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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
  Voices from the Field: Committee on the Well-being of Military Families (Public Session)
Video Archive and Presentations
  The Committee on The Well-being of Military Families held a public information-gathering session on April 24, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium), 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. The committee is studying the challenges and opportunities facing military families and what is known about effective strategies for supporting and protecting military children and families, as well as lessons to be learned from these experiences.  
  Agenda  |  Speaker Biosketches          
Welcome and Goals by Kenneth W. Kizer, University of California, Davis, and Committee Chair

Panel 1
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth,
Purdue University
Panel 1
Ashley Broadway-Mack, The American
Military Partner Association
Panel 1
Karen Ruedisueli,
National Military Family Association
Panel 1
Chaplain (COL) Jimmy Nichols,
Installation Chaplain, Fort Sill, OK
Panel 1
Ed Tyner, Office of Family
Readiness/Office of Special Needs
Panel1 Discussion:
Underrepresented Families
in the Research Literature
Panel 2
Abigail Gewirtz,
University of Minnesota
Panel 2
Kelly Hokanson,
spouse of National Guard Bureau’s
Vice Chief, LTG Daniel R. Hokanson
Panel 2
Jill Marconi,
Airforce, Airman & Family Readiness,
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Panel 2
Susan Lukas,
Legislation & Mil Police/Air Force
Reserve Officers Association
Panel 2
Anthony A. Wickham,
J1 Programs Chief, National Guard Bureau
Panel 2 Discussion:
Representatives of the National
Guard and Reserves
Panel 3
Tracy Neal-Walden,
Steven A. Cohen
Military Family Clinic Easter Seals
Panel 3
Col. (Ret) Anthony Cox,
Army, former manager HQFA Family
Advocacy Program
Panel 3
Ellyn Dunford,
spouse of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford,
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Panel 3
Donald R. Neff,
Preservation of the Force and Family,
U.S. Special Operations Command
Panel 3
 Elka Franco-Giordano, Chief of Naval
Operations Ombudsman-at-Large,
and spouse of Master Chief
Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano
Panel 3 Discussion:
Representatives from the Military
Service Branches

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