We are thrilled to share with you the brief biographies of the Word of Honor Fund's leadership team. All are volunteering their time, energy, passion and expertise to ensure that milestone events for children of our fallen heroes are honored.
Kelly Collins Fund Administrator
Kelly is WoHF’s liaison with the Command and the point person between the WoHF military side and the WoHF donor side. He and his wife, Kathy, continue to be closely connected to the Naval Special Operations community and maintain strong relationships with past and present command families.
CPO USN (Ret), 1978-2000, BUD’s Class 104, UDT-12, SDV-1, ST-6, ST-4 NSWGRUTWO, NSWDG; Post Retirement Jobs: Delta Air Lines, Pilot, Corporate Pilot and Executive Protection Specialist for a private oil company; Owner/Operator T.A.C.T. (Tactical Application Combative Techniques); USG Paramilitary Security Contracting.
Kathy Collins Administrative Director
Kathy develops and implements the WoHF’s administrative processes on the military side. She works closely with the families, educating them about WoHF and assists them with the processes involved. In addition to her many organizational skills, her vast and intimate knowledge of the community’s nuances and needs is a huge asset to the fund. Kelly and Kathy reside in Virginia Beach, VA.
Sean Freitag Chief Operations Officer
Sean joined the Navy in 2000 and served as an active duty Navy SEAL at both ST-4 and NSWDG. Sean joined joined WoHF in the summer of 2013 after leaving active duty with 13 years of honorable service. He was drawn to the fund as a way to give back to the SEAL community, as well as to take care of the children of his fallen brothers. Sean's strength in operational planning serves the fund well as he coordinates family support logistics and serves as a conduit to the active duty SEAL community. He resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife and two children. Sean is currently the Director of Security at Simon Property Group, as well as a reservist SEAL.
Rosalie Shepard Outreach Coordinator
Rosalie works closely with the Administrative Director in educating families and future mentors about WoHF’s mission. Her high motivation to raise awareness is fueled by her familiarity of the community and their families. Rosalie's nurturing spirit and 16 years as a military spouse was instrumental in developing the supporting architecture of the fund. When not busy as a volunteer with WoHF, Rosalie is a licenced esthetician, a practicing Registered Nurse Practitioner for 13 of her 19 years of nursing, and most proudly, a blessed wife and mother of three young children.
Mari McStay Fund Development Director
Mari's dedication to the growth of the fund since it's inception along with her unswerving patriotism underpins the fund's mission. Mari is the point person for donors and for those whom desire to host fundraising events for the benefit of WoHF. Her fundraising and extensive event-hosting experiences are key to the successful development of the fund. Mari lives in Idaho with her husband, Gary.
Leslie Benz Communications Director
Leslie’s professional experience is in catering/event planning/outfitting since 1995. She has spent the last 12 years volunteering in the non-profit sector serving on development committees and coordinating fundraising events. Her focus is on children and those affected by physical and emotional disabilities.
Leslie lives in Idaho and has two grown sons and a stepdaughter. Her role in the WoHF will be special events in Idaho, as well as fundraising and donor relations.
Randy Lamberjack Financial Administrator
Randy is an accountant with approximately 30 years of experience in insurance financial regulation and is President of an insurance regulatory consulting practice, Noble Consulting Services Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Noble is a specialized consulting firm that provides financial and compliance audits to insurance regulators throughout the US. Randy currently serves with non-profit organizations as Treasurer, Board member and participates in various fundraising activities. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Indiana and have two grown sons.
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