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2022-2023 Board of Directors

25 Voting Board Members (15 Elected + National President + National Treasurer + 8 Region Presidents)


1. Board Chair Dr. Vivianne Cisneros Wersel MA

2. Board Secretary Georgia Hudak SW

3. Chapter/Region Liaison East Coast Cathy Ponds SE

4. Chapter/Region Liaison West Coast Sandra Luhnow SW

5. Development/Fund Raising Pamela Connors NE

6. Ethics Taunya Offdenkamp SW

7. Membership Outreach Maria Sutherland NW

8. Compliance Peggy Griffin NE

9. Membership – Education Barbara King MW

10. Government Relations Gabby Kubinyi MA (Co-Chair)

11. Membership – Retention Emily Toliver SE

12. Public Relations/Communications Susan Percy MA

13. Service Officer Carla Dean SC

14. Supplies Judy Woodall SE

15. Community Service Kathy Hern NC

16. Treasurer Betty Crawford SW

17. President Claire Manning-Dick SW


1. Constitution & Bylaws Sandra Robertson

2. Newsletter Editor Nancy Peppers

3. Nominations Harriet Boyden

4. Social Media Kathy Prout

5. Special Recognition/Shining Star Pat Jacobs

6. VAVS Rep/VAVS Convention Vacant

7. Government Relations Misty Brammer (Co-Chair)

8. Credentials Traci Voelke

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Phone: 1-888-751-6350

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