Kevin Burcroff is no longer affiliated with the Fans of America Foundation as of 1/1/21. We wish him well in his future endeavors.
Tom is the Founder and President of Fans of America Foundation and a graduate from Albany Business College with a degree in Business Accounting. He is a retired Sergeant from the NYSDOC. Mr. Soukup has 40 years experience in real estate and developing. Tom has experience in the hotel industry also. Tom comes from a long line of Veterans in his family since WW1 to the present with his son currently serving in the US Army. He is the CEO of Soukup Realty Investment Group.
Steve holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as Professional Engineer licenses in SC, NC, GA.
Ed Ruckle serves as Director of VA Information Services and Programs. Ed is a retired, United States Air Force, veteran, Veteran Patient Advocate, with a degree in Business Administration.
Ms. Corea joined the team in 2015. She has also been representing the Fans of America Foundation in the Hudson Valley in New York. Pat works for the Cornwall Central School District in Cornwall, NY as a Teaching Assistant in the computer lab and also works with Special Ed students.
James Fischbach joined the Fans of America Foundation in Spring 2016 and became a member of the Board of Directors in the Fall of 2017. Jim is a former Special Forces Paratrooper and Disabled American Veteran. Jim Fischbach, PMP, has 30-years of experience as Senior Project Manager in designing and developing programs in 3D technology, including 54,900 validated hours in senior project management. He has managed projects involving The Pentagon, White House Office of Homeland Security, Super Bowl XL, US Air Force, US Army Tank Command, NASCAR, Henry Ford Health Systems and Oakwood Hospital. Jim was awarded a patent, October 2012, for 3D auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) imaging, and has written 6 patents on auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D Medical projection, display and stereo imaging. He is recognized as an expert at advanced visualization product development, drawing conclusions, defining problems, suggesting solutions and contributing to corporate growth.
William Bostic has just joined the Fans of America Foundation team in February 2020!
Mr. Bostic is a former Marine and is the CEO of Diversified Media International (DMI). William has over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry as a performer, producer, and engineer.
Jim joined the Foundation in 2018 and will represent the foundation in the Georgia area and the southern states. Jim is originally from Queens, NY. He attended Fordham University and was a professional athlete in boxing and wrestling. He was also a wrestling manager and a sports entertainment commentator Mr Monllos has been influential in discovering new talent in the boxing and wrestling industries. Currently Mr. Monllos is CEO and President of Big Main Events, Inc and works with KZ1.
Belinda Kendall is the first African American woman to serve on our board. CEO and Founder of Promise Media Group and Promise Gospel Network. She is currently the new Face and Spokesperson for Miracle Moor’s New Skincare “A Dawn of a New Face.” She is the first African American woman to be on The Dawn of a New Day skincare. She holds the position of Sr. Executive Consultant for Miracle Moor Skincare. www.miraclemoor.com She has over 15 years of experience in Sales & Management as Sr. Regional Mgr, Sr. Territory Mgr & Sr. District Mgr for nationally known cosmetics companies. As New Business Development Director for Arlington Suites, she helped the homeless, including veterans, find housing and jobs. She has hosted her own talk radio show. She has appeared on the cover of “Women with Know How” magazine.
Al Bracey is a survivor and a conqueror who has overcome great odds and a challenging past in order to achieve success. He is a lifelong resident and businessman in Detroit, Michigan. As the head of Bracey Entertainment Networks, WHPR talk show host, music industry producer and promoter, he is dedicated to help Detroit’s talented artists. Mr. Bracey has multi-layered expertise in management and business ownership as an area musician and entertainer with City Wide Love, owner of Al’s Marigold and manager of The Blue Room, Jelly’s Deli, & Gratiot One-Step. Currently, Al is the Executive Director/Founder of Independent Community Networks, a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding, restructuring & strengthening the City of Detroit. Mr. Bracey is an amazing addition to our team.
Col Eunice J. Banks
The Fans of America Foundation would like to welcome Col. Eunice J. Banks to our team! She served 20 year in the US Army as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse and Administrator. With her expertise and knowledge in her field, she will be a great asset to our Board. She will oversee the psychological department of our facilities. Col. Banks will be able to help us write up our guidelines and programs which will be needed to help our veterans that have mental health issues, so they will be able to be integrated back into civilian life.
Major Bob Tillman
Major Tillman, who is from Georgia, is a Vietnam war Veterans and was an African American paratrooper of the 171st Airborne Brigade. At the height of the civil rights movement, when life down south was difficult, Major Tillman was sent overseas in 1966. After being discharged from the Military, Major Tillman settled in Detroit, Michigan because of the wonderful sounds of Motown. He felt that this music was the pulse of the African American experiences in the 1960s. Tillman said” By the grace of God, they were helping hands that allowed a lot of us vets to survive the war-by allowing us to keep a sense of sanity. For us, Motown music was very much “a bridge over troubled waters”.
Ryan Dodson joined the Fans of America Foundation in the summer of 2021. He is a strong, experienced, talented producer with 14+ years of experience in finance and business. Ryan is from Littleton, CO and attended Littleton High School. His competitive nature comes from playing sports at a very high level. This led to a soccer scholarship at Hastings College in Nebraska, however, medical injury concluded that chapter of his life and forged a new path; the automotive industry.
He excelled in many roles from sales, service, finance, management, and executive management. Through that experience he learned the basics of building a business; how to assist, coach, train, and lead a team, manage relationships with clients and vendors, and how to scale and increase profitability. He was recognized as a top talent at a young age and was groomed to excel in key roles throughout his career. Ryan outgrew that industry and decided to start his own firm in 2018 with much success.
His passion has always been helping others which lead to his involvement in projects for the Fans of America Foundation which helps veterans across the US. Ryan is heavily involved in financial literacy education, youth community sports, and volunteering at his local church.
His belief and message is “We must leave people, communities, and businesses in better positions than when we first found them.”
Edwin Rogers joined the Fans of America Foundation team in 2020. Ed is a graduate of Conway High School class 0f 1981. He joined the U.S. Army where he served as a supply specialist. Ed was shot and paralyzed while on duty resulting in being 100% service connected disabled. After a life reset, Mr. Rogers attended Horry-Georgetown Technical College graduating with a certificate in Early Childhood Education. He is a certified foster parent. Mr. Rogers is also a landlord and he rehabs, rents and flips properties.
Shane Nicole Kerr
Shane Nicole Kerr joined the Fans of America Foundation team in 2021. She attended Texas A&M in pursuit of a Construction Science degree. Shane spent 21 years in the Commercial Construction Industry in the Austin area. Specializing in Business Development, Project management and estimating. She specialized in remodeling and new hospital builds. Ms Kerr is currently the Band Manager of her husband JT’s band and has an Event Planning and Booking Agent business.