Board of Trustees Listing

Our Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised…

COLONEL [Ret.] David Appleby, Esquire
  • Missouri State University, BS Economics
  • University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law, JD
  • Attorney at Law; Municipal Judge, Ozark, MO
  • Former Alderman, City of Fremont Hills, MO
  • Secretary General, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Grand Prior XIV of the USA, Knights Templar
  • Past President, Christian County Bar Association
LT COL, Robert J. Bateman
bobbateman
  • Villanova University, BS Business Administration
  • USDA Graduate School for Government Executives
  • 15 Years Federal Service with the United States Treasury Department
  • 9 years Front Line Law Enforcement Officer, Hampton, N.H. Police Department
  • Founder and President, Alliance Marketing Associates, LLC
  • Deputy Commander, 88th Brigade, NYG, Headquarters, New York City
  • Chairman of the Board, Military Association of New York
  • Past Prior, Priory of Saint King Charles the Martyr, SMOTJ, Washington, D.C.
  • Deputy Grand Prior, SMOTJ, GPUSA
  • Member, Army and Navy Club, Washington, D.C.
Bob Boorda, Esquire
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma, BS Political Science
  • United States Institute of Peace, Chief of Party – Iraq [Present]
  • ESP Group, LLC, Government Relations
  • 1st Global Securities, National Managing Director Business Management Services
  • WealthCare Institute, Director of Operations
  • U. S. Navy [Ret.]
COLONEL [Ret.] Craig Carlson
  • Director, Human Resources, Kellogg Brown and Root Arlington, VA
  • Director, SILENT KNIGHT Programs [Inspirational Anonymous Charitable Work]
  • Board of Directors, Future Leaders for America Foundation of Washington, DC
  • Prior XV, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, Saint King Charles The Martyr Priory, Washington, DC
  • Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great
  • Author: “SILENT KNIGHT”, Phoenix Press, 2001
Mr. Fernando Cortes
  • Executive Director, Washington Scholars Fellowship Program
  • Comptroller, Ron Paul for President Campaign, 2008
  • Deputy Comptroller, Ron Paul for President Campaign, 2012
  • Director of Hispanic Outreach, Ron Paul for President Campaign, 2012
  • Board of Directors, Future Leader for America Foundation
  • Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Treasurer, St. King Charles The Martyr Priory, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
  • Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009
  • CFO, St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School
Mr. Douglas P. Donaldson
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., Education
  • University of Connecticut, M.S., Naby School of Education
  • Past National President, Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America, Inc.
  • Founder & Vice President, Subway Development Corporation of New England
COLONEL [Ret.] Wil Ebel
  • Syracuse University, MSSC International Relations
  • Harvard JFK School of Government, Sr. Mgrs in Govt.
  • U. S. Army War College
  • Former Director, National Cemetery System, U. S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Former Director, U. S. Selective Service System
  • President, Ebel Alfalfa Co. Inc.
  • Former Asst. Executive Director, Military Manpower Task Force
  • Former Chairman, CITIZEN PATRIOT Newsletter
The Honorable Scot M. Faulkner
  • American University, MPA
  • Managing Partner, Phoenix Consulting Associates
  • Author, “Naked Emperors; The Failure of the Republican Revolution”
  • Former Chief Administrative Officer, US House of Representatives
  • Former Director of Personnel, Reagan-Bush 1980
  • Former Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Grand Order of Merit, Knights Templar
  • President, Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Mr. John S. Gebhardt
Mr. John S. Gebhardt
  • Managing Director, Listed Block Trading, Knight Capital Group
  • Managing Director, NASDAQ & 3rd Market, PaineWebber Inc.
  • Trustee, Byram Hills School District, Armonk, NY — 12 Years
  • Board of Directors, New York State School Boards Association
  • Board of Directors, NYS Black Caucus of School Board Members
  • International President, Zeta Psi Fraternity
  • President, Zeta Psi Educational Foundation
  • Pace University Lubin School of Business, Economics
  • NYU Stern School of Business, Economics & Psychology
Harold H. Griffin Ph.D.
  • Stanford University, BA Political Science
  • UCLA M.A., Ph.D., Political Science
  • Former Republican Staff Director, U. S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee
  • Former Director of Congressional Relations, U. S. Small Business Administration
  • Former Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs, U. S. General Services Administration
  • Life Member, Capitol Hill Club of Washington, DC
Ms. Karen R. Groff
Ms. Karen R. Groff
  • Knights Templar Dame, Priory of Saint King Charles, the Martyr [SKCM, SMOTJ] Life member
  • The Good Samaritans of the Knights Templar Foundation, Board of Trustees [GSKTF]
  • Association of the United States Army [AUSA] Life member
  • Navy League of the United States [USNL] Life member
  • National Military Families Association [NMFA] Life member
  • Association of Small Foundations [ASF] – 2009 to Present
Dr. Doug Johnston
  • Eagle Scout, age 13
  • Graduated with distinction from US Naval Academy 1960
  • Served in nuclear submarines 1960-70 ( at age 27, youngest officer in the Navy to qualify for command of a nuclear submarine)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower, 1975-77
  • Founding Director, Executive Program in National and International Security, Harvard University (1977-1982)
  • Executive Vice President and COO, Center for Strategic and International Studies (1987-1999)
  • President and founder, International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (1999-present)
  • Captain, USNR (Ret)
  • Knight Commander, Order of the Knights Templar
REAR ADMIRAL [Ret.] Donald Loren
  • U. S. Naval Academy, B.S. Operations Research
  • Post Graduate Education Studies at Old Dominion University Darden School of Education, Harvard University Center for International Affairs, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies, NATO Defense College, and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security Integration
  • Old Dominion University Distinguished Alumnus
  • Former Commanding Officer, U.S.S. ELROD
  • Former Commanding Officer, DESRON TWENTY-EIGHT
  • Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy
Mr. William G. Norton, Esq.
Mr. William G. Norton, Esq.
  • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Force Management and Personnel
  • B.A. – Georgetown University; J.D. – College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • Former Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Procurement, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Former Director of Executive Administration and White House Liaison, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Former Associate Administrator and Counsel, the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange
  • Past Congressional Staff member, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate
  • Member, the Federalist Society
The Honorable Edward A. Pease
  • Two Term Member, U. S. House of Representatives, Representing the 7th District of Indiana
  • Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
  • Former Vice President, Indiana State University
  • Former State Senator, 37th District of Indiana
  • Former Vice Chairman, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Indiana University, BA with Distinction, English and Political Science; Juris Doctorate Cum Laude
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pi Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, The Nature Conservancy, and Indiana Chamber of Commerce
LIEUTENANT COLONEL Walter J. Perchal, Ph.D.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Walter J. Perchal, Ph.D., C.D.
  • Commanding Officer – The Royal Regiment of Canada
  • Faculty York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Undergraduate Studies
    • Graduate Program in Disaster and Emergency Management
  • President, Nanoheme
Mr. John Piper
  • Lynchburg College, BA Economics (1988), Member of “Outstanding College Students of America”
  • Graduate Studies in Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, “Chicago School” (1995-1996)
  • Special Advisor to the President of the American Sportscasters’ Association
  • NASD Registered Representative (1989 to Present) including Series 7,63,65,3
  • Professional Plan Consultant
  • Former Director ETI, European Technology International, UK
  • Former Intuitional Fixed Income Trader/ Core Cash Management Specialist, Riggs Investment Corp. – UBS Financial Services
  • Founding member of the Piper McMillan Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Deputy Treasurer, Priory of St. King Charles the Martyr, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
  • Member of The Fauquier Club.
George Platsis
George Platsis
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management, York University
  • Master of Laws in Constitutional Law (Candidate, 2013), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy (Candidate, 2014), University of Maryland University College
  • Fellow of the National Security Management Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Chief Administrative Officer, SRI Professionals, Inc.
  • Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Distinguished Scholars of Canada Foundation
  • Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Security, Resilience, and Intelligence, Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University
  • Director, Research Center, National Defense Foundation
  • Executive Director, Canadian Defense Foundation
  • Outstanding Service and Contribution as a Volunteer, Government of Canada
Mr. Mark Polansky
Mr. Mark Polansky
  • BS, Geography, Jacksonville Univ.
  • MAS, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
  • Senior Civilian, US Department of Defense
  • Former US Air Force Captain
  • Knight Commandeur, Order of the Temple
  • Co-founder, Priory of St Jude in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mensa member
  • Resided 13 years overseas (Japan 10 & Germany 3)
  • Active in numerous fraternal and volunteer organizations
  • Bronze Medalist, European Action Pistol Championship
  • Former member, Board of Directors, National Skeet Shooting Assoc.
  • Certified Pistol and Shotgun Instructor
  • Civic and military awards:
    • Spirit of America Award, from Gen. John Shalikashvili, USAREUR Commander (later Chairman JCS)
    • CAP Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Air Patrol)
    • USAF Commendation medal with 1 OLC
Brigadier General [Ret.] Patrick Rea
  • University of Illinois, B.S. Economics and M.A Economics
  • Former Vice President, Bank One, Municipal Division
  • Village of Tinley Park, IL Trustee; Chairman, Finance & Economic Development Committee
  • Past President, Executive Committee, University of Illinois College of Business Alumni Association
  • Regional Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration Midwest [Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota]
  • Former Executive Director, State of Illinois Development Finance Authority
  • Secretary of Defense Medal of Outstanding Public Service, 2004
Priscilla Bruce Roberts
  • Special Projects Director, Congressional Staffs of:
    • Senator John Tower
    • Congressman Ray Roberts
    • Congressman Ralph Hall
  • Special Projects Director: American Security Council
  • Special Projects Director: World War II Veterans Committee
  • Co-Founder Veterans Memorial Day Parade, Washington, DC
  • Co-Host Radio Personality and Producer “The Greatest Generation”, “Front and Center” and “Generally Speaking”, Washington DC
  • Virginia Regional Director, Patron, & Sponsor:
  • National Debutante Cotillion of Washington, DC
  • President: Friends of Uzbekistan, Washington, D,C.
  • Assigned to bring home the WWII ship, LST 325 from Greece, successfully returned 2001 to the United States waters with able advice and expertise from Admiral Carey in consideration of correct language in initial Dear Congressional Colleagues and the Defense Authorization Act, which allowed the LST Transfer.
  • Co-Founder of the Confederate Ball in Houston 1967 – Young Ladies of Southern Lineage and Registry Cotillion Dancers. The Ball and presentations are still honored and highly successful. Funds support charities and scholarships.
  • Trustee on the Board of the Dwight D Eisenhower Society Foundation , Gettysburg, PA.
  • Donor of marble benches and 5 large Trees in honor of husband Major General J Milnor Roberts, and DCSSAR, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  • Member of numerous heritage, patriotic and lineal societies holding state and national offices, most of which promote Americanism and scholarships for higher learning.
CAPTAIN [Ret.] Guy J. Simmons
  • Columbia College, AB English & Comparative Literature; Columbia University Graduate School of Busines, M.B.A.
  • Chief Financial Officer, Welcome Home Media
  • Director & Finance Committee Chairman, Dimock Community Health Center, Roxbury, MA
  • Commander, James L. Melvin Post 379, The American Legion
  • U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary & Massachusetts State Guard
Mr. Peter Slomianyj
  • University of Connecticut, BA in German and BS in Business Management
  • Founder and Chairman of North Carolina Subway Group, Inc.
  • Director, Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America, Inc.
  • Chairman and Director, Development Agent Opportunity Fund
  • Past Director, Development Agent Advisory Committee
  • Past Director, Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund
  • Past Director, Zeta Psi Fraternity Educational Foundation

The Admiral Carey Foundation Management Team

Will Brooks
Mr. Will Brooks
Director of Long Range Philanthropy
Admiral Carey Foundation
Jason Nguyen
Mr. Jason Nguyen
Director of Programs
Admiral Carey Foundation


Ms. Hanna Slomianyj
Ms. Hanna Slomianyj
Director of Women's Programs
Admiral Carey Foundation