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Our Leadership Team

With this team it's easy to feel the existence of support.

Founder, President

Louis Shepard

Louis is Word of Honor Fund’s founder. His passion and loyalty to the Naval Special Operations community has created this mentorship program for the children of fallen heroes and friends. He and his wife, Rosalie, remain closely connected to the Naval Special Operations community and maintain strong relationships with past and present command families.

Operations Director

Rosalie Shepard

Rosalie oversees the administrative team. Her motivation to outreach is fueled by her familiarity of the community and their families. Rosalie’s nurturing spirit and 18 years as a military spouse have been instrumental in developing the supporting architecture of the fund. When not busy as a volunteer, Rosalie is a Registered Nurse Practitioner and most proudly, a blessed wife and mother of three young children.

Fund Development Director

Mari McStay

Mari’s dedication to growing the Word of Honor fund along with her unswerving patriotism, underpins the fund’s mission. Mari is the point person for donors and those who want to host fundraising events for the benefit of Word of Honor Fund. Her fundraising and extensive event-hosting experiences are central to the successful development of the fund. Mari and her husband Gary have two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren and live in Idaho.

Communications Director

John Amick

Resource Director, Mentor Liaison

Ed Rasmussen

Technical and Administrative Support

Mason Goss

Operations Manager

Brian Singer

Event Coordinator

Tammy O’Rourke