The Foundation is honored to have the following individuals serve as members of its National Advisory Board. Their dedication to the Foundation’s mission provides it with invaluable insight and experience as we elevate and support the nation’s military caregivers.


National Advisory Board Leadership


Robin Portman


Robin L. Portman, Chair
Director, Strategic Innovation Group
Georgetown University





The Honorable Jim Nicholson, Vice Chair
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs





National Advisory Board Members


Allison Barber


Ms. Allison Barber
Chancellor, Western Governors University Indiana
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Internal Communications, U.S. Department of Defense


Erskine Bowles


Erskine Bowles
Former Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Former President, University of North Carolina
Former White House Chief of Staff


David Bradley


David G. Bradley
Chair, Atlantic Media




Robert Dole

The Honorable Robert J. Dole
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-KS)
National Chairman for fundraising to establish the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
Co-Chair, Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors
Founding Member, Bipartisan Policy Center
Advisor to Honor Flight Network


Thomas Donohue


Mr. Thomas J. Donohue
President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce




Boyden Gray


The Honorable C. Boyden Gray
Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
Former Ambassador to the European Union
Former White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush


Andrea Inserra


Andrea Inserra
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton



Jo Ann Jenkins


Ms. Jo Ann Jenkins
Chief Executive Officer, AARP
Former President, AARP Foundation




Jacqueline Mars


Ms. Jacqueline Mars





Donna Shalala


The Honorable Donna E. Shalala
President, University of Miami
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Co-Chair, Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors


Gordon Sullivan


General Gordon Sullivan (Ret.)
President & CEO, Association of the U.S. Army




Togo West


The Honorable Togo D. West, Jr.
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Former U.S. Secretary of the Army




Mary Winnefeld

Mrs. Mary Winnefeld
Advocate for the health and welfare of military families and the policies that affect their lives
Member of the Board, USO-Metropolitan Washington
Ambassador for the Tragedy Assistance for Survivors (TAPS) Organization
Formerly employed by Science Applications International Corporation