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Board of Directors

Board of Directors


January 14, 2017


Name Mailing Address
Robin J. White, Capt, USN (Ret), Assistant Chair

  • Retired US Navy Submarine Service
  • Member of Northeast Presbyterian Church Combat Veterans Support Group
  • Member of Naval Academy Alumni Association (NAAA), Naval Submarine League (NSL), United
  • States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI) Palmetto Base, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA),and Sigma Xi
  • Board Member of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
  • BS from Naval Academy, MS in Engineering Acoustics from Naval Postgraduate School
Lance G. Newman, CWO4, USMC (Ret) OPS Chair.

  • Director of Military and Veterans Program, SC Thrive
  • Member of Bethesda Church of God Director of Security
  • US Marine Combat Veteran Iraq (1990-91)
  • Facilitator, Bethesda Church of God Combat Veterans Support Group
  • Member of Marine Corps League, American Security Society
  • Certified Professional Investigator/Forensic Interviewer
  • BS in Security Management from Dover University, BS in Emergency Disaster and MA in Security Management/Emergency Disaster Management from American Military University.
  • Masters – Security Management
  • Peer to Peer Specialist
John L. Pressly, Legal Chair.

  • Retired attorney -Virginia State Bar
  • Member and Elder of Northeast Presbyterian Church
  • Counsel to the U. S.  Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Mediator for the Columbia Mediation Service.
  • Board member for Ben Lippen School.
  • BA from Erskine College and J.D. law degree from George Mason School of Law
Holly C. Swan, Marketing Chair.

  • Six plus years of combined experience in public accounting and private industry (Senior Auditor and Manager)
  • Member of Northeast Presbyterian Church, Small Group and NEPC Student Ministries Leader
  • Member of Spring Valley Rotary Club
  • Intake Counselor (Volunteer), Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Former Independent Consultant and Unit Leader, Creative Memories
  • BS in Accounting from Florida State University
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Arno Ross Goerski

  • U.S. Army Combat Veteran
  • Served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Member of Bethesda Church Of God
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • BS in Information Technology -Security from Colorado Technical University (Cum Laude)
Cecilia R. Newman, Grants Research Chair.

  • Development Specialist in Non-Profit sector
  • Certified County coordinator for volunteer tax program
  • Member of Bethesda Church of God
  • Wife of a Combat Veteran
  • BA from Univ. of Phoenix
Betty L. Yeates, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Career in auditing Attorney trust account books for Real Estate closings.
  • Member of Northeast Presbyterian Church
  • Mentored Office Accounting to individuals preparing to take the PLS comprehensive examination.
  • Certified Professional Legal Secretary (PLS)

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