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

D. Farr Nolen

Interim Chair

Senior Counsel
Valero Energy Corporation
San Antonio, Texas

Kyle Brooks, DrBA


Army Reserves
Manager of Customer Care
CDK Global
Valdosta, Georgia

Chip Simmonds


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

Katie Bowen

Project Manager
Cleveland, Tennessee

Maria Carlin

Director of Investor Relations
Semper Capital Management
Winter Park, FL

Juan Forero

USMC (Veteran)
Vice President, Head of Maintenance
REEF Technology
Jupiter, Florida

Lauren Genovese, CPA

VP, Business Analysis & Planning Honeywell International
Atlanta, Georgia

Becky Hilton

Continuing Education Department
Dallas, Texas

Jessica Lerma

General Counsel & VP of Human Resources
Grunt Style
San Antonio, 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 Webb

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

Advisory Council

Nicolas Arkells

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

Dameion Brown

Army Reserves
Security Specialist
Ergon Inc.
Jackson, MS

Gwenevere Crary

SVP, Global Human Resources
GAN, Ltd.

Jerry Hall

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

Alan Lowe

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

Curtis Schmitt

Banking Center Manager
Old National Bank
Franklin, WI

Keith L. Vencel, Senior Consultant

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

Mike Wallace

Johnstone Supply
San Antonio, TX

Senior Staff

Amy Palmer

USAF (Veteran)
President & CEO

Jennifer Cernoch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Development

Chris Chun

USA (Retired)
Vice President of Programs