The Team

Advisory Board


  • Mark Hertling

    Mark Phillip Hertling (born September 29, 1953) is a former United States Army officer. From March 2011 to November 2012, he served as the Commanding General of United States Army Europe and the Seventh Army. Hertling served in Armor, Cavalry, planning, operations and training positions, and commanded every organization from Platoon to Field Army. He commanded the 1st Armored Division and Task Force Iron/Multinational Division-North in Iraq during the troop surge of 2007 to 2008.


    After retirement from the army, Hertling became a Senior Vice President for the Florida Hospital organization in Orlando from 2013-2018. While there, he developed a successful Physician Leader Development course for that organization. In 2016, he also published the book Growing Physician Leaders. Since 2018, he has provided leadership courses to several healthcare institutions throughout the nation, while also speaking on leadership and national security for myriad audiences.


  • General Jeffrey Kendall

    Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations, #10000Strong. Jeff’s broad experience influences his drive to connect veterans and military families to purposeful and productive lives. Originally growing up as a US Navy brat, Jeff continued to value the benefits of strong military family support for the next 31+ years of active duty US Air Force life, finally transitioning to the private sector as a retired Brigadier General. Jeff honed his skills as a positive change agent, leading others through chaos under the stresses of combat, generating international solutions through diversity, and creating successful, high-performance teams. Recognizing the importance of bringing communities together through trusted relationships, Jeff co-founded #10000Strong with the express purpose of serving those who serve–an important way of giving back.


  • Brian Song

    After serving on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Brian Song has continued his military service in the Army Reserve, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Brian advised the chief counsel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and senior Army leadership on issues related to government contracting, military construction, military justice and operational issues in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2003, Brian deployed to Iraq where he served as the executive officer and legal advisor to the director of the Program Management Office, Coalition Provisional Authority, which oversaw Iraqi reconstruction projects. As a reservist, he currently serves with the U.S. Army Defense Appellate Division at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Brian applies the leadership lessons he learned in the Army to his civilian legal practice.


  • Gurpreet Singh

    Gurpreet Singh was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Chemical Corps, upon graduation from St. Johns University and completion of a ROTC program in 2003. His previous assignments included as executive officer and deputy commander of 42nd Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion and 42nd Infantry Division Operations Company commander. From 2007-2008, Singh served in Afghanistan as the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Task Force Phoenix Force Protection/ Anti-Terrorism Operations and Plans officer.


  • Tammy Schultz

    Dr. Tammy S. Schultz is the Director of the National Security and Joint Warfare and an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the United States Marine Corps War College. Dr. Schultz also conducts communication simulations at the State Department for Foreign Service Officers, and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Previously, she was a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, she served as a Research Fellow and Director of Research and Policy at the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). Dr. Schultz was also a Brookings Institution Research Fellow from 2003 to 2004. Dr. Schultz graduated summa cum laude from Regis University in Political Science and English in 1995, and then attended Victoria University in New Zealand on a Rotary Fellowship, receiving a M.A. degree with distinction in 1999. While attending Victoria University, Dr. Schultz worked in the U.S. Embassy's political division in Wellington. Her thesis focused on the new terrorist threat that included al-Qaeda, which she continued to study while at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University as an Olin Foundation and Philip Merrill Fellow. She received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 2005. Dr. Schultz has been published in The Washington Post and Defense News, among other publications, and is frequently quoted on defense and national security issues. She is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a member of Women in International Security, and a principal in the Truman National Security Project.


  • Indy Samra

    Indy Samra is a Private Wealth Advisor and Financial Market Commentator with Samra Wealth Management.  His work with select families and businesses covers a full range of issues related to wealth management, including investment strategy and portfolio construction, trust & estate, taxation and philanthropy, as well as insurance planning.


    Prior to founding Samra Wealth Management in 2016, Indy was a Financial Advisor with a premiere wealth management team with Merrill Lynch, where his practice focused on working with wealthy families. Previously, Indy was a Private Client Banker with J. P. Morgan, where he managed client relationships with affluent and well-known public figures.


    Indy received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.  Indy also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.


    During his free time, Indy and his wife, Dr. Jenan Agnihotri enjoy traveling, Skiing, Golf, and spending time with their infant daughter, Sophia.  Indy is a member of the Punjabi Chamber of Commerce and part of the leadership team with the Sikh American Chamber of Commerce, where his efforts support minority owned businesses and the mentoring of future generations.


  • Manpreet Singh

  • Gary Pasricha

    Mr. Pasricha focuses his practice on corporate law, business immigration, technology law and commercial litigation. He represents clients in corporate and business matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity transactions, private placements, corporate governance, commercial real estate and leasing, secured transactions, and employment issues. Mr. Pasricha has significant experience in negotiating and drafting complex contracts such as joint ventures, technology transfers, software development, software licensing, outsourcing, services, consulting, employment, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and employment.


    Mr. Pasricha is very passionate about giving back to his community. He volunteers his time with several nonprofits and community based organizations and frequently advises on legal matters on a pro bono basis.


Documentary Team


  • Geeta Gandbhir, Director

    Geeta Gandbhir is an award-winning director and editor who has earned an Academy Award, three Emmys and four Peabody awards. Her films have premiered at top tier festivals and aired on HBO and PBS American Masters. For full credits


  • Anand Kamalakar, Co-Director / Editor

    Co- Director Anand Kamalakar is a veteran film and television director and editor. Recent festival winners include The Gowanus Canal, Heart of Stone, 300 Miles to Freedom, Salam the first **** Nobel Laureate, Brothers in Arms, Building Bridges and many more.


  • Steve Alpert, Producer

    Steve Alpert is a thirty-five year veteran producer of award winning documentaries going back to the early days of HBO, USA Network, CBS Cable. His work aired on PBS, and garnered many festival awards, and he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Documentary and Best Director.


  • Asad Faruqi, Cinematographer

    Asad is an Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer and Filmmaker. ARMED WITH FAITH (2018), a film that he produced, shot and co-directed, won the best Political and Government News and Documentary Emmy Award.


    Over the past 10 years Asad has lensed a number of award winning films around the world on topics ranging from critical social issues to violence, war and conflict.


    His cinematography credits include HBO’s Academy and Emmy Award Winning documentary shorts A GIRL IN THE RIVER (2016) and SAVING FACE (2012). Other notable works include NEW HOMELAND (2018), A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES: PEACEKEEPERS (2015), SONG OF LAHORE (2015), and PAKISTAN’S TALIBAN GENERATION (2009), which garnered the Emmy and Alfred I. Dupont Award. Asad’s work has been featured on HBO, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, SBS, Arte, and The New York Times among many others.


    Born and raised in Pakistan, Asad is a recent immigrant to the United States and is now based out of Brooklyn, NY.


  • Lise Zumwalt, Line Producer

    Lise Zumwalt is a veteran producer/writer/director/editor of over 50 documentary films for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION, PBS, WNET, BBC, NBC, THE HISTORY CHANNEL and the DISCOVERY CHANNEL on series including NATURE, NOVA, WIDE ANGLE, WHO CARES ABOUT GIRLS & AMERICAN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS as well as independent films, political campaigns and non-profit image and advocacy campaigns winning 16 awards.


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