Dr. Morash is the CEO of C. McGillicuddy Ltd. He is also a retired U.S. Naval Officer having served on at sea and on land around the globe. Additionally, he is also the Executive Director at Racing for Heroes (RFH). At RFH, he heads up the non-profit’s operations across the spectrum in order to help veterans live their best lives and enhance its range of program offerings. He is also the host of Racing for Heroes Radio on WVOX in the New York City metro region.
Prior to RFH he served at another national nonprofit the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty where he served as Executive Director. He was also the Director of Operations and Finance at the New York City based Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), a philanthropic organization dedicated to ensuring injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home by finding and funding innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Prior to BWF and after his retirement from the Naval Service Dr. Morash became the Vice President of Veterans Services at Services for the UnderServed, a New York City based non-profit. His team was focused on the needs of veterans living in poverty, with a focus on employment, homelessness, mental and physical health. He has also been an adjunct professor at Norwich University since 2012 where he teaches a number of courses including Strategy and Policy, Military and the Use of Force, and Cultural Competency.
Prior to retirement from the Navy he was on the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College, where he taught Operational Planning focused on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. During this tour, he was sent to lead the Operational Planning Team for the U.S. Navy’s medical response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Over his twenty years in uniform he served on five different ships including two cruisers and a destroyer, as well as the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, where he led the efforts for the U.S. military efforts toward humanitarian assistance in the region as the Theater Security Cooperation Branch Chief. He considers this tour to be the one that was instrumental in leading to his second career in the social services helping veterans and others in need.
Dr. Morash is a 2015 graduate of the Salve Regina University where he earned his Ph.D. in the Humanities, with his dissertation entitled “The Rise and Fall of the Union of Islamic Courts.” Additionally, he holds Masters degrees from the U.S. Naval War College, and Framingham State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. While at the U.S. Naval War College he was selected to serve sequentially as an Associate Fellow on the CNO Strategic Studies Group, and as a Fellow on Halsey Group (Alpha).
Dr. Morash was awarded the Salve Regina University Distinguished Graduate Alumni of 2018. His military decorations and awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Naval Commendation Medals, three Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit and service awards. He lives in New Rochelle New York, with his wife and two children. He is also an avid sailor and is the Fleet Captain of City Island Yacht Club in the Bronx, where he was the co-lead of the team that won the coveted Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound Mary von Conte Award for STEM programming.