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Board of Directors
Executive Team


Matthew R. Burke, Ph.D.

Founder/Executive Director


Raised on a Farm in Webster, FL. Escaped poverty and homelessness. Founded 10 CAN, Inc. Earned Black Belt in Martial Arts. Won Gold and Silver Medals in London Invictus Games. Air Force combat Veteran: 13 years 4 deployments. Ph.D. in Public Policy & Admin in Emergency Management. MA in Youth Ministry. BS in Criminal Justice. Background in HR, PA, Marketing, Survival, Self-Defense, R&D, Safety & Risk Mgmt., Aircraft Mx, Leadership, and Public Speaking. Author of Saving Heroes and Raising Outdoorsmen. 


Jasmine Burke


Jasmine assisted the development of 10 CAN, Inc. by providing the perspective of what it's like to be a child of a wounded warrior. She is a Paramedic, Certified Nursing Assistant, and student of psychology.  She's an avid outdoorsman, instructor, and mentor for military children. Jasmine aspires to join the FBI, obtain her Ph.D. in Emergency Management and become a strategic leader for Homeland Security. 


F. Chino Batista

Executive Assistant


Army Combat Veteran, F. Chino Batista, is a Full Sail University graduate that loves God, his family, his country and cares deeply for the life of others. He serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director and aids in program directors in fulfilling their missions. 


Jon Parks

Hunting Division Director


Jon Parks is the Hunting Division Director. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, and fulfilling our mission of Hunting for a Cure. 

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Col. Tommy Duncan

Chief Advisor

Retired Colonel Tommy Duncan served as a commander in the Army Green Berets. He is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on impact, diversity & inclusion, public relations, and legal.  


Pastor Jim Perkins

Chief Chaplain

Pastor James "Jim" Perkins is a military Vet who's passionate about the great outdoors, family, and his faith. His position is responsible for recruiting and managing state chapter chaplains. 


Michael Kiser

Joint Task Force Director

Army MSgt Mike Kiser is responsible for state chapter development, partnerships, and serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director. 

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Open Seat

Chief Administrative Officer

This position is currently available for a highly motivated volunteer. Email to apply. 

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Open Seat



This seat is being temporarily held by Dr. Burke while prospects are being interviewed. Please email to apply. 


Robert "BJ" Isom


BJ Isom is a Lake County Firefighter and Paramedic. His position is second in command and conducts Vice-President matters. 


Steve Claytor

Wilderness Division Director

Steve Claytor is a Florida native who founded North Florida Survival. He specializes in wilderness survival, Search and Rescue, and disaster response. 

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Open Seat

Aquatics Division Director

This position is currently available. Email to apply.  

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Open Seat

Chief Operations Officer

This seat is currently open. Apply by emailing


Dr. Kim Rego-Watkins

Director of Operations

Dr. Rego-Watkins is responsible for managing programs and serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director. 


Dr. Abhishek Kumar

Mission Impact Chief

Dr. Kumar is a medical rehabilitation specialist responsible for ensuring mission effectiveness in mental, physical, and spiritual health.