Our Team

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.

Director/Chairman – Howard Kaloogian

Secretary/Treasurer – Richard Hannaford

(See our IRS Tax Documents and Independent Audits on our Charity Rating and Transparency Page)

Our Staff Team

Executive Director – Shawn Callahan

Shawn Callahan serves Executive Director of Move America Forward and is a dedicated husband and father. With a passion for giving back to those who serve, Shawn has long been a supporter of troops and brings a wealth of knowledge to our organization. Under his leadership, Move America Forward has experienced substantial growth and continues to strive towards even greater success.

As Executive Director, Shawn is committed to upholding the founding principles of the organization, ensuring that the brave men and women serving on the front lines are never forgotten. His tireless efforts have helped to raise awareness and funds for military families, providing them with the support and resources they need to thrive. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by military families, Shawn is dedicated to making a meaningful impact in their lives.

Outside of his work with Move America Forward, Shawn is a paddle board enthusiast and devotes his time to his wife and two children. His love for his family and his country is evident in all that he does, and his unwavering commitment to supporting our troops is an inspiration to us all.

Director of Troop Support – Lisa Baron

Lisa Baron is an integral member of the Move America Forward team, serving as Director of Troop Support and playing a key role in our organization’s success. In her capacity, Lisa oversees our Monthly Smiles Program and Corporate Support Program, ensuring that our troops receive the care and support they deserve. As editor-in-chief of our Monthly Newsletter, Lisa is responsible for keeping our supporters informed and engaged with our work.

With nearly 40 years of experience in advertising, public relations, marketing, and publishing, Lisa is well-equipped to handle the many challenges that come with supporting our troops. Her dedication to this cause is deeply personal, as she comes from a military family herself – her father served as a WWII Marine, and her husband is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief.

Lisa’s commitment to supporting our troops has not gone unnoticed. She has received numerous unit commendations and was even nominated for and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Army Freedom Team Salute Program for her unwavering support of Soldiers fighting the Global War on Terrorism.

A graduate of the prestigious E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Her education and experience make her an invaluable asset to our team, and we are grateful for her dedication to our mission of troop support.

Communications Director – Danny Gonzalez

Danny Gonzalez is a vital member of the Move America Forward team, having been with the organization since its inception. As our Communications Director, he is responsible for overseeing our website, email communications, media requests, and coordinating pro-troop rallies and events that support our troops.

Danny’s dedication to the mission of Move America Forward is evident in his willingness to travel to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in 2007 and 2008, respectively, to document the group’s findings and provide support to our troops.

With a bachelor’s degree in political science and extensive experience working with military supporters across the nation, Danny brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our organization. His tireless efforts and commitment to our troops and veterans are a testament to his character and make him an invaluable asset to our team.

Danny’s contributions to Move America Forward are immeasurable, and we are grateful to have him as a part of our organization. His hard work and dedication help ensure that our troops and veterans receive the support and resources they need and deserve.

Director of Outreach – Scott Raab

Scott Raab is a dedicated and experienced professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team at Move America Forward. As a service-connected OEF/OIF veteran, Scott served for five years as an intelligence analyst in the United States Navy, gaining valuable experience in military intelligence and strategy.

In his role as Director of Outreach, Scott is a primary contact and liaison for military members, their families, veterans, volunteer and any military supporters who use Move America Forward as a resource. He is well-versed in the challenges and issues facing military personnel and veterans and is committed to providing the support and resources they need to succeed.

In 2006, Scott deployed to the Persian Gulf with the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan strike group aboard the guided missile destroyer, U.S.S. Decatur (DDG – 73). He was honorably discharged after fulfilling his 5-year enlistment. Scott’s real-world experience and understanding of military intelligence, strategy, and concepts in relation to the Global War on Terror make him an invaluable resource for those we support.

Scott is deeply committed to serving our nation’s military and veterans, and his dedication is evident in all that he does. He understands the importance of care packages and personally ensures that every care package sent by Move America Forward is worthy of being sent to our nation’s heroes. His unwavering commitment to supporting our troops and veterans makes him an invaluable asset to our organization, and we are proud to have him on our team.