Board of Directors and Volunteers


Patt Taylor, President

• USAF, 1964-1969 Combat crew Instructor with 2000 hours in C-130 aircraft

• BE, University of New Hampshire; MBA, Ohio State University

• Over 30 years in the telecommunications industry.

• Serves as FOV President, volunteers as FOV caseworker and is co-chair of the annual FOV golf fundraiser. Serves on other non-profit boards.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley, Vice President

• BS, Boston College

• Fifty years in financial management and executive positions in manufacturing and distribution companies

• Volunteer with Friends of Veterans as both caseworker and assistant treasurer


Eileen von Gal, Treasurer

• BA, Cabrini College; MA, Villanova University

• CCM (Certified Cash Manager), Treasury Management Association

• 32 years in finance and life insurance (Treasurer, National Life Group)

• Volunteers at FOV managing grant operations and treasurer responsibilities (since 2015) in addition to her membership on the board.

Bob Hayden

Bob Hayden, Secretary

• USAF, 1970 – 1991

• BS, University of Vermont; MS, University of Colorado

• 18 years in defense electronics (Director of Engineering, Raytheon)

• Volunteers as FOV caseworker (since 2009) and is co-chair of the annual FOV golf fundraiser in addition to his membership on the board.

• Serves on the board of several organizations in Florida and Vermont.

Peter Davis

Peter Davis, Member-at-Large

• BA, Northwestern University; MBA, University of Chicago

• 35 years in senior financial positions in consumer goods and biopharmaceuticals.

• Volunteers at FOV as a caseworker (since 2012) in addition to his membership on the board.


John Ferney, Member-at-large

• BS, MBA Boston College

• 50 years’ experience in Operations and Project Management in the aerospace and defense industry

• Volunteer with Friends of Veterans as case worker and board member

Andy for FOV

Andrew Daubenspeck, Member-at-Large

• Ph.D. Engineering Science, Thayer School, Dartmouth; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Swarthmore College

• 1974-2016 taught cardiovascular and respiratory physiology to medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth; taught biomedical engineering courses to engineering students at Thayer School, Dartmouth.

• Volunteers at FOV as caseworker in addition to board responsibilities. Also  participates in research projects at the White River Junction VA.

Lance Werner

Lance Werner, Member-at-Large

• USMC 1967 – 1969

• MA Education/Counseling/Psychology, University of San Diego

• 36 years as psychologist at VA, White River Junction, specializing in treatment of PTSD and Readjustment Counseling.

• Volunteers at FOV as caseworker in addition to board duties. Also volunteers at VA, White River Junction.


Susan Triplett, Member-at-Large

• USAF, Aircraft Logistics

• Volunteers as FOV caseworker and Board Member

• Volunteer with Vet Center

• Human Resources Department, Senior Solutions


Lora Bamberger
Mark Beattie
Bruce Boedtker
Michelle Caver
Melanie Ferrell
Bob Munson
Brian Tart