Gretchen moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 2000, shortly after she began her career working in the support services.Â Gretchen volunteered her time with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) which led to a full time career with the ADA.Â Years later Gretchen was asked to manage the Family Program Position providing support and outreach for Alaska Air National Guard and continued working in the Military Member and Family Support Services for over 8 years at the Headquarters Level. Â Gretchen brought change and created a working relationship between the military services and the community allowing a partnership and transition for military and family members.Â She has also assisted in the creation of Memorandum of Understandings, policy letters and guidance and excelled in unit and leadership training for the air and army guard locally and nationally, in addition to providing services to the Air/Army/Marine and Navy Reserve.Â Gretchenâs community outreach created recognition of issues surrounding victims of sexual assault and the National Guard.Â As the Program Manager for the Transition Assistance for the military, Gretchen helped in providing a link and resources for the Alaska Brain Injury Network from 2007-2008.
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