Since the United Airlines Historical Foundation (UAHF) was incorporated as a 501c3 organization in 1993, the following individuals have graciously donated their time, talent and expertise to build the Foundation into the successful organization it is today. We thank them all for their tenure and leadership as former Presidents of the Foundation.

Don Toeppen ( 1993 - 1995)
Kay McMurray (1995 - 2000)
Donald E. Jiskra, Sr. (2000 - 2004)
Sara Dornacker (2004 - 2006)
William J. Belmonte, Jr. (2006 - 2007)



President Tom Goodyear

President - Tom Goodyear, Retired UAL Zone Controller – Ground Services, President Retired United Airlines Employees Association (RUAEA-Denver Mile Higher’s Chapter), Past Director of RUAEA’s Mountain Region, Chairman of the 2002 RUAEA Convention in Denver, Past Director of Rocky Mountain Adoption Exchange, 32 Degree Mason, Elder of Presbyterian Church

Vice President Ray Colavita

Executive Vice President –Ray Colavita, Retired UAL Flight Simulator Supervisor, Denver Flight Center, Volunteer Lowry Colorado Air Museum, Member RUAEA


Treasurer - Sheryl Schubert, Retired UAL Flight-Los Angeles, Member of Denver Clipped Wings, Affiliate Member of LAX Clipped Wings, RUAEA

Secretary Georgia Panter Nielsen

Secretary - Georgia Panter Nielsen, Retired UAL Flight Attendant, International Historian of the Association of Flight Attendants--Communication Workers of America, Charter Member, Co-Founder and Past President AFA-CWA Retired Members’ Chapter #29011, Fellow--San Francisco Aeronautical Society, Member RUAEA, IAM Local Lodge 1781 Retirees Association, Clipped WingsŪ and Retired United Pilot's Association


Muriel Bergsma, Retired UAL Chicago O’Hare Flight Operations, Member RUAEA 
Rich Bouska: Retired UAL pilot, San Francisco Flight Operations, Member RUPA and past President, Member of RUAEA and the 310th Bob Wing Veterans Historical Association, Member Air Force Museum Foundation
Dale Dopkins, Retired UAL Pilot, Chicago O'Hare Flight Operations, Member, RUPA and RUAEA
Pat Patterson Dudley, daughter of United Airlines founder, William A. Patterson, Member AA (American Airlines) Kiwi Club, Honorary Member Clipped WingsŪ, United Airlines Stewardess Alumnae and Flight Attendants, Inc. and RUAEA
Linda Farrow, Retired UAL Flight Attendant, Los Angeles Member of RAFA-CWA Los Angeles
Phyllis Jack, Retired UAL Flight Attendant – Denver, Member RUAEA and Clipped WingsŪ
Maribeth Kuhn, Active UAL Flight Attendant, Chicago O'Hare, Member and Treasurer – O’Hare chapter of Clipped WingsŪ
Clay Lacy, Retired UAL Pilot Los Angeles Flight Operations
Ray Lahr, Retired UAL Pilot, UAHF Founder, RUPA member, TWA Flight 800 air crash investigator William Leeper Carole Fry Tye, Retired UAL Flight Attendant – Chicago, Member RUAEA and Clipped WingsŪ


Dick Buckman, UAL retired
Elroy "Buck" Hilbert, UAL retired Pilot Chicago Flight Operations, UAHF Director Emeritus & Founder, RUPA member
Kay McMurray, Former UAL B-247 Pilot, UAHF Founder and Former President
Don Toeppen, UAL retired Pilot, UAHF Founder, RUPA member


Alliance Committee: Georgia Nielsen - Chair, Dale Dopkins, Tom Goodyear
Archive Committee :                - Chair, Dale Dopkins, Patricia Dudley, Tom Goodyear, Georgia Nielsen,
By-Laws Committee: Linda Farrow, Georgia Nielsen
Convention Committee: Tom Goodyear - Chair
Executive Committee: Tom Goodyear - Chair, Ray Colavita, Ray Lahr, Georgia Nielsen
History and Collections Committee: Tom Goodyear - Chair, Carole Fry Tye
Marketing and Promotion Committee: Georgia Nielsen - Chair
Membership Committee: Maribeth Kuhn – Chair
Scholarship Committee: Dale Dopkins – Chair
Website Committee:               – Chair, Carole Fry Tye


The United Airlines Historical Foundation is affiliated with organizations that support the Foundation’s goals and mission. The Alliance president or their designated member may participate in UAHF meetings, committees and functions. 

President, Jan Heistermann -- Retiree Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers of America (RAFA 12R LAX)
President's Designee, President Cicina Norton, (RAFA 11R SFO)

President, Christel Hasenbring Ilg -- Clipped WingsŪ, United Airlines Stewardess Alumnae and Flight Attendants, Inc.
President's Designee, Sheryl Yanken Schubert

President, Jerry Nelson -- International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local Lodge #1781 Retirees Association at San Francisco (SFO)
President's Designee, Barbara Underhill

President, Hank Gosselin -- Retired United Airlines Employees Association (RUAEA)
President’s Designee, Virgil Gooselaw

President, Phyllis Cleveland -- Retired United Pilots Association (RUPA)

Revised November 2012