For Immediate Release

Contact: Bailey Bernius

Association Board of Governors Welcomes New Members and Approves 2012 Goals

January 11, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 11, 2012 – The National Military Family Association is pleased to announce the election results for officers and new members of its Board of Governors. In addition, the Board has approved the Association’s 2012 Issues and Actions.

The following Board members were elected to serve a two-year term beginning in January 2012:

Penny Coppola (USPHS, Spouse)
Jeanine Hayden (USAF Ret, Spouse)
Marcy Hunter (USN, Spouse)
Sue Mandry (USMC Ret, Spouse/CIV)
Ken Nidiffer (USAF Ret)
Brian Powers (USAF Ret)
David Smith (USAF Ret)

Board members graciously give their time and talents as spokespersons for the Association and connect the Association with key individuals and organizations that can help further our mission. They constantly demonstrate their commitment to maintaining the Association’s position as the leading nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of military families. The National Military Family Association appreciates the dedication and commitment of its entire Board of Governors, led by Chairman Mary Scott, Vice-Chairman Cheryl Glang, Treasurer David Fee, and Corporate Secretary Paul Arcari.

With the guidance of the Board of Governors, our Association has identified critical priorities that address the challenges facing our Nation and military families in 2012. After more than 10 years of war and as some troops return home, many families might find realigning the work/life balance difficult. Budget cuts are also a concern as military families worry they will affect the service member and erode their foundation of support.

This year, Association staff will focus on several aspects of readiness, recovery, renewal, and transition for military families. For a detailed outline of our goals for the year, click here.

For a complete list of the National Military Family Association Board of Governors and Board of Advisors, please click here


About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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