MEET THE BOARD

Our board members help us stay connected, driven, and motivated.

OFFICERS

Chairman: Arne Pedersen (Army)
Change Healthcare

Vice Chairman: Michael Rodriques
Simon Property Group

Treasurer: Nathan Plack
Tidwell Group

Secretary: Ginger Barnes (Navy)
Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery

DIRECTORS EMERITI

Steve Benz (Air Force)
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Russell Cox
Cox, Sargeant, Burns, P.C.

Louise Loyd

Richard J. Schwartz, II.
Eli Lilly & Company

DIRECTORS

Kyle Bennett (Army)
JP Morgan Chase

Wayne Black (Army)
LSC Communications

Dave Certo
Indianapolis Veterans Court

Whitney Hamilton (Army)

Doug Hedrick (Army)
Willow Health TPA & U.S. Army Reserve

Mike Jaarda
RSM, US, LLC

Celeste Jones
TCU

Courtney Kanzinger
Logistics Property Company, LLC

Andy Kight
Jacobson, Hile, Kight, LLC

Bill Moreau
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP (Retired)

Eric Morris (Army)

Drew Noga (Navy)
Equitable Advisors

Rick Penny (Marines)
Philips Healthcare

Joe Peterson
First Merchants Bank

Danny Portee (Army)
Professional Management Enterprises

Chuck Rainey (Navy)
Batteries Plus

Andrea Sloan (Army)
Ground Breakers, LLC

Jim Sweeney (Marines)
U.S. Courts, Southern District of Indiana

Jeremy Thornton (Marines)
PNC Bank

Tony Vespa (Navy)
Vespa Group

It is a privilege, a blessing, and a truly humbling experience to serve on Team HVAF - witnessing the relentless pursuit of the HVAF Mission by the staff, volunteers, board, and donors. I offer my sincerest thanks to all who have donated their time and treasure to the team, with a special thanks to the HVAF staff who have made it their life’s work to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

– Tony Vespa | HVAF Board Chairman 2020-2022