Speakers

Sharon Ackah

Branch Chief EFM Legal Assist and Policy

Sharon Ackah is Chief of the Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Legal Assistance and Policy Branch, Civil Law and Litigation Directorate...

Erin Chae

HQ AFSVC SLP

Ms. Erin Chae is the School Liaison Program Specialist at Air Force Services Center, Air Force Installation Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio...

Dr. Carl Dethloff

Superintendent, San Angelo ISD

Dr. Dethloff served in San Angelo ISD for six years as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Professional Development...

John "Don" Kaminar

Arkansas MIC3 Commissioner

John I. Kaminar began his military service in 1983 as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the United States Army...

Mr. Marcus S. Lingenfelter

Chief Policy Officer, Cognia

Marcus joined Cognia in 2021 as Chief Policy Officer and is responsible for the Policy & Advocacy Division of the global non-profit with a 125-year tradition of service to education...

Lori Phipps

Director, HQ AFSVC SLP

Mrs. Lori A. Phipps is Director of the Department of the Air Force School Liaison Program at the Air Force Services Center (AFSVC), Air Force...

Jill Schott

College Board

Jill Schott is Senior Director for State and District Partnership with the College Board’s Southwest Regional Office...

Dr. Jerrod H. Wheeler

Superintendent, Knob Knoster ISD, Association of Defense Communities Education Representative

Dr. Jerrod H. Wheeler is Superintendent of Knob Noster Public Schools, the resident public school district of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri...

W. David Collins

Chief of Marketing, HQ AFSVC VSM

Mr. Wallace “David” Collins II is the Chief of Marketing, HQ Air Force Services Center, Joint Base San Antonio, TX...

Candace M. E. Bird, Ph.D

Associate Director, Resources & Oversight Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Military Community & Family Policy

In 2016, Dr. Candace M. Edmonds-Bird assumed the duties of Associate Director, Resources & Oversight for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for...

Lindsey Dablow

Training and Operations Associate, MIC3

Lindsey comes to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) with a background in policy and non-profit management...

Trish Hammond

Operations Coordinator, Government and Corporate Division, NMSI

Trish Hammond serves as the Operations Coordinator for the Military Families Mission at the National Math and Science Initiative...

Tom Krieglstein

Founder and Lead Facilitator, SwiftKick

After starting his first business in college that grew to $1.5 million in annual sales, Tom went on to be the Founder and Lead Facilitator of Swift Kick...

Natalie Mack

Outreach Coordinator, HSLDA

Natalie Mack is an author, speaker, and veteran home educator with over twenty-one years of service to military homeschooling families and military...

Col Nicholas R. Pederson

Vice Commander, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB

Col Nicholas R. Pederson is the Vice Commander, 49th Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico...

Karen Storc

Child and Youth Specialist, HAF A1SOC

Karen Storc serves as a Child & Youth Specialist assigned to HAF/A1SOC...

Marian Wilcox

Thrive Team

Marian Wilcox is a small-town girl from Louisiana who married a young airman 20 years ago...

Dr. Stephanie Borrowman

School Liaison Transition Specialist, Army Installation Management Command

Dr. Borrowman is currently an Army School Liaison/Transition Specialist with IMCOM G9...

Jennifer Dailey-Perkins

Grant Program Manager, Partnership and Resources Division, DoDEA

As the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant Program Manager, Jennifer Dailey-Perkins (JDP) is responsible for establishing and...

Caitlin Hamon

Deputy Director, National Military Family Association

Caitlin joined the National Military Family Association as Deputy Director in 2022...

H. L. Larry

Director of Air Force Services

Horace L. Larry, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington...

CMSgt Michael R. Morgan

Command Chief, 37th TRW, JBSA

Chief Master Sgt. Michael R. Morgan is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 37thTraining Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...

Mrs. Jessica Saum

Arkansas Teacher of the Year, AF Military Spouse

Jessica Saum is a special education teacher, military spouse, mother to two military connected children and has been recognized as one of the best in the...

Ed Veiga

Senior Director, Government and Corporate Division, NMSI

Ed Veiga serves as the Senor Director, Government and Corporate Relations. He also serves as the Project Director, Military Families Mission, for the National...

Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth

Associate Professor of Strategic Communications/ Director of Research and Electives at Air War College, Air University

Dr. Liz Woodworth earned her PhD in English with highest honors at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX where she studied classical through...