Michael Doherty joined the Board of Troopers Assisting Troops in 2014 and was elected President in 2023. Michael has been a New Jersey State Trooper for 15 Years, graduating with the 148th class. In 2001, he joined the New Jersey National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2008 to 2009. Michael resides at the Jersey Shore with his wife and two children.
Daniel Coleman joined Troopers Assisting Troops in 2014, and is currently the Vice President of the organization. Daniel has been a New Jersey State Trooper for 15 Years, graduating with the 149th class. Daniel retired from the New Jersey National Guard as a 1SG with 20 years in service. Daniel resides at the Jersey Shore with his wife Anne-Marie and their sons, Dan and Will.
Anne-Marie Coleman joined Troopers Assisting Troops as the Treasurer in 2023. Anne-Marie previously served as Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 163, as well as Treasurer for the 254th Regiment Family Readiness Group (FRG), and Vice President for the Military Advisor Team 4 (MAT-4) FRG, New Jersey Army National Guard. Anne-Marie resides at the Jersey Shore with her husband, Dan, a NJ State Trooper and retired Army 1SG, and their sons, Dan and Will.
Kenneth F. Wondrack
Ken and his wife Jane have resided in Wall for the past 40 years and have raised four children, Mark, Melissa, Sean, and Sarah, who are all graduates of Wall High School and various colleges or universities Mark and Melissa own homes in the township and have families of their own. Ken retired from the New Jersey State Police as a Troop Commander4 in the New Jersey State Police the rank of Captain in 2000. He completed undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and graduate studies at John Jay College in Manhattan.
He is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a forward observer with an infantry company. He continued his military career with the U.S. Army and retired as the Assistant Division Commander of the 42nd Infantry Division. He is currently an investigator for national security background investigations, state background investigations, a firearms instructor, U.S. Military contractor and licensed private investigator. He serves on many veteran’s committees and is an officer on the state Wounded Warriors Committee.
Sgt. of Arms
USAF – 1966-70 Staff Sgt. Crew Chief C-141
Over 25-years of experience in Veterans benefits
Served as National Service Director for The Eastern Paralyzed Veteran’s Association, Senior Benefits Liaison for the Wounded Warrior Project covering the Northeast. Conducted Benefit Seminars around the country and at the Military bases in Germany, Italy and the Landstuhl Regional medical Center (first stop for soldiers wounded in the current conflicts).
Sgt. of Arms
Joseph Cannatella is a thirty-one year veteran of the New Jersey State Police where he served as the Troop “B” Commander (North Jersey) until his retirement on January 1st, 2004. He was recruited by the Morris County Prosecutors Office in February 2004 and placed in command of the Office’s Homeland Security Division. In this position he served as the County Counter Terrorism Coordinator for more than four years and actively participated in the development of New Jersey’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) from its inception.
He served as the Chairman of the Law Enforcement Subcommittee which was responsible for identifying and implementing regional law enforcement initiatives for the law enforcement agencies in a seven county partnership to comply with NIMS and NRF guidelines. He was instrumental in developing the Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of ten Rapid Deployment Teams that formed a Rapid Deployment Force for the region comprised of nearly one thousand specially trained and equipped police officers. He also served as Acting Chief of Investigations for sixteen months.
During his State Police career Joe served as the State Police Division Operations Officer and was responsible for major event planning, implementation, command and control. During this assignment he was the State Level Executive Officer in charge of the Opsail/INR 2000 Millennium celebration, 2000 Republican National Convention activities on the Camden Waterfront, 2001 Post 9/11 security augmentation at Port Authority of NY/NJ facilities and the 2002 Inaugural Events for Governor James McGreevy. He also served as a member of New Jersey’s Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force.
Earlier in his career he was assigned as the Venue Commander in charge of developing, implementing and managing security operation plans for the 1994 Men’s World Cup Soccer Tournament at Giants Stadium in theMeadowlands Sports Complex and the 1995 Papal Visit of Pope John Paul the XXIII.
He has extensive experience planning and managing special security operations for Presidential, Vice Presidential and Foreign Heads of State visiting New Jersey as well as high profile criminal court proceedings of domestic and international terrorists.
He was invited to participate in security operations for the 2001 Inaugural events of President George W. Bush and was selected for a leadership role protecting the President’s extended family and friends in Washington, D.C.
After participating in a Law Enforcement Exchange Mission to Israel in 1992 with the Israeli Counter Terrorism Unit (Yamam) he coordinated a training program for representatives of the twenty-one New Jersey Counties entitled Tactical Alternatives to Counter Terrorism (T.A.C.T).
As an Academy Instructor he specialized in pre-service and advanced police training programs and was instrumental in developing an advanced Police Survival Tactics Training Program. He is currently self employed as a security consultant and is certified as a S.O.R.A. Instructor and Security Officer in compliance with the N.J. Security Officer Registration Act, N.J.S.A. 45:19A-1. The S.O.R.A. course curriculum emphasizes Homeland Security Terrorism Awareness and Prevention for security guards.
John M. Loosen
The VA has employed Mr. Loosen the Chief of Network 3 Prosthetics since 1975. Mr. Loosen was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to his VA employment John served in Vietnam as an Airborne Infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division in 1967 and 1968. During his Vietnam tour he was wounded resulting in the amputation of his left leg above the knee. As a result of his Vietnam service he was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge.
John is a graduate of St. John’s University, Jamaica NY where he earned Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He is an alumnus of the Federal College for Healthcare Executives. He began his VA career in 1975 as a Veterans Benefits Counselor at the NY Regional Office. Mr. Loosen joined Prosthetics in 1978 as a Prosthetic Representative and since than has been employed as Chief of Prosthetics at the Bronx and Brooklyn VAs and also in the capacity of Acting Chief, Radiology Service at the NY VA Medical Center in 1990-91. He has been Chief, PSAS NY VAMC since 1988 until he assumed his present role of Chief, Network 3 Prosthetics in 1996.
During his tenure as Chief, Network 3 Prosthetics, he developed the concept of the VISN Prosthetic Program. This concept was adopted by the Veterans Health Care Administration and is presently mirrored throughout the VHA nationwide. The Under Secretary for Health acknowledged Mr. Loosen for pioneering this program concept with the presentation of the Under Secretary for Health’s Superior Customer Service Award. Throughout Mr. Loosen’s career with the VA he is also the recipient of the New York Federal Executive Board Outstanding Supervisor Award; The Network Directors Commendation; Under Secretary for Health Prosthetic Chief of the Year Award; National Performance Review (Hammer Award); PSAS Leadership Award; DAV National Commanders Award and the DAV Amputee of the Year Award.
In addition to being on the Board of Directors of Troopers Assisting Troops; he is also on the Board of Directors for the Wounded Warrior Project. Org. and the National Amputation Foundation of the Disabled American Veterans.
Since the Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom, John has been actively involved in reaching out to severely wounded returning veterans returning to Walter Reed and Brookes Army Medical Center. He regularly visits them at their home, or at bedside in the hospital room. He informs them of VA benefits available and continually assists them in obtaining needed medical and prosthetic items to continue their rehabilitation.
After 36 years of government service, John is presently retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is self employed as a Management Consultant.
Joshua Altman grew up in East Brunswick, NJ, and graduated from the University of Vermont and Seton Hall University School of Law. He is now an attorney with the law firm of Benedict and Altman in New Brunswick , where his practice focuses primarily on criminal defense. As trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association and President of the New Brunswick Bar Association, he has taken an active role in promoting Troopers Assisting Troops and the Wounded Warriors Project to the local legal community. Joshua also serves on the District VIII Ethics Committee in Middlesex County.