The Veterans and First Responders Memorial at Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

Founding Board of Directors

Executive Leadership

 

Chief Michael D. Williams, President

 

Since June of 2015, Mike William has served as the Chief of the Fairfield Glade Police Department.  Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Police Services for the Tennessee Highway Patrol Protective Services Division. This was preceded by eight years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Chief Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University and is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.  He also holds many training instructor certificates as well as receiving a proclamation from the State House of Representatives for his dedication to serving his community. Chief William is a member of several local and statewide professional and civic organizations

 

Philip C. Smith, Vice President and Project Manager

 

An Iowa native, Phil earned his BA and MA degrees from the University of Northern Iowa located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and did additional graduate work in public administration at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  During a thirty-plus-year career with the State of Iowa, he held several senior executive-level positions culminating with his thirteen-year tenure as the Director of the Iowa Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, D.C.  Since 1999, through his consulting business, he has served as a state government affairs and public policy advisor to a wide variety of health care and technology-related companies as well as educational institutions and national nonprofit organizations. He has lived in Fairfield Glade, TN since 2009 where he has served as a volunteer in various organizations including his past service as the Chair of the Fairfield Glade Community Club Strategic Planning Committee and as a current member of the FGCC Government Affairs Committee.  

 

Captain Dana Kendall, USAF (RET), Secretary-Treasurer

 

Dana enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1975 and was trained as a Financial Specialist. While serving in several assignments he was promoted to Technical Sergeant and he attended college part-time while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Franklin University. In 1987 he earned his Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and was assigned to the Air Force Audit Agency Headquarters as an Audit Manager at Wright Patterson AFB Ohio. During this period, he traveled extensively throughout the world and managed to earn his MBA degree from Central Michigan University. In 1990, as a 1st Lieutenant, he was sent to Cairo, Egypt in support of Desert Storm. When he returned, he was promoted to Captain and assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, KY where he served as the Assistant U.S, Property and Fiscal Officer until retiring from the military in 1997, Following his military service, he served as the Financial   Director for McCracken County Schools in Paducah, KY until 2007 while earning a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University. He then served as Regional Supervisory Auditor for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville, TN, and Cincinnati, OH until retiring to Fairfield Glade, TN in 2018.

 

Everett L. Bolin, Jr., Board Member

 

Everett is a native of Cumberland County Tennessee, having lived here most of his life except when serving in the United States Army for four years after enlisting in 1966 and for a brief period while working in Cookeville, TN.  When in the Army, Everett was assigned to the Army Security Agency where he began as a communications expert working on communications equipment repair, earning a top security crypto clearance. After leaving the Army in 1970, Everett started a 30-year career with General Telephone initialing using his technical skills in helping maintain equipment and then earning a variety of promotions to management positions.  He retired as the manager of Cumberland and Warren counties so he could care for his parents. He then was asked to take the position of General Manager of the Crab Orchard Utility District where he continues to serve in this capacity.  Everett has a long history of community involvement and volunteer service. He currently serves as the Chair of the Cumberland County 911 Board, the Vice-Chair of the Cumberland County Solid Waste Board, Treasurer of the Cumberland County Fair Board, various committees of the Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the Chair of the Cumberland County Republican Party for many years. 

 

Denise Dickinson, Past Treasurer and Board Member

 

A Massachusetts native, Denise served 6 years in the United States Navy as a Navy Corpsman and is a Vietnam Era Veteran. She earned her BA and MAcc degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and holds an active CPA license in Tennessee. During her thirty-plus-year career in accounting, she has worked in profit and non-profit organizations, as well as public and private industries. She has taught accounting, finance, and tax as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee and the University of Phoenix and held various positions on the boards of professional organizations. Denise has lived in Fairfield Glade, TN since 2017 where until her 2021 retirement she served as the Director of Finance for the Fairfield Glade Community Club.

 

Oliver Dossmann, Board Member

 

A native of Paris, France, Oliver Dossmann was naturalized as a US Citizen in 2002. He attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and later Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1995) and a Masters in Business Administration - MBA (1997). Oliver owns Dossmann Tech, a technology company that focuses on IT support services and website designs. He is an active resident of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee having served on the Strategic Planning Committee for three years, two of those years as Chairperson. He is involved in a number of local non-profit organizations. He is the founder of Mission to Missionaries, a non-profit organization that operates a retreat center for missionaries.

 

Colonel Alan Joseph, USAF (RET), Board Member

 

Alan grew up and attended school in central Illinois.  He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1971 with a B.S, in Math.  He entered the United States Air Force and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April 1972.  He immediately went to Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training and received his wings in 1973.  He flew helicopters (H-53 Super Jolly Green Giant) in Southeast Asia and Hawaii.  He transitioned to fixed-wing aircraft and flew the C-5 Galaxy and C-9 Nightingale off and on for the next 20 years with assignments in Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Illinois. During this time, he earned his Master's Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He has commanded at the squadron and group level and retired from the Air Force as a vice wing commander with the rank of Colonel in 2000. During his 29 years in the Air Force, he accumulated 5400 flight hours, lived in 17 different assignments, and had visited 42 countries worldwide. He moved to Fairfield Glade in 2015. 

 

Colleen Mall, Board Member

 

A native of Kansas City, MO, she received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo, and her graduate degree from the University of Kansas. She entered the United States Army Nurse Corps in the 1970s and served 29 years both in the Active and Reserve component, retiring in 2011 at the rank of Colonel.  COL Mall’s last assignment prior to retirement was as Chief Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in charge of a Joint Military Services Team that managed Department of Defense disaster response resources for FEMA Region 3. 

In the civilian sector, Colleen was a critical care nurse, nurse administrator, and educator.  Prior to and after 9/11, a significant part of her career was spent in the area of domestic preparedness primarily training medical personnel to respond to and treat chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidences commonly known as weapons of mass destruction. Prior to retiring in 2012 to Fairfield Glade, Colleen worked for the Department of Homeland Security.  She is a member of the FG Ladies Club, FG Rotary, and the Veterans First Responder Memorial Board of Directors.  In 2020, was appointed, and then elected in 2021 to serve as the 9th District Cumberland County Commissioner.

 

Colonel Anthony A. Moreno, USA (RET), Past President and Board Member

 

Anthony (Tony) Moreno was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant upon completion of his BS in Political Science at the University of Hawaii in October 1966. After a series of early assignments in Korea and Hawaii, he went to Viet Nam in December 1969 where he commanded A Company 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry in the 25th Infantry Division and later became the Battalion Operation Officer. Following Viet Nam, he served in series of assignments in the United States and Germany culminating in 1984 with command of the 1st Battalion 30th Infantry in the 3rd Mechanized Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany. Following a tour of duty as a Plans Officer on the Army Staff in Washington D.C., during which he was a member of the planning team for the Panama invasion, he assumed command of the 2nd Brigade in the 1st Mechanized Infantry Division in Fort Riley Kansas. In 1990, he deployed his Brigade to Southwest Asia for Desert Storm. Moreno’s Brigade breached the Iraqi defense as the Division and VII Corps main effort, attacked 300 kilometers across Iraq into northern Kuwait, capturing Safwan and hosting the cease-fire negotiations. After leaving command, he became the senior writer for the Commander in Chief of Combined Forces Command in Korea. Followed his tour in Korea, Moreno became the Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy Directorate in J-5 on the Joint Staff in Washington D.C. During this period, he served as the Senior Map Negotiator at the Bosnian Peace Talks in Dayton, Ohio. Moreno retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1996. In addition to his education at the University of Hawaii, Moreno is a graduate of the University of Michigan Crisis Management Program and completed a Fellowship with the Foreign Service Institute with an MS in International Relations. He is also a graduate of Airborne and Ranger schools, Command and General Staff College, and Army War College. Moreno’s military awards include six decorations for valor, three awards of the Legion of Merit, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, and the Purple Heart.

 

Colonel Eugene (Gene) Peno, USMC (RET), Board Member

 

Gene was raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico, earned his BA Degree at Kinesiology, Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and his MA Degree in Strategic Planning, at the Naval War College. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1969 serving as an aviation electrician and drill instructor. He was commissioned into the Officer Corps in 1976 serving as a ground combat artillery officer. He commanded Marines at the company, battalion, and regimental level and served as the Director of Training and Readiness NORAD and U.S. Northern Command retiring as a Colonel in 2004. He then served in the DOD Civilian Senior Executive Service from 2004-2010 retiring to Fairfield Glade in 2010 where he currently is serving on several volunteer boards, committees, and ministries at Fairfield Glade Community Church and volunteering at local USMC Veteran’s groups.

 

Katelyn Self, Board Member

 

Lieutenant Kate Self was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  She attended Appalachian State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minors in Sociology and Psychology in 2011. After attending college, she began her law enforcement career with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.  She served as a supervisor for the detention center until graduating from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in December 2012. She served as a patrol deputy with supervisor responsibilities until 2014.

 

Lt. Self joined the Fairfield Glade Police Department in 2014 as a patrol officer. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2016 where she was the patrol supervisor.  In 2018 she was promoted to the rank of Administrative Lieutenant and serves as the Accreditation Manager and Patrol Commander for the Department. Since joining the Fairfield Glade Police Department she has assisted in the development and management of various community outreach programs, integration of modern law enforcement software programs takes a proactive leadership role for the patrol division, and revision of the departments' policies and procedures which granted the department an international recognized accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) which is internationally recognized as the gold standard in law enforcement accreditation. She takes an active role with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office by managing the department's grant campaign and assists in instructing traffic safety training to other law enforcement officers.

 

Lt. Self has been awarded the 2106 Leadership Cumberland Hometown Hero’s Award. The 2017 Service in Excellence Award from the Fairfield Glade Community Club, 2019 Certificate of Appreciation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, 2019 Jack Cole Award of Law Enforcement Excellence, and the second-highest honor in law enforcement, the Life Savers Award. She is a current member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), Law Enforcement Accreditation Coalition of Tennessee (LEACT), and National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executive (NAWLEE).

 

Chief Chris South, Board Member

 

Chris South is the Fire Chief for the City of Crossville. He and his wife Michelle have three grown and married children, Jared, Patrick, and Kristen. His wife is a Professional Educator with Cumberland County BOE and his children have followed in their public service footsteps respectfully serving as a Police Officer, Firefighter/Paramedic, and a Licensed Practical Nurse. God and Family are his priorities in life.

 

Chris has been in the emergency services field for 35 years beginning his career as a volunteer firefighter in Crossville I have been fortunate to spend portions of my career in different genres of service. I began my career as a volunteer firefighter with both the Crossville and Cumberland County Fire Departments. In 1986. He began his full-time career at Cumberland County EMS becoming a Paramedic in 1988. He also volunteered in law enforcement for Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Crossville Police Department for several years.

 

In 1994 he joined the Crossville Fire Department with the Crossville Fire Department where he continues to serve.

 

Chief South earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration/Fire Prevention from the University of Memphis and also earned his National Chief Fire Officer Accreditation from the Centers of Public Safety Excellence.