Dr. Brett Morash a retired U.S. Navy Officer assumes the role of Ex. Director of Racing for Heroes, a nonprofit devoted to helping veterans with PTSD and TBI
Online PR News – 10-June-2020 – New York, NY – Brett Morash will assume the position of Executive Director at Racing For Heroes (RFH). Morash, a retired naval officer, comes to RFH with a history of success in the nonprofit space. The leadership of RFH is looking forward to working with Brett to bring RFH to the next level of supporting the veteran community.
Brett’s experience in the veteran nonprofit space includes having served as Vice President of Veterans Services at Services for the UnderServed (SUS), as well as Director of Operations and Finance at the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) both New York City based. While at SUS his work focused on veterans living in poverty, with special emphasis on employment, homelessness, and mental and physical health. His work at BWF was focused on supporting Post 9/11 veterans and their families across the country recovering from the impact of war. He was also previously the Executive Director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. Brett has continued to serve his local veteran community in New Rochelle NY as the Chairman for the city’s Veterans Advisory Committee.
Before becoming a civilian, Morash served 20 years in the Navy. His final tour was on the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. While in the Navy, he served on five different ships as well as an operational tour as Theater Security Cooperation Branch Chief at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
Brett has multiple degrees ranging from Marine Transportation to Business Administration as well as having been awarded a Ph.D. in the Humanities from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island in 2015. He still teaches his fellow veterans and those still in uniform at Norwich University in Vermont’s online programs including courses in strategy and policy, military and the use of force, economic studies, cultural competence, and religion since 2012. Brett has also published and presented many papers on topics ranging from the veteran community to military operations.
Brett has multiple personal and campaign awards from his 20 years in uniform, including the Defense Meritorious Service Award, Meritorious Service Award, as well as commendation and achievement awards. He is the 2018 Salve Regina University Distinguished Graduate Alumnus of the Year
Brett lives with his wife Alene and two children Julia and Henry in New Rochelle, New York.
Mike Evock, CEO of RFH, and Chairman of the Board, notes: “We are delighted to have Brett join the RFH team and look forward to his leadership in helping to bring RFH to the next level. His background and enthusiasm for supporting the veteran community and the mission of RFH suits him well for the way ahead. We are confident that we have identified the right leader with the right skill set to fulfill our strategic plan and to further RFH’s work to make an impact on the lives of veterans and their families.”
Brett Morash credits his previous appointments with helping him understand the importance of work and sound policy that meet needs and expand opportunities for our fellow warriors and their families. He observes: “Like many veterans I wanted to continue to serve after leaving the service. In the nearly seven years since I made that transition, I have learned that complex problems require holistic solutions. It is for this reason that I am so passionate about the potential that RFH has to make the world a better place for the veteran community. It is also clear to me that RFH’s programming provides catharsis and comradery for the veteran community that many times is lacking in our lives. RFH is truly a unique organization.”
Brett Morash excited about the challenge ahead and the impact that will be felt. He writes: “I am truly excited and humbled to be joining such exciting team at RFH. A wise warrant officer friend of mine once told me “focus on the mission and the job will be fulfilling” and that is why I am joining RFH. RFH has a mission that called to me having devoted my life to helping my fellow veterans and warriors triumph over adversity and working in and around the veteran space. I can think of no other organization that bridges the connection between the needs of the veteran community and in the way RFH does with motorsports.”
Racing for Heroes is a nonprofit promoting programs that empowers and saves Veteran lives through motorsports and community engagement. Racing For Heroes' primary focus is on suicide prevention, through assistance to disabled combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).