Our Team

Our Shields & Stripes team possesses over 150 years of collective military and first- responder experience, serving as a testament to our deep-rooted commitment to excellence.

Executive Leadership

Steven Nisbet, President, Co-founder of Shields & Stripes

Steven Nisbet

President and
Co-Founder

Jennifer Byrne, Vice President, Co-founder of Shields & Stripes

Dr. Jennifer Byrne

Vice President and
Co-Founder

Rory Berke, Chairman of the Board of Shields & Stripes

Rory Berke

Chairman of the Board

Geoff Tokajer, Board Vice Chair of Shields & Stripes

Geoff Tokajer

Board
Vice Chair

Cody Cerny, Board Secretary of Shields & Stripes

Cody Cerny

Board
Secretary

Barry Coulby, Treasurer for Shields & Stripes

Barry Coulby

Board
Treasurer

Ambassadors

Ryan Lavarnway

Ryan Lavarnway

Ambassador

General Austin "Scott" Miller

General Scott Miller

Ambassador

Care Team

Dr. Heidi Anderson

Dr. Heidi Anderson

Clinical Development/
Research Director

Andi Blair, Telehealth Registered Dietitian for Shields & Stripes

Andi Bair

Registered
Dietitian

Kelli Cabrera, Occupational Therapist for Shields & Stripes

Dr. Kelli Cabrera

Occupational
Therapist

Amy Ellis, Mental Health Clinician for Shields & Stripes

Amy Ellis

Mental Health
Clinician

Marla Harvey, Occupational Therapist for Shields & Stripes

Marla Harvey

Occupational
Therapist
Jeff Kennedy, Telehealth Physical Therapist for Shields & Stripes

Jeff Kennedy

Physical
Therapist

Mary-Catherine LaBossiere, Telehealth Registered Dietitian for Shields & Stripes

Mary-Catherine LaBossiere

Registered
Dietitian
Leanne McMillen, Telehealth Physical Therapist & Telehealth Team Leader for Shields & Stripes

Dr. Leanne McMillen

Physical
Therapist

Dr. Barbara Thompson

Operational
Psychologist

Operational Staff

Katie Balash, Event Coordinator for Shields & Stripes

Katie Balash

Event
Coordinator

Mike Bires

Mike Bires

Website
Developer

Celia Cox, Financial Director Shields & Stripes

Celia Cox

Financial
Director

Rachel Dahle, Donor Relations Manager for Shields & Stripes

Rachel Dahle

Donor Relations
Manager
Connor Meehan, Business Development for Shields & Stripes

Connor Meehan

Business
Development

Katie Tischler, Marketing Specialist of Shields & Stripes

Katie Tischler

Communications
Director

Andrea Trimble, Program Director of Shields & Stripes

Andrea Trimble

Operations
Director

Board of Advisors

Terence Bennett, Advisory Board Member for Shields & Stripes

Terence Bennett

Advisor

Michael Bahar

Michael Bahar

Advisor

Rafael Hernandez

Advisor

Jacob Langenkamp

Advisor

Julie Rasmussen, Advisor for Shields & Stripes

Julie Rasmussen

Advisor
Lara Ryan, Advisory Board Member for Shields & Stripes

Lara Ryan

Advisor