Hire America’s Heroes (HAH) is managed by a National Board of Directors that oversees the affairs and business of the organization. This ten-member Board includes an executive committee comprised of a President, Vice President, and Secretary, and Treasurer. The California Chapter and The Pacific Northwest Chapter each have an Executive Advisory Board that provides counsel and to the National Board of Directors. Each Chapter also has one representative on the National Board of Directors. A Military Advisory Board representing the various branches of the United States Military advises the National Board of Directors regarding military protocol, branch updates, opportunities for supporting transitioning service members, and procedures for engaging with military facilities.

National Board of Directors

Major General James M. Collins, US Army (retired), President & Board Chair
Sherry Zins Calvert, Vice Chair, Keiretsu Forum
Steven Shaw, Secretary, (retired) Volt
Matt Barnes, Board Member, Airstream Renewables
Joe Cimaomo, Board Member, former EAB Pacific NW Chair
Craig W. Gable, Board Member, Providence Health Services
Diane Hanratty, Board Member, Mattress Firm Family Brands
David Mills, Board Member, Puget Sound Energy
Tom Tice, Board Member, Starbucks Coffee Company
Bruce Williams, Board Member, University of Phoenix
Derek Bender, Ex Officio Board Member, Port of Seattle
Kelly Valiente, Ex Officio Board Member, Sleep Train

Pacific Northwest Executive Advisory Board

Derek Bender, Chair, Port of Seattle
Bruce Williams, Member, University of Phoenix
Michael Peterson, Member, MultiCare
Afsheen Saatchi, Member, Starbucks

California Executive Advisory Board

Kelly Valiente, Chair, Sleep Train

Military Advisory Board


Command Master Chief Chuck Lindsey-Board Co-Chair
Command Master Chief Jason Vanderhaden

Major Chris Brittingham

Command Master Chief Todd Gruchalla

Master Sergeant Dana TrakelBoard Co-Chair