Leadership

Our legacy of success rests on the shoulders of the entire OARS team. Our expertise and drive are integral to every mission we serve.

Karen Roberts

Director of Business Management

After contracting with OARS for 8 years, Karen joined our team in 2019 as Director of Business Management. Karen brings 30 plus years of finance and accounting experience. She was recently the sole proprietor of Green Books, LLC, servicing the financial needs of small businesses in Northern Virginia. Previously, she served as Director of Finance and Operations at Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center. Coming from a family that served in the Army and Air Force, Karen is proud to be part of an organization that supports the United States military.


Bill Schaefer

Chairman of the Board and Interim President

LCDR Ryan ‘Murf’ Murphy, USN (Ret.)

Senior Vice President, Operations and Finance

Col Tony 'Ripper' Nerad, USMC (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

CDR Chris ‘Swede’ Sorensen, USN (Ret.)

Director, Operations

Libby Vertz

Director of Communications

Karen Roberts

Director of Business Management

LT John 'Big' Banitt

Chief Pilot

MSgt Ken McNamara, USAF (Ret.)

Chief Flight Engineer

Matthew Schaff

Director of Business Operations