Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Judy Weaver, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP, CEMLC

Judy Weaver is a distinguished figure in the realms of yoga therapy, coaching, education, and public speaking, renowned for her transformative impact on individuals and communities worldwide.  As the visionary founder of Connected Warriors in 2010, Judy pioneered groundbreaking programs tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of Active Duty Servicemembers, Veterans, First Responders and Family Members. Through yoga, she offers solace and strength, empowering these individuals to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and grace. 

Authorship – Judy is an accomplished author, delving into topics such as yoga therapy, empowerment, and mindset coaching. Her insightful works offer profound insights into trauma-conscious yoga protocols and strategies for personal growth.

Certifications – With prestigious titles including Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500), Judy’s expertise in utilizing yoga for healing and resilience is widely respected within the community.

Continuing Education – As a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Judy is committed to her own ongoing learning journey and to fostering the growth of others in the yoga community.

Life Coaching – Certified as a Empowerment Mindset Life Coach (CEMLC), Judy specializes in guiding individuals, helping them surmount obstacles, foster positive mindsets, and realize their aspirations.

Recognition – Judy’s impactful contributions have earned her recognition, including being named a Yoga Journal 2021 Game Changer, highlighting her significant influence in the yoga community.

Ethical Advocacy – Judy is dedicated to upholding ethical standards within the field, as evidenced by her involvement in the International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Ethics Working Group.

Expertise in Trauma-Conscious Yoga Practices – Renowned for her expertise in crafting and implementing trauma-conscious yoga protocols, Judy creates safe and supportive environments for individuals on their healing journeys.

Global Reach – Through international workshops, retreats, and teacher training programs, Judy’s teachings enrich lives and communities worldwide.

Chopra Center Collaboration – Judy’s affiliation with the esteemed Chopra Center underscores her commitment to holistic well-being and collaboration with industry leaders in wellness.

Inspirational Speaker – Judy captivates audiences with her keynote speeches, lectures, and presentations, sharing her wealth of knowledge and empowering others to embrace transformative practices.

South Florida Residence – Surrounded by the peaceful scenery of South Florida, Judy resides with her husband and cherished Maine Coon cats, Loki and Felix. It is within this serene environment that she discovers both inspiration and tranquility, serving as a fitting backdrop for her teaching and professional pursuits.


Jeff Burks, Veteran US Army – Chairmen of Board

Jeffery Weaver, Veteran US Air Force – Vice Chairman of Board

Ken Bingham, LCDR (Ret.) US Navy, RYT 200 – Executive Director

Brian Lynch, Veteran US Marine Corps – Executive Committee

Bill Mercurio Maj General (Ret.) US Army

John Riddle, Palm Beach County Sheriff (Ret.), Veteran US Air Force

David Frankel, Esq

Wade Waddick, Veteran US Marine Corps

Tom Sheridan, CSM (Ret.) US Army

Dr. Vi Song Tring MD, CDR US Navy

Dr. Lisa Evans MD, CDR US Navy

Dr. Chris Rienas MD, Psychiatry

Mike Hlatki, CPA – Treasurer



Dr. Vi Song Tring MD, CDR US Navy – Chairman

Dr. Lisa Evans MD, CDR US Navy

Dr. Julie Asen, PhD Psychology

Dr. Chris Rienas MD, Psychiatry

Dr. Pat Lillis MD, Colonel (Ret.) US Army

Dr. Eric Groessl, Ph.D., Clinical Psyhology

Dr. Neil Crenshaw, PhD

Michael Stahl, LMT



LTC Dui Turner, USAF (Ret.)

Jan Savarick

Alex King

Marshall Leeds

Keith O’Donnell, Past Chairman

Bill Greenfield, Former Chairman

Luis Mago

Joe Rozenheck

General William "Bill" Mercurio

General William "Bill" Mercurio

General William “Bill” Mercurio, a retired U.S. Army Major General, brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Board of Directors at Connected Warriors. Residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, alongside his cherished companions Evelyn and Jake, a black lab, Bill is deeply committed to supporting veterans and their families.

Bill’s dedication to service is evident throughout his distinguished military career, which spanned numerous continents and encompassed various command and staff positions. Notably, he commanded a Logistics headquarters during Desert Storm and served at the Pentagon in the Deputy Chief of Staff – Logistics office. His service also included assignments in Thailand, Europe, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq.

Beyond his military career, Bill has continued his commitment to serving others through philanthropy. He is an avid supporter of numerous charitable organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Fund, the USO, Disabled American Veterans, VFW, and, most recently, Connected Warriors, Inc.

Professionally, Bill has held significant leadership roles, including serving as the President of Eastland Electronics Co., Inc., a prominent electronics contract manufacturer with global operations. Additionally, he served as the CEO of Security Optics, LLC, a New Jersey-based company specializing in advanced Wearable Body Cameras for Law Enforcement.

Bill’s dedication, leadership, and passion for serving others make him an invaluable member of the Board of Directors at Connected Warriors, where he continues to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans and their families.

Bill Greenfield

Bill Greenfield

Bill Greenfield is a CPA with a master’s in taxation, an entrepreneur in Health Care Commercial Real Estate Development, and a former member of the Board of Directors of Paradise Bank in Boca Raton, Florida. As a special advisor to the Board of Connected Warriors, he provides invaluable financial expertise and strategic guidance, aiding in the organization’s development and expansion.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Bill is deeply passionate about yoga and its transformative power. As an avid practitioner, he recognizes the importance of balance not only in yoga but also in life. Alongside his commitment to yoga, Bill finds balance through surfing, further reflecting his dedication to maintaining equilibrium in both mind and body. His holistic approach to life underscores his commitment to personal wellness and his desire to contribute positively to the lives of others, particularly in supporting men, women, and families in the military community through Connected Warriors.