Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors represents the private sector, the fire service, fire service survivors, and government. All members have a strong interest in fire safety. Advisory Board members lend additional expertise and support to the Foundation’s programs.

The Board establishes Foundation priorities and supervises all activities. In addition, the Board oversees the administration of donations for the benefit of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park, the annual Memorial Weekend, and related services for the survivors of fallen firefighters.

Board of Directors

Dennis Compton
Chief Dennis Compton
International Fire Service Training Association
Chairman of the Board

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Bill Webb
Congressional Fire Services Institute
Vice-Chairman of the Board
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L. Seth Statler
Treasurer of the Board
Vina Drennan
Vina Drennan
Fire Service Survivor
Secretary of the Board

Dep. Chief William Goldfeder, EFO
Dep. Chief William Goldfeder, EFO
Loveland-Symmes Fire Dept., Ohio
Chief Leonard T. King, Sr.
Chief Leonard T. King, Sr.
Maryland Fire Service
Rod Matthews
Rod Matthews
State Farm Fire and Casualty

Mark Moon
Mark Moon
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Harold A. Schaitberger
Harold A. Schaitberger
International Association of Fire Fighters
Philip C. Stittleburg
Philip C. Stittleburg
National Volunteer Fire Council
Chief Charles Hood
Chief Charles Hood
San Antonio Fire Dept.

Chief Ernest Mitchell, Jr.
Chief Ernest Mitchell, Jr.
U.S. Fire Administrator
Ex Officio Member

Advisory Committee

Barry D. Balliet
Barry D. Balliet
Provident Agency
Chief Douglas Barry
Chief Douglas Barry
Los Angeles Fire Department (Ret.)
Eileen Coglianese
Eileen Coglianese
Fire Service Survivor
Chief Kevin E. Cooney
Chief Kevin E. Cooney
Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, IAFC

Helen King
Helen King
Fire Service Survivor
Mike Robertson
Mike Robertson
DOD Fire Emergency Service/Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation
Athena Schwantes-Hodge
Athena Schwantes-Hodge
Fire Service Survivor
Steve VanderGriend
Steve VanderGriend
Fire Service Survivor

Board Tributes

» Tribute to Chairman Emeritus Hal Bruno
» Tribute to Former Board Member Art Glatfelter