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Meet our dedicated board.

Our board of directors is dedicated to helping our injured warriors. Learn about our board members below.

Eric Furey, President, Co-Founder

ERIC FUREY

Chairperson, Co-Founder

Eric is one of the five co-founders of Azimuth Check Foundation. He graduated from Norwich University in 1981. Eric has a Master’s Degree in Management. He is a former U.S. Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel with the Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Eric served in Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit for his exceptional service and leadership. He presently serves as a program manager for a defense contractor. Eric enjoys time with family and close friends as well as outdoor athletic activities. Eric is married and has two adult children. He resides in southern New Hampshire.

MARK NAWROCKI

Treasurer, Co-Founder

Mark is one of the five co-founders of Azimuth Check Foundation. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979 and Dartmouth Medical School in 1986. As an anesthesiologist, he was commissioned in the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan and Somalia.   He enjoys numerous outdoor interests including skiing, climbing, hiking and fly fishing. Mark and his wife  live in beautiful Northern New Hampshire.

 

DAVID BINFORD

Executive Director

David Binford served in the US Air Force from 1988-92 during Operation Desert Storm and later with the US Army from 2008-12. During his time in the Army he deployed to Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne. David is the recipient of the several awards, medals, and decorations. His unit was featured in the documentary, Hornet’s Nest. Upon returning home from Afghanistan in 2011, David struggled with reintegration. He found peace after participating with Operation Restored Warrior Drop Zone. This experience provided David with insight into the healing process. This experience translated into his desire to help other veterans.

RON NOYES

Secretary

Ron Noyes  is a civilian who cares deeply for those who have served, and has family who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and Iraq. Hearing his father talk over the years about the guilt of not being able to serve during the Vietnam War, and witnessing his friends come home with severe PTS (or not coming home at all), weighed heavy.  Due to this lingering sense to serve, his Dad signed up for Marine Patrol at 65 years old, as he felt the need to make up for not being able to be with his friends on (and after) the battlefield.  After immediate family and friends, Ron’s two most important missions are individuals with special needs and Veterans; especially those who experience PTS.  With a strong reverence to all who have put their lives on the line, ACF is where he chose to allocate time amongst any other organization.

David Marcotte, Treasurer, Co-Founder

DAVID MARCOTTE

Vice Chairperson

David is one of five co-founders of ACF. He is a 1984 graduate of Lowell High School. Shortly after high school, David enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He has served in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard as an indirect fire mortar man. David is a former heavy equipment operator, specializing in bridge construction. In 2006, he mobilized with the Massachusetts Army National Guard in preparation for a deployment to Kosovo. At Camp Atterbury, David was injured during training and medically discharged with a permanent physical disability in 2007. David and his wife reside in northern New Hampshire and are the proud parents of a son. David enjoys time with his family and volunteering to make a positive difference in other people’s lives.

JESSICA BRYANT

Director

Jessica is a former Navy service member and a passionate advocate for the health and well-being of veterans. She served in the Navy from 2012 to 2017, where she developed a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who serve in the armed forces. After her military service, Jessica pursued her passion for nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian. Jessica is dedicated to supporting veterans in their journey towards optimal well-being. Currently splitting her time between New Hampshire and Colorado, Jessica fully embraces the outdoor lifestyle. Her personal experiences in outdoor activities have fueled her drive to incorporate the healing power of nature into the lives of veterans through her work with Azimuth Check Foundation.

Anthony Babigian, Secretary, Co-Founder

ANTHONY BABIGIAN

Treasurer

Anthony is one of the five co-founders of the Azimuth Check Foundation. He graduated from Norwich University in 1986. Upon graduation, Anthony attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. ​ He then completed a two-year surgical residency. Anthony served for over 20 years in the ​U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Anthony was awarded the Bronze Star for his exceptional service and leadership during ​Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently a Podiatrist for a major multi-specialty group medical practice in Hartford, Connecticut. Anthony resides in Connecticut and is the proud father of fraternal twins.