In 2019, Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret), William Markham founded, along with a close team of legal and medical professionals, Project One Vet @ A Time (POVAT). During his 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, CCM Markham served at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of leadership. He has an extensive operational background and has deployed in support of numerous contingencies and Special Operations missions. Will received numerous decorations and awards for the courageous execution of his duties during his career. His inspiring past led him to become the generous and noble man he is today. As a retired veteran, he continues to serve the military community through mentorship, charitable actions, and patriotic leadership.
JEFFREY O'HARA, ESQ.
Jeff’s passion stems from appreciating first-hand the service & sacrifices by his loved ones. His father served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper – 82nd Airborne Division and his cousin, whom he & his wife raised, served two combat tours with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He firmly believes that enjoying the privilege of citizenship in the United States creates a perpetual duty to serve those who have sacrificed so much serving us: “Words of thanks are not enough. We owe a life-long debt to all Veterans who have stepped up to protect our way of life. We should take time every day to find a way to give back to those who have given so much.”
MARK MCLAUGHLIN, MD
FOUNDER & PARTNER, PRINCETON BRAIN & SPINE / AUTHOR OF COGNITIVE DOMINANCE
Three generations of Mark’s family have served our great country. His grandfather, Francis J. Pizzi, served in WWII as a Naval commander and surgeon. His great uncle, Mario Pizzi, also served in WWII as an Army captain and surgeon stationed in Sicily. Mark’s father enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 24th Infantry Division during the occupation of Japan. Mark’s father-in-law, Ignatius Stefaniw, served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne in Vietnam, ultimately retiring as a lieutenant colonel after a distinguished career. Mark and his wife Julie have a son, Patrick, who serves as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Although he never served in the military, Mark believes his duty to his country is to serve those who have served.
Philip McGovern is a savvy transactional attorney, concentrating primarily on commercial real estate and corporate transactions, real estate development, land use, complex commercial financing and commercial leasing. Phil applies a keen business sense in identifying opportunities. During the course of his career, Phil has assisted several large organizations in significant development projects across the United States. Phil has played a pivotal role in the growth of Project One Vet @ A Time.
Pam joined POVAT’s board in November 2021 after serving as the Chair of the Inaugural Patriot Fund Veterans Honor Invitational held in Naples, Florida.
Pam’s father served in the U.S. Army for 30 years before retiring and her appreciation and admiration of the military stems from the first 21 years of her life as a military ‘brat’ growing up on military bases. Pam was raised to respect and appreciate the flag, the military and the pride associated with being a U.S. citizen. Her passion to make a difference has grown as she witnessed the declining respect for our service members during and after service. Her hope is to make an impact and a difference by bringing awareness of the struggles and suffering our military veterans endure post service.
Pam’s background is in sales, marketing and operations and she has served as the President of several non-profit boards.
Pam is very excited to be a board member of POVAT and is committed to help this organization change the lives of as many veterans as possible.
Brian Dwight, established South Shore Dry Dock Marine in 1990. Brian has been on the water all his life, growing up in a family of recreational and commercial fisherman. His knowledge of local waters, boat handling and quality power boats are always available to his clientele. He is an experienced yacht broker specializing in selling and listing of quality powerboats. Brian’s company operates several marinas and boatyards, with seasonal slips and winter boat storage.
Doug was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Manalapan Township, NJ with his two sisters. He attended St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ where he played football and golf. He holds BA degrees in Accounting and Political Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where he also played on the varsity football and golf teams. After graduation Doug began working for Alliance Capital Management (later re-named AllianceBernstein) where he continued to work until his retirement at the end of 2020.
Mr. Bill Doyle serves as Senior Vice President for Specialized Marketing International (SMI), a division of Eurpac Service, Inc. Bill joined Eurpac GmbH in 1987, and has held sales, marketing, management, and senior management positions across all divisions of Eurpac Service, Inc. Incorporated in 1951, Eurpac Service, Inc. is a Global Sales, Marketing and Distribution Company serving consumer goods manufacturers and servicing leading retailers including the US Government Resale Systems. Eurpac operating divisions include: Muscle Foods USA, Eurpac Marketing, Retail & Logistics Group, Eurpac Strategic Partners, Eurpac Warehouse Sales and Specialized Marketing International. Eurpac Service, Inc. is owned wholly by its employees.
Bill Wosilius brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience in cybersecurity, managed IT services, and data center businesses. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of NexusTek, a national IT/cybersecurity services provider with over 1,200 clients and 350 employees in 7 US markets. Prior to joining NexusTek, Bill was Vice President and General Manager of Global Technology Solutions at Optiv Security, the largest pure-play cybersecurity solutions integrator in the world.
Prior to entering the private sector in 1998, Bill served in as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, leading several F-15 aircraft maintenance units around the world, and was involved in the early development program of the F-22 in the 1990s. He deployed in 1995 in support of Operation Deny Flight enforcing the no-fly zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Chief Strategy Officer
Sean Bosken joined POVAT in August 2023 as its Chief Strategy Officer. Sean is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and was commissioned as a 2LT in the U.S. Marine Corps through the OCS-PLC program. Following four years of active-duty service, Sean embarked on a highly-successful corporate career culminating as the Vice President, Operations & Service Excellence for Nestlé Waters North America.
When you’re in a fight, you need options, and that’s exactly what CMSgt, USAF (Ret) Eric “NN” Neilsen brings to the POVAT team. A 30-year Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller with multiple senior enlisted leader tours, Eric has a reputation for working smarter. Because of that reputation, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force hired Eric to serve as his Senior Enlisted Advisor working “people issues.” And in retirement, a major defense contracting firm recruited Eric for their Human Resources Transformation team. Eric knows the VA process forwards and backwards, and he has the network to help the POVAT team work its magic for our veterans…one at a time.
POVAT Executive Director
On December 1st, 2020, Chief Master Sergeant Lyle K. Rosin, U.S. Air Force (Ret), joined Project One Vet @ A Time as the Executive Director. After spending his childhood in Gaylord, Minnesota, Lyle served on active duty for 30 years. Following Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas and Technical Training at Lowry AFB, Colorado, he reported to Tyndall AFB, Florida as an Armament System Specialist on the F-15 fighter aircraft. He retrained into the Paralegal career field and spent a large portion of his career as a paralegal, to include time at Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command where he met Will Markham during a deployment to Afghanistan.
POVAT Operations Director
On December 1st, 2020, Senior Master Sergeant Amy J. Rosin, U.S. Air Force (Ret), joined Project One Vet @ A Time as the Operations Director. After growing up mostly in south Florida, Amy served on active duty for 26 years. Following Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas and Technical Training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, she reported to Wurtsmith, Michigan as a Human Resource Manager and served at all leadership levels within the career field at 12 different bases and deployed locations until she retired in October 2017.
Matt Harris joined POVAT in August 2021 as its Controller. He is passionate about all aspects of business, particularly finance, economics, entrepreneurialism and organizational development. Since joining the team, Matt found a renewed sense of appreciation for his career, which he attributes directly to the philanthropic nature of a not-for-profit environment. Outside of work, Matt enjoys playing golf with family and friends and spending time with his wife Taylor and their two golden retrievers, Koda and Cash.
POVAT Medical Consultant
Scott is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Medical SGT and Army Physician Assistant (PA) with 30 years of service in Special Operations. After retirement, Scott worked as an examiner for the VA doing Compensation and Pension exams. He brings his experience of the VA disability claims process and knowledge of the illnesses and injuries specific to military personnel to POVAT to assist our veterans with their claims. Scott has dedicated his entire career to helping other Veterans and through POVAT, he continues to serve this amazing community.
Douglas P. Gibson
PSY.D., MPH, ABPP
POVAT Medical Consultant
CLINICAL HEALTH AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Gibson is a clinical neuropsychologist licensed in FL and VA. He has been practicing for over 26 years in a variety of settings, including private practice, university medical centers, and the U.S. Army Reserves. Dr. Gibson joined the POVAT team in 2022 as he was retiring from Federal Service where he was employed in a National Security/Intelligence capacity.
Linda retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2023 as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving almost 21 years. She started on the flight line as an aircraft maintainer and then became a paralegal where she served over half of her career at various assignments within Air Force Special Operations Command. She was assigned twice with Lyle and Amy Rosin and was fortunate enough to be brought into POVAT as a client and case manager.
Wardell Law Firm
Josh joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2003 in response to the Iraq war and is a recipient of the Combat Action Ribbon for Operation Iraqi Freedom. After an honorable discharge, Josh decided to go to law school at the University of Miami, earning his law degree, and began working for the Wardell Law Firm in 2015 doing VA disability claims. He is a disabled veteran dedicated to helping other veterans get the benefits they deserve. Josh really enjoys helping other veterans and currently handles the procedural and substantive sides of the VA claims process for POVAT clients.