Board Leadership

Pamela Harper Kushner

Board Chairman

Introducing our new Executive Director, Pamela Harper Kushner! In her 6 years of nonprofit experience with several charities in New York and Connecticut, Pamela has proven to be an effective leader and an excellent advocate for those in need. In her new position at HonorBound Foundation, Pamela is already making significant changes, including initiating a new grant program, onboarding new board members, and bringing fund raising efforts in-house. With Pamela’s leadership, HonorBound has rediscovered itself, identifying with a new mantra – Dedicated, Passionate and Personal. Pamela stands by her promise of advocacy and transparency, and she demonstrates how our mission – to assist veterans in crisis – comes before all else.

Ron Rubano

Board Treasurer

Ron retired from a position in sales and management in the textile industry after 30 years, and is now an Aflac insurance agent. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in 1972.

He is active in his community of Trumbull, Connecticut, serving on the local arts commission and Rotary boards.

Mark Lutian

Board Member

Mark is a contract software engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for 30 years.

The son of a WWII Navy veteran, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University in 1978, a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy in 1981, and a master’s degree from Hartford Graduate Center in 1994.

Juliet Taylor

Board Secretary

Juliet is a decorated army veteran having served our country honorably for over 11 years, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. She is an active Veteran Advocate and works tirelessly with several veteran and community organizations in Connecticut.

Dr. Peter Maro Jr, DMD

Board Member

Dr. Peter Maro has been practicing Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics since 1995. He resides in Darien with his family and has two offices in Rye, NY and Darien, CT.
After playing professional hockey for the NY Rangers and NJ Devils he went on to dental school at the University of Louisville and began his current career. He also worked for a time for the US Public Health Dept. attending to the dental needs of migrant workers. Dr Maro also created the K9 Dentist product and a portion of sales goes to train service dogs for veterans with PTSD. He comes from a family of veterans and looks forward to helping others.

Stories of Support

“The folks at HonorBound were 100 percent respectful. They made us feel okay at a bad time in our life. We felt no judgment. We were really up against it and you were the only organization to come through. Thank you!”

– Wife of L.D., who was in a PTSD program at the VA in Alabama