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 Michael 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. 

Patsy McCollough | Executive Assistant, Family Liason

Patsy served in the CIA for 30 years, most of which as the Casualty Assistance Officer, providing support to Agency officers with serious or terminal illnesses and working directly with the families following the death of Agency employees. She was awarded by the CIA with the coveted title of "Trailblazer" for her pioneering efforts in furthering the CIA's mission and serving as an example for others to emulate. After her retirement in 2007, Patsy joined the Foundation as the Family Liaison Officer and continued her support to CIA families, assisting the surviving spouses and children of all Agency officers who have died. Patsy works closely with the CIA to assist families whenever an employee dies and is survived by children or a spouse who is eligible for financial assistance. Patsy makes herself available for any parent or student to discuss issues regarding their education and well-being. In her free time, Patsy enjoy spending time in her craft room making cards and scrapbooks. 

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 | Executive Assistant, Administration and Fundraising

Amanda grew up all over the world as the daughter of a CIA officer and joined the CIA herself in 2004. She spent most of her career in the Counter Terrorism Center and served in Iraq 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, Amanda volunteered at several fundraising events and formally joined the Foundation team as the Fundraising Coordinator 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