Op HH Committee


Captain Robert Silah, USN (Ret), Chairman
Captain Donald Dvornik, USN (Ret), Public Relations
Lieutenant Colonel Jim Griffin, USA (Ret), Grants
CWO Thomas South, USA (Ret) Special Projects
CWO Bill Farrow, USA (Ret)
Mr. Bob Markee


Mr. Dave Andreychek, Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup Champion
Major General Earnest Bedke, USAF (Ret)
Honorable Gus Bilirakis, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Mr. Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, City of Tampa
Lieutenant Colonel Greg Celestan, USA (Ret), Chairman & CEO, Celestar Corp.
Mr. Dick Crippen, Senior Advisor, Tampa Bay Rays
Major General Gene Deegan, USMC (Ret)
Monsignor Laurance Higgins, Pastor Emeritus, St. Lawrence Parish
Mr. Shawn Hughes, CEO, Certipath Incorporated
Ms. Pam Iorio, Former Mayor, City of Tampa
Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire, USN (Ret)
Rear Admiral William Merlin, USCG (Ret)
General Lloyd “Fig” Newton, USAF (Ret)
Mr. Mark Ober, Florida State Attorney, 13th Judical Circuit
Admiral Eric Olson, USN (Ret)
Colonel Mike Prendergast, USA (Ret), Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
Ms. Gayle Sierens, News Anchor, WFLA TV Channel 8 Tampa
Lieutenant General Martin Steele, USMC (Ret), Executive Director, Military Partnerships-University of South Florida
Master Gunnery Sergeant Sally Strickland, USMC (Ret)


Major Scotty Cleland, USAF (Ret)
Lieutenant Colonel Ed Geasa, USAF (Ret)
Captain Wiley Hazel, USA (Ret)
Michelle Isles
Patti Joannes
Major Will Jowers, USAF (Ret)
Captain BJ Keepers, USN (Ret)
Sherry Markee
Major John Massey, USAF (Ret)
Ann Mickel
Karla, Sean, and Dick Nielsen
Edna and Tom Pearson
Ben Ritter
Lieutenant Colonel Bob Sawallesh, USA (Ret)
Sandy Severson
Bill Szydlowski, Treasurer

Updated-February 2015