NGWRC Board Members & Staff

A Board members and staff those who care about our cause and non are paid for what they do.

 

What's New

Update for Sleep Apnea.

Follow the link to learn how to correctly file a claim for service-connected sleep apnea if you also have service-connected PTSD. You must have a nexus first.

 

 

Current Newsdemo

National Gulf War 2016 Annual Meeting &
Informational & Health Fair

We will talk about claimslatest treatments and research.

The annual meeting will be Sept 30th - Oct 1 in Washington DC.

For more information on the meeting read our news link.

 

NGWRC is funded only by donations

NGWRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your donations are tax deductible. Our paperwork is on file with the state of Kansas. The NGWRC reserves the right to refuse donations from any groups or persons that views does not support ours.

 

 

 

 

About Us

In the Beginning we are among the most successful Veterans' Organizations in the United States advocating for veterans affected by Gulf War Illness (GWI). We formed shortly after the Persian Gulf War of 1991. Our work has been critical in establishing the rights, treatments, and benefits which these veterans have access to now. Our work is far from done. GWI is still poorly understood and incurable.
It is our mission to help all veterans who served in the US armed forces from 1989 to the present day. In addition to our long focus on GWI and other chronic multisymptom illnesses which affect veterans, we provide resources and support for veterans affected by traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, and infectious diseases.
Team Bio:

 

James A. Bunker, Executive Director:
Jim has been our Executive Director since 2008. He enlisted in the US Army in 1978 and he was commissioned as an officer in 1988. Medically discharged in 1992 due to service-connected injuries from the Persian Gulf War, he formed the Veterans Information Network in 1993 and became involved in the national veterans movement which created the NGWRC at that time. He has remained an active leader of the NGWRC for that entire time, serving on our Board of Directors for many years.
He has represented veterans as a member of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and he has testified before Congress promoting legislation and funding that has since been enacted, helping veterans receive better health care and benefits.

 

Ron Brown, President:
Ron enlisted in the US Army in 1989. He served in two combat tours, Operation Just Cause and Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm, while he was assigned to the C 1/504th Parachute infantry regiment based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He was inspired to commit his time to helping other veterans as a result of his own 13 year long claims battle with the Veterans Benefits Administration, after he was honorably discharged.

 

Lisa Cornett, Vice President:
Lisa enlisted in the US Air Force in 1985, serving until 1994. She deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990-1991 in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She has lived with Gulf War Illness since that time, navigating a Veterans Administration health care system which has been learning to adjust to the needs of women veterans, in addition to its initial inability to understand or effectively treat Gulf War Illness. She has put her education (she holds an MBA) and experience to work helping other veterans as our Vice President and media consultant.

 

Valerie Bunker, Secretary/Treasurer:
Valerie holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and bus admin. A military spouse during the gulf war, she edited the battalion newsletter which connected the troops and their families during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She is President and CEO of Bossler Brown and Associates in Topeka, KS.

 

 

 

Col. George Webb, US Army Ret, Member of the Board:
Col. Webb served as Executive Director of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs (KCVA) for many years after he retired from his career in the army. During his tenure, KCVA funded what became known as The Kansas Study, a critically important step forward in achieving official recognition of Gulf War Illness among veterans of Desert Storm, opening the door for VA treatment and benefits which had previously been denied.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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