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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The mission of Wings World Wide – The Air Medical Foundation is in the dedication of Foundation assets to disaster and first response missions; worldwide delivery of humanitarian relief; preplanned medical care; clinic operation and clinical instruction; and the promotion and operation of Wings World Wide “The Humanitarian Airline,” which can quickly respond with the highest capacity, most appropriately configured air-mobile medical facilities and disaster relief vehicles in civilian operation; and the medical care and transportation of our military personnel, both ambulatory and non-ambulatory.
Wings World Wide – The Air Medical Foundation, is incorporated in the State of Washington as a recognized charitable Foundation, doing business as Wings World Wide – The Air Medical Foundation.
Recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service, Wings World Wide – The Air Medical Foundation is an approved 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation founded in April of 2002. Wings IRS Identification Number is:
91 1790 172
Wings is governed by a Board of Directors with various Advisory Boards who consult in daily as well as future functions of the Foundation. A President and Managing Director oversee the daily affairs of the Foundation.
Meet the Wings Crew
Wings is building a world-class paradigm-shifting disaster response from something that “can be done” to something that “will be done”. This is accomplished using top notch talent, led by a successful team of aviators, medical professionals and medical/response equipment developers. The Wings team has a combined hundreds of years of cargo, medical and aviation medical transport experience.
Robert E. Wake, Jr.
President and Managing Director
Robert Wake, co-founder of the Foundation, is a 35 plus year veteran of the aviation logistical community. He began his aviation career while on active duty in the Marines where he was a fighter pilot flying F-4 Phantoms. Upon his release from active duty at the end of the Viet Nam conflict, he flew briefly for a government agency, worked for NASA while attending college, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Physiology of Human Performance and Aviation. He joined Flying Tigers in 1978. There he received his heavy commercial transport training. When Tigers merged with the FedEx Corporation in 1989, he continued his career there with the “worlds largest all cargo airline”. He retired in 2012. He is currently the Director of Special Projects for the Clearshift Corporation of Redmond, Washington.
Bob has served as an instructor in the Naval Air Training Command in all levels of flight instruction from basic flight, through instrument flying, air-to-air combat training and aircraft carrier qualification. He was a former military maintenance test pilot, served as a Mission Controller and Payload Specialist in the space program, holds a commercial transport rating and has flown the F-4 Phantom, A-4 Skyhawk, C-130, and numerous Marine helicopters. In the commercial aviation, Bob has also accumulated hours in the DC-8, B-727, DC-10 and B-747 aircraft. He is a retired Marine Corps Officer.
Bob lives in Redmond, Washington with his wife Diana and their four children (see Diana Wake Bio). He devotes his time to family, church service and this Foundation.
Dr. David Olson
Dr. David Olson, born in Port Arthur, Texas, is a life long resident of the state. He is a practicing dentist for over 30 years in Bridge City, Texas. From the onset, Dr. Olson has been an avid supporter in missions of Wings World Wide. Throughout his career, he has donated his time and talents to increasing and maintaining the professional standards of dentistry in the state of Texas and throughout the United States.
David matriculated at Lamar University and graduated in Biology in 1968. In 1969 he received his M.S. in Preventive Medicine and Community Health from the University of Texas Branch, Galveston, Texas. He has served on numerous boards and examination committees, has been involved in local and civic activities, and has presented dental information n public forums on many occasions. Dr. Olson’s both a published medical professional and lecturer. His career involvement has included being President, Secretary, Chair-Examinations Committee, Chair-Enforcement Committee, Chair-Combined Examinations and Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee, Credentials Committee, Continuing Education Committee and Western Regional Examining Board, Examiner.
Dr. Olson, with his wife Barbara, resides in Bridge City, Texas. Their two children, Michael and Katie, are also practicing dentists.
Major General Jack W. Ramsaur II
Major General Jack W. Ramsaur II is the mobilization assistant to the commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He is the principal advisor to the commander on Reserve Component matters.
General Ramsaur has flown commercial and military aircraft for both the US Air Force and the FedEx Corporation for over 20 years. Jack received his initial training through the Air Force and has served as the Commanding Officer of an AWACS squadron of the reserve component. Jack has served as the head of Flight Standards for the DC-10, in the FEDEX Corporation, as well as a line Captain, check airman and ground school instructor. He has logged numerous hours in the KC135, KC-10, T-37, T-38, Boeing 707 and E-3 AWACS aircraft, as well as the B-727 and DC-10 in commercial operations.
Jack,his wife and two daughters reside in Germantown, TN.
Diana H. Wake, R.D.H.
Diana Wake, co-founder of the Foundation, has been a practicing licensed dental hygienist for over 30 years. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and is working in Bellevue, Washington. Diana has served on the Washington State Board of Health over dental hygiene, has represented Washington State on the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) and is Past-President of the Board of and Dental Examiners and Dental School Deans. Her duties have included, but are not limited to, college accreditation, chief licensing examiner, and representing the State Dental Hygiene Board in the legal and grievance process as well as general over-site of the Washington State Hygiene program.
Diana has also played a direct role in the development of “international mini clinics”, developing dental clinics and establishing relationships with world wide NGOs. She currently conducts missions to Peru and Ecuador on a yearly basis, and coordinates volunteer dental and hygiene care for hundreds of local residents in third world countries. Her ongoing efforts have been in establishing relationships with NGOs in Jamaica, Nepal, Israel and Palestine to provide for the same type of humanitarian service as she has created in Peru and Ecuador.
Diana resides in Redmond, Washington with her husband Bob. Their four children are either married with children of their own or of college age, all serving yearly humanitarian missions and equally dedicated to the Foundation. One child is a practicing dentist in the USAF, another serves in the Foundation administration, another is a Certified Dietitian and Nutritionist, while yet another is beginning his last year in undergraduate studies, majoring in Communications. Seven grandchildren will be carrying on the humanitarian service tradition.
David Lowe, Esq.
David Lowe and his wife Anita, reside in Los Altos, California. They have six children. Born in Northern Utah, he was raised in Southern California where he attended California State University at Fullerton. Having graduated in 1975 from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, David has been practicing law for thirty years in Los Altos and Palo Alto, California.
From 1992-1995, David supervised volunteer service work in Hong Kong and Macau, China for a large, non-profit organization. There he was responsible for the over-site of over four hundred men and women. After returning to the Bay Area, he resumed his private law practice. Mr. Lowe has a long history of service oriented work, both domestically and internationally. He advises the Foundation on legal matters.
Paul D. Rytting
Foundation Secretary / Treasurer
Paul Rytting is a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, where he resides with his wife Irene and their 8 children. Paul is currently a practicing attorney with a large international, non-profit organization, based in Salt Lake City. He is a graduate of the J. Rueben Clark Law School, at Brigham Young University.
After graduating from BYU, Paul and his wife moved to the Seattle area where he worked in private practice for four years, whereupon he returned to Utah, resuming his practice as a litigation manager to this date. Paul has been the recipient of personal and professional recognition awards, editor of the BYU Law Review and has served as a clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a published attorney and a member of numerous personal and professional organizations.
Mr. Rytting has been instrumental in the foundation of Wings World Wide, giving guidance and direction, counsel and recommendations regarding legal and ethical matters. He and his family have a long history of service in both the community and throughout the world.
Assets where you need them, when you need them. When disaster strikes, time is what you do not have!
Wings World Wide – The Air Medical Foundation© 2001