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District Salutes Our Veterans, First Responders

Nov. 29, 2017 -- It's the season to give thanks, and CH-UH expresses its sincere gratitude to our employees who have served our country, both in the military and as first responders. We've listed our district's veterans along with photos and facts about their service:


Cathan Cavanaugh

U.S. Navy Reserve, 2011-present

Rank: E-5 (Petty Officer Second Class)

Job/MOS: Hospital Corpsman (Dental Assistant)

District position: Confidential Administrative Assistant, Communications

Cathan Cavanaugh

Nikia Cleveland

U.S. Navy, 2000-2008

Rank: E-5 (Petty Officer Second Class)

Job/MOS: Information Technology

Served in Enduring Iraqi Freedom and response efforts during Hurricane Katrina

District position: IT Support Technician

Keisha Cox

U.S. Air Force, 1992-2002

Rank: E-5 (Staff Sergeant)

Job/MOS: Inventory Management Specialist

District position: Staff Assistant, Accounts Payable

Patrick Dooner

U.S. Army, 1985-1987

Rank: E-4 (Specialist)

Job/MOS: Stinger Missile Team Chief/Gunner

Served in the Second Infantry Division Korea and the First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

District position: First Grade Teacher at Canterbury Elementary

Patrick Dooner in uniform

Brenda Gadowski

U.S. Army, 1984-1987

Rank: E-4 (Specialist)

Job/MOS: 68J, Aircraft Fire Control Repairer

Served at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia  

District position: Administrative Assistant at Canterbury Elementary

Brenda Gadowski

Greg Jakab

Ohio National Guard, 16 years served

Rank: E-5 (Sergeant)

Job/MOS: Tank and Heavy Equipment Mechanic

District position: Head Custodian, Canterbury Elementary

Karen LaBoda

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept., 2006-2011

Job: Citizen volunteer with West Valley Mounted Posse Search and Rescue  

I specialized as an ATV handler. The unit also had a foot patrol & horse unit. During my

years with the Posse, I was a ready responder (first responder) and held board positions

of unit secretary and vice-commander.

District position: Administrative Assistant, Federal Programs and Grants

Karen LaBoda 

George Petkac

U.S. Air Force, 20 years served (retired)

Rank: E-6 (Technical Sergeant)  

Jobs/MOS: Intelligence (Photo Interpreter), HVAC Tech, Recruiter, Contract Management

District position: Director of Business Services & Operations

George Petkac

(pictured on right) 


TeKara Ray-Carnegie
United States Air Force, 2000-present
Rank: O-4 (Major) 

Job: Medical Service Officer
District position: Fifth Grade Teacher at Noble Elementary
I started in the military as a Medic, commissioned in 2008 to an officer. I now serve at Wright-Patterson AFB OH in the United States Air Force Reserves.


Margie McCoy Rossander

U.S. Army, 1984-1989

Rank: O-3 (Captain)

Job: Nurse Corps Officer

District position: School Nurse at Fairfax and Canterbury elementaries

Margie Rossander