Staff

Dwight Stirling, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Dwight founded and manages the Center for Law and Military Policy.  He is also an adjunct professor at USC Law School and a JAG officer in the California National Guard.  The co-founder and former CEO of Veterans Legal Institute, Dwight is a leading scholar on the Feres Doctrine, military culture, and the National Guard.  

Dallis Warshaw, Vice President of Policy and Secretary of the Board

Dallis oversees and coordinates the CLMP’s policy initiatives and research endeavors. She also manages the Journal for Law, Policy, and Military Affairs, the CLMP's scholarship platform, and hosts the A World Apart podcast, an audio series which strives to close the civil-military gap.  Dallis has written a series of articles on the Feres Doctrine. 

Johannes Marler, Senior Director of Operations

An attorney and former Marine, Johannes oversees the day-to-day affairs of the organization.  His perspective as an infantry service member is vital, a daily reminder of what it is like to live on both sides of the civil-military gap.    

Marcia Marinovich, Director of Development

Marcia creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, including major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.  

Jenn Richman

Senior Director of Business Affairs

Margaret Wang

Policy Analyst and Social Worker

Ryan Bertram

Student Policy Analyst, Chapman Law School

Allyson Oishi

Student Policy Analyst, Chapman Law School

Shiv Pandya

 Student Policy Analyst, Pomona College 

Matthew Wagner

Student Policy Analyst, Pomona College

Lauren Anderson

Policy Analyst

Jesus Munoz

Student Policy Analyst, Pomona College

Phoebe DeVos-Cole

Student Policy Analyst, Chapman University

Board of Directors

Robert McFetridge - Vice Chairman of the Board

Retired Colonel in the United States Army, where he served as a JAG Officer; former Staff Judge Advocate of the 82nd Airborne Division; former senior attorney with the Veterans Administration

John Wallace

Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, where he served as a JAG Officer; Professional Mediator and Attorney at Law

Allison Jaslow

Former Army Captain; former Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Founder and principal of Integrity Matters

Jen Burch

Former Air Force Staff Sergeant; Director of Valor Bridge

Carl David

Retired Army Colonel; Director of the Los Alamitos Campus of Columbia College of Missouri

Grant Frazier

 Third-year law student at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Policy & Military Affairs; Editor-in-Chief of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology; Visiting Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Vice President, Law Students for Veterans Affairs

Charlotte Clymer

Press Secretary for Human Rights Campaign  

Mike Cardoza

Colonel in the Marine JAG Corps; owner of the Cardoza Law Corporation  

Laura Riley

Director of Externship Programs & Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, USC Law School

Melissa Aprigliano

Vice President at Bank of America, Predictive Analytics Division 

Mark Frazier

Senior Partner, Rutan & Tucker (Costa Mesa office)

Carlos Yguico

Retired Army JAG Officer; Partner at Gemmill, Baldridge & Yguico

Advisory Council

Dr. Francine Banner

Professor, University of Michigan

Scott Cramer

Retired Marine colonel; advocate for incarcerated veterans

Michael Vogler

JAG officer in the California State Military Reserve; managing partner of Vogler Law Offices

Nidia Flemming

Survivor of military sexual trauma; veteran activist

Michael Baroni

President of the Orange County Bar Association's Charitable Fund; General Counsel of Palace Entertainment

John Hacker

Retired combat veteran; Chair of the Steering Committee for the Orange County Veteran Collaborative

Don Christensen

President of Protect Our Defenders

Susan Burke

Trailblazing attorney in the military sexual trauma arena

Renato Izquieta

Directing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Orange County

Sarah Blum

Decorated Vietnam veteran; author of leading book on military sexual trauma

Kevin Snyder

Principal, Snyder Law, PC; attorney specializing in veteran defense

Maureen Elias

Assistant Director of the Veterans Health Council of Vietnam Veterans of America  

Dr. Kristen Zaleski

Professor at the USC School of Social Work; author of Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma

Alexis Witt

Alexis lost her husband, Air Force Staff Sgt. Dean Witt, in an egregious example of medical malpractice. Her suit, Witt v. U.S., was dismissed by the judiciary on the grounds of the Feres Doctrine.  

Andrew Culberson

Director, Veterans Legal Services Project

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Jessie D'Agostino

Chief Mental Health Patient Services at Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach VA Hospital

Carolyn Leps

Carolyn's father, Captain Francis Turner, was a plaintiff in the original Feres v. United States case. Captain Turner was killed during the barracks fire at the heart of the original litigation in 1950.  Captain Turner saved the lives of many men before eventually dying from his injuries.  

Rachel E. VanLandingham

Retired Air Force JAG Officer; Associate Professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles

Outreach and Development

Pat Phelan

Jennifer Gray

Pat Locacciato

Jennifer Garner

Taylor Peters

Lisa Gunderson