Women Veterans Advisory Committee Member
Branch of Service
US Navy Reserve
Dates of Service
25 year employee of U.S. Dept. of Labor; 23 years US Navy Reserve; Recipient of 6th Annual Patty Murray Golden Tennis Shoe Award; Business Owner, “When Hearts are Open, Bars Unlock; Founder, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program, WA State; and Support Group Incarcerated Women Veterans
MA, Human Development; Thesis, “Children of Incarcerated Parents"
Major Events In Life
Mother of 4; grandmother of 15; great grandmother of 2; Foster mother of 20; wife of Vietnam Veteran
Business Owner, certified OMWBE/WDVA
Personal Statement Regarding Serving On the Committee
I am proud to have served as a member of the US Navy Reserve and a Federal employee. My continued service on the committee is a representation of my belief in the strength and integrity of women who serve their country proudly in all capacities throughout their lives.
Major Achievements On the Committee
Leadership, outreach, education, and membership efforts to promote the committee and its mission and goals; service to women veterans including homeless and incarcerated women veterans; employment and other resources for women veterans and nonprofit organizations.