Career transition is an area of critical need among our nation’s currently serving military families, and Katherine brings a wealth of experience to bear on this vital issue.
Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) July 29, 2015
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the MOAA Military Family Initiative, a 501(c)(3) subsidiary foundation of MOAA, welcomes Katherine Ponds as the newest member of its board of directors. The initiative funds high-impact programs and services proven to enable the nation’s uniformed servicemembers and veterans of all ranks and their families to maintain a quality of life reflective of their selfless service to America.
The MOAA Military Family Initiative supports the nation’s military families in five critical areas:
- career transition
- disability assistance (VSO)
- military family reintegration
- military spouse programs
- educational outreach
“Career transition is an area of critical need among our nation’s currently serving military families, and Katherine brings a wealth of experience to bear on this vital issue,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of MOAA. “With more than two decades of hands-on expertise and knowledge, Katherine is a senior industry leader with an in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of career placement disciplines.”
Ponds, the former regional vice president, career management practice leader, led Right Management’s Americas-East Region, the organization’s largest revenue producing career management practice, encompassing Eastern Canada and most of the Eastern U.S. Before joining the leadership team at Right Management, she was pivotal in the creation of Access Housing Inc. (DC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of homeless veterans. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University and has received specialized training in a wide range of large organization personnel assessment tools.
The MOAA Military Family Initiative funds the association’s military family programs and services through philanthropic contributions from the American people and organizations that support MOAA’s mission. For more information or to donate to the MOAA Military Family Initiative, please visit http://www.moaa.org/Foundation or call (800) 234-MOAA (6622).
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit:
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