A Message from the Foundation Chairman
Chairman of the Board
DO, MC, Ret.
The AMEDD Museum Foundation was formed to promote the promulgation and preservation of Army medical legacy and heritage. The Foundation works to provide financial support for enhancing the artifact collections and museum infrastructure; holding appropriate ceremonies in honor of AMEDD personnel, units, and events; and educating a diverse and worldwide audience of the significance of AMEDD contributions.
Today, the Foundation sustains the legacy and heritage of the Army Medical Department, while educating diverse populations, enhancing the Museum’s facilities and collections, and honoring the men and women who make up the finest military medical system in the world. This summer in particular, we celebrate the past as we plan for the future.
While we salute the accomplishments of the past quarter century, we eagerly look forward to the next 25 years. Our long-term plans for the Museum underscore the Foundation’s current dedication to keeping the dream of our original founders active and vibrant. Our Building and Grounds Committee is engaged in a contracted museum master planning effort to identify the facility requirements of the future. Our Executive Committee is working with a group of skilled educators to develop a training program for our docents. We continue to enhance our Gift Shop operations, stocking its shelves with items that are appealing to our customers. These are just three of the initiatives your Board is pursuing to move the Museum forward.
If you have not visited the Museum recently, stop by and stroll the Museum collections and grounds. Several new facilities and displays such as the amphitheater, Medal of Honor Walk, and H-19 Chickasaw helicopter stand as monuments to those AMEDD Personnel who overcame every obstacle to aid the fallen. Come and relive their stories.
Thank you for being part of the AMEDD Family and thank you for your continuing support of the Foundation and the Museum.
The team behind the AMEDD Foundation
COL (Ret), MS
Robert (Bob) C. Leeds
Executive Vice President
COL (Ret), DC
Mrs. Barbara Elia
VP for Special Projects
VP for Buildings and Grounds
COL (Ret), MS
VP for Development
VP for Information Technology
Ms. Barbara Becerra
VP for Marketing and Public Relations
COL (Ret), Med Svc
Ms. Carmen Lopez
- Sustaining the legacy and heritage of the Army Medical Department.
- Educating the military and civilian communities on the significant contributions of the AMEDD to the nation’s healthcare.
- Sharing exhibits and displays in diverse educational programs.
- Enhancing and developing the Museum’s artifact collection.
- Commemorating and honoring AMEDD personnel through representative memorials.