Louis J. (Nick) Callazzo III
Nick is an Executive Servant-Leader, Educator, Communicator, Coach and Manager with decades of impacting lives to enhance individual performance and organizational results in Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and Non-Profits with an emphasis on advocating for Military Heroes. He has been a Resource Specialist for 40 years and has founded consulting group of business professionals dedicated to helping individuals improve personal performance, decision making and communications and organizations increase productivity and profitability.
From 2010-2021, Nick has been the Executive Director of Victory Village, a transition home for homeless veterans and an advocate for helping homeless Veterans make the transition from the streets to the civilian community. Nick also serves as a veterans coach, educator and mentor for SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) throughout the State of Delaware as well as business coach for individuals starting and growing a small business.
Dover Interfaith Mission Housing Vice Chairman & Board Member, Recipient Governor Vol. of Year Award & Person of the Year Award; State of Delaware Senior Service Award.
He is a highly regarded, third generation jewelry designer and jeweler, whose family has had a Jewelry Business in New York for more than 103 years. He graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and specializes in the design and fabrication of one-of-a-kind jewelry as well as the restoration of antique and estate pieces.
Roger has served on many not for profit boards such as Educational Alliance West, Fresh Air Fund, and Make A Wish Foundation; he is a past President of BNI Chapter Brownstone Business Connection and he currently serves as Co-President of Consolidated Jeweler Association of Greater New York. This organization provides a multitude of benefits for small to medium sized businesses. He is currently the Vice president of the Brentwood Rotary Club and Board of Director for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. His retail business is Satnick Jewelers, Southold, NY.
Francis D Vavala
General Francis D. Vavala is a retired Army National Guard officer who served as the Adjutant General of the State of Delaware. He received the promotion in February 1999 after the retirement of Major General George Hastings. In January 2017, Vavala was promoted to lieutenant general in the Delaware Militia. In April 2017, Vavala was promoted to general, in the Delaware Militia, in honor of 50 years of service. He is the first Delaware National Guardsman to achieve four-star rank.As the Adjutant General, Vavala was the highest-ranking member of the Delaware National Guard. He was responsible for managing the affairs of the Army and Air National Guard and for advising Governor of the State of Delaware, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Guard.
Michael joined Hogs & Heroes, a 501(C)3 organization that supports public safety and military personnel. He has been the Chapter 4 President for 6 years. Hogs & Heroes sponsors and holds fund raising events for charities, performs Honor Missions for fallen police, firefighters, military and veterans.
Since September 2015, Michael has donated endless weekends and free time to VWI. He and Hogs & Heroes disassembled and brought the two modular buildings from PA to Delaware as well as holding fund raisers to support VWI. Michael has built the handicap railing and the handicap ramp at the school. He helped refurbish the interior of the VWI building and turned a boarded up EMT building into state of the art classrooms and more. He has accompanied Sam to pick up and install countless items that were needed at the school. Michael continuously supports VWI whole heartedly.