[bc_collapse title="Deborah Snyder | Founder/President" open="y/n"]
Deborah Snyder is an Army Veteran and a native of Alexandria, Virginia. She retired in 2009 as a Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of service in the Aviation Branch. Lieutenant Colonel Snyder is a Magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University and a distinguished military graduate of JMU’s the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Military Studies. She served in a variety of leadership positions to include Platoon and Company Commander, Operations Officer, Branch Chief, Liaison Officer and Division Chief. She also has extensive experience managing programs at the tactical and strategic levels. Lieutenant Colonel Snyder is a decorated combat Veteran. Her formal military training includes the Aviation Advanced & Basic Courses; Air Assault & Airborne schools; UH-1 “Huey” & UH-60 Blackhawk Flight Training, and the Test Pilot Course. Deborah also attended the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Marine Command and Staff College and the Army Force Management School.
Deborah currently works for the Department of Defense. She is passionate about helping others, especially those who sacrificed so much for this country through military service. Deborah conceived and established Operation Renewed Hope Foundation in 2011 specifically to help homeless Veterans. She leads a team of professionals equally dedicated to this challenge.
[bc_collapse title="Kimberly A. Young | Executive Director/Cofounder" open="y/n"]
Kim has lived in Arlington since 1999. She is also a retired Army aviatrix who met ORHF founder in flight training in 1988; they also served in Korea together in 1996. Kim’s military career spanned 24 years with duties as an air traffic controller and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter instructor pilot and aviation safety officer – flying in 12 different countries including a combat tour in Iraq. She retired from the military in 2006.
Kim now spends her time volunteering for nonprofit organizations. In addition to ORFH, she serves on the executive committee for a local community nonprofit organization (Aurora Hills Women’s Club) which raises funds to donate back to the community, and a national nonprofit organization (Women Military Aviators, Inc.) providing scholarship funds to young women desiring to become aviators. Kim is also a Charter Member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In her spare time, she is a Realtor and Accredited Staging Professional. She is married with a daughter in middle school who is an AAU competitive springboard diver. Kim visits homeless shelters and speaks with Veterans on a weekly basis. She is truly dedicated to the mission of ending homelessness among Veterans.
[bc_collapse title="Howard Lim | Secretary" open="y/n"]
Major Howard C. Lim was born in Seoul, South Korea, spent his formative years in sunny South Pasadena, California, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2003. As an Army Aviation Officer, Howard reported for flight training at Ft. Rucker, AL and departed a few months later as a qualified Apache Longbow (AH-64D) pilot. Howard’s Army adventures have taken him to Germany, Afghanistan, Kosovo, South Korea, and to his current position as an analyst on the Army staff.
During his free time, Howard enjoys reading, running, trying new foods, and watching sportscenter nightly. Major Lim is committed to making a difference for our homeless Veterans.
[bc_collapse title="Denise Carson | Treasurer" open="y/n"]
Ms. Carson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Northern Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Carson is also a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. She too is committed to helping our Nation’s homeless Veterans by providing expert services to ORHF and our clients.