Meet the Salute 2 Service Team
Founder/ Executive Director
U.S.M.C. 1972-1974 (M.O.S)...0811. Artillery 175-MM Gun Battery
Army Guard-1994-2002. Combat Engineer--103rd Eng. Battalion. 12-B
Rodney retired in February 2016 from the state of Pennsylvania as a Veterans Representative 1, where he provided services to our U.S. veterans. His position at the state limited the amount of assistance he could provide to those who served, so he founded Salute 2 Service in 2013 in an effort to bridge the gap between the limited services that the state provided and the need he saw in his community. He envisions Salute 2 Service as a one-stop-shop, providing an array of services and resources to our U.S. veterans under one umbrella.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Keith's father was in the Navy so moved quite often. After graduating high school in Washington State, he received his Associate's Degree in Business before joining the U.S. Army. After 31 years serving in multiple military occupation specialties, Keith retired and began a career in construction and maintenance management where he currently works as a project manager for an excavation and demolition company. Fun fact: Keith has also served his community as a volunteer firefighter.
Now, Keith leads Salute 2 Service's Board of Directors. His goal is to broaden the reach of a service designed to help veterans stand on their feet and take back their independence so they can provide for themselves all one needs to live.
"It's sad that we, a small band of Brothers and Sisters, need so much help. But there are good groups like Salute 2 Service that are willing to help. I'm happy to be a part of this group and look forward to our growth. If you would like to communicate with me I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or SgtGrumpy01@gmail.com"
Board Member/Director of Marketing and Communications
Mike joined the Salute 2 Service team in 2017 to oversee the digital footprint of the organization and aid in communications strategy. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in Communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia, where he played Division I baseball as a pitcher.
Grandson to two veterans and a native of Croydon in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Mike's goal is to create awareness of the work that Salute 2 Service is doing in his community so that more veterans and activists alike can come together to fight homelessness and poverty within the veteran population.
Rosemary A. Jackson
Rosemary's passion for working with people and helping others drove her to become a board member of S2S. A proud parent of a handicapped adult and two Philadelphia Police Officers, Rosemary has worked for Temple University for more than 30 years and is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a Legislative Assistant for the 202nd Legislative District, assisting constituents with quality of life issues.
Prior to joining Salute 2 Service in 2019 as a Field Research Specialist/Coordinator, Rosemary has played a vital role in building trusting relationships and community partnerships. For the past 5 years she has built these relationships with the Temple University School of Medicine’s Clinical Research Institute’s Temple Health: Block-By-Block program and the residents of North Philadelphia through door-to-door canvassing and the completion of surveys and interviews.
Rosemary is also the first parent co-chair of the Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council (PICC) and a recent graduate of the Philadelphia Civilian Police Academy (December, 2019).
Chloe Tippins is a U.S. Navy Veteran who served onboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73) and Training Support Center Hampton Roads. She quickly advanced to Third Class Petty Officer (E-4) within her first year in the military and Second Class Petty Officer (E-5) within 4 years.
She's currently the Executive Assistant to the Vice President – Government & Community Affairs and assistant to the Operations Department leadership at a local workforce development non-profit, supports the local PA CareerLink® centers and is the Secretary for the Salute to Service Board of Directors.
When she's not helping to maintain the Operations and Business Engagement Units at her non-profit, Chloe coordinates 8 college interns working for local city officials during their summer break. She truly enjoys helping others and acting as a resource to provide information.
Chloe is a military brat, born and raised in Philadelphia, PA with southern roots. Her father retired from the U.S. Air Force, while she and her 2 older brothers served in the U.S. Navy. She’s mother of 3 that loves to have fun, travel, volunteer, learn and craft. She is a lifelong learner with her A.S. in Computer Networking & Programming, and is currently learning to code.
Bill is a retired Master Sergeant of the USAF/ ANG. He served from 1979-1999 as a survival specialist for the 416 BMW as well as the 108 ARW. He was deployed overseas multiple times, including two deployments to the Middle East in the 1990's.
In his home life, Bill is the father of two daughters. His oldest has grown and moved to Florida, while his youngest is a sophomore at the University of Dayton.
He has worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier since 1986.
After taking an interest in the mission of Salute 2 Service, Bill joined the Board of Directors in January 2020, serving as the Treasurer.