A Vietnam Era Marine Sniper, Thomas Fordyce served with the 1st Battalion 26th Marines from 1966 – 1968, and medically retired in March of 1968 due to combat injuries.
Over the last 42 years he has served on many boards and commissions, including being the Director of Agricultural Business Land/Minerals, Commissioner Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, charter member and present Chairman of the Huntsville Economic Advisory Council, charter member of the Huntsville Veterans Advisory Council, and member of the Texas Veterans Commission advisory board.
In addition, he is a former member and Vice President Board of Directors for Brownfield Memorial Hospital, Board for Lease (minerals) Texas General Land Office, and former member of the Walker County Grand Jury.
Dale received his BBA in accounting from Sam Houston State University in 1981. He started his career working 3 years for Arthur Young, Houston and spent another few years at a W.C. Marshall and Associates before venturing out on his own. Today he has over 30 years’ experience in tax and accounting in the Houston area. Dale has been working with the foundation since 2012 on a consulting basis as well as volunteering at several events.
He spends his free time attending baseball games as well as riding his motorcycle across the beautiful country roads of Texas. His tie to the military is a father who served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years in the late 50’s.
Kiki McCray, NCC, LPC
Kiki is a compassionate, client-centered mental health professional with proven ability to work collaboratively and independently to provide quality services to at-risk populations. She has over 5 years of experience working with individuals with mental, cognitive, intellectual, and emotional diagnoses. Kiki is skilled in needs assessment, clinical case management, counseling techniques, program outreach and treatment planning. She has documented success in providing activities and materials that engage, develop, and motivate individuals. She possesses an extroverted personality with absolute rapport building skills.
A graduate from both Louisiana State University and Capella University, Kiki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Marketing and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kiki is a National Certified Counselor and certified in Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services. As the Behavioral Health Coordinator, Kiki’s first priority is clinical case management and working closely with service members and their families to support them through the retreat program process.
Morgan Sierra retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service as a Military Police Officer. During her last few years in the Army, Morgan served as Sexual Assault Response Coordinator where she worked with sexual assault survivors and found her passion for helping people during traumatic times. Her work with sexual assault survivors is what led her to join the LSF Volunteer Force. Her military career has allowed her to serve in a wide variety of positions including Patrol/Explosive Detector Dog Handler, Battalion Operations Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Recruiter, and Military Police Patrolman to name a few. She remains very engaged in the military community as an Army spouse and as a volunteer Family Readiness Group Leader at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Morgan truly believes in service to our nation and community. She feels that even after the military it is important to continue to serve. Morgan enjoys working with other community partners to find the best help for service members and their families who are in need.
In her spare time, she enjoys camping, spending time with family and close friends, and entertaining.
Terry is a husband, father, and Retired Marine Sergeant with eight years of active duty. With three combat deployments, Terry is able to identify with Veterans dealing with PTSD and TBI. Immediately after being honorably discharged, Terry completed the Business Management Program at the University of Houston Clearlake with a Bachelor of Science.
Terry received helpful and supportive assistance during his transition to civilian life. He understands how effective it is for Service Members and their families to obtain proper therapeutic resources and joined the LSF family to do his part in helping fellow Veterans. Terry assists with coordinating and scheduling travel for retreat attendees, performs administrative duties in support of the Program Department for retreats and retreat facilities and manages and maintains retreat contractor files that include resumes, professional licenses, background checks, contracts, and professional liability insurance. Terry is also a part of the outreach team and looks forward to bringing awareness to The Lone Survivor Foundation Retreat Program.
Before joining LSF, Lisa spent more than 20 years heading up corporate marketing and sponsorship/event strategy. During that time, she was responsible for negotiating and planning events from music festivals, college and professional sports, venue naming rights to state and county fairs. In addition, Lisa’s background includes creative planning and design for digital media.
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is also a past president of American Marketing Association Chapters. Lisa’s ties to the military include her father, brother and sister all being US Air Force veterans.
John “Spike” Garcia
John “Spike” Garcia retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant after 26 years of honorable service with the US Air Force. He deployed with his F-16 fighter squadron in two combat tours at Balad, Iraq in 2005 and 2007. He served as the Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge (NCOIC) of the fighter squadron flight scheduling shop and operations superintendent. After retiring from the military, he was Project Manager in the oil and gas services for five years. He has been an advocate for military, veterans and their families for over a decade and served on several veteran service organization boards. John is honored to report for duty at the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Sarah is a 2021 graduate from Texas A&M University (Whoop). She has a bachelor’s degree in Science, in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences with a concentration in hospitality and event management. Being from Dallas, Texas she loves good food, coffee, and a time spent with family and friends. Sarah’s ties to the military include her uncle being a US Marine and grandfather serving in the US Airforce, both serving in Vietnam. Sarah has a passion for planning and organizing events and she is thankful to be a part of such an influential organization that helps so many Veterans.
Ashley is a mental health advocate for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families ensuring access to proper resources that will provide the best possible pathway towards recovery. For the five years prior to joining LSF, she managed the state of Texas’ premiere mental health program for Veterans in three counties. She was able to engage the community through training and education focused on facts surrounding the issues that affect the military connected community and implementing community-based programs to help. Ashley created and chaired the Veterans Taskforce for Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare for five years, served on the board for the City of Huntsville’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Board for three years, served on the planning committee for the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s annual mental health summit for three years, and has presented at multiple state-wide agency conferences on various Veteran Mental Health topics. She is an Officer for the both her local VFW and American Legion and serves on the VFW Honor Guard.
Ashley is an Army Veteran who served for seven years with two Iraq deployments; 2004 and 2008. During her service as a wheeled vehicle repairer she completed maintenance tasks on major assembly replacements, was responsible for turning in equipment at the multi-million dollar range to Army Depot, completed 30+ combat support convoys throughout Iraq, served as a training NCO, and completed her service working for the Brigade level maintenance support operations office. She finished her enlistment as a Sergeant with a Combat Action Badge, three Army Commendation Medals, an Army Achievement Medal, and two good conduct medals. After service she completed her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from University of Maryland University College and her master’s degree in human behavior from Capella University.
Jori Sitz is an accomplished nonprofit management executive and Director of Philanthropy for the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Jori attended Texas A&M University and graduated from Texas State University with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. Prior to joining the foundation, she served HeartGift Foundation as the Director of Development and the American Heart Association as Regional Vice President of Development. Her 17 years of expertise includes fundraising, strategic planning, board leadership development and event planning.
An avid outdoorswoman and lover of all things nature, Jori is a mom to two young kiddos and a third child, her husband, who keeps her on her toes! In her spare time (what is that?) Jori can be found on the lake, relaxing and kicking back with friends and family.