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Project Title: The Well-Being of Military Families

PIN: DBASSE-BCYF-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Le Menestrel, Suzanne

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education

The Well-Being of Military Families
April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Stacey Smit
Phone: 202-334-1993


Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families

National Academy of Sciences Auditorium
2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC
April 24, 2018

11:30 – 11:35 am
Welcome and Goals
Kenneth W. Kizer, University of California, Davis, Committee Chair

11:35 am – 1:15 pm
PANEL 1: Families Underrepresented in the Research Literature
Moderator: Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Purdue University
• Ashley Broadway-Mack, President, The American Military Partner Association
• Karen Ruedisueli, Government Relations Deputy Director, National Military Family Association
• Chaplain (COL) Jimmy Nichols, Installation Chaplain, Fort Sill, OK
• Ed Tyner, Associate Director, Office of Family Readiness/Office of Special Needs

1:15 – 2:55 pm
PANEL 2: Representatives of the National Guard and Reserves
Moderator: Abigail Gewirtz, University of Minnesota
• Kelly Hokanson, spouse of National Guard Bureaus Vice Chief, LTG Daniel R. Hokanson
• Jill Marconi, Air Force, Director, Airman & Family Readiness, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
• Susan Lukas, Director, Legislation & Military Policy/Air Force Reserve Officer Association
• Anthony A. Wickham, J1 Programs Chief, National Guard Bureau

2:55 – 3:15 pm BREAK

3:15 – 4:55 pm
PANEL 3: Representatives from Military Service Branches
Moderator: Tracy Neal-Walden, The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic Easter Seals
• Col. (Ret) Anthony Cox, Army, former manager HQDA Family Advocacy Program
• Ellyn Dunford, spouse of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
• Elka Franco-Giordano, Chief of Naval Operations OMBUDSMAN-at-Large and spouse of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano
• Donald R. Neff, Deputy Director, Preservation of the Force and family, United States Special Operations Command

4:55 – 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Kenneth W. Kizer

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Kenneth Kizer
Stephen Cozza
Ellen DeVoe
Abigail Gewirtz
Mary Keller
Patricia Lester
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Laura Miller
Tracy Neal-Walden
Daniel Perkins
Ashish Vazirani
Ivan Walks

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

8:45a.m. Status of Chapters
9:55 a.m. Discussion of Report
11:30a.m. Public Session

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

8:30 a.m. Debrief on Public Information Gathering Session
9:30 a.m. Chapter Workgroup Breakout Discussions
10:45 a.m. Report out from Breakout Discussions
11:15 a.m. Chapter Workgroup Breakout Discussions
1:30 p.m. Report out from Breakout Discussions
2:00 p.m. Commissioned Papers and Memos
2:45 p.m. Review Study Timeline, Next Steps
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Briefing Book

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 25, 2018