David F. Tharp, PsyD.
BG Jeffrey B. Kendall (Ret.)
Katherine A Tharp, MD
Leila E. Harrison
Brigadier General Jeffrey B. Kendall (Ret.) is the President of JBK Integrated Solutions, LLC, a “Digital Immigrant” consulting company in New Braunfels, Texas, delivering innovative approaches to executive leadership’s toughest challenges. He also is a Partner of and serves as the Vice President of Operations for #10000Strong/myKlick, performs international defense research analysis for the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, and is an associate with Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., a defense consulting firm in the DC area. In his spare time, Jeff promotes healthy lifestyles as a Juice PLUS+ virtual franchisee and supports a variety of military family and veterans causes.
As a retired United States Air Force brigadier general and highly decorated combat veteran, Jeff has served in various operational, joint, and multi-national staff and command assignments around the globe. He has commanded at multiple levels, including F-15C fighter flight command during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, an air liaison detachment with an Army brigade in Europe, a Pacific-based, operational F-15C fighter squadron in combat, the Air Force Academy flying training group, and the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. He also served as the NATO Commander of Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, responsible for multi-national air base defense while exercising centralized control and coordination of all airfield operations, logistics, life support, NATO assets, real estate management, law enforcement, air base defense, and full-spectrum force protection for 30,000 personnel from 42 countries.
Katherine A. Tharp, MD is completing her 2nd year of residency in Clinical Psychiatrist at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Dr. Katherine Tharp joined the US Air Force Reserves after experiencing the families of military members while David was at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell, AFB, Montgomery, AL. She decided that serving military families was important and she accepted the HPSP Air Force scholarship to attend Texas A & M University, College of Medicine.
Leila E. Harrison serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, WA. She has also worked in medical school admissions with two other medical schools: Texas A&M College of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has served on state and national committees through the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) in Texas supporting economically disadvantaged students pursuing medicine and with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in Washington, DC as a Holistic Review in Admissions Facilitator, Committee on Admissions Liaison, and Situational Judgment Test working committee. She has worked extensively in advising military veterans interested in pursuing medicine.
Mrs. Harrison is originally from New Mexico (maiden name Diaz), and resided in Texas for 14.5 years. Mrs. Harrison has a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Anthropology, M.Ed. in Counseling, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Psychology. She has a passion for serving veterans in her work and through volunteering. Mrs. Harrison is married to Heath Harrison who currently serves in the Army National Guard. Mr. Harrison has a 25+ year service record with the Army through active duty, Reserves, and National Guard and four deployments. Mrs. Harrison has three wonderful step children who live in Alabama.