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The OC Team

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Janis Roznowski

Executive Director and Founder

Janis Roznowski is the Founder and Executive Director of Operation Comfort. Janis was a flight attendant for American Airlines and on March 18, 2003, when she began flying Soldiers and Marines in and out of Kuwait City. Seeing Soldiers and Marines going into combat had a profound effect on her. Little did she realize that like them, she too had joined up, just in a different capacity. In August 2003, feeling a deep responsibility towards the incredibly brave men and women who serve our great nation, Janis began visiting the wounded at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Several months later she realized they were being transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas, only two hours from her home in Austin and so she began visiting them at BAMC. In 2004 Janis founded Operation Comfort to support Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members and their families recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center and Audie Murphy VA Hospital. Since 2004 programs offered have included emergency family financial assistance, adaptive sports such as cycling, sled hockey, equine therapy, skiing, swimming, surfing, softball, fishing, rafting, woodworking and a program called Automotivation where the wounded can learn automotive repair and restoration as well as welding. Realizing she had no time to fly, Janis retired from American Airlines in 2007.


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Dianna Sisnero

Assistant to Executive Director/Founder and Office Manager

Dianna began working for Operation Comfort in July of 2007. Dianna came to us with over 20 years experience working with low-income and at risk children and families. In addition to being the Assistant to the Executive Director/Founder and the Office Manager, Dianna runs the emergency financial assistance program.  Dianna is happily married and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.


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Jennifer Weatherford

Recreation Therapist

Jennifer Weatherford have been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) since 2012. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science, minor in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Services: Therapeutic Recreation. She has had the honor of providing adapted sport and recreation programs to the wounded, ill and injured service members and their families since she began her career. Jennifer worked with the United States Paralympic Military Program as the San Antonio Adapted Sports Coordinator from 2010-2013 then Armed Forces Services Corporation as the San Antonio Military Adapted Sports Program Coordinator from August of 2013-December of 2015. She is very blessed to have a job that I love so much as well as amazing family and friends. She lives in Spring Branch with her wonderful husband and is a proud mom to an adorable boy.


Elizabeth Dahlen

Adapted Physical Activity Specialist

Elizabeth has been working with Operation Comfort since 2016 as an Adapted Physical Activity Specialist. She received her Masters in Adapted Physical Activity from KU Leuven in Leuven, Belgium in partnership with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway. Elizabeth completed a 6-month internship with Operation Comfort as a part of her Master’s degree in the spring of 2016. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health from Salisbury University. She is originally from Gettysburg, PA. She loves spending time with her family, traveling and photography.


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Diane Bordovsky

Administrative Assistant

Diane joined the Operation Comfort team in January of 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. Previous to that, she worked for several years for the Straus Frank Company in the Credit Department as an Administrative Assistant. In 2003, Straus Frank was bought out by General Parts Incorporated, and at that time she was promoted to Assistant Credit Manager until December of 2011. She is married to her wonderful husband Bruce and has a beautiful daughter, they are both the light of her life. Diane loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoy the outdoors and would rather be outside than in. She loves to hike and to work in her yard with planting flowers, etc.


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Chris Leverkuhn

Program Manager

Ret. Sgt. Chris Leverkuhn served in the Army from 2000-2005. He was injured in Iraq in 2004 which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. While rehabbing at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), he began participating in Operation Comfort’s programs. In 2006, Chris was hired by Operation Comfort as a program manager. He manages the Automotivation, Woodworking, and Sled Hockey Programs. He is a member of the Rampage Sled Hockey Team that won the 2014 National Championship.


 

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Vic Hash

Assistant Automotivation Program Manager

Ret. SFC Vic Hash served in the Army from 1992-2012. He was injured in Afghanistan in 2006. While rehabbing with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Sam Houston in 2010, Vic began participating in Operation Comfort’s Automotivation and Woodworking program. He served as a volunteer for the program for many years before he was hired as the Assistant Automotivation Program Manager in 2014.

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