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Bob Woodruff Foundation Welcomes Newly-Formed Leadership Council

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The Bob Woodruff Foundation, a nonprofit focused on meeting the needs of post-9/11 injured veterans and their families, is pleased to announce the establishment of its Leadership Council.

The council is comprised of leaders from diverse areas of influence, including defense, media, healthcare, philanthropy, business, and government.

“This is a select group of leaders and shareholders who share a passionate commitment to the community that we serve,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “Council members will work with the board and staff to spread awareness, broaden our resource base and provide inspirational thinking to help steer larger objectives.”

Inaugural members are:

  • Dr. Rocco Armonda, director of neuroendovascular surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Gen. George Casey, former chief of staff, U.S. Army retired
  • Sheila Casey, chief operating officer, The Hill
  • Deanie Dempsey, military family advocate
  • James Dinegar, president and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Suni Harford, managing director and regional head of markets for North America, Citi
  • L. Thomas Hiltz, attorney in private practice
  • David McIntyre, president and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • Capt. Larkin O’Hern, legislative liaison, U.S. Army

Honorary council members include former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, television host Jon Stewart, and Alexandra Cohen, president of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

Beyond representing their own stakeholder group in leadership council meetings, council members will be expected to review and critique the foundation’s performance through regular progress reports.

“Each member has a unique perspective and we look forward to continually improving upon our efforts to serve our nation’s heroes,” said Dougherty.

Additionally, the leadership council will afford its members the opportunity to communicate with and learn from each other as well as the opportunity to be publicly recognized as a thought leader in an organization that attracts local, national and even international attention.

Since its founding in 2006, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has positioned itself as the national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. It navigates the maze of more than 46,000 nonprofits serving veterans to find, fund and shape innovative programs meeting challenges in education and employment, rehabilitation and recovery, and quality of life.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $28 million to do this, and has reached more than 2 million injured veterans and their loved ones. This includes nearly $3.2 million in grants awarded to 28 programs last month.

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About the Bob Woodruff Foundation:

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government —diligently navigating the maze of more than 46,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $28 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than 2 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure the nations heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit