Military spouse, military family advocate becomes member of 9-person national council
STAFFORD, Va. (May 17, 2022) –For over 15 years, Hope For The Warriors has been dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. Each year under the leadership of trusted board members, the national nonprofit aims to provide support through a variety of programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
Teri Twigg, a vice president at Makwa Global, a Tribal Enterprise supporting government agencies, recently joined the nine-member Hope For The Warriors board council.
Recruited for her current position at Makwa, Twigg has been responsible for creating and defining the organization’s overall vision, mission, and core values. She has also directed the design, development, and implementation of strategic goals and business processes, taking the organization from start-up to a global company with 14 subsidiaries across seven industries.
Twigg began her career at NASA, overseeing multiple contracts valued at $50M per annum. Over her career, Twigg has focused on building and leading the policies and processes to support growing teams and navigating the complex relationships and compliance challenges of organizations and agencies, such as the DOS, DOD, and DHS.
“It is such an honor to be back supporting the Hope For The Warriors board council after all these years and join an organization that fosters resilience in the service member and within the family unit,” said Twig. The commitment of our service members and their families is complex. HOPE understands their risks and the cost of conflict and works to strengthen their ability to reintegrate.”
As a military spouse, her commitment has led her to build and support programs at home to support our service members and family (including PTSD/TBI awareness, spouse employment, family support, etc.) while experiencing firsthand the effects of war. Twigg has a personal commitment to supporting military personnel and their families and addressing veterans’ cognitive and mental health challenges.
“There are many reasons that we’re excited to have Teri join the board council,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “Beyond her personal connections to HOPE’s mission as a military spouse and playing a pivotal role at other veteran service organizations, Teri was there when HOPE was born over 16 years ago as a dedicated volunteer. She truly knows and understands why HOPE was formed by military families and can appreciate where the organization is today.”
Twigg has founded and served on organizations supporting military personnel, their families, and surrounding communities, including the Military Spouse Foundation, the Military Officers Association of America Spouse Council, and Military Affairs and Leadership Advisory Councils. She has also served in numerous leadership roles for Military Spouses’ Organizations.
She lives in Stafford, Virginia with her husband, a retired U.S. Marine, and two Siberian Huskies.
About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 40,000 through a variety of support programs focused on health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 183 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.