Board of Directors

Current Board

Dennis Joyner

President

Dennis Joyner, a combat-disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, was appointed board president for the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation in 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served on the board as secretary from 2008 to 2015.

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J. Marc Burgess

Vice President

J. Marc Burgess, a veteran of the Gulf War, was appointed national adjutant of the more than 1 million- member DAV (Disabled American Veterans) on June 1, 2013. In 2015, Burgess was elected vice-president of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, a separate, affiliated entity of DAV.

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Eugene A. Murphy

Secretary/Treasurer

Eugene A. Murphy, who was paralyzed by gunshot wounds in Vietnam, served as national commander of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) from 1987 to 1988. In 1998, Murphy was elected treasurer of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, and continues to serve as secretary/treasurer.

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Stephen Whitehead

Director

Stephen Whitehead, a disabled Minnesota Army National Guard veteran of the Iraq War, was elected national commander for the more than 1 million-member DAV at the organization’s 2019 national convention in Orlando, Florida.

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James "Jim" Sursely

Director

Jim Sursely, a combat-disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, was elected national commander of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) at the organization’s national convention in Reno, Nevada, in 2004. In 2015, Sursely was elected to the board of directors of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation.

 

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David W. Gorman

Director

David W. Gorman, a combat-disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, was appointed executive director of DAV’s Washington Headquarters in 1995, holding that position until his retirement in 2011. His responsibilities included oversight of DAV’s national service, legislative and voluntary service programs.

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Roberto “Bobby” Barrera

Director

Roberto “Bobby” Barrera, a combat-disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, was elected to the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation board of directors in 2013. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in February 1969 and while serving in Vietnam, he was seriously burned when enemy forces exploded a 500-pound land mine beneath his armored personnel carrier.

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Arthur H. Wilson

Ex-Officio Member

Arthur H. Wilson, a service-connected Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force, was co-founder of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation in 1998, and served as president of the board until 2015. He currently still serves as ex-officio member.

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