MFAN Alumni

Meet Our Alumni

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Amanosi Adeniyi

Amanosi is an active-duty Army spouse, mom, writer, and the founder of Amanosi LLC a business consulting company inspired by the military life…

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Brian Alvarado

Brian Alvarado is the Senior Manager of Operations: Programs on the Military Spouse Team at Hiring our Heroes, a program of the US Chamber of …

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Kellie Artis

Kellie Artis is a military spouse who serves as the COO of Kellie worked as the executive assistant to the managing director and…

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Andy Blevins

Andy Blevins serves as the Principal & Managing Partner for Blevins Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that focuses on providing …

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Angela Caban

Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, published author, and the Director of the Military Saves program. Military Saves is a campaign …

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Randi Cairns

Randi Cairns is a nonprofits expert, organizational and personal growth consultant, and author. She has dedicated more than 25 years to servin…

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René Campos

After 30 years of service, René Campos retired from the Navy, where she held a variety of challenging positions in policy and program manageme…

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Joanne Coddington

Joanne is an Army veteran and the spouse of an Army retiree, who she supported for 18 of his 22-year career. She is a licensed clinical mental…

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Lakesha Cole

Lakesha Cole is a Marine spouse, author, and entrepreneur. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and met her husband while attending college i…

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Melissa Comeau

Melissa Comeau is a Marine Corps spouse, director of the American Red Cross’ Military Veteran Caregiver Network, and a writer. She is known fo…

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Stephanie Crosse

An attorney with over 20 years of legal experience, Stephanie Crosse is an active duty Army spouse, the daughter of a retired Army officer, an…

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Andia Dinesen

Andia Dinesen is the Executive Vice President for Communications and Operations for the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA). &n…

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Heidi Dindial

Heidi is a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, active duty Navy spouse, and Navy veteran. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University (…

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Shelley Drisko

Shelley Drisko is a Coast Guard spouse, a disabled Coast Guard veteran, and the child of a Navy veteran. She is the ombudsman for USCG Patrol …

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Christopher Field

Christopher Field is an Army spouse and a writer. He married his wife in 2001 and has four children, ages 14, 10, 6, and 3.  

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Brianna George

Brianna George is a Coast Guard spouse and dedicated volunteer with a strong background in communications and business. A military spouse of m…

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Emily Gerson

Emily is an award-winning journalist and the partner of an active-duty Air Force service member. She and her partner are both very involved in…

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Jen Goodale

Jen serves as director – military spouse & family for the government relations team at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)…

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Joanna Guldin-Noll

Joanna is the writer and creator behind the popular military spouse website and the co-author of Modern Military Spouse. Her writ…

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Peggy Haun

Peggy Haun is a Coast Guard spouse, volunteer, and representative for Military Special Needs Network and TRICARE for Kids. Peggy has been marr…

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Ingrid Herrera-Yee

Ingrid Herrera-Yee is an Army National Guard spouse and the mother of three sons, one of whom has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder…

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Reda Hicks

Reda Hicks is an Army spouse, an active participant in activities through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and a regular speaker for H…

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Jeremy Hilton

Jeremy Hilton is a Navy veteran, Air Force spouse, and 2012 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. He resigned his commission fro…

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Lauren Hope

Lauren is an Army spouse and passionate supporter of military families. A realtor in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the PCS agent at Milhousin…

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Lina Irizarry-De La Cruz

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Lina Irizarry-De La Cruz is an Army Veteran spouse. She currently lives in North Dallas, Texas.  

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Libby Jamison

Libby Jamison serves as an Attorney Advisor with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a co-founder of MissionLICENSE. She was recently re…

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Kristina Johnson

Kris Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and certification in both Special Education-Learning Disabilities and Regular Element…

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Ellie Kay

Ellie Kay is an Air Force spouse, mother of seven (including three in the military), grandmother to 7, and the author of 15 books, including “…

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Shelley Kimball, Ph.D.

Dr. Kimball was awarded the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation for her service writing about military families in 2018. She received the …

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Lacey Langford

Lacey Langford, The Military Money Expert is the founder of a personal finance blog and a boutique financial coaching practi…

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Maggie Van Lieshout

Maggie is a creative, strategic professional with experience in government, politics, and public relations/communications. She has a passion f…

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Kyra Mailki

Kyra is a Department of the Air Force civilian employee currently working as an installation resident advocate in Colorado Springs, Colorado. …

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Annette Maldonado

Annette Maldonado is a leading expert in workforce development, emphasizing in curriculum design. Currently, she is a public servant in the Fe…

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Taylor Miller

Taylor Miller is a Navy spouse and returning member of MFAN’s Advisory Board for the 2017–2019 term. She is the community outreach manager for…

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Mary Monrose

Mary is a credentialed advocate, active duty Navy spouse, mom, and co-host of Shine Sis Podcast, a program dedicated to helping other military…

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Sidra Montgomery

Dr. Sidra Montgomery is a sociologist who leads studies on women in the military, gender integration, sexual assault in the military, military…

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Tammy Moore

Tammy Moore is a global humanitarian services professional and Senior Executive Advisor at the American Red Cross National Headquarters, Servi…

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Rachel Moyers

Rachel is an Air Force spouse, caregiver, and a dedicated advocate for military families. She provides military caregivers with evidence-based…

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Sandra Perez

Sandra Perez Hawthorne is an Army spouse and an expert in traditional and social media for domestic and international causes and clients. Sand…

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Kim Robertson

Kimberly (Kim) Robertson is a (now retired) Air Force spouse and a member of both the 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 MFAN Advisory Board. She is also…

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T.T. Robinson

T.T. Robinson is a Navy spouse, a freelance writer, and the founder of Humans on the Homefront, a website that features the stories of service…

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Hana Romer

Hana is a Marine Corps veteran and Marine Corps spouse. She served 10 years active duty in the Marine Corps as an aviation ordnance technician…

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Janet Sanchez

Janet Sanchez is an Army wife, a two-term MFAN advisor, and the founder and president of Esposas Militares Hispanas USA, a nonprofit that offe…

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Rebekah Sanderlin

Rebekah Sanderlin is the wife an Army Veteran, the author of the blog Operation Marriage, and co-founder and author of the “Home Is Where” boo…

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Kristine Schellhaas

Kristine Schellhaas has spent nearly two decades with her Marine husband. Her journey, as told in her award-winning memoir “15 Years of War” (…

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Alexandra Simon

Alexandra is a former educator turned project manager. A Navy spouse of ten years, she advocates for military-connected students and is a cont…

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E.J. Smith

E.J. Smith is a licensed counselor, mental health advocate, and writer. She focuses primarily on crisis response and healing following sexual …

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Bianca Strzalkowski

Bianca Strzalkowski is a freelance writer, editor, and public relations consultant. A proud Marine Corps wife of 16 years, she has experience …

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Erin Ward

Erin Ward, an Army spouse, is Chief Operating Officer for the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network and operations manager for Corporate Am…

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Lidesyan McKinney

Lidesyan McKinney is a Navy spouse, a Navy reservist, and a licensed massage therapist.

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Claire Woodward

Claire Woodward is a Marine Corps spouse, the founder of MPower, and a two-term MFAN advisor. Her passion lies in building a community to help…

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