Paul Lavelle, CMSgt, USAF, (Ret), MSC
Founder and President
Like his military experience, Paul’s personal story uniquely prepared him for his work with Operation Restored Warrior. An outspoken atheist for most of his life, in 2003 he experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus’ presence on the side of a snow-covered mountain in Colorado, radically changing his life’s direction and mission. About a year later, Paul began a 4-year stint working with bestselling author John Eldredge and the Ransomed Heart Ministry Team as a member of their team, during which time he developed a deep desire to see healing and freedom come to his fellow military warrior. In 2008, Paul founded ORW with the assistance and dedication of fellow military veterans from each of the services, with whom he has helped heal hundreds of our nation’s warriors and their families.
MONICA CROWLEY, PhD
Fox News Contributor
Dr. Monica Crowley is a Senior Fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, appears regularly as a political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, and writes for The Hill, Spectator USA and the New York Post, among other publications, including The Washington Times, where she also served as the Online Opinion Editor. She has also been a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, an anchor on MSNBC, and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Monica Crowley Show”. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller, What The (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback. She served as Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon from 1990 until his death in 1994, and wrote two bestsellers about her experiences, Nixon Off the Record and Nixon in Winter. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and Newsweek, and has lectured at Yale, Columbia, and MIT. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she graduated from Colgate University and holds two Master’s degrees and a doctorate in International Relations from Columbia University.
JON IADONISI, PhD
Dr. Jon Iadonisi designs and builds new types of technology businesses that tackle antiquated methods and legacy thinking. He’s successfully founded, scaled, and exited two profitable technology companies that spanned public safety and cyber security industries. Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of VizSense (also known as Viz), a Dallas-based Influencer Marketing and Sales Intelligence Firm that works with Fortune 500 clients, delivering highly specialized marketing and sales campaigns engineered to a specific brand’s DNA. Jon is a computer scientist and former Navy SEAL, who invented new capabilities for the Special Operations Community and Central Intelligence Agency. He is a combat-wounded and decorated veteran who earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the US Naval Academy, and M.S. in Homeland Security from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Haven, with a focus on Cyber-Crime. He also volunteers and serves on the board of Operation Restored Warrior, a non-profit that facilitates healing of PTSD for veterans. Jon is also a frequent contributor to national news outlets and conference venues.