2015-2016 BLUE STAR SALUTE FOUNDATION, INC., (BSSFI)
Officers and Members of the Board of Directors 

President and Chair of the Board of Directors
Mrs. Carla G. Ellis
Support Coordinator, Survivor Outreach Services
Trussville, Alabama

First Vice-President & Member of the Board of Directors
William A. “Bill” Wyatt
The American Legion;  Member, Alabama Board of Veterans Affairs
Harpersville, Alabama

Second Vice-President & Member of the Board of Directors
David G. Hamilton, Jr.
Accenture (Retired)
Pleasant Grove, Alabama

Secretary and Agent & Member of the Board of Directors
R. Glenn Nivens, LTC, US Army, Infantry (Retired)
The American Legion/MOAA/VFW/DAV/SAR/VVA/AL Military Hall of Honor Board
Harpersville, Alabama

Treasurer & Member of the Board of Directors
Mrs. Rachel Clinkscale
Past National President, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
Vincent, Alabama

Special Area Representative, South Alabama & Member of the Board of Directors
Mrs. Paula Edmondson
Member, South Alabama Veterans Council
Mobile, Alabama

Chaplain & Member of the Board of Directors
Rev. Paul W. Sims
US Air Force Combat Medic, Vietnam & 20th Special Forces Group, ALANG
Fultondale, Alabama

President Emeritus & Member of the Board of Directors
Melvin R. “Mel” Shinholster, (Former CWO,US Army Aviation)
Combat Helicopter Pilot, Vietnam & Program Manager, Bellsouth (Retired)
Hoover, Alabama

Member of the Board of Directors
John Gaydon, Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)
Cahaba Valley ELKS Club
Pelham, Alabama

Member of the Board of Directors
Donald D. Brooks, Major, US Marine Corps (Retired)
The American Legion & Marine Corps League
Bessemer, Alabama

Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Cody Caldwell
ROCKCO Funeral Home Director
Montevallo, Alabama

Staff Judge Advocate
Honorable Stuart M. Foss, US Federal Judge (Retired)
US Air Force Veteran/Military Officers Association of America
Birmingham, Alabama

Parliamentarian
Charles F. “Chuck” Kiser
US Army, Infantry, NYARNG (Retired)
The American Legion/Support Committee Alabama National Cemetery
Chelsea, Alabama

Sergeant-At-Arms
Jack McNair, Tech Sergeant, US Air Force (Retired)
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Trussville, Alabama

Glenn Nivens
(205) 672-2887