Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch joined the Foundation as Director of Marketing & Communications in June 2022 after working with NFFF as a creative consultant for several years. With a background in marketing strategy and communications outreach, she has created campaigns and targeted programming for government agencies, non-profits, and corporations for more than two decades. Her messaging expertise […]

Chief John Tippett

John Tippett

John Tippett joined the Foundation in April 2018 as the Director of Fire Service Programs, after a 44-year career in the fire service.

Ed Klima

Ed Klima

Managing Director, First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Line of Duty Deaths and Injuries

Susan Proels

Susan Proels

Director of Marketing Susan Proels joined the Foundation in October 2015 and serves as the Director of Marketing. She works, in conjunction with the entire foundation team, to promote the programs, services, events and information that supports our efforts to assist the American fire service community. Susan retired from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical […]

Rebecca Nusbaum

Becky Nusbaum

Director of Development As a child, Rebecca Nusbaum was a “firehouse brat,” spending countless hours at the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company with her dad who was a member. From a young age, she felt that the fire service was an extension of her family and recognized its core values. Whatever the project or need, the […]

Charles Jaster

Charles Jaster

Chief Financial Officer Charles Jaster joined the Foundation staff in September 2005 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. After graduating from college and passing the CPA exam, Charles started his professional career in public accounting as an auditor working for a couple of CPA firms including Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Washington, DC. Since […]