About Us...

Operation Freedom of Choice is a non-profit organization comprised of active and retired firefighters from multiple Fire Departments across the entire state of Florida who are standing together against all unconstitutional vaccination mandates and discriminatory practices imposed on Americans that do not comply.  BEING CLEAR: We are not against vaccines, we are against mandates! We strongly believe that the God-Given and Constitutional Rights of Freedom of Choice must be maintained.  We Strongly believe when it comes to personal medical decisions it must remain a choice made by each individual and not forced upon by their employers or government or anyone. 


Within our capacity, it is our intent to assist any front-line worker who might be facing a mandate. If you need any assistance, information, or would like to speak to someone from our organization about your current mandate situation, please contact us through email: Info@OperationFreedomofChoice.org


Thank you and please be patient with the timeliness of our response.

Executive Board Members


President: Wendy Williams is a firefighter for a Central Florida Fire Department. She has 22 years of service so far. She is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served her country with honor and pride during operation Desert Storm. Firefighter Williams is very active through volunteerism with community organizations throughout Central Florida. Firefighter Wendy Willaims is fully committed as President to Operation Freedom of Choice.  


Vice President: Battalion Chief Rick Sterl is an active firefighter for a Florida East Coast Fire Department with 31 years of service so far. Chief Sterl has served in the past as IAFF secretary, vice-president, and president for his Local Union. Chief Sterl is highly dedicated to the success of this organization.  


Liaison/Secretary: Samuel A. Eaton is a retired operations battalion chief from a large career fire department in South Florida  - he recently completed an exceptional 30 years of career service in 2021.   Sam worked tirelessly throughout his career developing and maintaining strong relationships with firefighters and officers from hundreds of departments throughout the United States as well as internationally. The son of a WWII Veteran, he has always held a great love for this country and a reverence for the sacrifices made to make and keep our nation free. Our board finds him well-suited in his appointment as Liaison for the organization.   


Treasurer: Lieutenant Jason White is an active firefighter for a South Florida Fire Department with 17 years of service. He has previously served as the Secretary and Treasurer for his IAFF Local Union. He also worked in finance for 13 years and held the title Vice President and Trust Portfolio Officer for one of the largest banks in the US. Jason holds a B.S. in Finance from Florida University.  



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Samuel Eaton


Jessica Lawrence

Regional Coordinator

Bert Vergara

Media Relations

Jason Wheat

Social Media

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Treaurer Assitant

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South Florida

Rich Andrews

South Florida Deputy

Lori Villars

Central East Coast

Brian Coes

Central East Coast Deputy

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Central Florida

Nick Coutsuvanos

Central Florida Deputy

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Central West Coast

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Central West Coast Deputy

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North Florida

Travis Gregg

North Florida Deputy

Brandon Greely


Vice President

Legal Advisor

Racheal Rodriguez