Foundation Leadership and Board of Directors

Meet Our Board

 

boardmembers100119.jpg  Ken Falke, Founder and Chairman
Mr. Falke is a 21-year combat veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired Master Chief Petty Officer.  Ken is highly respected around the world as an innovative and forward thinking thought leader on the subjects of wounded warrior care, military and veteran transition, counterterrorism and training and technology development.  Read More

boardmembers100106.jpg  Nicole Motsek, Executive Director
Nicole Motsek began with the EOD Memorial Foundation in 2012 and was asked to continue on with the EOD Warrior Foundation after the March 1, 2013 merger.  She comes to the foundation’s helm having achieved great successes as a business development manager in the transportation and logistics industry.  She has also supported the continued success of nonprofit organizations like the Junior League of Atlanta, the Anti-Prejudice Consortium, and the YMCA, serving as a key member of numerous boards and committees throughout her career. Read More

boardmembers100111.jpg  Rod Simmons, Chief Counsel
Rod Simmons is a partner/shareholder in the law firm of Hirschler Fleischer. Rod's practice focuses on mergers and acquisition transactions in the defense contractor and other industries. Rod's involvement with the defense contracting industry spurred his interest in the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. Rod graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and he received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, where he was an editor of the William & Mary Law Review.  Read More

boardmembers100118.jpg  Bob Busby, Treasurer
Bob Busby, CFP® is a Financial Advisor in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

boardmembers100115.jpg  Jane Cady Gingrich, Financial Advisor
Jane Cady Gingrich is a certified public accountant from Gaithersburg, Md. Before establishing her own practice in September 2009, Jane worked for the public accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP for five years in the government contracting practice. Jane managed multiple audits and reviews for entities with annual revenues ranging from $5-150 million, both in the private and public sectors. Jane is a graduate of Colgate University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. Jane is honored to serve on the board for the  EOD Warrior Foundation.

Andrea Fulling, Director
Andrea Fulling is a dedicated spouse of an active duty EOD Technician. Living both CONUS, OCONUS, and enduring multiple deployments has awarded her a wealth of knowledge of the conventional military and special operations community. She is passionate about the EOD family and helping our wounded service members and spouses receive the resources available to them. Along with helping the EOD community, she volunteers at her local hospital to help families who are experiencing a medical crisis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Campbell University and is currently working towards a second degree in Medical Administration. Andrea and her husband, Matt, currently reside in North Carolina. 

boardmembers100122.jpg  Christina Kazakavage, Director
Christina Kazakavage - Gold Star Mother of TSgt. Adam K. Ginett, U.S. Air Force EOD, KIA Afghanistan 1-19-10. Christina was active in caring for many active-duty EOD techs during her time as a Blue Star Mother for 13 years and continues to care for them in any way she can. Christina received her education in Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services and served in those fields for 28 years. Read More

boardmembers100114.jpg  Greg K. Mittelman, Director
Greg K. Mittelman, is a retired U.S. Air Force EOD veteran and the President and Co-owner of Studio 14b LLC, Learning Services. He served previously on the Board of Directors of the EOD Memorial Foundation. He is passionate about EOD personnel and their families, and has a wide breadth of USAF, Joint, and Combined experience in all levels of EOD operations with hands on experience in Conventional, Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and IEDs. He is a former USAF Commander at Naval School EOD and was a key team member in the transition and opening of the school to Eglin AFB, FL and in commemorating the EOD Memorial there. 

Morneau Picture.jpg  Frank Morneau, Director

Frank Morneau completed more than 33 years of service in the United States Navy in November 2016. Commissioned an EOD Warfare Officer from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983, he commanded EOD Mobile Unit EIGHT, EOD Group TWO, Navy Expeditionary Combat Forces Command Central (Task Force FIFTY-SIX) in Bahrain, and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. He served as the Navy Flag Officer on the Joint Service EOD Program Board from 2010-2016, and was the senior EOD Officer in the Department of Defense.  Frank holds a master’s degree from the National War College, and is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI program. Frank is an Honorary EOD Master Chief Petty Officer, initiated into the U.S. Navy’s Chief’s Mess on September 16, 1996. Frank and his wife Sue of 34 years have two sons and a daughter in law.

boardmembers100110.jpg  Kellie Perry, Director
Kellie Perry has been a staunch supporter of the EOD community since joining the EOD family in 1988. As the spouse of an active-duty EOD technician and mother, she has achieved great success in raising two children while enduring multiple CONUS and OCONUS assignments, as well as numerous deployments. Kellie’s commitment of self-sacrifice extends well beyond her immediate family. Service to community is Kellie’s mainstay, and her involvement has been far-reaching. Read More

boardmembers100103.jpg  Paul R. Plemmons, Director
Paul R. Plemmons serves as the corporate vice president for the Electronic Warfare Business area of the Sierra Nevada Corporation. Paul previously served 35 years of active-duty service as an Army-enlisted Infantryman and Ordnance Officer. He retired from active-duty military service at the rank of colonel in 2007. Key EOD assignments during his career include the first OIC of the Iraqi Captured Enemy Ammunition mission, 2003, Deputy Commander for the 20th Support Command (CBRNE), (2005) and Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Troy (2006). Read More

boardmembers100107.jpg  Adam Popp, Director
Adam Popp is a 12-year combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as an EOD Team Leader. After being wounded in Afghanistan, he was visited at the hospital by members of the foundation. He found it a very humbling experience and decided then that he wanted to get involved. Adam is certified by the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) as a peer visitor for amputees and other severely wounded. He currently leads a very active life as a senior analyst and partner at Shoulder 2 Shoulder Inc., and he attends school and enjoys outdoor activities.

Robert Sehnert, Director
Rob Sehnert is the vice president and general manager of Wabtec Global Services, a division of WabtecCorporation based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Wabtec Global Services has operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. A 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he transitioned from Naval Surface Warfare to the EOD community in 1995 and served as a Detachment Officer in Charge at Mobile Unit 11 in Whidbey Island from 1995-1997 and as a Platoon Commander for the VSW Mine Countermeasures Unit in Coronado, Ca. from 1998-2000. Read More

16388054_10210344575308948_6829101241176045867_n.jpg  Tasha Sprovtsoff

Tasha Sprovtsoff is the surviving spouse of Nicholas A Sprovtsoff, KIA September 28, 2011. At that time she was pregnant and their daughter was 14 months old. While still living in California she started a side business that gave her the opportunity to stay home with their little ones. She currently resides in Colorado with those now school aged children and they enjoy traveling and exploring in their RV. After being so supported by the EODWF since her husband’s death Tasha felt drawn to serve as an ambassador in May of 2016. She is honored to serve the community as a voice for Gold Star families.

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