Chairman of the Board/Co-Founder

Sam Cannan

Sam Cannan is Chairman of the Board and a Master Watchmaker. Sam brings over 30 years of experience in the field of horology as well as many years of business experience and organizational skills to the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative Inc.
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Board Member

Joe Borella

Owner of DRS in New York City, 30 years in the watch & jewelry supply business, MA in Accounting at NYU, Board member of the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking
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Board Member

Roger Satnick


He is a highly regarded, third generation jewelry designer and jeweler, whose family has had a Jewelry Business in New York for more than 103 years. He graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and specializes in the design and fabrication of one-of-a-kind jewelry as well as the restoration of antique and estate pieces.

Roger has served on many not for profit boards such as Educational Alliance West, Fresh Air Fund, and Make A Wish Foundation; he is a past President of BNI Chapter Brownstone Business Connection and he currently serves as Co-President of Consolidated Jeweler Association of Greater New York. This organization provides a multitude of benefits for small to medium sized businesses. He is currently the Vice president of the Brentwood Rotary Club and Board of Director for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. His retail business is Harel Jewelers, in Brentwood, NY.

Board Member

Lois Heesters

Fundraising Consultant, Certified Fund Raising Executive, 25 years of fundraising experience & non-profit organizational management, 25 year member of AFP and serving as Board Member for 8 years.
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Board Member

Dave Skocik

President of PR Delaware & President Delaware Veterans Coalition, Teaches communication courses at Delaware State Univ., Master Degree in Communications & Public Relations from Temple University

Board Member

Herb Konowitz

SCORE Delaware, Past President & Certified Counselor,
Dover Interfaith Mission Housing Vice Chairman & Board Member, Recipient Governor Vol. of Year Award & Person of the Year Award; State of Delaware Senior Service Award.
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Board Member

 

Ted Brachfeld

 

20 years in field of horology, Watch & Clock repair instructor, certificate from NAWCC School of Horology, PHD from Ohio State
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Special Adviser to Chairman/Co-Founder

Susan Musman

BS Business Administration, CUNY Baruch College,
Employed at Tourneau .

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