Staff Members

Kate McCauley

CEO & President
Office: 402-991-0852

The Coordinating Center, responsible for the overall leadership and strategic planning. Selected by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO has the responsibility to carry out the mission and is responsible for the overall management and operation of all aspects of the organization.

Colonel John D. Folsom

President Emeritus
United States Marine Corps, Retired

The President Emeritus serves in an advisory role to the President providing guidance and expertise on past practices and operations.

Kevin

Kevin Sander

Development Director
Cell: 402-423-5769

Oversee all planning, organizing and directing of WWFS’s fundraising including major gifts, annual fund, direct mail, planned, giving, special events, capital campaigns, and corporate giving.

Ashlie

Ashlie Muller

Donor Relations
Office: 402-991-0863

Process mail, inputs donation data to CRM, process acknowledgement letters and donors’ gifts, responsible for all banking deposits, estate tracking and paperwork, positive pay daily, deposits to QB, monthly credit card coding, assist the Development Director with direct mail and assists with telephone and day to day activity. Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors and members to enhance their relationship with WWFS and increase thelikelihood of continued contributions. Maintain physical donor communication materials and inventory of general development team supplies. Provide general clerical support. Answer general development phone inquiries. Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors (via phone, computer and face-to-face). Provide support when acknowledging appropriate financial and in-kind donations by correspondence.

Martin Duarte

Martin Duarte

Program Director
Cell: 760-405-7777

Initiating and setting goals for organizational programs. Planning programs from start to finish, including procedures, milestones and deadlines, for Veterans Welding Program, NAVSTaR and Mobility is Freedom. Overseen program operations and monitoring each program to make sure it stays within budget. Payroll: Providing information and answering employee questions about payroll related matters. Managing electronic timekeeping systems and collecting and reviewing timesheets. Maintaining employee records. Providing administrative assistance to the accounting department. Cloud and Storage Administrator: Responsible for the management and monitoring of all cloud infrastructure. Develop, configure, implement and manage the systems that comprise the underlying cloud platform. Simple IRA: Track all employer contributions and all amounts paid to employees as compensation and deferred by the participants to the plan. Serves as an Advisor to the CEO and the Programs Department.

Maintains oversight, focus, and responsibility in any area that the CEO may direct. In doing so, the Program Director represents WWFS voice during conferences/meetings with other organizations and Military communities.

Wendy Tatro

Respite Director
Office: 402-991-0891

Create, Implement, and Oversee Respite Programs for Caregivers of our nations wounded, ill, and injured veterans.
Create strategies to address the changing needs of those we serve.
Outreach to federal, state, and local agencies serving wounded veterans.
Acting case manager for West coast families.

Stacia

Stacia Housh

Respite Case Manager - East Coast
Office: 402-991-0939

Oversee the physical and mental wellness of our Caregivers by ensuring they have the support and resources needed to keep their families strong and themselves healthy. Coordinating and providing care plans for Caregivers who are injured, ill, or experiencing medical events.

Heather

Heather Histand

Respite Case Manager - Central/Midwest
Office: 402-991-0933

Oversee the physical and mental wellness of our Caregivers by ensuring they have the support and resources needed to keep their families strong and themselves healthy. Coordinating and providing care plans for Caregivers who are injured, ill, or experiencing medical events.

Erin

Erin Colson

Resource Specialist, Welding Program Support Coordinator
Office: 402-991-0929

Identify necessary resources required by Case Managers or Contacts to carry out a particular objective or meet a need. Coordinate travel, lodging, and daily functions as well as address needs of WWFS Welding Classes. Intake, shipping, tracking of parking signs and Dunham prints.

Dustin Pearson

Program Support, Information Technology
Office: 531-200-4144

Manage all IT needs. Manage websites and social media presences and content. Media creation for organization.
Maintain the donor management system and assist with data extraction as needed. Monitor data backups.
Assist other staff in doing their jobs by making technology work smoothly for them.
Manage the Veteran Baskets program.