Executive Committee

 

Rohini HughesRohini Hughes

Mrs. Rohini Hughes is a successful management/leadership professional with an extensive cross-functional background and a reputation for meeting and exceeding the most challenging/rigorous organizational goals and objectives.  Specific experience includes volunteer work within the community/social service space and a project management, marketing, and banking background.  She has actively and passionately served her family, military and the community for the past 18 years.  Her recent work includes serving the U.S. Air Force as the Key Spouse Program Manager, leading, training the volunteers by managing their priceless contributions. She had the privilege and honor to work closely with high level base leadership to efficiently serve U.S. military members and their families as a liaison. Mrs. Hughes extensive experience with client focused marketing where high level clients’ needs identified and delivered superior and beneficial results unique to each clients’ individual needs.  Her passion extended beyond the military as she has served the Carl Sandburg Dance Team, Carl Sandburg Middle School, as an Event Manager/Liaison for last five years.

“As Administrative Assistant/Secretary for the largest squadron at Ellsworth AFB, SD and largest number of members deployed at any one time, I found Rohini a passionate advocate for spouses, especially those of deployed members. She would sacrifice her time, energy and resources, if necessary, placing others before herself to meet needs. She has confidence when addressing or instructing groups of people at all levels. She is intelligent, motivated, resourceful, caring and treats others with respect regardless of their circumstance. Any business or team can only benefit having her with them." Jan Goen, Project Manager

Mrs. Hughes believes that each challenge is a tremendous blessing in growth, discernment and wisdom.  Her work was recognized and awarded as the Civilian Volunteer of the Quarter by 28th Bomb Wing for Excellence in kick-starting the "Key Spouse" program by U. S. Air Force, Ellsworth AFB.  She was also recognized and awarded for outstanding leadership and pioneering skills by the Air Force Material Command, Logistic Center Command and The Family Support Center by U. S. Air Force, Hill AFB.  She is married to a member of the United States Air Force currently serving as an Assistant to Staff Judge Advocate, with a beautifully talented daughter and a son in Vienna, Virginia.


Penny BaileyRetired USAF Colonel Penny Bailey


Penny Bailey is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Air Force of 24 years. While in the Air Force, her work experience was mainly in logistics and protocol where she worked for seven 4-star generals to include three Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Her last assignment was as Vice Wing Commander for a Combat Sustainment Wing. She was responsible for over 4,000 personnel and managed a $4 billion budget. During her Air Force career, she won the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (Awarded 2 times), Meritorious Service Medal (Awarded 4 times), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal (Awarded 3 times), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Legion of Merit (Awarded 2 times), Air Force Achievement Medal (Awarded 3 times), Easter Bunny for White House Egg Roll, 2002, Cannon Air Force Base Volunteer of the Year, 2009, Cannon Air Force Base Family of the Year, 2009.

Since retiring from the Air Force, she has volunteered and assisted with various non-profit organizations. She has been married to JD Bailey, M.D. for 34 years and they have three adult children.


Eileen GarnerEileen Garner, M.A., R.D


Ms. Garner is a deeply perceptive and inspiring counselor working in the areas of divorce coaching and personal nutrition. Highly effective at aiding clients through step by step changes to achieving a new vision and powerful outcome for themselves. Moreover she is extraordinarily skilled at helping people overcome problems and hurdles impeding their progress. Ms. Garner’s work includes individual counseling, conducting workshops and speaking to small and mid-sized groups.

 Deeply troubled by the destructive nature and excessive cost of the divorce process she has recently co-founded Crossroads Divorce Coaching, specializing in a better way to divorce. Eileen Garner M.A., R.D. has been involved in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics for more than 18 years as a registered dietitian, a member of the American Dietetic Association.

Ms. Garner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters Degree in Nutrition Education from Immaculata College. Additionally, she has a certificate of training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association and a certificate of training in Divorce Coaching. Together Ms. Garner and her husband share 8 children and 6 grandchildren.


Freya Cooper-Richardson

Freya Cooper-Richardson, MS-HRM, MS-CMH

Freya Cooper is a Counselor and HR/EAP Professional with 10+ years of diversified experience. Her passion lies in both business and counseling. Freya has experience with bringing synchronization to stressed lives and circumstances; and teaching people the skills and techniques needed to find resources, work out solutions, and lead fuller lives, richer lives.  She has the ability to maintain an organization’s expectation and perspective as well as understand the importance of an employee’s well-being and that it affects not just the employee, but the workplace as well.

As a mental health counselor, Freya has been drawn to particularly helping individuals struggling with substance abuse, those working in law enforcement, and working military wives  dealing with the unique stressors that come with that lifestyle. Believing it important that those in law enforcement know that their therapist understands the context in which they work, Freya participates in ride-a longs in Fulton County, GA.  Additionally, Freya successfully completed the 40-hour Georgia Crisis Intervention Team Training Program and is a certified Georgia CIT Officer.

As a former military dependent and former military spouse, Freya understands the stressful aspects of pre-deployments, deployments, separations, and organizations. Freya’s former husband has been a member of the armed forces for over 20 years and has mobilized several times during their twelve marriage.Freya recently started an organization called Former Military Spouses Support Services and Resources. The organization was created to provide support and resources during and after their divorce and just to help acclimate former military wives back into the civilian life.


Jimmie D. Bailey III, Juris Doctorate Candidate, Class 2019

Jimmie Bailey is a law student who will be entering his third year in law school at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL. As a student there, Jimmie Bailey serves as the President of the Moot Court Board, the Secretary for the Student Bar Association, and is the Vice President for the Veteran Law Student Association. Mr. Bailey is a very organized and driven individual who believes that vision, teamed with hard work and dedication, provides the recipe needed for success. [what you know/believe about the work you do].

Mr. Bailey has worked on multiple political campaigns for both republicans and democrats, was a volunteer for the Crisis Center in Birmingham, AL, and assisted in grant writing and public relations for a non-profit organization in Tucson, AZ called GAP Ministries, which provided homes for foster children. Mr. Bailey is very skilled in outreach, fundraising, marketing, and promotional endeavors, and as a law student, brings a degree of knowledge about the law.

Mr. Bailey currently holds a B.A. in English Literature, with a minor in political science, from Birmingham-Southern College and is a Juris Doctorate Candidate for the class of 2019 at Ave Maria School of Law.


Kayla Bailey, MS

Kayla Bailey, MS, Director of Education has over 8 years’ experience in the non-profit sector and 5 years in Education. Kayla is the Director of Education for ChildSafe, San Antonio’s only CAC. Kayla has worked extensively with traumatized children throughout her career. Prior to working at ChildSafe Kayla worked with Southside ISD managing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for the district.. In addition Kayla provided mental health and substance abuse treatment through Lakeview Center community mental health facility in Pensacola, FL in their Adult Outpatient Counseling programs.


Jan Goen

 

Advisory Committee

 

Katrina Van DoppKatrina Van Dopp, MAS, ACC, CHBC

As a dynamic speaker, trainer, coach and author, Katrina Van Dopp inspires people to be their best both on the outside and, more importantly, on the inside. In addition to her being a certified master communications coach, she also holds certifications as a behavior consultant and image consultant.  Katrina impacts people throughout the country with her programs.

After a successful career in corporate America, Katrina began sharing her passion by helping people achieve and excel.  She shows them their inner strengths and encourages them to believe in themselves.  Her mission is to empower clients by instilling the philosophy that “what you think of yourself on the inside is directly reflected on the outside.”  She builds confidence and inspires forward thinking, so her clients can be successful and savvy.

Katrina found a way to morph all the training of a BA in History (Randolph-Macon Woman’s College) and a BS in Biology (University of Connecticut) plus Master of Administrative Science in Business (a MBA equivalent from The Johns Hopkins University) to help people in a unique way. Katrina has attained the credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) granted by the International Coaching Federation. She has also been credentialed as a Human Behavior Consultant (CHBC) by Personality Insights, having been personally trained by Dr. Robert Rohm. In addition, she is a graduate of the exclusive London Image Institute and has earned the credentials of AICI FLC from the Association of Image Consultants International.

Katrina is also co-author of the book Socially Smart & Savvy, available on Amazon. A New Englander by birth and avid equestrian, Katrina resides in Brookeville, MD with her husband of 32 years, her teenage daughter, and her 3 cats.

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