Our 14 volunteer Board of Directors have 435 years of Army experience and expertise.

The Army Women’s Foundation Board comprises volunteers whose service to the United States Army and the nation continues through their work with the Foundation, post-military careers, and other community organizations. Many are trailblazers, having held responsibilities in Army jobs that were not traditional for their gender or military occupation. They include the Army Reserve Ambassador to Maryland; the first woman to command a Pershing Missile Battery; a graduate of the first gender-integrated class of the US Military Academy; the first active-duty woman aviation Brigadier General; the first AG officer to command a battalion combat team in combat; one of the first non-physician brigade-level commanders in the Army Medical Command; the founder of the Female Mentoring and Morale Program (FMMP); the first female command sergeant major of a sub-unified combatant command; and the 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.)


Cindy Pritchett

Command Sergeant Major
USA (Ret.)

1st Vice President

Mary Coleman Spring

Lieutenant Colonel
USA (Ret.)

2nd Vice President

Ruth VanDyke

USA (Ret.)

Social Media Committee

Donna Brock

Command Sergeant Major
USA (Ret.)


Walt Gunning

Colonel USA, (Ret.)

Executive Committee Member
Chair, Programs Committee

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Clydellia Prichard-Allen

Clydellia Prichard-Allen

Colonel USA

Board Member

Clydea Prichard-Brown

Colonel USA

Board Member

2020 Hall of Fame Inductee

Edna Cummings

Colonel USA (Ret.)

Board Member

Alice L. O'K. Demarais

Colonel USA (Ret.)

Board Member
Chairperson, Scholarship Committee

Holbrook, Angie professional

Angie Holbrook

Colonel USA (Ret.)

Board Member
Program Committee

Kristal Florquist

Command Sergeant Major USA (Ret.)

Board Member
Chair, Internal Review

pamela williams

Pamela Williams

Command Sergeant Major
USA (Ret.)

Board Member

Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

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
  • COL Clydellia Prichard-Allen
  • COL Clydea Prichard-Brown
  • COL (Ret) Edna Cummings
  • COL (Ret) Alice L. O’K. Demarais
  • COL (Ret) Angie Holbrook
  • CSM (Ret) Kristal Florquist
  • CSM (Ret) Pamela Williams
  • MSG (Ret) Elizabeth Anne Helm-Frazier

Advisory Board

  • MG (Ret) Donna Barbisch
  • MG (Ret) Jan Edmunds
  • BG (Ret) Evelyn P. Foote
  • COL (Ret) Jayne Carson
  • COL (Ret) Janet Southby
  • LTC (Ret) Michelle Greene
  • LTC (Ret) Jenelle B. Roberts
  • CW5 (Ret) Phyllis Wilson
  • 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
  • Jennifer Siciliano
  • LTC (Ret) Isabelle Slifer
  • Ms. Helen “Gig” Smith
  • Dr. Patricia Taylor
  • 1SG (Ret) Elizabeth “Franki” Whitbeck
  • Nanette White
  • The Honorable Caryn Wagner
  • CW5 (Ret) Phyllis Wilson


  • CSM Daniel Elder, US Army Retired
    Top Sarge Business Solutions, milMedia Group
  • Ms. Carman Faison
    Brown Edwards, L.L.P, (Accounting, Tax, and Advisory Firm)
    1802 Bayberry Court, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23226 and 100 Flank Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Mr. Shawn McLaughlin
    McLaughlin Ryder Investments