Board of Directors
The Operation BRAVO Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and has been designated a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS.
Pat Hollarn, President
Ms. Hollarn was elected Supervisor of Elections for Okaloosa County FL in 1988 and went on to transform the office into a model of voter service and conduct of elections that was based on her theme of experience, ability, and integrity. She has made great use of technology, and as a former teacher, created a premier school district wide Kids Vote Too program. As the wife of a retired Air Force pilot, she can relate to the needs of UOCAVA voters on every level. Pat retired in December 2008 after twenty years of service.
Chip Levengood, Treasurer
Mr. Levengood, a civilian overseas voter himself, makes his profession international sales management and investment banking. He also serves on Board of Directors of the Overseas Vote Foundation. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is married with two sons and three grandchildren and splits his residence between Maryland and Spain.
Carol Paquette, Secretary
Ms. Carol Paquette has more than forty years experience in secure information systems engineering. She was program manager for the Voting Over the Internet (VOI) and Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE) online voting pilots. Carol was also the program manager for the Okaloosa Project.
Gary J. Smith
Mr. Smith has more than twenty years working with the international community in the area of industrial engineering. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Elections and Registrations in Forsyth County, Georgia, and has been in the field of elections for ten years. Gary has been an innovator in the use of technology to increase election administration efficiency and provide the highest level of satisfaction to his voting community. Gary holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and has done graduate work at Ohio State University. He has received the Certified Election and Registration Administrator (CERA) certification from Auburn University's graduate program. He is a sought after speaker on the use of technology to achieve management efficiency in elections. Having lived and worked overseas as well as administering UOCAVA voting, he is very aware of the issues that these voters face.
NOTE: The Foundation wishes to acknowledge the pro bono legal assistance of the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.