• President – Mary Staffeld
  • Vice President – Mark Donahew
  • Secretary – Kim Hingen
  • Treasurer – Dana Link


  • Military Liaison – Roy Davis
  • Fundraising – Jeff Hingen
  • Reception & Outreach – Judy Choate
  • Merchandizing & Promotion – Vacant
  • Director of Publicity – Rick Irving
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Steve Gross
Mary Staffeld, Roll Call of North Texas Board Member


Mary Staffeld

Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Mary E. Staffeld is originally from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating high school in 1978, she joined the United States Air Force and completed basic training in San Antonio, Texas in 1978. Upon completion of basic training she served at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois as an Administrative Specialist and Unit Training Manager. In 1984, she left the Chanute and was transferred to the U.S. Air Force Academy as the Unit Training Manager for the hospital.

After nearly eight years, she decided to leave the military in 1986. She spent the next twenty years in the restaurant business running anywhere from one to eight restaurants for two different casual dining chains. She attempted a time or two shortly after leaving Active Duty to join the USAF Reserve only to be told she couldn’t due to having children. This was at a time when the military was downsizing in the mid to late eighties. Finally, in 2005, she tried one more time to join the USAF Reserve and within a couple of weeks, she found herself taking the oath of enlistment once again. She became a member of the 301st Fighter Wing at the Naval Air Station, Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base (formerly Carswell AFB) in 2005 where she continues to serve. In late 2006 she left the restaurant business and became an Air Reserve Technician in the Wing Education and Training Office where she worked fulltime as a civilian federal employee and in her military capacity until leaving that job in late 2012. She then became a traditional reservist in the 301st Civil Engineering Squadron as the Unit Training Manager until she was selected to become a First Sergeant. Her first assignment as a First Sergeant was at the 301st Logistics Readiness Squadron. She moved to the 301st Security Forces Squadron in 2016 and deployed to Kuwait with the Defenders. In 2018 she deployed to Qatar where she served as the Senior Enlisted Leader/First Sergeant for CENTCOM Forward Headquarters. Upon her return from that deployment she was moved to the 301st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron where she continues to serve.

Mary has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an Education Concentration, an Associate’s of Science Degree in Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force, an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources from the Community College of the Air Force, and a Professional Manager Certification. She worked for two different civilian companies between 2012 and 2015 as a Training Manager. In late 2015, she and her husband decided it was time to quit working fulltime.

Mary joined Roll Call in 2017 as the Secretary. She became the Vice President in early 2019. She currently considers herself “semi-retired” but will officially retire from the USAF in June 2020. She works orders frequently on base taking care of Group and Squadron business. She also facilitates the USAF Reserve NCO Leadership Development Course at least once a month at bases all throughout the US. When she’s not working for the Air Force, she’s busy with working out, spending time with her husband of 27 years or her five grandchildren, or doing volunteer work for Roll Call.

Mark Donahew, Roll Call of North Texas Board Member

Vice President

Mark Donahew

Mark Donahew has been a volunteer with Roll Call since August 2014. Mark grew up in Azle, TX and after graduation joined the U.S. Navy through the delayed enlistment program. In June 1988 he went to boot camp, then nuclear field “A” school, and Naval Nuclear Power School, all in Orlando, FL. He then spent six months in Idaho Falls, ID for prototype training on a running nuclear power plant where he volunteered for submarine service. In March 1990, Mark reported to the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Von Steuben and stayed on board until his discharge December 31, 1993. He made five strategic deterrent patrols out of Kings Bay, GA and was on the decommissioning crew in Charleston, SC.

After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Mark operated his own trucking business for three years before going to work at Lockheed Martin where he worked on the F-22 Raptor. Mark graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in December 2005. In early 2007 Mark went to work in the oil field until hiring on at a power plant in July 2007. In 2011, Mark obtained a real estate license and worked part-time for Marsha Hardin Real Estate in Azle. In 2018 Mark left the power production business and went into real estate full time and now is an agent for Myers Jackson in Grapevine, Tx. Mark has two teenagers, Preston and Mia, both of whom he tries to instill a respect for our military and veterans. Mark was greatly influenced by his grandmother who had a love of history, especially WWII.


Kim Hingen

Kim was born and raised in the Fort Worth area where she graduated from Springtown High School. She helped run her family’s dairy goat farm and was extremely active in FFA showing goats at organized events like the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Planning on a career serving the US as a Nurse life took a change for the better when she became an expectant mother. At that time she naturally changed course and decided her primary focus was on her family. She launched a successful home daycare and fulfilled her most important role as a stay at home mom for 9 years. 

Once her 3 children were all in full time school, she decided to go back to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated college with an Associates degree in 2002. Dental Hygiene is not only a career for her, but she has a passion to provide her patients with the best care possible at Haslet Family Dentistry for many years. 

Kim was married to Jeff in October 2016 and they have 5 kids between them. She is also Mimi to the cutest granddaughter that has stolen their hearts and keeps them extremely busy. Kim has a unique talent for creating craftwork and a love for keeping her gardens in beautiful condition. Kim and Jeff enjoy traveling to new and old places, mostly by cruise ship. She also enjoys riding on their Harley accompanied by great friends to visit new places and see unusual things the Great State of Texas and surrounding states have to offer. 

She found Roll Call in 2018 at a veterans event and was immediately impressed by the people and values of the organization. Coming to the luncheons while taking in the atmosphere and amazing stories of the veterans surrounding her she knew it was something special. At that time she was part of another veterans non-profit organization and helped raise funds to donate to Roll Call and many other well deserved Ft. Worth veterans groups. Also during that time she was an integral part, along with her fellow members and friends, to support the Ft. Worth Veterans Stand Down for Homeless Vets. As part of a committee, she helped provide sleeping bags, jackets and toiletries to countless veterans during this annual event. Following her desire to help many more veterans she decided there was absolutely no better place she could think of than where she already was, Roll Call of North Texas.

Dana Link, Roll Call of North Texas Board Member


Dana Link

Dana is from Hannibal, Mo. and moved to the DFW area in 1980. He began his 34-year career with Texas Industries (TXI) in an entry-level position and ultimately held several General Management positions. He retired when TXI was acquired by Martin Marietta in 2014. He returned to work for US Concrete in Sales Management from 2016 to 2017, and now works for himself running a consulting business. His hobbies include: snow skiing, amateur photography, traveling, hiking and family.

Dana has an Associates of Science Degree from North Lake College in Irving. Dana has five children and six grandchildren – all living in the DFW Metro area. Although he is not a Veteran, Dana comes from a military family. His father and three uncles served in WWII in four branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Additionally, Dana’s two sons also chose military service. SGT Steven Link was a member of the Army National Guard and was stationed at Camp Mabry; 36 ID Signal Company. His MOS is 25S Satellite Communications Operator and was a member of Division Server Team. He volunteered for Deployment to Korea from May to December 2016. Staff Sergeant Sam Moore served in the Army National Guard as 15P Aviation Operations NCOIC and 15Q Air traffic controller. Sam’s deployments include Kuwait in 2013, and most recently served in Iraq and Syria in 2017.

Dana researched Roll Call and attended the May 2017 luncheon – it just seemed like a perfect fit! After meeting one-on-one with Kelli Martin and learning more about Roll Call, the rest was history.

Roy Davis, Roll Call of North Texas Board Member

Military Liaison

Roy Davis

Sergeant First Class Roy F. Davis was born in Portland, Maine in 1960. Upon graduating high school in 1980, he enlisted in the United States Navy and completed basic training at The Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida. Upon completion of basic training in September of 1980 he took orders to Pre-Commissioning Unit, USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 as an Aerographer Mate (Meteorology), commissioning her in 1982. The USS Carl Vinson then made her maiden voyage “Around the World” in 1983 from Norfolk, Virginia to San Francisco, California, visiting, Monaco, Morocco, Ivory Coast, The Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. In 1985, he left the USS Carl Vinson and took orders to the Naval Oceanography Command Detachment at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California as a weather observer.

In 1987 after serving seven years, he decided to leave the United States Navy and pursue civilian life. However, two years later things looked even better in the military, and he enlisted again taking orders to the United States Territory of Guam. He was assigned to the Naval Oceanography Command Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center. His command tracked typhoons in an area of responsibility encompassing 11 million square miles. Davis worked a total of 10 Tropical Storms and 8 Typhoons during his tenure on Guam. In 1996 after completing another six years in the United States Navy he decided to depart a second time, as a 2nd Class Petty Officer promotable to 1st Class Petty Officer. In 1997 after working in the computer field in the Territory of Guam Davis returned stateside to Colorado Springs.

Davis has an Associate’s of Science Degree in Computer Science and Network Administration. He worked in the computer field for almost ten years in Colorado Springs where he was employed by MCI and Oracle Corporation as a Technical/Software Engineer. In 2005, Davis moved to Fort Worth to start a new life and upon his wife’s suggestion enlisted in The United States Army Reserve.

After training at Fort Knox, he reported to Co A 980th Engineer Battalion/721st Engineer Co. where he served for 3 years, in 2010 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and transferred to the 90th Aviation Support Battalion where he served as the Battalions, Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological NCO and was also given a Platoon to lead. Davis retired in September of 2018; he currently is a conductor for the BNSF Railway.

Davis has been married for 27 years to OK Chung Kim Davis.


Jeff Hingen

Jeff was from the Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland area until he graduated High School. Just 2 days after graduation in 1992 he enlisted in the US Army and trained to be a mechanic on CH-47D Chinook Helicopters. Concurrently, he enrolled in Aviation Maintenance Technology School at Rice Aviation and earned his license to work on civilian aircraft.  In 1996 Jeff decided to go into commercial aviation where he began with the infamous Valujet Airlines. Throughout the many years to come he had the privilege and excitement of traveling our world by being a flight crew member in the role as mechanic/engineer for the Saudi Arabian Royal Family on their VVIP Boeing aircraft. Another privilege he was fortunate to be a part of after returning from the desert was flying our military to and from Bishkek for deployment.  

Jeff moved to DFW in 2009 to work for a major airline but now is am proud to work for the best employer in the world at Southwest Airlines in Quality Assurance. His role is making sure our procedures for aircraft maintenance are correct and they have the safest aircraft in the world. 

In his personal life Jeff has been married to his wife Kim (Director of Fundraising also) for 6 happy fun-filled years. They have 5 children between them and the cutest little granddaughter that keeps them on their toes, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.  

His other interests are all things mechanical, especially cars and motorcycles. Jeff and Kim love to take off on their Harley for a few days here and there to enjoy the open road and see new places. When he is home he is either working on or showing off his old pickup or VW bus.  

Jeff discovered Roll Call a few years ago while being a member and Public Relation Officer for another Veterans Non-Profit in the area. They love the People, Mission and Purpose of Roll Call and decided to jump in and do whatever they can to help where they can. 

Judy Choate, Roll Call of North Texas Board Member

Reception & Outreach

Judy Choate

Judy graduated from Texas Christian University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Prior to receiving her degree, she began her career in criminal justice in 1977 as a public safety dispatcher for Fort Worth Police Department answering and dispatching incoming emergency calls.

In 1980, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Rape Crisis Program of Tarrant County, funded by a LEAA grant. Her duties included organizing daily operations for this newly funded 24-hour telephone and in-person crisis counseling for victims of sexual assault and their significant others. She provided training for professionals and oversaw 50 plus volunteers. In mid1981, the program integrated into The Women’s Center of Tarrant County.

From 1981 to 1986 she was a Supervisory Assistant for the Family Services, Crisis Intervention Program in Fort Worth. She was responsible for overall office operations, preparing statistics, training 80 plus volunteers for a 24-hours hotline.

After receiving her degree, Judy began employment as a Parole Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in January 1986. While a Parole officer she supervised sex offenders, offenders in halfway houses, and those on electronic monitoring. She later became a Contract Monitor for the Private Facilities Division. As a monitor/auditor she conducted on-site monitoring of multiple correctional facilities, planned and conducted unannounced inspections, compliance reviews and verification reviews as the lead monitor or team member. She retired from TDCJ in March 2003. In May 2005, Judy began employment with Tarrant County Community Supervision & Corrections where she was in the Sex Offender Unit until her retirement in March 2012. Upon retirement, Judy again began working a retired/part-time position for CSCD in May 2013 until January 2018 when she began a contract position supervising family visitation in the community with Tarrant County Family Court. As of September 2018, retirement is permanent.

Judy’s father, Harold A. Hartman, PFC served during WWII from January 4, 1943 to November 29, 1945 in the Army Air Corp. He was drafted as a utility repairman and served in the Central Europe Campaign in HQ Battery 550th AABN 3rd Army. After it was learned he could speak German, he was assigned to the Forward Reconnaissance 550th Anti-Aircraft Unit as an interpreter for the Interrogation Unit. Hartman’s job was to encourage Germans to surrender and to ask the village’s Burgermeister (mayor) about any Nazis still in the village. He was in the Battle of the Bugle and at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. He was also present when PM Churchill, Stalin, General Eisenhower and General Montgomery, (whom he met personally), and General Patton met to determine who would take Berlin. Because PFC Hartman spoke German, he was sent out to procure some beef to feed these dignitaries. He said they could not just confiscate cattle, so they paid for 2 cows with MRE’s. PFC Hartman was awarded the Victory Medal, American Bronze Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, W/1 Bronze Battle Star, Overseas Service Bar, and the Good Conduct Medal.

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Merchandizing & Promotion


Director of Publicity

Rick Irving

Rick ‍Irving ‍is ‍a ‍Real ‍Estate ‍Broker ‍and ‍a‍ Photojournalist. ‍He ‍is ‍a ‍second-generation ‍Real ‍Estate‍ Broker ‍whose ‍family ‍has ‍been ‍involved ‍in ‍Texas ‍Real‍ Estate ‍for ‍over ‍60 ‍years. ‍He ‍also ‍enjoyed ‍a‍ career ‍with ‍Lockheed ‍Martin, ‍retiring ‍from ‍Lockheed ‍in‍ 2017.

‍Rick’s ‍hobby ‍as ‍a ‍photojournalist ‍has ‍given ‍him‍ the ‍opportunity ‍to ‍serve ‍as ‍a ‍volunteer ‍for ‍over‍ 85 ‍non-profit ‍national, ‍state, ‍and ‍local ‍organizations‍ documenting ‍their ‍events ‍through ‍his ‍photography.

Rick‍ and ‍his ‍wife ‍Susan, ‍both ‍Army ‍Veterans ‍have been married over 50 years. They have ‍4 ‍adult ‍children ‍and ‍4‍ grandchildren ‍and ‍look ‍forward ‍to ‍a ‍few ‍more. ‍Rick ‍serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of ‍Fort ‍Worth‍ Air ‍Power ‍Council and Holidays and Heroes. He is also on the Board of Directors of Freedom Mobility Foundation. ‍He ‍enjoys being the ringside ‍photographer ‍for ‍Texas ‍Golden‍ Gloves and photographs other sporting events. ‍He ‍enjoys ‍time‍ with ‍his ‍family, ‍kayak ‍fishing, ‍and ‍photography.

Steve Gross

Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Gross

Steven Gross joined the United States Army in 1984. After completing basic, infantry, and parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to the 3/325 82nd Airborne Division. He initially served in B Company, but after additional training he was selected to serve in the Headquarters Company Recon Platoon. Over the course of the 6 years that Steven served in 3/325 the unit was garrisoned first at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and then rotated to Caserma Ederle, Vicenza Italy.

After leaving active duty in 1990, Steven joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff. He served as a jail deputy, patrol deputy, field training officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, commander, division chief, and assistant sheriff. When Steven retired in 2022 he was in command of the 23 Sheriff Stations that provide law enforcement services to 42 contract cities and 125 unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County.

While a member of the Sheriff’s Department, Steven continued his military service after being recruited by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations for reserve duty. He completed training as a special agent at Andrews Air Force Base and served as an individual mobilization augmentee. Steven was assigned to multiple units where he conducted and later supervised criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations. During his career Steven, had the opportunity to deploy in support of the Global War on Terrorism, Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Steven served in several leadership positions to include detachment superintendent, special agent in charge, and region superintendent obtaining the rank of chief master sergeant until his retirement from military reserve service in 2013.

Steven has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University.

Steven has been married to his wife Rebecca for 35 years, who is also a veteran. They met in a military leadership school in Bad Tolz Germany and married soon after. They have 3 adult children all who have chosen to go into military and/or public service. Steven is proud to be a member of Roll Call and honored to serve fellow military veterans.

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