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 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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