Healing Patriots Board of Directors
The Board of Directors and Promotion Staff for Healing Patriots are all volunteers comprised of veterans, community leaders, and business professionals.
As a volunteer, no one will receive any personal financial compensation for their work with the organization.
The mission of our team and with our partners is to make a difference in the lives of our heroes.
President – Don Aiken (U.S. Air Force Veteran)
Don graduated from Lodi High School early and entered the U.S. Air Force in 1981. Upon graduation from boot camp, he was trained in electronics and had the opportunity to serve with the Honor Guard. It was during one of our flag presentations that he learned the true meaning of patriotism and since then, he has worked in several different areas to help Veterans. Upon the completion of his service, he worked for the Wisconsin Air National Guard as a civilian employee for ten years.
Don has served as a professional truck driver for many years with a small break to pursue a passion to play and manage paintball facilities and operations. A talented individual whose accomplishments include building his own home, the rebuilding of several cars and boats, and coordinating many events that get veterans to enjoy the great outdoors.
Vice President – Brent Kozak
Brent is a Marine Corps veteran, having severed for 10 years from 1990-2000 as a Combat Engineer. Giving back to the community especially supporting veterans is very important to Brent. He has coached youth sports, volunteered with the Boy Scouts and worked with Habitat for Humanity.
Brent is an active member of the American Legion and has volunteered for veteran fishing outings as well as taking the children of fallen veterans fishing. Nothing is more important to Brent than helping his brothers and sisters in arms when they are in need.
Brent is an avid multi-species fisherman in both open water and through the ice. From a young age and spending summers at the family lake cabin in Central Wisconsin, fishing has been a passion. If Brent is not fishing, he is thinking about his next fishing trip. While he spends most of his time hunting bass and pike; pan fish, walleye and musky are also of great interest.
Director of Media & Marketing – Scott Gennrich (U.S. Army Veteran)
Scott Gennrich currently serves as a Chief Custodian for the McFarland School District where he has served for 17 years. He enjoys maintaining a safe and productive educational environment where kids can learn and grow.
Scott served in the U.S Army in 1st Cav Division out of Ft. Hood, TX as a 45Q (Tank Turret Mechanic) from 1986-89 and then served as a 89B (Ammunition Specialist) during Operation Desert Storm with the 826th Ord. Company out of Madison, WI from 1990-1991. Scott is a current member (#697) of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) and a Pro-Staff member of Badger Max Fishing.
Scott’s passions are anything outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends, but what keeps Scott humble is his involvement with Veterans and helping them understand their endless possibilities, their personal potential and showing them the respect and appreciation they deserve.
Scott believes in the brotherhood of all veterans and is dedicated to helping all of those who need a hand up. Scott is married to his beautiful wife Jody of 25 years and has 3 children, Hayden (22), Zach (18) and Natalie (13).
Treasurer – Jenny Zimmermann
Jenny Zimmermann is an accountant with more than 20 years of experience in many different roles and is bringing that experience to Healing Patriots. Military service is very strong is Jenny’s family, her husband served in the Army, grandfather in the Navy, her father in the Marines and many other family members have also served. Jenny’s father and grandfather both spent time on the USS Pickaway, her grandfather during WWII and her father during Vietnam.
Jenny enjoyed her time as an Army wife. She and her husband lived in Germany, Georgia, Alaska and upstate New York during his time in service. After his separation they made their home in the Atlanta area before moving back ‘home’ to Wisconsin.
Jenny enjoys volunteering and helping others; she has volunteered at her children’s schools and in other organizations. Jenny is very excited to be part of the Healing Patriots organization and using her talents to serve others and going on expeditions.
In her free time Jenny enjoys spending time with family, especially her children, Paul (22) & Sara (19), traveling, cooking and reading.
Secretary – Kim Adler