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Meet our 2023-2024 Board

Heather J, President

Heather is originally from Upstate, NY. She met her husband, Bryan, in Virginia Beach. Together they have two wonderful boys. Heather works for an Marketing company specializing in the Mortgage industry. Heather and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, ready, and finding ways to give back. Heather is excited to help plan some events this year! 

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Elizabeth, Vice President 

Elizabeth Houser is the Director of Cyber Defense for DefenseStorm, leading a team of cybersecurity experts protecting financial institutions from cybercriminals. Prior to joining DefenseStorm, Elizabeth was selected for an internship at King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Major Crimes Unit while completing her degree in Information Security and Digital Forensics. Elizabeth was awarded the KCSO Volunteer of the Year for her service and graduated from Edmonds College shortly before her husband passed away from a service-connected condition. Elizabeth joined the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. in 2017, and was elected to a board position in 2018. Currently she serves as president on the CIS Advisory Committee for Edmonds College. In addition to multiple industry certifications, Elizabeth holds a MLIS degree from the University of Washington and an MS inEntomology from the University of Tennessee.

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Ariana, Treasurer 

Ariana grew up in Texas and graduated from UT Austin in 2019 with a degree in Public Health and Bioinformatics. She worked in various administrative positions at UT before marrying her husband, Jack, in 2021 in Pensacola, FL. She now loves exploring the Pacific Northwest, getting to know her new Growler community, and learning from her more experienced Navy wives. Ariana looks forward to starting a family soon and serving on the OSCWI board this upcoming year!

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Mala S, Events Coordinator 

Mala was born in St. Thomas USVI and grew up in Northern Virginia. She earned a degree in economics, is a professional organizer and Education Service Representative for Usborne Books and More. Mala met her husband in 2009 in South Florida and he currently serves in the growler community. They now live in the Pacific Northwest and are the parents of a wonderful son named Asher. Mala enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and entertaining. She looks forward to using her skills and experience in serving on the 2022-2023 board for the OSCWI.

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Emma, Communications 

Emma is originally from Spokane, WA. She married her husband, Evan, in 2017 and together they are raising their daughter Hazel and dog Harmony. In 2015 she graduation from Eastern Washington University with degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance. In her free time, she enjoys playing her violin in the Skagit Symphony and exploring the Pacific Northwest. She looks forward to a wonderful year of events with OSCWI!

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Eileen E, Membership

Eileen grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida (go gators!) with her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences. She went on to receive her Master’s degree at the University of West Florida. That is also where she met her future husband. They married in 2011. They have been stationed twice in Japan (Iwakuni and Okinawa), twice in Pensacola and twice (and currently in Oak Harbor). They are the parents to two amazing, creative daughters named Alice and Jane. Eileen currently volunteers at her daugters’ school, NMCRS Thrift Shop, and anywhere else that needs a helping hand. Eileen enjoys reading, traveling and hanging at the beach. She looks forward to connecting with fellow officer spouses and helping out in the community as she serves on the board this year.

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VACANT, Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian is the custodian and official interpreter of OSCWI Constitution and Bylaws.
Serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Board. 
  • Shall advise the Executive Board and the General Membership on all points of order and proper procedures in accordance with the Constitution of OSCWI as well as the latest revised edition of the Robert’s Rules of Order. 

  • Is ineligible from making a motion.

  • Is the OSCWI liaison with the legal office

  • Will compile nominees for the annual election of officers. 

  • Will oversee all voting at meetings. 

  • Will oversee, per incident and with permission of the President, all General Membership, Executive Board, voting done by telephone, proxy or electronic communication. 

  • Forms a Constitution Review committee to revise the OSCWI Constitution every 2 years. 

  • Monitor and maintain appropriate email account associated with the position.

Contact Heather if interested in joining the Board.

Vacant, Philanthropy 

  • Will coordinate community involvement projects for the members of the OSCWI. They will organize volunteer and/or goods drives and act as liaison between the OSCWI and various community organizations such as food pantries, local schools, and community event organizers.

  • Coordinates with Membership Chair and Communications Chair to ensure all applicable volunteer opportunities are presented to membership.

  • Coordinates with the Membership Chair to attend all base related community events to represent the OSCWI.

  • Builds relationships with the base related welfare agencies, as well as local non-profit organizations, to identify volunteer or charitable goods opportunities for OSCWI membership.

  • Promotes the OSCWI to civic leaders and community organizations.

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Whidbey Island (OSCWI) is a non-federal, private entity operated and controlled by individuals in their private capacities.  OSCWI is not a part of, managed by, operated or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.  

P.O. Box 265
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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