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ESGR Subcommittees

ESGR’s four volunteer subcommittees provide direction and coordination for ESGR activities.  They include:  

ESGR Board of Directors

The mission of the Board of Directors (BOD) is to provide a volunteer-led process for the submission of individual suggestions, ideas, and recommendations for HQ ESGR consideration, in furtherance of ESGR's vision, mission, and values. 

Mr. Ron Bogle, ESGR National Chair and Chair of the Board

Mr. Dan Irving (State Chair), Vice Chair of the Board (Strat)

Mr. James Mungenast (State Chair), Vice Chair of the Board (OPS)

Ms. Rebecca Elliott, Regional Representative (West)

Mr. Edward Hamilton, Regional Representative (Southeast)

Mr. Scott J Staudinger, Regional Representative (Central)

Mr. Ernest Almonte, Regional Representative (Northeast)

Ms. Laurie Silvey, Employer Representative and IL State Chair

Mr. Michael Lawrence, At-Large Representative

Mr. Mathew Meyer, At-Large Representative

 Recommendations can be sent to: osd.ESGRBoD@mail.mil

Outreach Subcommittee

The mission of the Outreach Subcommittee is to provide a volunteer-led process for submitting individual suggestions, ideas, and recommendations for HQ ESGR consideration, in furtherance of ESGR's vision, mission, and values as it relates to employer and military's outreach. 

Members include:

           Mr. David Blackorby, Chair, Texas

           Mr. Jose Rivera, Vice Chair,  Puerto Rico

Mr. Joseph "Mike" Richie, South East Rep, Kentucky

           Mr. Keith Schwartz, West Region Rep, Oregon

           Mr. John Symington, Northeast Region Rep, New Hampshire

           Mr. JP Hogan, Central Region Rep, Texas

     Ms. Geambro Hollis, At-Large Representative, District of Columbia

MS. September Wallace, At-Large Representative, Mississippi

Mr. Stan Brasch, At-Large Representative, Illinois

Mr. Robert Peterson, VOTY rep Military Outreach, California

Mr. Robyn Keller, VOTY rep Public Affairs, North Dakota

           Mr. Peter Caspari, VOTY rep Employer Outreach, Florida

Subcommittee recommendations can be sent to: osd.esgr-outreach-subcommittee@mail.mil

Volunteer Support Subcommittee

The mission of the Volunteer Support Subcommittee (VSS) is to provide a volunteer-led process for submitting individual suggestions, ideas, and recommendations in the areas of volunteer recruiting and retention, information technology (IT), and training programs for HQ ESGR consideration in furtherance of ESGR’s vision, mission, and values.

  Members include: 

            Mr. Phil Stage, Chair, California

            Mr. Donald Tretola, Vice Chair, South Carolina

            Ms. Veronica Palomino, Northeast Region Rep, Delaware

            Mr. Bennie Anderson, Southeast Region Rep, North Carolina

            Ms. Wyvette L. McLendon, Central Region Rep, Texas 

       Mr. Cecil Owens, West Region Rep, Oregon

             Mr. B. Shane Morris, IT Rep (VOL), Wisconsin

            Mr. Stephen Williams, Training Rep, Indiana

 Ms. Colleen Trout, At-Large Representative, Florida

 Mr. Stanley Brasch, At-Large Representative, Illinois

            Mr. James Combs, VOTY Rep Operations, California

            Mr. Bruce Damrow, VOTY Rep Training, Tennessee

   Subcommittee recommendations can be sent to: osd.esgr-VSS@mail.mil

Ombudsman Subcommittee

The mission of the Ombudsman Subcommittee is to provide a volunteer-led process for submitting individual suggestions, ideas, and recommendations for HQ ESGR consideration, in furtherance of ESGR's vision, mission, and values as it relates to Ombudsman mission set. 

  Members include: 

            Mr. John Manion, Chair, Louisiana

            Mr. Greg Septer, Vice Chair, New Jersey 

            Mr. Frank Blalock, Southeast Region Rep, North Carolina

            Mr. Edward Facey, Northeast Region Rep, New Hampshire

            Mr. George Nami, Central Region Rep, Texas 

            Ms. Rebecca Elliott, West Region Rep, Arizona  

 Mr. James Frees, At-Large Rep, Iowa

            Mr. James Gorman, At-Large Rep, New Mexico

 Mr. Michael Mills, At-Large Rep, Florida

Mr. LeRoy Frahm, Ombudsman VOTY 2022, Wisconsin

Subcommittee recommendations can be sent to: osd.ESGR-OMB-SCMembers@mail.mil