Code of Support Foundation Board is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee the foundation and its activities, as well as its financial operation. Board members are charged with advising, governing, guiding, and promoting the organization in order to support its mission and needs.
MG, USA (Ret) Alan B. Salisbury, Founder & Chairman
General Salisbury completed a 30-year career in the U.S. Army, with his final assignment as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command. He then spent 12 years in industry in R&D assignments with Contel Corporation (President, Contel Technology Center) and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) (EVP & COO), and then headed U.S. operations for Learning Tree International (Chairman & President). He has sat on numerous corporate boards, including four public companies, several non-profit boards, and has many professional associations. He is a graduate of West Point and holds MS and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.
BGen USAFR (Ret) Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., Secretary and General Counsel
Edward F. (“Ed”) Rodriguez, Jr., is a member of the Virginia Bar, a former McGuireWoods, LLP, partner and former general counsel of Mitretek Systems, Inc. He served on active duty in the Air Force as a judge advocate for four years (1970 – 1974) and then for 25 years in the Air Force Reserve retiring in 1999 as a brigadier general. Ed graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree. As a member of Georgetown’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), he was commissioned in the Reserve of the United States Air Force and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. In 1969, Ed received a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. After law school, he clerked for a year at the U.S. Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) in Washington, DC, and then served on active duty in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, until 1974, with assignments in Michigan, Vietnam and Washington. While on active duty, he successfully prosecuted an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent for espionage.
RADM USN (Ret) J. Cameron Fraser, Jr.
Admiral Fraser is a professional engineer with a naval career that involved over 15 assignments of increasingly challenging leadership and management responsibilities. He served as commander of all operational Seabee units of the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic Fleet. He eventually earned direct leadership accountability for the performance of thousands of military and civilian personnel involved in real estate planning, deign, construction, operating and maintenance of shore activities. In his final assignment he had responsibility for directing shore activity policy, programs and budgets for the US Navy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford University and the Sloan School at M.I.T. He was awarded the Legion of Merit four times, including once with the Combat “V.”
Harris Miller is President of Harris Miller & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in government and public affairs, strategic planning, and organizational turnarounds. He currently is only consulting part-time on a non-compensated basis for organizations in which he is personally involved such as Redeem America’s Promise (Co-Founder), the Global Good Fund (Board Member), Code of Support Foundation (Board Member), the Fairfax Symphony (Board Member), the Virginia Opera (Development Committee), and the and the Heart and Vascular Institute at George Washington University. He previously served as CEO of two large trade associations, TechAmerica (then known as the Information Technology Association of America) and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. In between, he got the Silver Medal in the 2006 Virginia US Senate Democratic nomination race, losing to Jim Webb who then went on to beat George Allen.
Mr. Miller has worked in senior staff positions in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and in Jimmy Carter’s Administration. He also served as Research Assistant in the British House of Commons to the Rt. Hon. Lord Roper, then John Roper, MP. He has a BA summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPhil in political science from Yale. He has been published in academic and non-academic journals, and has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout the US and around the world.
Jean is the Senior Vice President for Programs & Services for Catholic Charities USA. She joined Catholic Charities USA in March 2005 from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey where she worked for more than 11 years, including serving as the Director for Housing and Social Concerns from 2000 to 2005. In that position, she oversaw a division that encompassed 130 shelter beds, more than 100 units of low-income rental and transitional housing, and 14 other programs for low-income individuals and families. From 1996 to 2000, Jean was the agency’s program director of the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), which used a multi-disciplinary team to treat and to provide psycho-rehabilitation to persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Prior to that, for two years, she served as the agency’s 450 Case Management Coordinator. The program helped people with serious mental illness reintegrate into the community.
She has dual master’s degrees in Social Work from NYU and in Religion from LaSalle and spent her early career as a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity teaching middle school and doing congregational, diocesan and parish ministry. Jean and her husband, J. Scott Hobson, live in Alexandria, VA.
Ms. Aloha McBride is a Principal at Ernst & Young and leads the Government & Public Sector Health Advisory practice. She has an extensive background in serving federal health clients including Department of Veterans Affairs, Health & Human Services, Department of Defense, Health Affairs, Force Health Protection & Readiness, TRICARE Management Activity, Army Medicine, Air Force Medicine and Navy Medicine. Ms. McBride’s technical areas of focus include: strategic planning, post-merger integration, portfolio and organizational change management, operational cost take-out, performance improvement, and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining EY, she held roles leading federal health and other commercial industry clients across the Americas with other consulting firms. She holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Project Management Professional and serves on the boards of the National Capital Region chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and The Code of Support Foundation.
Ray is a partner and co-head of the US Intellectual Property practice at the law firm of Hogan Lovells. Ray has been practicing in the field of intellectual property law for over 33 years and his practice covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters, including lead counsel roles in complex patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, counseling, and licensing. Ray has successfully defended and prosecuted patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases before numerous U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), various US Courts of Appeal, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ray writes and speaks frequently in the field of Intellectual Property and is the principal author and editor of the book, Internet and The Law (1996).
Ray lives with his wife (who is a volunteer at the USO) in Mount Vernon Virginia. Ray’s non-law related interests include fishing, tennis, weight lifting and wine tasting and collecting. Ray has a small family wine business making Virginia wine under the Social Cluster label.
Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris is the former Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans. In this role, she was the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on legislation, programs and issues related to women Veterans. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Trowell-Harris served as Director of VA’s Office of Inspector General’s Healthcare Inspections Regional Office in Washington DC. In this position, she directed a multidisciplinary staff of inspectors responsible for conducting oversight reviews to improve the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of VA’s programs.
Dr. Trowell-Harris served 38 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard (ANG), retiring as a Major General in September 2001. She was the first female and nurse to command a medical clinic and first African-American female in the history of the National Guard to be promoted to general officer. She is also the first to have a mentoring award and a Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Chapter named in her honor. Dr. Trowell-Harris is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Air Force Distinguished Service and Legion of Merit awards; the Dr. James D. Weaver Society Award, named for the distinguished Pennsylvania Congressman and Air National Guard Flight Surgeon; the Eagle Award from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for her contributions to aviation; the Air Force Association’s National Aerospace Award for Department of Veterans Affairs Employee of the Year 2010, given for the most outstanding performance of duty as a VA employee and her consistent dedication to the well being of our Veterans, the VA Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community Award; and numerous Outstanding Performance awards. She is a Distinguished Alumna of Yale University and Columbia University, and was inducted into the Columbia University Nursing Hall of Fame and the Yale University School of Medicine Honor Roll for her dedication to public service. She was honored as one of the “21 Leaders of the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews in NYC.