Collectively, our 13 members of the Board of Directors have over 400 years of Army experience and expertise.

The Army Women’s Foundation Board is comprised of volunteers whose service to the United States Army and the nation continues through their work with the Foundation, their post-military careers, and other community organizations. Many of them are trailblazers, having held responsibilities in Army jobs that were not traditional for their gender or for their military occupation. They include a graduate of the first gender-integrated class of the US Military Academy; the first active-duty woman aviation Brigadier General; the first woman to command a Pershing Missile Battery; one of the first non-physician brigade-level commanders in the Army Medical Command; the 5th Command Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army Reserve, the first female command sergeant major of a sub-unified combatant command; and the former senior enlisted advisor to the Surgeon General of the Army.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Anne F. Macdonald

Brigadier General, USA (Ret.)

President

Cindy Pritchett

Command Sergeant Major, USA (Ret.)

1st Vice President

Mary Coleman Spring

Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.)

2nd Vice President

Ruth VanDyke

USA, Retired

Secretary

Donna Brock

Command Sergeant Major, USA (Ret.)

Treasurer

Walt Gunning

Colonel, USA (Ret.)

Board Member
Chair, Programs Committee

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Hope Rampy

BG, USA

Board Member
Chair, Outreach Committee

Jayne Carson

Colonel, USA (Ret.)

Board Member

Alice L O'K, Demarais

Colonel, AN, USA (Ret)

Board Member
Chair, Scholarship Committee

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Phyllis Wilson

CW5, USA (Ret.)

Board Member

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Pamela Williams

CSM, USA (Ret.)

Board Member

Kristal Florquist

Command Sergeant Major, USA

Board Member
Chair, Internal Review

Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

Master Sergeant, USA (Ret.)

Board Member

Executive Committee

  • President
    • BG (Ret) Anne Macdonald
  • 1st Vice President
    • CSM (Ret) Cindy Pritchett
  • 2nd Vice President
    • LTC (Ret) Mary Coleman Spring
  • Secretary
    • Ruth VanDyke
  • Treasurer
    • CSM (Ret) Donna Brock
  • Board Member
    • COL Walt Gunning

Board of Directors

  • BG (Ret) Anne Macdonald
  • CSM (Ret) Cindy Pritchett
  • LTC (Ret) Mary Coleman Spring
  • Ruth VanDyke
  • CSM (Ret) Donna Brock
  • COL (Ret) Walt Gunning
  • BG Hope Rampy
  • COL (Ret) Jayne Carson
  • COL (Ret) Alice L. O’K. Demarais
  • CW5 (Ret) Phyllis Wilson
  • CSM Kristal Florquist
  • CSM (Ret) Pamela Williams
  • MSG (Ret) Elizabeth Anne Helm-Frazier

Advisory Board

  • The Honorable Caryn A. Wagner
  • MG (Ret) Donna Barbisch
  • MG (Ret) Jan Edmunds
  • BG (Ret) Evelyn P. Foote
  • COL (Ret) Janet Southby
  • LTC (Ret) Michelle Greene
  • LTC (Ret) Jenelle B. Roberts
  • LTC (Ret) Isabelle Slifer
  • Ms. Dawn Halfaker

Former Foundation Presidents

COL Emily C. Gorman  (Oct 1969-Apr 1971)

COL Maxine B. Michl (Apr 1971-Jul 1973)

COL Bettie J. Morden (Jul 1973-Jun 2001)

CSM Mary A. Lee (Jun 2001-Nov 2001)

COL Vickie S. Longenecker (Nov 2001-Oct 2004)

LTC Patricia A. Sigle (Oct 2004-Oct 2007)

CSM Sue Pierce (Oct 2007-Oct 2008)

MG Dee McWilliams (Oct 2008 – Apr 2016)

Director Emeriti

  • Sergeant Major (Ret) Cathy Aleshire
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) F. Catherine Bander
  • Colonel (Ret) Doris L. Caldwell
  • BG (Ret) Evelyn P. Foote
  • Colonel (Ret) Shirley R. Heinze (deceased)
  • Major (Ret) Betty Hinkson
  • Ms. Gail Howell
  • Colonel (Ret) Patricia Jernigan
  • Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Helen I. Johnston
  • Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Mary A. Lee
  • Colonel (Ret) Vickie Longenecker
  • Major (Ret) Joyce Pennington
  • CSM (Ret) Sue Pierce
  • Master Sergeant (Ret) Joan Plourde
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Sharie Russell
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Doreen Steklasa

Former Board Members Since 2008

  • COL Miriam Cruz
  • LTC (Ret) Eunice Roberta Dobbs (deceased)
  • SGM (Ret) Andrea Farmer
  • COL (Ret) Arlene F. Greenfield (deceased)
  • Ms. Gail Howell
  • SGM (Ret) Diana Huron
  • COL (Ret) Patricia Jernigan
  • Belinda LaValle
  • MG (Ret) Dee A. McWilliams
  • LTC (Ret) Vicki A. Merryman
  • CSM (Ret) Sue Pierce
  • BG (Ret) Belinda Pinckney
  • MSG (Ret) Joan Plourde
  • Mr. Ronald A Redmon Jr.
  • SGM Stephanie Rhodes
  • LTC (Ret) Jenelle B. Roberts
  • LTC (Ret) Isabelle Slifer
  • Jennifer Siciliano
  • Ms. Helen “Gig” Smith
  • Dr. Patricia Taylor
  • 1SG (Ret) Elizabeth “Franki” Whitbeck
  • Nanette White
  • The Honorable Caryn Wagner

Advisors

  • CSM Daniel Elder, US Army Retired
    Top Sarge Business Solutions, milMedia Group
  • Ms. Carman Faison
    Mitchell, Wiggins & Company LLP
  • Mr. Shawn McLaughlin
    McLaughlin Ryder Investments