Children of Fallen Heroes

Office: (910) 621-1505

139 Brucewood Road

Southern Pines, NC 28387

Use of this program is not an endorsement of the Children of Fallen Heroes by the Fire Fighters, Police, First Responders and the US Military.

This is an independent program operated by the Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3) tax deductible nonprofit.

© 2019  Children of Fallen Heroes   501(c)(3)  Tax Deductible Charitable Organization 

LuAnne Cromartie, Chairman of the Board

As the Director of Healthy Living, LuAnne is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN-BC. She has provided quality healthcare to her community for 17 years through urgent care and wellness programs.  She is passionate about helping those she serves to become the healthiest version of themselves.

Betty Horne,  Board Member and Director of Education


As the director of education, Betty holds a degree in Elementary Education from Wingate University - 1983 graduating with highest honors. She brings 30 years of teaching experience to the cause.   Her passion is teaching the whole child, bringing out their best through creative techniques enhanced by cultural art programs.





Kenneth Wasley, Executive Director


As the Executive Director, Kenneth is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. As a son of a fallen veteran, he is serving his life's purpose giving back to those that serve this great country.    Read more >>

Cheryl Stearns, Skydiving Angels Style and Accuracy Advisor


Cheryl Stearns is an aviator and the most successful competitive skydiver in the world. Here accomplishments include: 

United States Parachute Association Museum's Hall of Fame Inductee.​ (2010) A total of 30 world records in parachuting. At one time held four different world records simultaneously: a feat no other parachutist, man or woman, has matched. Retired from the US Army Reserves as Master Sergeant.     read more >>

Greg Windmiller, Skydiving Angels and Canopy Control Advisor

Since 1996, Windmiller has been teaching skydiving and coaching canopy control. He developed his unique teaching style and techniques and began coaching professionally in 2007 as a weekend side job. He has worked with numerous Special Operations Units while assigned to the Golden Knights as part of his duties to give back to the war fighters and increase operational success. Greg Windmiller retired in 2016 with 26 years of distinguished service to our country.     read more >>



Scott "Yogi" Bear, US Navy Lt. Commander, Ret

Aviation and Guest Speaker Advisor

Beare began his naval career in nuclear engineering, he soon felt a “higher” calling – literally. He set his sights on his lifelong passion of becoming a pilot earning his navy “wings of gold” in 1985. He is a graduate of the famed Naval Fighter Weapons School “TOPGUN,” as well as a combat decorated veteran of Desert Storm where he was awarded two air medals and a navy commendation medal for valor in aerial combat. Beare’s aviation career reached new heights in 1995 when he was selected to fly with the U.S. Navy’s world-renowned flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels..     read more >>



Michelle L. Beare, Retired US Navy Veteran

Moms Support Group Leader


Michelle L. Bear is originally from  Alexandria, VA.  I enlisted in the United States Navy after my high school graduation. She married H.S.  Matthew Sr. and been serving the U.S. Navy for 32 years.


Her passions since bootcamp in 1987 has always been the well being of our country, our military service members, and supporting their spouses and children.

I’m honored to continue to support the military, spouses, families, and veterans.



Dalton Dillender, Marketing Advisor


Dalton Dillender is truly passionate about sharing our mission and helping those in need. Dedicated to serving those who have once served us and providing quality care to generation who needs it now more than ever. Serving as a member of the board of honorable.



Doug Stanley, Video & Television Producing Advisor


Doug Stanley CEO/EP Ridgeline Entertainment LLC; Eight Time Primetime Emmy Nominee, Two-time Primetime Emmy Winner, "Deadliest Catch".  He best known for his seven years of story telling as an original and long-standing producer of Discovery Channel’s HIT show “Deadliest Catch.”       read more >>