Providing Support to the Families of CIA officers who have died while on active duty.
 
 

Ensuring CIA families are provided for.

 
 

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation's unique mission has supported the CIA community for 16 years. Its role has been validated repeatedly by CIA leadership as well as legislatively by the Warner Amendment, which affirmed the Foundation's preeminent responsibility to the families of deceased CIA personnel. The Foundation was established in December 2001 to honor Johnny Micheal Spann, the first CIA officer killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Today, we serve all CIA officers who gave their last full measure of devotion to their country.

 
 
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Who We Are

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation was created in December 2001 to honor Johnny Micheal Spann, a CIA officer killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan responding to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and all those CIA officers who gave their last full measure in service to the Nation since the founding of the Central Intelligence Agency.

 
 
 
 
 

Our History

The response from across America was quick and generous. As donations grew, working with the CIA’s Office of Casualty Affairs, the Foundation reached out to the families of officers who died in the line of duty to let them know of the availability of help and to assess needs.

 
 
 
 
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CIA Memorial Foundation Staff

 
 

Gerald J. Komisar | President

Under his leadership as President since 2010, Jerry has led the Foundation to its expansion, bringing more support to Agency families than ever before. His ability to understand the unique needs of the Agency community comes from his 31 years of service in the CIA's Directorate of Operations. As a China issues expert, Jerry was posted in countries throughout East and Southeast Asia and Europe, and served as Director of the Crime and Narcotics Center. After retiring from the CIA in 2000, Jerry worked at AIG providing risk analysis and assessment services to clients, and in 2012 joined STARR Companies as Vice President of the Global Risk Intelligence unit. 

Leslie Hughes | Family Liaison Officer

Leslie Hughes served in the CIA for almost 35 years as a human resources officer before retiring in January 2014. During her tenure with the Agency, she provided a diverse and full range of HR services to CIA employees. One of her most cherished achievements was the Mentor Award she received for her role in advising, guiding and motivating junior HR offices as they navigated their careers. One of her most rewarding experiences was her role as backup to the Agency Casualty Officer where she saw firsthand the innumerable sacrifices made by Agency officers and their families. Leslie joined the Foundation in September 2018. She is proud and honored to be a part of the important work that the Foundation undertakes in support of CIA employees and their families. When not working, Leslie enjoys working out, reading, watching classic movies, and spending time with her family.    

Margaret Mulderry | Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer since 2011, Margaret has successfully led the Foundation to achieve a Four Star rating on Charity Navigator several years running. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and served in various senior financial roles in the private sector before joining the Foundation. When she's not in the office, Margaret spends time with her family cheering for the Patriots and training for marathons and triathlons. 

Jeannine Vazquez | Executive Assistant, Finance

Jeannine is the Foundation’s Executive Assistant for Finance. She came to the Foundation after many years in the corporate accounting world and works with the team to manage donor accounts and coordinate fundraising activities. Jeannine becomes more committed to the Foundation’s mission each time she has the chance to meet a family or student who the Foundation has helped – to hear their stories and what they’ve accomplished after their devastating losses is nothing short of inspirational. When she isn’t working, she can be found kickboxing and running long distances.

Amanda Rodriguez | Outreach Coordinator

Amanda served in the CIA since 2004 and spent most of her career in the CounterTerrorism Center. She served in Iraq from 2006-2007 where she saw firsthand the untold sacrifices Agency officers make on a daily basis. After attending a memorial service for a fallen hero at CIA headquarters and learning about the important work of the Foundation, she joined the team in 2017. As a mother of three herself, she can think of no greater mission than providing support to the families of her CIA colleagues. 

 
 

Betty Rady | Scholarships Coordinator 

Betty served in the CIA for almost 34 years as a human resources officer. She retired in March 2014 after her last assignment as the Casualty Assistance Program Manager. After retirement, Betty worked as a pet sitter and dog walker; a hospice volunteer; and as the President of her townhouse association. Betty is married to husband Frank, and their son Ray is a student at Virginia Tech. They also have a rescued chocolate Labrador retriever named Bella.  

 

Board of Directors

 
  John E. McLaughlin   Chairman

John E. McLaughlin

Chairman

  David W. Carey   Vice Chairman and Treasurer

David W. Carey

Vice Chairman and Treasurer

  Joanne Isham   Secretary

Joanne Isham

Secretary

  Jeffrey L. Smith   ESQ., General Counsel

Jeffrey L. Smith

ESQ., General Counsel

 
  Mark Chadason

Mark Chadason

  Ross Charkatz

Ross Charkatz

  Mary Margaret Graham

Mary Margaret Graham

  Robert Grenier

Robert Grenier

  William (Bill) Harlow

William (Bill) Harlow

 
  Thomas Higgins

Thomas Higgins

  Gilman Louie

Gilman Louie

  Michael Sulick

Michael Sulick

  Scott D. White

Scott D. White