Columbia River Chapter MOAA

Chapter Leadership

President

Evelyn Brady

Evelyn BradyEvelyn is a MOAA Life Member and has been a chapter member since 2009.

She served in the Army National Guard for 25 years and retired in November 2013.

Her last active duty assignment as a Nurse Case Manager for the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit ended in 2012.

She served as the 2nd Vice President and Membership Recruitment Chair since 2013.

Evelyn was elected President February 2016.

First Vice President

Vacant

2nd Vice President 

Vacant

Membership and Program Chair

Michael Ellis

Secretary

 Chris Rubadue

Treasurer

Susan Ellis

 

Immediate Past President & Legislative Affairs Chair

Dave Casteel

dave_casteelDave was elected as President, Washington State Council of Chapters (WSCOC) in October 2017 and represents approximately 12,000 MOAA members and their families. Previous to that, he served as WSCOC Vice President for Government Relations and Affairs. In these roles, he represented MOAA on the Veterans Legislative Coalition (VLC) in Olympia along with representatives of 17 other Veterans Service Organizations. The VLC monitors veterans-related legislation and testifies in support of bills in the Washington State legislature that support veterans and their families,

A life member of MOAA, Dave is a past chapter president of the Columbia River Chapter where he also served in roles of VP, Membership chair, and Legislative Affairs chair. He has been a chapter member since 2004.

He also serves as the President of the Columbia River MOAA Foundation (CRMF). The CRMF is the IRC 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity of the chapter which manages the chapter’s Scholarship and Support the Troops Funds.

Dave retired from active duty in 1994 with 24 years of service in the Air Force in the grade of Colonel. His last active duty assignment was at MAJCOM HQ/AETC (Air Education and Training Command) as Chief, Plans and Readiness Division (XOX). Previous to that he served as Chief, Navigator Training Division at the HQ.

A career master navigator, Dave has over 2000 flying hours in the B-52G and T-43A aircraft, including 861 combat hours.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 OLC, Air Medal with 3 OLC, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Vietnamese Service Medal among other decorations and awards.

He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a B.A., and from the University of Southern California with a M.S. in Systems Management. He also attended the Air Force Command and Staff College.

He and his wife Marilyn of 49 years have resided in Camas since their retirement. They are involved in volunteer activities at their church and with two active grade school granddaughters.

 

Past Chapter President

Rodney Williams

 Rod Williams

 

Personal Affairs Chair & Marine Service Representative

Terry Babin

 

Babin photo Commission in 1969.  Retired Marine Colonel. Served in Vietnam 1970-1971 as a Combat Engineer.

Held six commands ranging from company commander to Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Engineer School.

Served several times on top-level staffs including two at Headquarters, Marine Corps, and Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Southern Command.

Retired in 1995.

Life member of MOAA.

Served as Columbia River Chapter Treasurer and also as President.

Currently chairing the new Membership Services Committee.

 

 

 

Public Relations Chair

John Donnelly

 

John Donnelly

John is a past chapter President and Secretary as well as Washington State Council of Chapters President.

A retired Air Force Colonel, John was the Executive Director at the Pearson Air Museum  in Vancouver.

He is very active in the community and is the current president of the Vancouver Lions Club

Scholarship Chair

Paul Crosby

Paul Crosby

Paul is a MOAA Life Member and has been a chapter member since 1995.

Retired Air Force Colonel, Paul served in the Air Force as a navigator, social actions officer, and maintenance officer.

After retiring, he and his family moved to Battle Ground where he started the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Prairie High School in  1995.

He has been the Scholarship Chair since 1998.

Surviving Spouse Chair (Formerly Auxiliary Affairs)

Terry Whisenant

 

 

Public Health Service Representative

Christine Rubadue

 

Navy Service Representative &  Newsletter Editor

Rich Wersinger

RichRich was commissioned in 1970 through the NROTC program at the University of South Carolina. His first Ensign assignment was MPA aboard USS Stribling (DD-867), a WW2 Gearing Class Destroyer! Following deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, the MidEast and WestPac in US Navy destroyers and Frigates (couple of Engineer Officer billets), Rich started his civilian career in 1979. He retired in 1994 as a Commander, with about 12 years active and 12 years reserve service.

Rich’s last active duty assignment was at the Naval Sea Systems Command, Surface Ship Maintenance Project. He is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Officer of the Deck (Fleet Operations), Engineer Officer of the Watch (1200psi), and a Shellback.

Rich has served as our our Chapter newsletter editor, website advisor, and Navy Rep. He enjoys spending time with his Sweet Bride, kids and Grandchildren!

 

Air Force Service Representative

Army Service Representative

Jon Frederick

 

Coast Guard Service Representative

Vacant

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