Katie is an experienced Nonprofit professional. She has worked as executive staff for nonprofits since 2015. Prior to that she studied Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University where she graduated with her Master's of Science in Nonprofit Management. She honorably served just under 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman before embarking on her career in the Nonprofit sector.
Jacque has spent many years fundraising and raising awareness for various military nonprofits. After originally pursuing a degree in nursing, she switched her path and received her degree from the University of North Carolina- Wilmington in Business Administration and Accounting. She has been married for ten years and has two boys that keep her busy.
Board of Directors
Doctor David Van Wyck
Major Van Wyck was commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2004. He has served in numerous roles such as Battalion Surgeon and Chief of Neurology. He graduated with his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and has completed a Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Duke University. Major Van Wyck currently serves at Fort Bragg.
After eight and a half years as a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman, Anthony separated from the Navy to pursue his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. Set to graduate in the Spring of 2020, Anthony is seeking to move into an impactful career in Corporate America.
Anthony maintains involvement in various initiatives that actively assist Special Operations Veterans with medicine backgrounds make seamless transitions from active duty to civilian life.
Mike Turconi, originally from Italy, served as a NATO Special Operations Combat Medic deploying multiple times. He is involved in many international initiatives aimed to enhance the SOF medical community. Mike currently lives in Newfoundland with his wife, working on his degree in
Paramedic studies through University College Cork, Ireland.
SFC Jonathan Johnson is a Special Forces Medical Sergeant with over 15 years of service as a Senior Medic on an ODA. During his career he has served on five of the seven continents. He has conducted eight combat deployments, served as an adviser to Policy Level Officials, held three inter-agency liaison positions, and participated in dozens of multi-national Special Operations training events. SFC Johnson recently helped design and implement the Special Forces Medical Sergeant Skills Sustainment Course at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center for which he is currently the Chief Instructor.
Amilcar Rodriguez is a former, recently retired, SOF Medic with 20 years of service in the United States Navy. He proudly served in Marine Reconnaissance, Marine Corps Special Operations and Naval Special Warfare units as well as serving as an Instructor at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center. Amilcar is a graduate of The George Washington University as well as National Registry Paramedic, Tactical Paramedic-Certified and Flight Paramedic-Certified. Amilcar currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife and three children.