Capt. Bill Heard, USNR (ret.)

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Public Information Officer

Capt. Bill Heard, USNR (ret.)

Bill Heard is a retired Navy Reserve captain with almost 30 years’ experience in Navy public affairs. He served in Vietnam some 21 months operating along the coast of Vietnam during eight deployments. Capt. Heard’s decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Naval Reserve Medal.

He also has professional experience in the news media (newspaper, radio, TV), public relations and media relations. In civilian life, Capt. Heard retired in December 2007 after 15 years as a media relations officer and manager of employee communications for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

His professional background includes public relations counseling in government, corporations, and advertising and [Continue Reading]

Cathy Fiorelli

Cathy Fiorelli

Cathy Fiorelli

Foundation Secretary

Cathy Fiorelli is a native of Tucson, Ariz., and is currently Office Manager at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego. In addition to her duties as Office Manager, she was recently selected to be part of a West Coast Administrative Support Team for NorthStar Memorial Group, parent company of Greenwood Memorial Park, and owner of funeral homes and cemeteries nationwide.

Fiorelli attended the University of Arizona, and is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude.    She worked as a Court Clerk at the Flagstaff Municipal Court in Flagstaff, Ariz., before moving to San Diego in July 2000 to [Continue Reading]