Leadership

Executive Staff

John Pinter

Executive Director

John Pinter

Executive Director

JJ Pinter is the Executive Director of Team Red, White, and Blue. As Team RWB’s 2nd employee, he has played a key role the development, growth, and operation of the organization. JJ works closely with board members, staff, and volunteer leaders to ensure the delivery of excellent programs that deliver impact. He provides strategic guidance in addition to building and managing critical partnerships.

JJ is a West Point graduate and combat veteran, serving as a Field Artillery officer. After his military service, he held both leadership and analytical positions in the construction, defense and medical industries. He currently resides outside Louisville, KY with his wife and 3 kids, where he loves to coach youth sports and be outdoors with his family.

Brennan Mullaney

Deputy Director

Brennan Mullaney

Deputy Director

Brennan joined the Team RWB staff in June of 2013 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Washington, DC Chapter Captain. He now serves as Deputy Director, responsible for ensuring operational excellence and delivering effective programs. Brennan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2005 and was commissioned as an armor officer. He served with the 1st Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood, Texas where he held a variety of leadership positions and deployed to Iraq twice. In 2010, he left active duty and earned a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He resides in Wilmington, NC with his lovely fiancé Rebecca, their dogs Daisy and Roxy, and their horse General Eisenhower. Brennan enjoys soccer, craft beer, and a good bluegrass tune.

Dan Brostek

Marketing and Communications Director

Dan Brostek

Marketing and Communications Director

As the Marketing and Communications Director, Dan’s primary responsibility is for the planning and management of Team RWB’s marketing, public relations and strategic communications program. Dan brings 20 years of management and leadership experience to Team RWB that spans military, corporate and agency roles. Dan recently spent two years at Merkle, one of the nation’s leading performance marketing agencies, designing and launching successful integrated marketing strategies across the health and insurance industries. Prior to joining Merkle, Dan spent 13 years at Aetna engaged in a variety of different roles including consulting, corporate development, marketing, product development, and digital experiences. Dan holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy and spent the first five years of his career on active duty as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. Dan currently resides in Bend, OR with his wife, Carrie, and two boys, Chase and Eric. When Dan isn’t connected to a digital device you can find him enjoying family time, coaching the Bend High Lacrosse team and running in the mountains.

Megan King

Director of Development

Megan King

Director of Development

Megan joins Team RWB as the Director of Development. Before joining Team RWB, Megan led the formation of the Oakland Raiders Foundation, and led sponsorship and resource development teams for a number of national non-profits including 4-H, BGCA and Susan G. Komen. Prior to her move to non-profit leadership, Megan held leadership roles with Bank of America’s global sponsorship marketing team. Megan graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she was a member of NROTC and the women’s varsity lacrosse team. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as a naval officer and served with a Beachmaster Unit, the Naval Networks, and Space Operations Command and on a joint forces tour with the US Central Command. In 2003 she left active duty to earn a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, a USN veteran, and twins, Lael and Cade. Megan enjoys running, the outdoors, wine, and all Notre Dame athletics.

Georgina Biehl

Southcentral Regional Director

Georgina Biehl

Southcentral Regional Director

Georgina Biehl joins Team RWB as the Director of the Southcentral Region. She has been with Team RWB as a volunteer leader since February 2012. Previously, Georgina spent the last ten years working for Fortune 500 companies, most recently as the Director of Corporate Development serving the Oil Gas Industry. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, she earned her BS in Mathematical Sciences and continues graduate studies in Public Administration and Organizational Development. Upon leaving Active Duty, she spent four years working as a Manpower and Organizational Consultant for NATO in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. She is originally from Mexico City but moved to Texas as quickly as she could!

Laken Stutzman

Director of Finance

Laken Stutzman

Director of Finance

Laken Stutzman is Team RWB’s Director of Finance, and a long time member of TeamRWB. In addition to the daily financial management for Team RWB, her responsibilities include budgeting, revenue forecasting, cash flow accounting, and financial analysis. She is a University of Louisville graduate and former division I field hockey player. Laken is a long time accountant, with significant experience in non-profit finance and auditing. She currently resides in Louisville, KY with her husband, Dustin, and their dog, Baxter.

Zack Armstrong

Midwest Regional Director

Zack Armstrong

Midwest Regional Director

As Regional Director, Zack is responsible for strategic and operational program development to ensure chapter and community health across the Midwest Region. He provides guidance and training to develop market-specific programs to strengthen and expand newly formed and existing chapters and communities. Before joining Team RWB, Zack was an Exercise Physiologist at the University of Michigan where he provided both clinical and research-based expertise. Prior to graduate school, he held leadership positions in Whirlpool’s Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program. Zack received his B.S. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Exercise Physiology, both from Western Michigan University. During undergrad, he was a member of the Varsity Baseball and Cycling Teams. Zack currently resides in Chicago and leads the Team RWB Chicago Chapter.

Caroline Angel

Research Director

Caroline Angel

Research Director

Caroline Angel R.N., Ph.D joins Team RWB as the Research Director. Dr. Angel is a Masters prepared psychiatric mental health nurse who holds a PhD in Nursing and Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has focused on post traumatic stress, shame, forgiveness, health, and mortality. She has longitudinally followed a series of randomized controlled trials and was in a research or teaching role at the University of Pennsylvania between 1999 and 2014. Caroline is a runner and crossfitter. She leads Team RWB Central NJ.

Sarah Roberts

Northwest Regional Director

Sarah Roberts

Northwest Regional Director

Sarah Roberts joins TeamRWB as the Director of the Pacific Northwest Region. Prior to joining TeamRWB, Sarah worked in the tech industry at Microsoft (Seattle, WA) where she worked as a business manager and participated in many different veteran initiatives. Before that she worked at Amazon as a relationship manager where she focused on corporate Veteran initiatives and military relationships. In these roles she focused on building strategic partnerships and community outreach. Sarah earned her graduate degree from Gonzaga University with an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. She spent five years in the U.S. Army as an active duty officer where she served in Germany and completed a 15-month deployment to Iraq as a company commander. Sarah graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2005 with a degree in Environmental Science and Engineering. During her time at West Point, Sarah ran on the West Point track and Cross-Country team as well as the Triathlon team. Sarah resides in Seattle, WA with her husband Jeff, daughter, Katelynn, and their Vizsla, Nala.

Garrett Cathcart

Southeast Regional Director

Garrett Cathcart

Southeast Regional Director

Garrett joins the RWB family as Regional Director of the Southeast Region. Prior to this role, Garrett was a sales associate at NuVasive, a medical device company specializing in innovative spine solutions. After graduating the U.S. Military Academy, Garrett served as an Army Officer in the Cavalry for nine years including two combat tours in Iraq, and one in Afghanistan. Garrett resides in Atlanta and enjoys running, reading, functional fitness and cooking.

Eric Englehardt

Brand Manager

Eric Englehardt

Brand Manager

Eric is combat veteran who served as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant in Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group. Upon leaving the military, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Peace, War, and Defense. Upon graduation, he worked at Universal Strategy Group Inc. as an independent contractor for military training. Eric now lives in Tampa with his wife, Vanessa, and their son. He enjoys surfing, rock climbing, functional fitness and cycling.

Patrick Griffith

Southeast Regional Program Manager

Patrick Griffith

Southeast Regional Program Manager

Patrick Griffith is a Program Manager for the Southeast Region. Prior to joining Team RWB, Patrick was an Operations and Logistics Manager for Target’s Food Distribution Center in Lake City, FL where he managed a team responsible for production flow. Patrick served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician with the US Army, including a tour in Afghanistan. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science from Bethel University where he also served as an assistant coach in Bethel’s football program. He now resides in Atlanta with his wife, Brittany, and their two dogs. He enjoys functional fitness, being outdoors, and all sports.

John Willis

Finance Manager (A/P)

John Willis

Finance Manager (A/P)

John provides accounting services and processes payments for Team RWB’s staff, regions, and chapters. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia. John had two deployments to Southwest Asia as a Field Artillery officer and served as an analyst and West Point professor. Since leaving the military, he has performed systems engineering and research consulting, conducts leadership training, manages a B&B, and co-owns a Virginia farm.
John is also the social director for the West Point chapter of Team RWB and enjoys running and other fitness activities. He resides in Highland Falls, NY with his wife, Tricia, son, Michael, daughter, Madeleine, and their Cavalier King Charles, Captain Molly.

Nita Pennardt

Financial Manager (A/R) / Director of Gratitude

Nita Pennardt

Financial Manager (A/R) / Director of Gratitude

Nita Pennardt joins Team RWB as Financial Manager (A/R)/Director of Gratitude. She is primarily responsible for receivables processing and the development and maintenance of a comprehensive gratitude system.

Most recently, through Redhead Consulting, Nita has worked with contact-center and technology organizations to help them improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations and drive improved performance through highly engaged associates.

Prior to forming Redhead Consulting, Nita spent 22 years with Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE). As Vice President, Customer Development, she lead the inception and provided strategic leadership to a four-site Customer Development Center supporting sales and service for customers across CCE’s North America Business Unit. At CCE she also served in a diverse range of roles including Florida Division Vice President of Cold Drink Sales, Corporate Internal Audit Director, Senior Information Systems Manager, and Corporate Manager of Employee Communications.

Nita received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and holds the Senior Professional Human Resources designation.

Nita resides in Bradenton, Florida, with her husband, Werner. She enjoys participating in a variety of activities including paddle boarding, motorcycling, fishing, running and triathlons. She is a Certified Level 2 PaddleFit Coach.

Donnie Starling

Development Project Manager

Donnie Starling

Development Project Manager

As the Development Project Manager, Donnie works closely with the Director of Development and Deputy Director to plan, coordinate and move concepts into execution for Team RWB. Born and raised an Air Force brat, Donnie attended the United States Air Force Academy and graduated in 1997. After commissioning, he went on to serve over 17 years as leader in various roles culminating as a Squadron Operations Officer. He also completed eight overseas deployments as a KC-135 Navigator, Operations Planner and Electronic Warfare Officer. After his retirement from the military in January 2015, he started his own event production business and was contracted as the event coordinator for various Team RWB Enterprise level events, including the 2015 Old Glory Relay. Donnie currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife Katie and their two daughters where they are active in their local church and lead the Team RWB Las Vegas Community.

Ryan McKennedy

Leadership, Training & Retention Manager

Ryan McKennedy

Leadership, Training & Retention Manager

Ryan serves within the Eagle Leadership Development Program to support leadership experiences, educational programs, Eagle Fellows, and manages our volunteer leader management system. Ryan currently serves in the Illinois Army National Guard as a Human Resources Sergeant for HHB 2-122 Field Artillery Battalion, and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Ryan earned his Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California. Ryan has been a volunteer with Team Red, White & Blue since 2013. Ryan currently resides in Murphysboro, IL with his fiancée and helps lead the Team RWB Marion Community.

Amanda Rondon

Northeast Regional Director

Amanda Rondon

Northeast Regional Director

Amanda Rondon joins Team RWB as the Director of the Northeast Region. She has been actively involved with Team RWB since January 2013. Previously, Amanda spent 12 years in the benefits administration outsourcing space as a Senior Technical Analyst, most recently at Willis Towers Watson as a Lead Business Analyst. Born and raised in rural southern New Jersey, Amanda comes from a family with a strong military tradition. Amanda is a graduate of La Salle University where she majored in Management Information Systems and was a captain of the varsity softball team. Amanda enjoys obstacle racing, triathlon, power yoga, playing soccer, and anything that involves spending time outdoors with friends.

Kian O’Donohue

Midwest Regional Program Manager

Kian O’Donohue

Midwest Regional Program Manager

Kian O’Donohue is a Program Manager for the Midwest Region. Prior to joining Team RWB, Kian worked for Davenport University where he advised military and veteran students, making sure they used their military benefits to get the most out of their education. He was in charge of coordinating and organizing Veterans Day events, and assisted in creating a veterans’ lounge for military students on campus. Kian also served a tour in Iraq with the US Army doing convoy security from 2006-2007. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University. He currently lives in Wixom with his wife, Christina. During the summer season Kian enjoys playing Gaelic football, soccer, and kayaking.

Adrienne Sherk

Pacific Regional Director

Adrienne Sherk

Pacific Regional Director

Adrienne Sherk joins Team RWB as the Pacific Regional Director. Prior to joining the organization, Adrienne most recently worked for Taylormade-adidas golf in the Global Operations department, where she was responsible for supply chain planning. Before entering the civilian workforce, Adrienne was an active duty officer in the U.S. Army. She deployed to Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division in 2007, where she served as a platoon leader and maintenance officer. A 2006 graduate of West Point, Adrienne studied Spanish and was a member of the women’s basketball team. Currently, she resides in California with her husband, Corey, and two children, Avery and Dylan.

Dustin Sanderson

Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager

Dustin Sanderson

Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager

Dustin Sanderson joins Team RWB as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager. Dustin brings a wealth of experience in program implementation, oversight, and execution from prior roles with outdoor education and recreation programs. Most recently with two independent schools in Washington, D.C. and previously as the Program Director for the U.S. Army’s Warrior Adventure Quest program at Fort Hood. Not only is he passionate about keeping people active and integrated through lifetime activities but Dustin is also a major proponent of leadership development through outdoor activities.

Dustin earned a Master’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management from Hardin-Simmons University in 2006. In addition to running programs he is also an active climbing guide and whitewater kayaking instructor. Additionally, he enjoys just about every other outdoor and adventure sport and is a two time competitor on American Ninja Warrior. He currently resides in Arlington with his wife, Evan, and daughter where they enjoy all that our nation’s Capital has to offer.

Shaun Provost

National Community and Content Manager

Shaun Provost

National Community and Content Manager

Shaun Provost is the National Community and Content Manager for Team RWB. With a strong background in both online and social media marketing, she joins the team with a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and positivity. While not a veteran herself, she has a deep respect for our military personnel and fully supports all of those who have served along with those still serving. In addition to her responsibilities with Team RWB, she is the owner, founder, and CEO of her own business – “Live Unbreakable” – which seeks to challenge physical and mental limits through fitness programs and races; and is herself an Elite Athlete with several professional sponsors. From obstacle courses to Ironmans, local 5k’s to international BeastMaster competitions, Shaun loves to challenge her limits. Whether out on the course or volunteering afterwards, you can usually always catch her running, kickboxing, cycling, or dancing to some country music.

Mike Greenwood

Northwest Regional Program Manager

Mike Greenwood

Northwest Regional Program Manager

Mike Greenwood is joining Team Red, White and Blue as the Northwest Regional Program Manager. Prior to joining the executive staff, Mike was selected as an Eagle Leader Fellow for the Northwest Region of Team RWB. Mike served as an Infantry Soldier with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, including tours in Afghanistan & Iraq. Upon leaving the military as an enlisted soldier, Mike earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from Pace University where he assisted in building the local SVA chapter. He now resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, Demetria, and their daughter Crisanna. He enjoys trail running, hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains with his family.

Sarah Holzhalb

Relationships Manager

Sarah Holzhalb

Relationships Manager

Sarah Holzhalb joins Team RWB as Relationships Manager. Prior to joining the organization, Sarah spent nine years working as Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the national trade association representing the offshore domestic energy industry. In this capacity she focused on implementing comprehensive legislative programs and public policy engagement. Prior to entering the civilian workforce, Sarah was an active duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for five years – she served both afloat and ashore tours, conducting search and rescue missions. Staff tours included implementing port safety and national security regulations within the maritime shipping industry and serving as an Admiral’s aide and Flag Lieutenant.

Sarah earned a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S. in International Relations from Troy University and a Master of Professional Studies in Political Management from The George Washington University.

A born and bred Virginian, she now calls New Orleans home. She enjoys all sports and physical challenges, but spends most of her time training for road/trail marathons and ultras. She loves reading, cycling, hiking, boating, hunting and fishing with her family, and any kind of outdoor activity on the water or in the woods.

Jim Yauger

Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager

Jim Yauger

Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager

Jim Yauger joins Team Red White and Blue as a Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Manager. Prior to joining the executive staff, Jim spent the past seven years developing programs that improve the transitional environment for fellow service members. No stranger to Team RWB, he was selected to participate in the pilot of the Eagle Leader Fellow program in 2015 and is currently the Pittsburgh Chapter Captain. Jim served as an enlisted Infantry Soldier with the US Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, including a tour to Iraq in 2004-05. Upon leaving the military, he earned his Bachelors of Business Management from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA where he also assisted in establishing the local Student Veterans of America Chapter. Based in Pittsburgh, Jim spends his spare time mountain biking, trail running and chasing around his two daughters.

Chris Thompson

Southcentral Regional Program Manager

Chris Thompson

Southcentral Regional Program Manager

Chris Thompson joins Team RWB as the Program Manager for the South Central Region. Prior to joining the executive staff, Chris served a majority of his time in the Army as a Green Beret in 3rd Special Forces Group. After his time in the military, Chris worked as civilian supporting Special Operations for the next several years. Altogether, he conducted seven combat deployments and was decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor and was also presented the Congressional Veteran Commendation. Chris later owned and operated a small manufacturing company while volunteering as a Chapter Captain for Team RWB in his local community. He now resides in Texas with his wife and son and loves being outdoors, to include leading events as a GORUCK Cadre.

Jessica Reid

Northeast Regional Program Manager

Jessica Reid

Northeast Regional Program Manager

Jessica joins Team RWB as the Northeast Program Manager. She is a member of the first class of Eagle Leader Fellows, and has been a part of Eagle Nation since 2013. Originally from Philadelphia, Jessica earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Jessica served in the Army as an intelligence officer for 6 years, including a deployment to Iraq in 2004 with the 759th Military Police Battalion. Prior to joining the executive staff, Jessica was a public high school history teacher and gym owner. Jessica currently resides in Philadelphia and enjoys yoga, meditation, trail running and travel.

Kris Lord

Pacific Regional Program Manager

Kris Lord

Pacific Regional Program Manager

Kris Lord joins Team Red, White and Blue as the Pacific Regional Program Manager. Prior to joining the executive staff, she was selected as an Eagle Leader Fellow for the Pacific Region, utilizing her fellowship to explore her passion for writing, and receive ASIST and safeTALK certifications. She has been a volunteer leader in the San Francisco chapter since 2014. As the sister of an Army veteran, Kris has a long history of veteran support, including assisting her brother in building his veteran mentorship program in the Northwest. She has a professional background in management and working with seniors for over twenty years, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University East Bay. A Bay Area native, Kris enjoys any time on the water, running trails, and walking the hills with her Border Collie, Cruiser.

Cody Sohn

Northwest Regional Program Manager

Cody Sohn

Northwest Regional Program Manager

Cody is a Program Manager for the Northwest Region. Prior to joining Team RWB, Cody was an instructor and coach in Performance Enhancement and Resilience techniques at Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness at Fort Benning, GA. She taught soldiers and their families psychological skills that helped increase outcomes in military and personal performances as well as build personal and professional resilience. Cody worked with the U.S. Army in this capacity for 6 years and worked with soldiers from all over the world and those just beginning their careers to those transitioning into civilian life. Cody earned a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Science from Arizona State University where she was also a member of the varsity Track and Field and Cross Country teams. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. She now lives in Boise, ID with her husband Trent and their dogs and cat. Cody loves trail running, hiking, and camping out in the mountains.

Board of Directors

Paul Bell

Chairman of the Board

Paul Bell

Chairman of the Board

Paul Bell is an Operating Partner at Lead Edge Capital, a firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. He was previously an operating executive at Dell for 15 years, where he was President of the global Public Sector and Large Enterprise division and, earlier, President of the European business. Prior to his time at Dell, Paul was at the Bain & Co. consulting firm. He earned his MBA from Yale. He is an avid cyclist and pilot. He has flown over 25 missions for Veterans’ Airlift Command, flying wounded warriors and their families. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Austin, Texas.

Mike Erwin

Founder & Board Member

Mike Erwin

Founder & Board Member

Mike founded Team RWB in 2010 while he was a Captain in the Army and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He served on active duty for 13 years, including three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike is currently the President of The Positivity Project and CEO of The Character & Leadership Center. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2002 and earned his Master’s degree in Psychology & Leadership from the University of Michigan in 2011. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book entitled, Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude. Mike lives in Pinehurst, NC, with his wife and four children.

Katie Bielak

Secretary of the Board

Katie Bielak

Secretary of the Board

Kate joined Team Red, White and Blue in September of 2011 with the creation of the Western PA Chapter by her father COL(r) James Nemec. Kate helped build the new Chapter from the ground up and eventually took over as Chapter Captain in September of 2013. As an Army Veteran who believes in the crucial benefits of staying physically fit and serving others and the community, Kate was immediately drawn to the mission of Team RWB. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Gannon University in Erie, PA and after serving 5 years as an Army Officer in the Military Police Corps, Kate began a new journey as a stay-at-home mom with her 4 children. She and her teacher/coach husband, Steve, reside in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Kate is very involved in her church, coaches athletics and teaches Senior Fitness at the local YMCA.

James McBride

Board Member

James McBride

Board Member

James is responsible for Team RWB’s financial management: budgeting, cash flow, investments, and accounting. A former Army aviation officer, with combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan, he is currently an associate sales consultant with Synthes Spine, a leading developer of implants and instruments for the treatment of fractures, tumors, deformities, and degenerative diseases of the spine. He lives with his wife in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee area.

Sam Linn

Board Member

Sam Linn

Board Member

As a member of the Board of Directors, Sam’s focus on behalf of the board is the design and implementation of Team Red, White, and Blue’s leadership development program. A veteran with over 13 years service in the U.S. Army, including six deployments between 2003-2014 with Ranger and Infantry units, Sam has been decorated twice for valor in combat, and continues to serve on active duty as a Major. An avid believer in Functional Fitness, Sam founded WOD for Warriors in 2011. He expanded and developed W4W until 2013, at which point he transitioned it fully to Team RWB. Sam earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, taught Economics at the United States Military Academy, and now serves as a Brigade Operations Officer at the 4th Infantry Division Artillery at Fort Carson, Colorado where he resides with his wife and three children.

Joanna Graham

Board Member

Joanna Graham

Board Member

A desire to do things with veterans as opposed to for veterans and a love of running and service led Joanna to Team RWB in 2011. Since then, she has served in a variety of roles including Athletic Director for the DC/MD/VA chapter for four years and currently as the Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee (Board Sub-Committee). She has spent more than 15 years in the education and non-profit space and has extensive experience in global operations management and marketing. Currently, she is the Director of Academics at Veritas Prep, one of the world’s largest privately owned test preparation and admissions consulting providers. She holds a BS in Language and Linguistics as well as Executive Certificates in Marketing and Finance from Georgetown University. She has also completed multiple executive education programs in global leadership and negotiation at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), The Fuqua School of Business (Duke University) and Thunderbird School of Global Management. Joanna also serves on the Military Advisory Committee for Dog Tag Bakery and the Board of Directors of the Hoya Hoop Club at Georgetown. In her free time, she’s an avid ultra runner and triathlete and resides in Arlington, VA with her husband.

Douglas McCormick

Board Member

Douglas McCormick

Board Member

Doug McCormick is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at HCI Equity Partners and oversees the origination, management and development of the Firm’s investments. Mr. McCormick leads the firm’s investment initiatives in the commercial aerospace, defense, distribution and industrial packaging industries. Before joining HCI Equity, he worked at Thayer Capital Partners and the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co., where he was involved in the completion of numerous mergers and acquisitions and acquisition-related financing transactions. Mr. McCormick previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division receiving numerous awards to include Runner Up in the 1995 Best Ranger Competition. Mr. McCormick received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Bryan Patchen

Board Member

Bryan Patchen

Board Member

Bryan is retired from the Air Force after 20 years of flying the B-52 bomber. While in the Air Force, he flew combat missions in 3 different theaters, and was involved in strategic planning throughout the US and Europe. An Eagle since 2011, Bryan was a founding member of the Shreveport-Bossier Chapter of Team RWB. He is currently an Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines pilot and lives with his wife and 4 children in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Laura Werber

Board Member

Laura Werber

Board Member

Laura’s love of hiking, coupled with her research on veteran reintegration, led her to join Team RWB in early 2013. She has been part of the Los Angeles Chapter’s volunteer leadership team since May 2013 and currently serves as its Chapter Captain. Laura also supports the veteran community as a member of PsychArmor’s Faith Leaders Advisory Committee. She is a Senior Management Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a non-partisan, nonprofit research institution, and also a Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, she conducts research in the public interest and trains Ph.D. candidates to do the same. Laura is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University. An avid fitness enthusiast, she also holds a NASM Certification for Personal Training and spends her free time training for challenging hikes such as Mts. Kilimanjaro, Whitney, and Rainier. Laura is a Jersey Shore native, but has been a proud California resident for over 20 years.

Martin Steiner

Board Member

Martin Steiner

Board Member

Martin is a retired Command Sergeant Major, enlisting in the Field Artillery in 1986, and served in both the Active component and Virginia Army National Guard. He retired with two combat deployments and a decoration for valor in combat. Martin earned a master’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Maryland, and is the Director of Information Operations at the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond, VA. Martin joined Team RWB in 2011, leading the Richmond chapter and helping to building chapters and communities throughout Virginia. He continues his service to veterans by serving on the Veteran Services Foundation Board for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the Veterans Advisory Council of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program. He works closely with the Team RWB Triathlon team as the Ironman Triclub Coordinator. As a triathlete himself, he has competed in all distances of triathlon from sprints to the Ironman. Martin resides in Chesterfield, Virginia with his wife and two children.

John Pinter

Executive Director

John Pinter

Executive Director

JJ Pinter is the Executive Director of Team Red, White, and Blue. As Team RWB’s 2nd employee, he has played a key role the development, growth, and operation of the organization. JJ works closely with board members, staff, and volunteer leaders to ensure the delivery of excellent programs that deliver impact. He provides strategic guidance in addition to building and managing critical partnerships.

JJ is a West Point graduate and combat veteran, serving as a Field Artillery officer. After his military service, he held both leadership and analytical positions in the construction, defense and medical industries. He currently resides outside Louisville, KY with his wife and 3 kids, where he loves to coach youth sports and be outdoors with his family.