX

Mike Wallace

Johnstone Supply
San Antonio, TX

Michael Waters

Decatur, GA

Diane Wilhelm

USA (Veteran)
Retired Executive
Formerly with the Harley-Davidson Corporation
Smithville, MO

Senior Staff

Amy Palmer

USAF (Veteran)
President & CEO

Jennifer Cernoch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Development

Chris Chun

USA (Retired)
Vice President of Programs