Team

Team

Executive

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Shannon Razsadin

President and Executive Director

Shannon is a Navy spouse, mom, and champion for military and veteran families. Shannon’s leadership, authenticity, and focus on collaboration …

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Programs & Operations

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Delia C.L. Johnson

Vice President of Operations

Throughout her career, Delia has held various roles in the nonprofit sector. She is a social justice advocate with specialties in operations, …

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Ericha Hernandez

Director of Finance

Ericha joins the MFAN family with over 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, and office management, while focusing on the nonprofit s…

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Maura Angel

Operations Manager

Throughout Maura’s career, she has held various roles in the nonprofit sector. Her background is in fundraising, event planning, and project m…

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Laura Oliver, Ph.D.

Human Resource Consultant

Laura Oliver, Ph.D., is a SHRM Certified Professional with nearly 20 years of human resource experience. She specializes in all human resource…

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Erin Kahn

Senior Manager of Programs

Erin Kahn is an active duty Marine Corps spouse with a background in non-profit program and product management.

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Sheena Parrish

Network Engagement Manager

She spent her early career in social work and higher education but found her passion when she began working for the U.S. Air Force as a Depart…

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Tracy Thede

Program Coordinator

Tracy joins MFAN with more than 30 years of experience supporting the members of our armed forces and their families through her work within b…

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Anna Clark

Norfolk Outreach Coordinator

Anna Clark is a Navy spouse with three beautiful children and hails from the Oklahoma-Kansas border.  She has been married to her Sailor for 2…

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Paig Horton

JBLM Outreach Coordinator

As the JBLM Outreach Coordinator, Paig puts her experience in military program management, event planning, customer service, and community o…

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Research & Program Evaluation

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Gabrielle L’Esperance, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Program Evaluation

Gabrielle L’Esperance is a qualitative researcher and program evaluator who is passionate about magnifying diverse populations’ voices through…

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Shanna Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Research

Throughout her career, she has held various roles in partner and community relations, marketing, and communications. She specializes in event …

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Kate Clavijo

Associate Director of Program Evaluation

Kate Clavijo has more than 20 years of experience conducting evaluation and applied research, in a variety of areas: education, housing, homel…

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Jackie Trent

Data Analyst

Jackie graduated with her master’s degree in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge. Her master’s dissertation focused on ex…

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Jessica Luckhardt

Data Analyst

Prior to her 15 years in the secondary and higher education classrooms, Jessica worked with AmeriCorps non-profits: City Year Detroit, Teach f…

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Kimberley Nicholson

Contract Coder

Kimberley Nicholson is a graduate of Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Education.  A social scientist with more than 20 years’ experience, Ki…

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External Relations

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Kristen Beattie

Director of External Relations

Kristen joins the MFAN team as the Director of External Relations with over 15 years of experience in development and communications for the h…

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Derek Doyle

Associate Director of Government & Public Affairs

Derek convenes MFAN’s coalitions, oversees the organization’s communications quality control process, and is responsible for advocating with e…

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Alexandra Meyers

Associate Director of Communications

As Associate Director of Communications, Alex is responsible for MFAN’s creative portfolio, including storytelling, content creation, digital …

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Paul Bland

Development Manager

Joining the team in 2022, Paul is Team MFAN’s development manager. With over 8 years of experience in fundraising for the higher education ind…

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Lina Irizarry-De La Cruz

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

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Valentia McVey

Graphic Designer

Valentia McVey is the founder of FatCat studios and designer extraordinaire with a vast skillset in publication, graphic, and web design.

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Meet Team MFur

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Lucy Razsadin

Meet Lucy. Shannon was on the search for a small dog she could carry up the stairs to her third-floor office. Now, Shannon carries her lab-gre…

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Maxwell Razsadin

Maxwell Razsadin is a great dane, german shepherd, hound mix and a high-energy ball of love.

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Mowgli Meyers

This 100lb gentle giant loves to spend time sunbathing, playing outside with his favorite basketball, and cuddling with his best friend, puppy.

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Duncan Doyle

Meet Duncan. A true designer mutt, Duncan is a Schnoodle – half schnauzer, half poodle. He likes ice cream more than any canine should and he …

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Nick and Sofie Bland

This dynamic duo keeps the Bland family on their toes! Nick, our beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, just celebrated his 13th birthday! …

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Baker Kahn

Baker Kahn brings a passion for herding kids and chasing squirrels to Team MFUR.

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June & Patton L’Esperance

Meet June and Patton, the best companions that Gabby could ask for.

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Journey Clark

Meet Journey. Journey came to Amanda and her husband as an epic first-time foster fail from a rescue shelter in Long Island.

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Lu Angel

Meet Lu Angel. Maura’s rescue husky was a COVID rescue, who just turned celebrated his 2nd birthday!

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Tydeus Thompson

Meet Tydeus Thompson. Tydeus is Paig’s perfect couch potato who loves short walks, laying in the sun and an occasional bite of pizza.

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Rocky Trent

Surocco (‘Rocky’) is a half-Freisian mare that has been with Jackie for all of her life. Rocky and Jackie used to compete in show jumping and …

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Lola and Ameila Thede

Meet Lola & Ameila, two adorable Old English Sheepdogs! Always the center of attention, these two are forever present in their mom’s offic…

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Tuco Hernandez

This is Tuco, Ericha’s small but mighty 1 year old mini schnauzer. He’s got 4 human siblings that keep him on his toes and in shape. Functions…

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