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Board of Directors

Edward M. Pereira

Chairman, President


Having grown up in a military family with my father serving more than 30 years in the United States Air Force, and myself having served for over 12 years as a Federal Agent, it is now my life’s work to Love-on, Give Back, Honor and Serve all those that have selflessly and bravely served and continue to defend and serve Our Great Nation. From a spiritual perspective, for more than 35 years, I have been asking God the question “What is the unique gift that you have placed in me that you want to share with the world”? It wasn’t until I turned 50 and was blessed with a beautiful baby boy that God provided the answer. My son taught me my most valuable lesson, to be the best man, father, husband and community leader that I can be and to leave him a legacy that he can be proud of when I am gone. The legacy that I want to leave is to teach others, through my actions, to be humble and kind, and to love, give, honor and serve so that we can all leave this place better than we found it.

CDR. Janette Arencibia

Vice President


United States Navy Commander Janette Arencibia is a 1988 graduate of Mercer County High School in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995 and in 1996 from the EKU MPA program where she was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow and Presidential Internship Management Candidate. She is a graduate of the U.S. Navy War College where she earned a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies. CDR Arencibia is, as well, a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff, Marine Corps University and is currently enrolled in the Uniformed Services University Global Health Engagement program. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, she was the first Medical Service Corps officer to deploy from a training command reporting as Chief, Joint Visitor’s Bureau with BCT 41 – Task Force Phoenix V to Afghanistan. Arencibia became one of the first female officers to instruct security and weapons training for females in the Afghan National Army ranks. She well represented the U.S. Navy among Army ranks earning the Keith L. Ware Award for her photography and additional written submissions throughout the course of her assignment in Afghanistan. She was awarded by the Afghan National Army for training and instruction provided and is also an honorable member of The Order of St. Barbara, a military honor society of the U.S. for both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery, including Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery as a result of her involvement in artillery field training.

Arencibia’s initial sea tour was aboard USNS MERCY where she was a medical planner and patient regulator managing over 200,000 casualties during OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE –HAITI. Immediately following her redeployment from Haiti, she deployed onboard the USS IWO JIMA (CP 10) as the Lead Medical Planner. While serving aboard the IWO JIMA, she liaised with Central and South American embassies on behalf of FST-2. As the Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence DUINS awardee, she reported to the Joint Staff Surgeon’s office in 2012. During her Joint Staff assignment, she was the Project Manager for the Joint Medical Planning Tool; now the required verification and validation analytical tool for the Joint Forces. She was requested to extend at the Joint Staff Surgeon’s office then accepted the Lead Medical Planner Position at NORAD-USNORTHCOM in 2013 where she served until 2016. Arencibia transferred to Marine Forces Central Command where she served as the Lead Medical Planner for exercises EAGER LION and NATIVE FURY and is currently the USCENTCOM Theater Security Cooperation Manager for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Her shore assignments include the Navy School of Health Sciences Security Manager, NNMC-Bethesda Officer in Charge of Contingency Operations, BUMED M3 Readiness Officer, and Medical Officer Recruiter. CDR Arencibia has been selected for 05 and will don the Commander rank in September 2018.

Advisory Boards

Business Advisory Board

Edward M. Pereira

Chairman


Having grown up in a military family with my father serving more than 30 years in the United States Air Force, and myself having served for over 12 years as a Federal Agent, it is now my life’s work to Love-on, Give Back, Honor and Serve all those that have selflessly and bravely served and continue to defend and serve Our Great Nation. From a spiritual perspective, for more than 35 years, I have been asking God the question “What is the unique gift that you have placed in me that you want to share with the world”? It wasn’t until I turned 50 and was blessed with a beautiful baby boy that God provided the answer. My son taught me my most valuable lesson, to be the best man, father, husband and community leader that I can be and to leave him a legacy that he can be proud of when I am gone. The legacy that I want to leave is to teach others, through my actions, to be humble and kind, and to love, give, honor and serve so that we can all leave this place better than we found it.

John Shavatt

Advisor


Many of us enter the second half of our lives seeking something to do that just plain feels good. Though I enjoyed and prospered in my 25-year career in the Mortgage Finance and Real Estate Industries, something always seemed to be missing. I took pride in taking great care of all of my Clients and received satisfaction when my dedication to them was returned in words of appreciation. My focus was not on dollars, it was measured by my performance that made People happy that they chose me to handle the largest financial transactions of their lives. The compensation followed when I did my job to the very best of my abilities. I am eternally grateful to all of the wonderful People that placed their faith and trust in me.

That said, something was still missing and I could not put my finger on what that missing piece was.

That all changed when my Best Friend of 38 years, Edward Pereira asked me to join him in his Mission of Gratitude. I was deeply honored and happily accepted his gracious offer. There is something cathartic, life-changing and affirming in our path through life’s journey when it is lived through Loving, Giving, Honoring and Serving others. Having witnessed and heard the heartfelt words that will stir your soul to its depth, and the pure joy of an Angel placing the medal on the chest of their Hero, I am hooked for life. You will be too.

Chris Boehm

Advisor


Community Outreach Advisory Board

Edward M. Pereira

Advisor


Having grown up in a military family with my father serving more than 30 years in the United States Air Force, and myself having served for over 12 years as a Federal Agent, it is now my life’s work to Love-on, Give Back, Honor and Serve all those that have selflessly and bravely served and continue to defend and serve Our Great Nation. From a spiritual perspective, for more than 35 years, I have been asking God the question “What is the unique gift that you have placed in me that you want to share with the world”? It wasn’t until I turned 50 and was blessed with a beautiful baby boy that God provided the answer. My son taught me my most valuable lesson, to be the best man, father, husband and community leader that I can be and to leave him a legacy that he can be proud of when I am gone. The legacy that I want to leave is to teach others, through my actions, to be humble and kind, and to love, give, honor and serve so that we can all leave this place better than we found it.

Hero advisory board

CDR. Janette Arencibia

Chairman


United States Navy Commander Janette Arencibia is a 1988 graduate of Mercer County High School in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995 and in 1996 from the EKU MPA program where she was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow and Presidential Internship Management Candidate. She is a graduate of the U.S. Navy War College where she earned a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies. CDR Arencibia is, as well, a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff, Marine Corps University and is currently enrolled in the Uniformed Services University Global Health Engagement program. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, she was the first Medical Service Corps officer to deploy from a training command reporting as Chief, Joint Visitor’s Bureau with BCT 41 – Task Force Phoenix V to Afghanistan. Arencibia became one of the first female officers to instruct security and weapons training for females in the Afghan National Army ranks. She well represented the U.S. Navy among Army ranks earning the Keith L. Ware Award for her photography and additional written submissions throughout the course of her assignment in Afghanistan. She was awarded by the Afghan National Army for training and instruction provided and is also an honorable member of The Order of St. Barbara, a military honor society of the U.S. for both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery, including Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery as a result of her involvement in artillery field training.

Arencibia’s initial sea tour was aboard USNS MERCY where she was a medical planner and patient regulator managing over 200,000 casualties during OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE –HAITI. Immediately following her redeployment from Haiti, she deployed onboard the USS IWO JIMA (CP 10) as the Lead Medical Planner. While serving aboard the IWO JIMA, she liaised with Central and South American embassies on behalf of FST-2. As the Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence DUINS awardee, she reported to the Joint Staff Surgeon’s office in 2012. During her Joint Staff assignment, she was the Project Manager for the Joint Medical Planning Tool; now the required verification and validation analytical tool for the Joint Forces. She was requested to extend at the Joint Staff Surgeon’s office then accepted the Lead Medical Planner Position at NORAD-USNORTHCOM in 2013 where she served until 2016. Arencibia transferred to Marine Forces Central Command where she served as the Lead Medical Planner for exercises EAGER LION and NATIVE FURY and is currently the USCENTCOM Theater Security Cooperation Manager for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Her shore assignments include the Navy School of Health Sciences Security Manager, NNMC-Bethesda Officer in Charge of Contingency Operations, BUMED M3 Readiness Officer, and Medical Officer Recruiter. CDR Arencibia has been selected for 05 and will don the Commander rank in September 2018.

Ian Love

Directors


Ian love is a finance and international real estate executive and currently resides in Tampa, Florida. Prior to living in Tampa, Ian served 5 years in the Untied States Marine Corps as a Military Police officer. He served overseas and conducted trainings for both continental United States and outside the contiguous United States police forces. After separating from the military, he went on to achieve his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Saint Leo University and worked as a tax consultant focusing on Research and Development Tax Credits at PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP. After leaving PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP, Ian went on to obtain his master’s degree from Florida International University in International Real Estate. Currently, he is the Co-founder of WCE Capital LLC which is a real estate fund that invests in various markets in both residential and commercial real estate.

Technology Advisory Board

Kristen Carmona

Chairman


I am from the Bay Area California. I have been in the marketing industry for 17 years. I have a husband and 3 kids. 11, 17 and 23. We have lived in Texas for 10 years and love it. I am honored to be able to work with this amazing cause.

Reid Keith

Advisor