Dr. Kay earned her B.A. in philosophy and psychology at the University of Southern California and her Ph.D in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. After a gratifying experience working with Veterans during her pre-doctoral training at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo New York, she went on to a fellowship and ultimately joined the staff at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Kay specializes in health psychology and is well aware of the rich evidence base supporting exercise for psychosocial wellbeing. She is thrilled to be able to contribute to the mission of Heroes’ Movement.
Marcus is honored to support Heroes’ Movement. He is a banker by profession, an alumnus of Western Washington University, and a Santa Monica, CA resident. Marcus was born in South Korea and attended U.S. military school while his father worked for the Department of Defense.The son a of 100% disabled Vietnam combat veteran, he is proud of his family members’ multi-generational military service, and ready to assist veterans with a healthy transition back to civilian life.
While serving as a squad leader for the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, Sgt. Kevin Denton was hit by an IED during combat operations outside of Fallujah, Iraq. He sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as a shattered jaw and severed artery when a large piece of shrapnel penetrated his temporal lobe approximately 3 inches into the right side of his brain. Years later he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and massive migraine headaches. Salvation came in the form of physical fitness. Sgt. Denton now has a very successful career in the food and beverage industry and is committed to helping all military veterans come “home” both physically and mentally.
As a member of the board, Neil’s focus is spreading the word of our mission through his many contacts in sports and public relations world. Recognizable and respected from his role as a host of ESPN’s SportsCenter, Neil has a resume filled with charitable endeavors. Neil earned a journalism degree from the University of Oregon (Quack). He is based in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife.
Talented entrepreneur, John has evolved his company, Putnam Accessory Group to new levels of success over the past 20 years. Today, Putnam Accessory Group is the industry leader in accessory design, product development, merchandising, marketing, production and logistics for private label brands and worldwide licensing.
Earl Fontenot served in the U.S. Army with the 10th Mountain Division from 2003 - 2006, deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq. After leaving the Army he has spent time working for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Wounded Warrior Fellow, and in various roles with Clear Path for Veterans located in Upstate New York his last role being in Strategic Development. Currently, he works for Accenture Federal Services as a Salesforce Business Consultant in San Antonio, Texas. In 2018, Earl earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, majoring in Creative Leadership, and in 2019 he was selected to be one of 43 scholars by the President George W. Bush Institute for the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
With Heroes' Movement Earl is working to create a stable fundraising and donor management foundation in order to facilitate the growth of the Heroes’ Movement throughout the nation and to accomplish the mission of empowering and strengthening all our nation’s veterans.
W. Shane Glass
Shane is a CPA and founding partner of Glass Malek LLP, a firm specializing in managing the financial affairs of high net worth entertainers, athletes, and executives. He has a Master of Accounting from Tulane University and a Master of Business in Taxation from University of Southern California. His clients include many of the world’s top musicians, touring artists, athletes, directors, producers, and entertainers. Shane has developed and teaches a course on tour accounting at UCLA’s Extension. Shane has been listed as one of The Hollywood Reporter's Power Business Managers as well as one of Variety's Business Managers Elite. He is honored to be part of Heroes’ Movement.
Chris' life-long interests in business strategy, finance, and real estate along with his entrepreneurial acumen have led him to a career in investment advising and innovative wealth management solutions tailored to meet client goals. With over 20 years experience, Chris brings his impeccable management and business development expertise, combined with capital-raising capabilities to Gaiamer Biotechnologies where he was appointed to Chief Operating Officer. Chris earned his BS in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Additionally, as a gym owner, active community member, and military supporter, Chris proudly serves as a board member for Heroes’ Movement where he and the team strive to accomplish the mission of empowering and strengthening all our nation’s military veterans. His primary role is focused on raising investment capital and fundraising efforts.
Chris enjoys spending time on the water with family and friends. That typically means on the Great Lakes of his home state of Michigan or in Laguna Beach, California where he currently resides.
Jeremy Ross is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky and conducts research with the Sports Medicine Research Institute at Camp Lejeune, NC. A 5-year veteran of the United States Army, Jeremy served with the 82nd Airborne Division for two combat deployments in Afghanistan. Jeremy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and attended the University of Texas where he earned a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Education and a master's in Sports Science and Nutrition. His current research working with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) investigates the effectiveness of special operations training programs with an emphasis on early predictors of musculoskeletal injury.
Mike grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan. After serving 4 1/2 years in the Navy, he began a career in strength and conditioning. Mike strongly believes that a healthy body promotes a healthy mind. He oversees the training programs and develops relationships with gyms seeking to partner with Heroes’ Movement.