Veteran's Heritage Project

Our Team

Board Members:


Barbara J. Hatch – Founder & Program Director

VHP Cactus Shadows High School Chapter Advisor, 40-year teacher, ret.

Laura L. Byers – President, Board Chairman

Son, Geoff, VHP Class of 2010
VP and principal of Vanguard Marketing International, Inc

Joseph E. Brett – Vice President

Since You Asked, Volume VI
Past President of the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association and Business Leader,
Radio Show Host

Tatiana S. Huddleson – CPA, ES, Treasurer

The Huddleston Tax & Accounting Group

Gerald Strickland – Secretary

Retired State Farm Regional Vice President

Donna R. Ward – Director, Chapter Liaison

Son, Patrick, VHP Class of 2009
Former Corp. Lawyer, ret.

Philip C.S. Yin, Ph. D – Director

Business Strategist, VFW Post 7507 (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Fountain Hills, Arizona,
Life Member and current Commander (6/2014 – 6/2015)

Susan Kee – Director

Certified Project Management Professional with Information Technology experience at IBM, Nestle USA and Charles Schwab;
Currently authoring a book US Korean War veterans (6/2015 – 6/2016)

Mary Ellen Reilly, Esq. – Director

Attorney at Law, Wiles & McHugh, P.A., Veteran

Drew Peneton – Director

Manifesto Project Apprentice, Uber Technologies, Veteran

Austin Anton – Director

Technology Consultant, VHP Alumnus



Executive Director – Press Release

Michelle DiMuro, CFRE – Executive Director

Brittany Henritze – Executive Coordinator

Non-Profits, VHP student 2004-5

Advisors to the Board:


Jane Barnes 
Medical Liaison and Case Management Specialist; Hospitality and Mobile Events Coordinator

Mike Burns
Retired Business Leader
Since You Asked, Volume X

Jason Chamberlain – Senior Advisor
Retired President & CEO, HDT Global

Vic Connors
Retired Business Leader
Since You Asked, Volume III

Tim Ganahl
Business Leader
Since You Asked, Volume XI

Brigadier General J. Derek Hill
USAF, Retired, Former Iowa Air National Guard Assistant Adjutant General

Frank Lambert
Business Leader
Since You Asked, Volume VII

David F. Lucier 
Since You Asked, Volume X
President, AZ Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance; President,
ASU Alumni Association, Veterans Chapter; inducted AVHOFS 2009

Rick Romley
USMC Ret.; President of Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society; former Maricopa County Attorney
Since You Asked, Volume V

Major General Carl Schneider
USAF Ret.; Business leader; helped found Joe Foss Institute and Pat Tillman Center at ASU;
inducted AVHOFS 2009
Since You Asked, Volume II

Dave Ward
Vice President, Group Finance, Avnet
Alumna Parent