Foundation Leadership

The Navy SEAL Foundation board and staff guide the philosophy and direction of the Foundation in the course of fulfilling its primary mission. Many Foundation leadership members have personal experience as members of the Naval Special Warfare community, making them familiar with the unique challenges and rewards associated with service in this elite fighting force.

Navy SEAL Foundation Staff

Robin King
Chief Executive Officer
Alison Messick
Director of Programs
Jennifer Bragaw
Director of Development and Events
Marc Wolf
Director of Development,
New York Region
Sara Berry
Director of Marketing
and Communications
Alahnna Widhalm
Assistant Director of Programs,
West Coast and Pacific Islands
Scott Burke
Elise Peal
Development Associate,
Event Support
Mindy Franklin
Development Associate,
Gift Management
Meghan Thomas
Accounts Payable &
Programs Associate


Navy SEAL Foundation Board Officers

Rear Adm. (ret) Garry J. Bonelli
BUD/S Class 51
San Diego Unified Port District
San Diego, CA
Marcela Szymanski
Vice Chairman
Community and NSW Volunteer
Fort Bragg, NC
Michael Baumer
BUD/S Class 203
Senior Vice President,
Private Wealth Management,
Morgan Stanley
San Francisco, CA
Anthony Duynstee
BUD/S Class 226
Executive Director,
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA


Navy SEAL Foundation Board Directors

Jack Daly
Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs & Co.
New York, NY
Anthony Duynstee
BUD/S Class 226
Executive Director,
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Christopher L. Fussell
BUD/S Class 215
Director of Business Development,
McChrystal Group
Washington, D.C.
Brendan P. Rogers
BUD/S Class 172
Chief Operating Officer,
MSDC Management L.P.
New York, NY
Christopher D. Heinz
Managing Partner,
Rosemont Capital
Quakertown, PA
William C. White
BUD/S Class 32
Basin Street Properties
Sausalito, CA
Chaz Heron
SEAL Heritage Center
BUD/S Class 121
Virginia Beach, VA


Navy SEAL Foundation Advisors to the Board

Rear Adm. (ret) Thomas L. Brown
BUD/S Class 125
Vice Adm. (ret) Joseph D. Kernan
BUD/S 117
Vice Adm. (ret) Albert M. Calland, III
BUD/S Class 82
Rear Adm. (ret) Raymond C. Smith
BUD/S 54
Vice Adm. (ret) Robert S. Harward
BUD/S 128


Timothy (Tim) B. Phillips
BUD/S Class 166
General Counsel,
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Marietta, GA


Navy SEAL Foundation – Hawaii Board of Directors

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*BUD/S = Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL