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Beth Wolosyzn


Ambassador | USMC (Veteran)

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Ambassador | USMC (Veteran)

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Ambassador | USMC (Veteran)

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Jennifer Givens


Ambassador | USN (Veteran)

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Kathryn Warren


Ambassador | USMC (Retired)

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Jodie M. Grenier


Chief Executive Officer | USMC (Veteran)

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Mariana Sosa


Operations Manager

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Diana Cabrales


Digital Communications Coordinator

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Jessica Haik


Impact Manager | USN (Veteran)

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Kelly Wilkinson


Program Director

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Shaeli Chapman


Community Engagement Coordinator

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Megan Demastus


Donor Coordinator

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Theresa Karle


Chair Emeritus

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Emerald M. Archer, PhD


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Giselle Valdez


Treasurer | USMC (Veteran)

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Pamela Keller


Secretary | LCDR USN (Retired)

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Patricia Jackson-Kelley


Board Director | Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired)

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Deiya Pernas


Board Director | USAF (Veteran)

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Caitlin Carroll


Board Director

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Michael Bailey


Board Director

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Karen Springer


Board Director | USAF (Veteran)

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Janet Thompson


Board Director | USN (Retired)

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Adam Couch


Board Director | USMC (Veteran)

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In Memoriam

Meredith Ann Brenalvirez

Meredith Ann Brenalvirez, 57, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on December 24, 2016. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and attended Marlborough School. Meredith then graduated from Claremont McKenna College where she was in the first class of women, the Pioneers, and was elected class president. She enjoyed successful careers in banking, advertising, and commercial real estate in Southern California. In 1986, she co-founded Women in Retail Real Estate. Married in 1990, she moved to Scottsdale two years later to raise a family. Among other civic activities, Meredith dedicated her time to advocating for women veterans for over two decades as a board member and ultimately president of Foundation for Women Warriors (formerly Military Women in Need.) A woman of faith, she was actively involved in her church, Pinnacle Presbyterian, as a Deacon, Elder and her favorite Pre-school Sunday School teacher. This remarkable woman gave so much of herself to others that the void left behind is immeasurable. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Rudy and their three children Ted, John and Laura.

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  • Earlier this month, the Women’s Health Clinic at Earlier this month, the Women’s Health Clinic at the Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center was renamed after veteran Master Sgt. Silverine Vinyard James.

James retired from the U.S. Army after serving more than 22 years of active duty.

Learn more Silverine Vinyard James:
https://www.va.gov/salem-health-care/stories/womens-health-clinic-named-for-local-female-veteran/
    "Approximately 300 young women and men will arrive "Approximately 300 young women and men will arrive at the Coast Guard Academy Monday, June 27 to start Day One of their training as part of the incoming Class of 2026.

According to current estimates about 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever"

Learn more:
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    The Coast Guard Academy celebrated the 101st birth The Coast Guard Academy celebrated the 101st birthday celebration of Chief Petty Officer Mary Stewart, a veteran of the Coast Guard Semper Paratus Always Ready Women’s Reserves (SPARs), at the Cmdr. Merle J. Smith Consolidated Club, Friday, June 24.

Happy 101st Birthday Mary!

Learn more:
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    Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Kate Haynes h Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Kate Haynes has become the second woman in U.S. Navy history to qualify as an Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT) Specialist after recently completing the rigorous self-paced training program. In her new position, Haynes will not only contribute to the expertise essential to antisubmarine warfare (ASW) operations but will also serve as a mentor for women in a historically male dominated field.

Congratulations Kate Haynes!

Learn more:
https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/3070790/office-of-naval-intelligence-sailor-becomes-second-female-acoustic-intelligence/
Learn more:
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    "After taking in a break in 2021 while the Defense "After taking in a break in 2021 while the Defense Department did a review of dozens of advisory boards, the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services is getting up and running again.

Five chairs were sworn in on March 22, and Wednesday, DoD announced a list of 14 new members, including retired female flag/general officers from across the services.

The announcement comes the day before the reconstituted committee’s first scheduled meeting, where members are set to get briefings on DoD women’s health and the Air Force Women’s Initiatives Team."

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    For the first time, 2 of the 540 rooms in the U.S. For the first time, 2 of the 540 rooms in the U.S. Capitol have officially been named after women, Margaret Chase Smith, whose achievements include passing the Women’s Armed Forces Integration Act in 1948 and Barbara A. Mikulski the longest-serving woman in Congress.

Learn more:
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    On June 19th 1865, two years after the Emancipatio On June 19th 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX.

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery and freedom for all in the United States.

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    It’s never too early to teach children about bas It’s never too early to teach children about basic money management.

Join us on July 13th at 5:30pm for Teaching Your Children Good Money Habits.

This seminar will look at some age-by-age questions and lessons to help you reinforce your family’s values about spending, giving, and saving.

The seminar will cover important topics like:
- Money management
- Saving for short- and long-term goals
- Investing
- And more

Learn more or register today by clicking the link in our bio or visiting:
https://foundationforwomenwarriors.org/event/teaching-your-children-good-money-habits/

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