Organization Members

 
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Steve bubnes
Chairman of the Board

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for J.W. Bubnes and Associates, Steve brings 17 years of marketing experience to the FWSF. Steve faithfully volunteered for the FWSF and other non-profits for several years before being invited to offer his experience and new ideas as a Board Member. “I find it very rewarding to give back to the veterans that gave so much to protect our freedom.”

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chris cornelius
board member

A veteran and co­founder of the FWSF, Chris recognized that the long wait times our vets were experiencing in receiving benefits that they earned were creating financial hardships. Chris took action by forming the FWSF. He is proud to support veterans and their families, and appreciates the support that the FWSF gets from the community.

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robert grimaldi
president

An asset management professional, Rob has been a Board member for seven years and now serves as President of the FWSF. Rob is proud to help bring the talent, passion and energy of the all-volunteer members of the FWSF to our heroes in need.

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jim hoen
board member

A Business Manager at Legacy Dental Group since 1998, with an MBA from OU and a Volunteer of the Year Award named after her, Lynne has a passion for helping others which led her to the FWSF. “Being a part of the FWSF allows me to give back to the veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they have made.”

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lynn phillips
executive director

A mental health professional since 1990, Lynn has been an FWSF board member for four years. Her primary role is raising money and overseeing the distribution of funds to Michigan's wounded OEF/OIF veterans. Her goals are to expand the range and scope of FWSF's assistance capabilities. She considers it a privilege and an honor to give back to those who sacrifice so much for us.

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herb scott
distribution committee

Herb is the Executive Vice President of Major Pharmaceuticals, a generic drug company. He is one of the Charter members on the Board of Directors. Although he is active with a number of non-profits in Michigan, his real passion is helping out those who have served our country. He sits on the Distribution Committee and is always ready to reach out with the FWSF story and seek assistance.

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todd waller
secretary

A real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Todd uses his marketing expertise to promote the FWSF to veterans and supporters alike. He offers PR support for the official FWSF events and is also the recording secretary. "Supporting our vets, and their families, is important. Even if it's simply saying thanks by buying lunch for a group of vets."

fwsf advisory board:

BG Roger B. Burrows (Ret.)
Nicole Christians
Sam Kassub
Sharafat (Shaz) Khan
Mary Lamparter
Jeff Styers
Chris Vanslager


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Steven hernandez
board member

A combat veteran and member of a Southeast Michigan law enforcement agency, having served in the Infantry while in the United States Army. Steve is also a pioneer and entrepreneur with experience working in security and intelligence spaces. He has spent the last 10 years protecting others from various threats and is dedicated to helping his fellow veterans. Steve brings an understanding for the Veterans Affairs system and veteran needs.

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Lynne minish
treasurer

A Business Manager at Legacy Dental Group since 1998, with an MBA from OU and a Volunteer of the Year Award named after her, Lynne has a passion for helping others which led her to the FWSF. “Being a part of the FWSF allows me to give back to the veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they have made.”

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paul ruehl
board member

Paul Ruehl has been involved with environmental management for 38 years. He presently works for Lafarge Cement as a Solidification/Stabilization Specialist.His involvement with the FWSF is quite personal. His daughter, Major Michelle Ruehl, served two tours in Afghanistan, completing 168 combat missions. His son, Jacob, will participate in the Air Force ROTC at U of M starting in the fall of 2015.

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Martin Sudz
board member

Martin is a principal and COO of a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and has been an FWSF Board Member for seven years. Martin sees first-hand what the FWSF does for veteran's families through his firm's work in the VA system and the local community. He shares the passion that all of the volunteer members bring to this rewarding initiative.

David carleton
Board Member

Jeremy fick
board member

cindy lazarus
board member

lynda mcnichol
board member

Melyssa shandler
board member

kim thomas
board member

douglas waite
board member