MAF Board Members
Our current independent Executive Board of Move America Forward are responsible for leading our charity to support our brave men and women in the armed forces. Each committed and passionate about our military heroes who serve and protect us every day. (Updated 2020)
Chairman – Melanie Morgan (independent)
Director – Howard Kaloogian (independent)
Chief Strategist – Sal Russo
Executive Director – Shawn Callahan
Shawn serves as our Executive Director and has been long time Troops supporter. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. He has overseen substantial growth or our charity and strives to ensure our program is more successful than ever.
His goal is to carry our our boards intention and founding principal to make the great men and women serving on the front lines are never forgotten.
Director of Troop Support – Lisa Baron
Lisa is the Director of Troop Support and handles our Monthly Smiles Program as well as our Corporate Support Program. She also serves as our editor-in-chief of the Move America Forward Monthly Newsletter.
Lisa came to us in 2009 with an extensive background in advertising, public relations, marketing and publishing and brings with her over 10 years of experience with troop support programs.
In addition to receiving numerous unit commendations, Lisa was nominated for and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Army Freedom Team Salute Program in recognition for her support of Soldier fighting the Global War on Terrorism.
As the daughter of a WWII Marine, and wife of a retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief, she is personally dedicated to the MAF mission of troop support. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the prestigious E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Communications Director – Danny Gonzalez
Danny Gonzalez has been with Move America Forward almost since the beginning and is instrumental in our operations. Overseeing our Website, Emails, Media requests and coordinating the pro troop rallies and events that help Move America Forward support our Troops.
In addition to his many duties he also has traveled with Move America Forward’s team in 2007 on our Third Trip to Iraq led by Gold Star Mother Debbie Lee. Then in 2008 traveled to Guantanamo Bay to document the group’s findings there in print, photo and on the group’s blog.
Danny has been involved with Move America Forward since 2007, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and has extensive experience working with Military supporters all across the nation.
Director of Outreach – Scott Raab
Scott Raab spent five years in the United State Navy as an intelligence analyst and is a service connected OEF/OIF veteran. He serves as a primary contact and liaison for military members, their families and any military supporters to use Move America Forward as a resource.
In 2006 he deployed to the Persian Gulf with the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan strike group aboard the guided missile destroyer, U.S.S. Decatur. He was honorably discharged after fulfilling 5 year enlistment. Scott’s real world experience makes him ideal to discuss issues of military intelligence, strategy and concepts in relation to the Global War on Terror as well as help relate to the men and women we support.
He actually received Care Packages while deployed and personally makes sure every care package we send is worthy of being sent to our nations heroes.