Belinda Morrone Colonel, USAF Retired - Chair

Belinda, a long-time flight nurse, oversaw critical care evacuation of wounded troops from the Gulf War through the nation's post-911 conflicts. She was appointed as commander of two Air Evacuation squadrons, and is an active leader in the same American Legion Post that her father, a WW2 Veteran, supported for many years. Belinda is a regular Yoga Warriors practitioner.

Alan Jackson Vice Chair

Retired Director of Veterans Services, Worcester State College, assisting veterans in the transition to the academic environment, through on-campus and off-campus resources; retired Master Sergeant, U.S. Infantry, United States Armed Forces Reserves; Jackson lives in West Brookfield.

Jenna Rahkonen Clerk

Jenna is the co-owner of Norther Crane, LLC. and owner of Iron-Lift LLC in Monson, MA. She comes from a family with a deep legacy of military service, including her father who is a Vietnam Veteran, and her grandfather, who was a WWII veteran.

Paul Boynton Auditor, Treasurer

Paul is a retired accountant, quality control inspector, and chef. He is also a US Air Force Veteran and the father of US Army, SFC Christopher Boynton, who died in 2015.

Brian Scott

Brian is a US Navy, Vietnam Veteran, and the owner of Scottydog Enterprises LLC. In Vietnam, he served aboard the USS Enterprise during the evacuation of Saigon. In addition to his work with HFS, Brian has served as a proud Shriner for 35+ years and served in many capacities, including President.


Jane is a volunteer with HFS Connects & Storytelling who has been matched with multiple individuals through these programs and is a regular at Morning Coffee. Jane has a long legacy of military service in her family, including her son, stepson, brother in law, and grandfather. She spent 45 years working as an accountant and has done a variety of volunteer work throughout the years for her church including working with the Sunday School programs. 

Gary Page

Gary is a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran and resident of the town of Ware, MA. Gary
joined the US Air Force in October 1968.
After basic training and Technical training, he was assigned to the 27th /83rd Fighter Intercept Squadron at Loring AFB in Limestone Maine in March of 1969. In June of 1972 he was honorably discharged and returned to Massachusetts. Gary spent 41 years in manufacturing and has been married for 52 years.