New trustees include former heads of USSOCOM Care Coalition and
New York’s Office of Counterterrorism
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Brian Bill Foundation, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit that provides therapeutic support to active-duty and retired U.S. Special Operations warriors, has welcomed four new members to its board of trustees. The individuals join a distinguished board of civilians and military veterans, including Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael E. Thornton, retired Navy SEAL and Rear Admiral (RADM) Edward Winters III and retired U.S. Army Green Beret, Master Sargent (MSG) Scott Neil and U.S. Air Force Major General Dave Scott
Joining the Brian Bill Foundation board are:
• Colonel Cary C. Harbaugh, (ret) – Tampa, Fla.: Colonel Cary C. Harbaugh retired from the Army in 2019 after 41 years of military service. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Director of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Care Coalition and Director of the 2019 DoD Warrior Games, held in Tampa. Harbaugh began his career in the Army in 1978 and was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from The Ohio State University in 1987. During his career, he was deployed to serve in Operations Just Cause, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Harbaugh has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.
• Jerome Hauer, Ph.D, M.H.S. – Washington, D.C.: Dr. Jerome Hauer is a senior advisor for Teneo Risk Advisors and a leading expert in emergency response, emergency management and crisis planning. Prior to joining Teneo, Hauer served as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, as well as the Director of the Office of Counterterrorism for the State of New York. He was Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for National Security and Emergency Management during and after the events of September 11, 2001.
• Special Boat Operator 2nd Class, Morgan Bill – Raleigh, N.C.: Morgan Bill is a Navy Special Operations veteran who now works as an account manager at Cisco Systems. Bill, brother to Brian Bill, spent his Naval career stationed in Coronado, California, and served in the Special Operations Forces as a Special Boat Operator for Special Boat Team #12. During his six-year military career, he was deployed twice – once to the Middle East and once to Asia-Pacific.
• MSG Christian McIntosh, Ret. – Friendswood, Texas: MSG Christian McIntosh retired from the Army in 2018 after 30 years of military service. His first assignment was with the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, where he deployed to serve in Operation Just Cause. He later went on to complete U.S. Army Ranger School and served in various specialty units before entering Special Forces selection. During his career, McIntosh served as an Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA), a Special Forces Medical Sergeant and a Special Forces Team Sergeant. He has served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and has been awarded three Bronze Stars.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these new members to our board and look forward to their continued contributions to the foundation as we look ahead to 2020,” said Scott Bill, president and CEO of the Brian Bill Foundation. “In 2019, we were able to provide support to 128 Special Operations Warriors and their spouses through our Warrior Healing Retreats. And with the help of these new board members, we hope to double that number in 2020.”
The Brian Bill Foundation’s Warrior Healing Retreats provide Special Operators and their spouses with access to Equine Assisted Learning, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, yoga, breathing, meditation, iRest and nutrition, free of cost. It is the only program in the country to offer all of these therapeutic modalities in an overnight four-day retreat format. The Warrior Healing Program is endorsed by the U.S. Special Operations Command’s “Care Coalition.”
To donate to the Brian Bill Foundation, visit www.brianbillfoundation.org.
About the Brian Bill Foundation
The Brian Bill Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides therapeutic support to active-duty and retired U.S. Special Operations warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain. The Foundation was established to honor the memory of Navy SEAL Brian R. Bill and all of his fellow Special Operations warriors who have died in service to their nation since the onset of hostilities after Sept. 11, 2001.