Board Members

BOARD PRESIDENT: Jerry Reed is a United States Marine Corps veteran and is also the Executive Director of Operation Military Embrace. Jerry retired after 30 years of service from Chevron Chemical Company as a Financial Manager. Jerry earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from the University of Houston with minors Economics and Marketing. Jerry is also involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Marine Corps League, and the 1st Marine Division Association. Jerry currently resides in Tomball, Texas.

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT: Brian Israel is an Environmental Partner at Arnold & Porter and previously served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Philosophy from New College of Florida and a Doctor of Law from New York University. In 1998, Brian was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his accomplishments in a Clean Air Act jury trial. Brian currently resides in Washington D.C.

BOARD MEMBER: Richard Daileader is a Managing Director at Ally Corporate Finance. Rich earned a BS in Business Administration from St. John’s University and a MBA from Fordham University, both located in New York City. He is an avid hiker who successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2009. Rich is currently a Board Member with North Carolina Outward Bound School and is involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a former Board Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Rich and his wife, Kate currently reside in Charlotte and Brevard, North Carolina.

BOARD MEMBER: Constance DuHamel is a Senior Vice President, Municipal Securities Group, with Drexel Hamilton, LLC, and a Board Member of the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Constance earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Smith College and her Master in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Constance is co-founder and Co-Chair of the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community, co-founder and Benefit Chair of the Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited Chapter, and a Board Member of the Oblong Land Conservancy. Constance currently resides in New York, New York, and Wingdale, New York.

BOARD MEMBER: Sean Gobin is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia. In 2015, Sean received the CNN Hero Award from Turner Broadcasting for creating the Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” Program. Sean currently resides in Thornton, New Hampshire.