A Twitter chat is like a meeting on Twitter; it has a specific discussion topic and a scheduled start time. Using the hashtag #MilCents at the end of each tweet, MFAN will ask questions to a group of financial experts.
One of MFAN’s greatest assets is our advisory board: a group of military and veteran spouses who are also leaders in their communities. All of our advisors bring different backgrounds to the table, giving MFAN a fuller understanding of what military families need and value. Through the diverse networks of each advisory board member, MFAN is able to implement a peer influencer model, which allows for real, authentic connection and information sharing across the military and veteran community.
Advisors meet on a monthly basis through video conferences and three times a year for in-person meetings. We talk about what we are seeing, hearing, and experiencing in our military communities, and when a challenge is raised, we work together to find the best solution. During these meetings, advisors also regularly review programs and resources presented by other organizations, providing candid feedback informed by their experiences as members of a military family. This work really is a group effort — and that approach underscores everything we do.
Advisors apply for and are selected to serve two-year terms. The current advisors were selected in July 2019 and will serve through June 2021.
Amanosi is an active duty Army spouse, mom, writer, and the founder of Amanosi LLC a Business Consulting company inspired by the military lifestyle and focused on helping women build location independent B2B service-based business.Learn More
Brian is the Senior Manager of Operations & Programs on the Military Spouse Team at Hiring our Heroes, a program of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He recently wrapped up a three-year commitment serving at Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center.Learn More
Kellie is a military spouse who serves as the COO of gomillie.com. Kellie worked as the executive assistant to the managing director and CEO of a private equity/management services company in the energy and technology fields.Learn More
Hannah is a marketing professional, college instructor, and military spouse. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.Learn More
Lisa is the Founder and CEO of Healing Household 6, the only nonprofit organization that provides education, assistance, and support to wounded warrior families experiencing family violence.Learn More
Brianna is a Coast Guard spouse and dedicated volunteer with a strong background in communications and business. A military spouse of nine years, She devotes much of her time to ensuring military and government families feel supported in their communities.Learn More
Emily is an award-winning journalist and the partner of an active-duty Air Force service member. She and her partner are both very involved in their local and national LGBTQ civilian and LGBTQ military communities.Learn More
Joanna is the writer and creator behind popular military spouse website jomygosh.com and co-author of Modern Military Spouse. Her writing has been featured in numerous national and regional print and digital publications.Learn More
Libby serves as an Attorney Advisor with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a co-founder of MissionLICENSE. She was recently recognized as the 2019 Military.com Spouse Changemaker of the Year.Learn More
Kris graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and certification in both Special Education-Learning Disabilities and Regular Elementary Education from Mount St. Mary College in 1987. She taught school at Fort Bragg Schools until 1990.Learn More
Lacey, The Military Money Expert is the founder of LaceyLangford.com a personal finance blog and a boutique financial coaching practice specializing in the unique world of the U.S. military. Lacey is the founder and host of The Military Money Show.Learn More
Annette is a leading expert in workforce development, emphasizing in curriculum design. Currently, she is a public servant in the Federal government, performing as the Program Director for a leadership developmental program.Learn More
Hana is a Marine Corps veteran and Marine Corps spouse. She served 10 years active duty in the Marine Corps as an aviation ordnance technician. She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was part of the Unit Deployment Program to Iwakuni, Japan.Learn More
E.J. is a Marine spouse, and licensed counselor specializing in work with survivors of sexual violence, trauma and other hostile exposure, as well as the LGBTQ+ community. She has experience working with clients in a variety of settings.Learn More