Foundation Leadership and Board of Directors

Meet Our Board


boardmembers100119.jpg  Ken Falke, 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

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.

boardmembers100103.jpg  Paul R. Plemmons, Treasurer
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

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. 

image001.png Josh Herren, Director

Mr. Herren serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Yulista Holding, LLC. In this role, he oversees a portfolio of companies that operate in aerospace, defense, and civilian markets. After serving in the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1999 until 2008 as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operator and Team Leader, Mr. Herren joined Yulista’s parent company, Calista Corporation, focusing on business and corporate development. Read More

boardmembers100114.jpg  Greg K. Mittelman, Director

Greg K. Mittelman, is a retired U.S. Air Force EOD veteran. 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. He also serves on, and is the EODWF liaison to, the National Defense Industrial Association EOD Advisory Committee.  He has a Masters of Public Administration from Troy University, Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University and has also completed Non-Profit Management Certificate at the University of Texas.


Clark Nichols, Director
Clark Nichols retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service in 2009.  Upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1989, he first served as a Surface Warfare Officer.  Following his initial ship assignment, Clark was accepted for a transfer into the EOD community, where he served for the remainder of his career.   His assignments include command of a forward deployed EOD Mobile Unit and Deputy Commander of CJTF Troy in Iraq. Clark now serves as a principal at R3 Strategic Support Group.  In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree, he holds a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from Old Dominion University and a Masters of Arts in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

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

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.

RReynolds1.jpg Rob Reynolds, Director

Rob Reynolds retired as a commissioned officer from the Canadian Army after 22 years of loyal service. Rob joined as a non commissioned officer and after achieving the rank of Master Warrant Officer, was chosen to be commissioned from the ranks. As a Combat Engineer, Rob specialized in the explosives field as a Demolition Instructor and qualified EOD Operator. Rob’s deployments into operational theaters include Kuwait, Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Read More

16388054_10210344575308948_6829101241176045867_n.jpg  Tasha Sprovtsoff, Director

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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