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Pam Swan

Mid Missouri

Pam Swan

Pam Swan is the VP of Military Relations and Business Development for Veterans United Home Loans. As the spouse of a retired United States Army Solider, Pam develops training for all Military Relations team members. In addition, she creates certification programs to ensure employees are properly trained on all products and services, as well as develops content for internal publications and serves as the media spokesperson for Veterans United.

In addition to working on internal programs, Pam is very active with the military community. She has utilized her financial background to construct programs that educate military families on their current and future financial stability. She regularly presents to military audiences around the world, with more than 100,000 Service members directly benefiting from her knowledge and expertise in the financial arena. Her personal desire is to enhance the quality of life for all men and women that serve.

Pam is a nationally recognized expert on military personal finance, having authored several articles pertaining to financial successes for military members and appearing on MSNBC to discuss identity theft issues. Pam has appeared on numerous major news outlets on behalf of the Veterans United Home Loans, such as Fox News, GMA and MSNBC.  She is a certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, Certified Credit Report Reviewer (CCRR) and an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC). She is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Mary Walker award, the highest honor given to military spouses for their support and service, and has been inducted as an honorary SGM at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.  Pam has also received the Citation for Exceptional Service in support of National Defense from AUSA Headquarters.



Pam holds Board of Directors positions on many Nationally recognized Non-Profits such as Armed Forces YMCA, Robert Irvine Foundation, Give An Hour, Travis Mills Foundation, United Through Reading and is an Advisory Board member for the Gary Sinise Foundation.  Pam volunteers a great deal of time to other nonprofits in consulting and helping with year around projects.

In her spare time Pam enjoys running or taking a motorcycle ride through the beautiful scenery of Mid-Missouri and spending time with her husband, John and two kids, Trece and Erin.



Denise Rouleau

Washington State

Denise Rouleau

Denise Rouleau has been an advertising executive in the Seattle media sector for over 35 years; the last 10 years as a partner in an advertising agency  She has been a Board Member of Puget Sound Honor Flight, serving Western Washington veterans, since its inception in 2013, and is currently a co-Director.  She first became introduced to the Honor Flight program when her father, a WWII Veteran, was honored with his trip with Inland Northwest Honor Flight out of Spokane, WA, in the fall of 2012.

After experiencing the departure and return of his trip, feeling the strong need to serve the cause, she learned that a hub serving Western Washington did not exist. She was fortunate to partner with like-minded individuals who were committed to the goal of building a hub from the ground up.

She finds great joy in being part of the cathartic healing that veterans experience during, and after, these trips. 



Jason Grower

Southern New Hampshire

Jason Grower

In October, 2022, Jason joined the Honor Flight Network’s Board of Directors, where he is able to continue his service to his fellow Veterans, service Jason is extraordinarily passionate about.

Jason currently serves as a Regional Operations Director for Dead River Company, the largest New England-based home energy provider in the northeast. He manages a significant portion of the company’s energy distribution operations which span the majority of New Hampshire and part of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Dead River Company, Jason spent over 20 years in the United States Navy as an officer and pilot. He flew the P-3C Orion, as well as the C-20G, the military variant of the Gulfstream G-IV. He’s deployed to locations spanning Europe, the Middle East, and the Western Pacific, and he’s also served several tours ashore, including tours of duty in the Pentagon.

He is a passionate Veteran advocate both professionally and personally, serving as part of New Hampshire’s Military Leadership Team. Jason also serves on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Red Cross. He and his wife Bonnie live in southern New Hampshire.



Brian Ziegler

Waunakee, WI

Brian Ziegler

Brian Ziegler is currently the Controller for Value Added Distributors in WI. Brian has been a CPA and a CMA for over 25 years. He served in the WI Army National Guard for 16 years as UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crew chief with over 800 flight hours. He is an Iraqi Freedom Veteran from 2003. He was Badger Honor Flight Chairman of the Board from 2009-2018. Brian’s involvement in Honor Flight is out of respect for the sacrifice of our veterans, and what they have done for us a Nation and he wants them to be honored for their service and great sacrifice. 



Teresa Purtiman

Lexington, OH

Teresa Purtiman

Teresa Purtiman is an attorney and owner of the law firm Purtiman Legal Services, LLC, where she concentrates her practice on entertainment law and transportation law.  Teresa has a love and respect for the sacrifice of veterans since her family has a long history of serving our nation, from the American Revolution to present-day service, and combined with her love of American history, helping to honoring our veterans through service on the Honor Flight Network Board of Directors is a perfect fit. 



Paula Nelson

Harford, WI

Paula Nelson

Paula Nelson is a Human Resources professional who has worked for a manufacturing company in Southeastern Wisconsin for more than 25 years.  She has been volunteering with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight hub since 2009.  Her journey began as a way to honor the memory of her WWII father and to honor the service of 3 brothers who served in Vietnam.  Paula served as President of the hub for 8 years; she continues to serve on the board of directors.  Paula is currently the secretary on the Honor Flight Network board of directors.  



John McCaskill

Washington, D.C.

John McCaskill

John McCaskill is an educator, historian, lecturer, coach, and inspirational speaker.  He is the President and CEO of John W. McCaskill History Alive where he “teaches the principles of leadership and teamwork using history as a vehicle through which to do it.” He has a passion for history and has a Masters’ degree in Military History, American History, and Civil War Studies. John has been affiliated with Honor Flight for over twelve years. He has relished, and still relishes the opportunity, as a member of the Board of Directors, to honor our veterans, and his interactions with them have become illustrations in his presentations.  



Dr. Robert “Bob” Carr

Alexandria, VA

Dr. Bob Carr

Bob Carr is a physician leader and consultant with extensive experience in digital health, healthcare, pharmaceutical and consumer health businesses.  Bob is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Board member for Kumanu, a technology company integrating neuroscience and behavioral change models to improve mental well-being and also serves as a member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advisory Board. He was most recently the President of the American College of Preventive Medicine,  Senior Vice President & Corporate Medical Director @ GlaxoSmithKline with a career spanning 25 years;  and a Flight Surgeon and Preventive Medicine Specialist with the US Air Force for 12 years. Recently has served as an advisor to the Honor Flight Network on Covid related safety measures. 



Frank Kimler – Treasurer

Walden, NY

Frank Kimler

Frank Kimler has spent 25 years in public accounting, starting at KPMG, LLP and currently specializes in accounting and tax consulting for tax-exempt organizations at the firm of Nugent & Haeussler, PC, in Montgomery, NY.  He also provides tax and consulting services to high net-worth individuals, businesses, and Family Offices. Frank’s passion for honoring and serving our veterans was instilled in him through his father and grandparents who served during Vietnam and WWII. Frank feels it important to serve our nation’s cherished heroes, our veterans, in any way that he is able. Frank has served as Chairman of Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Inc. for the past eight years, since the organizations incorporation, and now serves as Treasurer of the national organization.
Frank feels privileged to bring his extensive knowledge of accounting and taxation of charitable organizations to the Honor Flight Network.



Theresa Werner – Board Vice Chairman

Herndon, VA

Theresa Werner, Vice Chairman

Theresa Werner is an award-winning journalist, currently working at PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. Werner was the first freelance journalist elected president of the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Her father was a 30-year navy veteran, and that service has inspired her to support and honor our nation’s veterans. Werner is also an award-winning swing dancer and can often be found dancing for and with the veterans at the WWII Memorial.