Meet the team

Mike Fravell


Rhonda Cornum

Chief Medical Officer

Jill Antonishak

Director, Behavioral Health

General George W. Casey, Jr. 

Senior Advisor

Donna Crews

Operations Manager

Christopher Poe

Community Dev. Manager

Ottis West 

Senior Instructor

Terry Brazil


AJ Adams


Mike Fravell (Lieutenant Colonel, retired) specializes in rapid application development, implementation, and training. During his military career, LTC Fravell acted as the Chief of Technology Integration for the Department of the Army, serving as senior advisor to the Army Chief of Staff. He also served as senior technical advisor supporting garrison and theater clinical systems, Wounded Warrior initiatives, and information sharing between the DoD and VA.

Jill Antonishak oversees our research and training teams at the Army, Air Force, and Navy Special Warfare, as well as technical assistance to our South Australian partner. She is a community and developmental psychologist with extensive experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of strengths-based prevention programs.  Creative, decisive, understanding and dynamic, Jill’s passion for well-being is experienced through her warm humility.

Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, PhD, MD, (retired) served as the first Director of the U.S. Army's novel Comprehensive Soldier Fitness initiative which trained over 1.1 million active duty Soldiers. She also served as the Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection, commanded the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center - the evacuation hub for Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and Europe - and continues to advise military-centered committees and boards. while  teaching medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

General George W. Casey, Jr., USA enjoyed a 41-year career in the US Army following his graduation from Georgetown University. He now serves with 49 North/TechWerks as an honored and respected Senior Advisor. General Casey is an accomplished soldier and an authority on strategic leadership. As the Army Chief of Staff, he led one of our largest and most complex organizations during an extraordinary period in our history and is widely credited with restoring balance to a war-weary Army and leading the transformation to keep it relevant in the 21st Century.

Donna provides our customers and associates with the infrastructure and organization essential to training with 49 North. Her witty sense of humor, particularly during challenging times, is a welcome addition to any team.  Donna has a Business Management degree with a focus on Finance, which laid the groundwork for serving as a Program Manager for over 15 years.  A retired member of the Air National Guard, Donna began her career as an enlisted member and became an officer, acting in multiple leadership positions.

Chris Poe (First Sergeant, ret) is a decorated Combat Infantryman with over 27 years of service to the U.S. Army. His career has included combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in Cuba, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Hercegovina, and E. Africa. For almost a decade, Chris has been successfully delivering research focused, well-being and resilience skills in- and out- of uniform. As a resilience skills trainer and a former Drill Sergeant, Chris brings a truly unique and authentic experience to his audiences. His training comes from the heart. 

Energetic, passionate, and funny, Ottis West possesses a strong curiosity for the world around him. He received his MA in Human Services Counseling and Military Resilience at Liberty University and currently serves as a Senior Trainer and Yellow Ribbon team coordinator, ensuring that Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard personnel and their families receive resilience training. Ottis’ efforts to train Airmen and Soldiers in resilience skills affected some 64,000 and ultimately led to Air Force-wide implementation of resilience training.

Terry started his career teaching 7th graders in the Bronx (which he claims means that he is going straight to Heaven). After completing his MSW at the University of Maryland, Terry served for 12 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as a Commissioned Officer in the Medical Service Corps. His focus has always been creating environments where employees and leaders can perform at their best. This has given him the opportunity to provide training to many organizations, including Coca Cola and Lockheed Martin.

As one of the first 150 people in the world to graduate with the Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, AJ is a pioneer in her field. Over the last decade, AJ has applied her education and work with organizations such as the Wharton School of Business, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and with various other groups around the globe. Aside from her passion for helping others, AJ is a professional photographer, world traveler and a lover of vintage VWs. 




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