Russell Stacey

Melissa Keyes

Deborah Betance

Kit Katz

Bernard Purdie

Board of Directors:


Frank McIlquham, Founder and Member

Kit Katz, President, St Mary Medical Center

Jerlene Tatum, Treasurer, Tatum Cordova Strategies Principal

Deborah L Betance, LBUSD, M.A.E.D.

Board Members

Jim Mills-Winkler, Financial Advisor

Derick Yanehiro,  Producer and Assignment Editor , ABC NEWS

Katherine McIlquham, Administrator, VP Development CCEJ

Advisory Members:

David Cannan, President of the Board, Ret. Long Beach Police

Denise Damrow, Attorney

Peter Dey, Member of Rock For Vets and Navy Veteran

Helen Dolas, MS-BC, BA Music Therapy, CEO Arts and Services for Disabled

Lew Kerns, LBUSD Principal and Air Force Veteran

Melissa Keyes, Director of Accounts and Creative, TLG Marketing

Bobby Kimball, Original Lead Singer of TOTO, performer for US troops worldwide

Servando Orozco, Business Owner Orozco's Auto Service

Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Ambassador of all music programs, the worlds most recorded drummer

Jerry Salas, Lead Singer El Chicano, Army Veteran, Rock For Vets Head Coach

Russell Stacey, NBC Operations Manager

Program Staff:

​Frank McIlquham, Founder

Jerry Salas, Head Coach Rock For Vets and Youth

Ronnie Ciago, Sub Coach

Charles Julian Fearing, Youth Coach

Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Ambassador of all music programs

Our Coaches to the Board of Directors

​The Rock Club Rock For Vets has a few selected coaches that provide quality coaching and guidance for over seven years in the US. Participants in the program range from zero experience to ‘closet musicians’ to the experienced, encompassing a wide variety of musical abilities. The program hires master musicians, those with at least 20 years in the music industry, to give music lessons in music theory, instrumentation and vocal lessons. Beyond the valuable lessons learned from the visiting teachers, the program is supported with a peer-to-peer structure.

Derick Yanehiro

Frank McIlquham

Peter Dey

Denise Damrow

Charles J. Fearing

Jerlene Tatum

Frank McIlquham

Ronnie Ciago

The Rock Club Music Is The Remedy

Katherine McIlquham

Bobby Kimball

Jim Mills-Winkler

David Cannan

Jerry Salas