Meet our Board of Directors

Joshua Starks, President

Ronald Marshall, Vice Pres.

Ronald Marshall, Vice Pres.

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Army Combat Veteran, Commander of the Tulsa VFW, QA Tech at Spirit AeroSystems, City of Tulsa Human Rights Commissioner, United AeroSpaceWorkers Union Local 952 Executive Board. He deployed with the Oklahoma National Guard in 2011/2012 as the Combat Outpost Commander of AFCOP Rahman Khyel in Paktiya, Afghanistan. 

Joshua Starks is presently the Commander at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 577 in Tulsa. 

In 2018, Joshua was one of the eleven to serve on the Tulsa Area United Way Justice reform Committee this year to help work to reduce Veteran incarceration by expanding diversionary courts and treatment alternatives. In 2019 he assisted in organizing, plan, and leading the Tulsa Area United Way Veterans Affairs Philanthropic Forum. 

Ronald Marshall, Vice Pres.

Ronald Marshall, Vice Pres.

Ronald Marshall, Vice Pres.

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Army Veteran, that served 8 Years and 2 Tours in Iraq. Massage Therapist/Reiki Master, Vice President/ Owner of A Touch of Serenity in Alexandria VA, Chosen Vessel Evolution CEO, Body Builder, Trainer and Licensed Minster, Mime Minster, Decon, Football Coach, Track & Field Coach, Catering, Event Planning, Essential Oil Specialist.  Business Analyst, Business  Life Coach Certification,  Business Consultant Certification,  Creator of Advance Solar & Energy Veterans Solar Salute Program, Managed Supplement Shop , Security.

Karen Cifuentes, Secretary

Ronald Marshall, Vice Pres.

Karen Cifuentes, Secretary

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Army Combat Veteran and Army Civil Affairs Spouse. Karen has both a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Social Work. Karen currently works for Social Security Administration and has tons of  volunteer hours with various organizations under her belt.

Sara Schmitz

Tony Pierce

Karen Cifuentes, Secretary

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Army Spouse of 20 years now, Sara is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor at Understanding Minds Psychological Services, St. Louis, MO. Sara has worked for numerous nonprofits for the past 11 years, has a passion to serve and is a previous FRG Leader.

Bryan Blackwell

Tony Pierce

Tony Pierce

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USMC and Army National Guard Veteran. Financial Advisor. Running as a Republican for Florida State House District 77   (www.voteblackwell.com).

Bryan has lived, worked, and played in SWFL Florida for the last 29 years and is proud to call it home. Bryan moved to Cape Coral in 1990  and still lives there with his amazing wife Laurie, two incredible daughters and their Olde English Bulldogs Izzy and Charlee. Bryan co-owns and operates a private wealth advisory practice of Raymond James, Molloy Financial Group. The practice focuses on comprehensive  financial planning, investment advice and estate planning. Although he received his formal education from FSW, he believes that he received his real education from his time serving in the United States Marine Corps and Florida Army National Guard where he  received multiple service medals for outstanding service. Bryan currently serves as Chairman of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce as well as a board member of the Cape Coral Community Foundation and the local Big Brothers Big Sisters board. He believes  that being involved and giving back to your community is the truest expression of gratefulness and that your destiny is simply a product of the decisions that we make.

Tony Pierce

Tony Pierce

Tony Pierce

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Tony is the Creative Services Director at WFTX FOX 4 of SWFL. He leads marketing, branding, and creative efforts for the station. Tony has worked for the E.W. Scripps Company since 2007. Before moving to Fort Myers, he spent 10 years at the company's Kansas City, Missouri location. There, his work was honored with multiple awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (EMMY), the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Tony is a Kansas native. He was raised in the capitol city of Topeka, where he began his broadcasting career while in high school. He is a graduate of Washburn University School of Business with a BBA in Marketing. Tony is also an independent designer with print efforts featured in Road & Track, Car & Driver, and several online publications. He and his wife Meagan live in Fort Myers.

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