Board of Directors


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

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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

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Steven Diaz, Marketing Chair


Arno R. Goerski, I.T. Specialist

  • 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


Jenny Scott, Secretary/Treasurer


Don Sanders


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