Rebekah Williams Lovorn
Rebekah Williams Lovorn is Executive Director for No Greater Sacrifice (NGS).
Prior to joining NGS in 2010, Rebekah served in the Department of Homeland Security. In 2006, she accepted an assignment with the Department of State Global Outreach team in Iraq. While there she coordinated multinational press corps events throughout Iraq, and worked directly with Ambassadors, military commanders, Iraqi Ministers, and local Iraqi leaders on communication outreach strategies. Rebekah began her career at The White House Office of Communications.
A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Rebekah received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing from Mississippi State University. She lives with her husband and two children in Alexandria, Virginia.
Colonel Timothy M. Karcher, USA, Retired
Tim Karcher is the Director of Outreach Development and Strategic Planning for No Greater Sacrifice.
Prior to joining the Foundation in the Fall of 2015, Karcher spent nearly 26 years serving our great nation as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Karcher’s military service included assignments throughout the United States, in Germany, and in the Middle East. As an Infantry Officer, he held multiple command and staff positions from platoon through corps level. Following the 9/11 attacks on our nation, Karcher served three combat deployments to Iraq. During these combat deployments, Karcher was twice wounded in action, leading his Soldiers.
In 2009, during his third combat deployment, Karcher was leading a mounted patrol, when his vehicle was struck by a specialized explosive device, which penetrated the vehicle’s armor and destroyed his legs. As a result of these injuries, Karcher lost both of his legs above the knees.
After a lengthy and difficult recovery and rehabilitation in various hospitals in Germany and the United States, Karcher returned to active service in the U.S. Army. After returning to duty, Karcher led the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program, ensuring that the Army’s wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers, and their Families, received exemplary care and advocacy as they rebuilt their lives. In his final assignments in the Army, Karcher planned and oversaw the operational testing of emerging technologies and systems in support of the Army’s acquisition plans.
Karcher is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and two Master’s Degrees from the Army Command and General Staff College (Military History and Operational Planning). Karcher and his wife, Alesia, are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, and the family lives in Texas.
Kanon Carlson is the Director of Foundation Operations for No Greater Sacrifice.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2011, Kanon was an International Operations Manager for Security Enhancement Program at L-3 Communications. Her previous experience was at the Department of Homeland Security as the Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Congressional Affairs. In support of the White House, Kanon traveled to military bases both domestic and international, including travel throughout the Middle East. She has worked extensively with the Department of Defense, Department of State; including Ambassadors, government leaders, and foreign leaders; and has experience coordinating both international press and the White House Press Corps.
Kanon is from Houston, Texas, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry from Baylor University. Her husband, Mark, is a former officer in the United States Marine Corps. Kanon and Mark live with their daughter in Northern Virginia.