NASWVC Executive Board Members
The NASWVC Executive Board Members are individually successful veteran advocates that are nationally recognized for their more than 35 years of dedicted service to others including both military and civil service. They have been putting service to this country, the men and women who served this country, and the families of veterans before themselves, through their career choices, through this organization, and through other volunteeer efforts.
Pamela Luce - President
Pamela Luce, First Sergeant (Retired) entered the Army directly after graduating from High School in 1982. Throughout her twenty-one year career as a military police officer, 1SG Luce’s held many leadership position and she is a Master Jumpmaster with over 100 military parachute jumps.
Upon her retirement from the Army in 2003, Ms. Luce spent 7 years in state government service working as an Executive Advisor for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, the Women Veterans Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and was appointed to the Veterans Program Trust Fund Board of Directors. Luce currently serves her community as a therapist with Shelby Counseling Associates, Shelbyville, Kentucky.
On May 18, 2011 at the 2011 NASWVC Training Conference Business Meeting in Madison Wisconsin, Luce was elected to the position of First Vice President. Beginning August 1, 2011 Luce steps down as Second Vice President of the association and will assume the position of First Vice President for the Executive Board years 2011 to 2013. . Full Bio… [email]
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Pending - Second Vice President
Gina Chandler - Secretary
Secretary Gina Chandler is a U.S. Air Force veteran April 1990 – Oct 1992. While in the Air Force she was assigned to the 22nd Supply Unit in March AFB, CA. Chandler came to work for the Arkansas Department of Veterans' Affairs in September 2008 until present. She is a Veteran Service Officer and works with veterans on a daily basis assisting with claims and appeals. Chandler has a high success rate of insuring that each veteran and their dependents leave with a better understanding of the VA process. She is accredited with the following service organizations: Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, VFW, American Legion, Marine Corp League, Catholic War Vets, Blind Veterans of America and Non Commissioned Officers of America. Full Bio... [email]
Gina Stamper- Treasurer
Gina Stamper served in the US Coast Guard. She was elected Treasurer at the 2011 NASWVC 12th Annual conference, held in Madison, WI. Beginning August 1, 2011 Stamper will assume the position of Treasurer for the Executive Board years 2011 to 2013.·Full Bio... [email]
Precilla Landry Wilkewitz - Senior Advisor
Precilla Wilkewitz, a native of Iowa, Louisiana and a resident of Zachary, Louisiana. Wilkewitz served with the United State Army Republic of Viet Nam (USARV), Inspector General's Office, Investigations and Complaints Administrative Department in Long Binh, Viet Nam, from January 5, 1968 to September 5, 1969. She was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal.
In Feb 2003, Wilkewitz was instrumental in assisting the Department of Louisiana and the Veterans Affairs to host the first Annual Women Veterans Forum, to educate women veterans about VA entitlements.In 1997, Wilkewitz Co-Founded the Vietnam Women Veterans, Inc. (VWV) and served as the National Treasurer. There were 1,234 women who served as non-nurses in Vietnam and to date over 800 women have been found. The current Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jendal appointed Wilkewitz as a member of the State, Military Family Assistance Board.
In 2002 the Louisiana Veterans Affairs Commission appointed her as the first State Women Veteran's Coordinator for the State of Louisiana. Since her appointment, she has attended every National State Women Veteran's Coordinators Conference and has served in various leadership positions. At the 2007 NASWVC Training Conference in Branson MO, Wilkewitz was re-elected to First Vice President and assumed her current position as President in 2010. Beginning August 1, 2011 Wilkewitz steps down as President of the association and will assume the position of Senior Advisor for the Executive Board years 2011 to 2013. Full Bio...
Lynda Waldroop - President Emeritus/Founder
Lynda Waldroop is a U.S. Navy Veteran (1961-1965). She was the first WAVE assigned by BUPERS to the U.S. Naval Air Facility, Andrews AFB, Washington, D.C. in 1961. She served in the Captain's Administration Office; YN2 Legal Yeoman/Certified Court Recorder; Top Secret Clearance Communications; Special Services. She flew often as part of Admiral Shroup's flight crew.
Lynda originated and co-founded the Oklahoma State Women Veterans Appreciation Day in 1984 and continues till today, each first Saturday of November. She was awarded the first Oklahoma Woman Veteran of The Year award by State Veterans Organizations in 1985. Lynda was Oklahoma Coordinator for the Vietnam Women's Memorial; and later became Central-Southern Coordinator for eight states. She served as The National Woman Veterans Representative for The National Association of County Veterans Services Officers/Executive Board from 1995-2003. She was awarded Medal of Valor by 569 Native American tribes at Pearl Harbor in 2007 for her work with Native American Veterans on reservations.
Lynda is the founder and past National President and Senior Advisor of The National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators. Begining August 1, 2011 Waldroop was given the presitgious title of President Emeritus to the Executive Board. Full Bio ... [email]
Karen Etzler - Conference Chair
Karen Etzler served in the U.S. Air Force from 1974 to 1984 as a Pneudraulic Aircraft Repairman, a non-traditional role for women at the time. She cross-trained into a new AFSC as Personal Affairs Specialist working as the NCOIC.· After discharge from the Air Force, worked for the Missouri Veterans Commission as a VSO until retiring in 2010 as the State Women’s Veterans Coordinator. She also works closely with the Women’s Memorial in DC. In October 2009, the VA appointed her to the Women Veterans Advisory Committee in Washington DC.
June 2006, Etzler was appointed as a member of the executive board of the National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators as Conference Chair. Etzler was reappointed by the President 2007, 2009, 2011. Beginning August 1, 2011 Etzler will assume the position of Co-Conference Chair for the Executive Board years 2011 to 2013. Full Bio... [email]
Delilah A. Washburn - In Memorium
Delilah A. Washburn of Wichita Falls, Texas. At the time of her death, she was President of The National Association of State Women Veterans Coordinators, Inc.· She was a spokesperson to Senate Hearings, Congressional Committees and National forums regarding concerns of veterans as well as a frequent representative to the White House. Full Bio