Board of Directors

Ryan Snider

President

Ryan Snider graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Sport Management. Ryan received a Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing and Corporate Innovation in 2004 from Penn State University. He is the Senior Director of Franchise Business Operations at Spurs Sports Entertainment and the senior officer for the San Antonio Stars and the Rampage. In addition to Operation Comfort, Ryan also sits on the board for the SAISD Foundation.

Tom Roznowski

Secretary

Tom Roznowski has served the public for over 45 years. He began his career in public service in 1968 with the U.S. Navy as a line officer stationed aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CVA-43). In 1973, he began his federal auditing career with the General Accountability Office (GAO) in the San Francisco Regional Office. In 1976, he moved to Texas and continued working for the FEMA, Health, and Education Offices of Inspector General. In 2006, he retired from federal service and began volunteering his time to Operation Comfort.

Sean Grady

Treasurer

Sean P. Grady, CPA, MBA holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Marketing, from Texas Lutheran University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration, from Webster University in Saint Louis. He is a licensed CPA, and has served as the Controller of Ridgemont Properties, Inc, since 2016. Prior to his position with Ridgemont Properties, he spent 18 years in accounting under a DOD contract, which existed to serve the Military banking needs of our troops, overseas. He and his wife are passionate about serving in the community, through various volunteer opportunities, including the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Fisher House, San Antonio Food Bank, Haven for Hope and the Schertz Humane Society. In his free time, Sean enjoys outdoor activities, such as camping, boating, hiking and spending time with his wife, Teresa, two dogs, and step-daughters Lesli and Kaili, who are actively serving in the United States Air Force and United States Navy.

Janis Roznowski

Board Member/Founder

Janis Roznowski is the Founder and board member 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.

Dave Isaacs

Board Member

Dave Isaacs moved to Alamo Heights with his family in 2016 and fell in love with the charming, unique mid-century homes for which 78209 is known. He loves taking this old, cool houses and updating them, making them more special than they already are. Dave has worked in the home building industry for over 25 years. Under some of the best knowledgable and experienced builders, he learned how to build properly and work with old houses like those in Alamo Heights and the surrounding area. Dave learned the importance of checks and balances in building and remodeling and prides himself on not cutting corners where others might. Dave approaches each project as if it was his own – no shortcuts and only quality, lasting workmanship.

Edgardo Gonzalez

Board Member

Edgardo Gonzalez graduated from The University of Incarnate Word with a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Studies/Critical Theory Analysis. He is a Relationship Banker with Broadway Bank and previously managed Orangetheory Fitness, lululemon, and was the Director of Endurance Event Initiatives for the American Cancer Society. He owns We Run San Antonio, an event based company that hosts endurance events in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Edgardo is also the 2020 President for the Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include trail running, cycling, and off-road adventures.

Advisers

 

Gene Ames, Jr.

Jim Gorman

Francie Mannix