The Board of Directors
Our volunteer board of directors and core volunteers work diligently year-round to administer the program. We continually seek volunteers to help with administration processes, community outreach, special event implementation and trip support crew to ensure that our Honor Flight organization runs smoothly . If you are interested in helping in one of various opportunities, feel free to contact Scott Sheridan, President, directly.
Scott is a retired Army Veteran and currently works in the Chief of Staff office for the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Since first participating as a Guardian in 2010, he has held various roles within in the organization and is now President. He works to support Veteran causes when able to and being with Honor Flight is another way to give back to those that have given so much.
Billy, a National Guard Veteran, is the owner of a Mr. Electric franchise in Smithville, MO. He has been a guardian on several flights and has supported the mission as part of the operations team, since 2010. As a Veteran small business owner, he continues the mission of taking care of Veterans, with his role on the board.
Erin Winstead is currently the Executive Director of a senior retirement community and advocates for the needs of Veterans and seniors. Her community outreach includes Chairperson of Northland Professionals in Aging, member of Senior Falls Coalition of Clay and Platte County, member of several chambers of commerce and dance instructor.
Mary Reichert is a graduate of Penn Valley Community College and Avila University. She is a passionate advocate for Veterans and their needs and has worked in the areas of physical therapy, healthcare management and a non-profit hospice Administrator. Mary is a current member of We Honor Veterans (VA/Hospice initiative), Northland Professionals in Aging Board member, Kansas City Regional Home Care Association past Board member, Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association Veterans Committee Chair and several area chambers of commerce. She is married and the proud mother of three.
John is a graduate of Kansas State University and is a project manager and estimator for a commercial general contractor in Kansas City. He sings with the choir at the Lenexa Baptist Church and enjoys taking pictures for the church, for Honor Flight and at air shows. He and his wife live in Overland Park and have two daughters and one grand-daughter. He is the proud son of a Navy veteran of WWII.
Valerie is a transplant to the Midwest from Alaska. She has photographed 17 Honor Flights, with hundreds of veterans with stories. She has photographed around the world, donating all of her images to charitable organizations and families. She has a lot of cats that she moderately tolerates and her 7th great grandmother was a Revolutionary War Patriot. Honoring veterans is literally in her blood.