Board of Directors

Ted Browning is currently an Executive Lecturer in the School of Accounting at James Madison University. He has been a CPA for over 40 years and was a partner at Ernst & Young and at Johnson Lambert. During his career, he served a variety of clients especially those in insurance, banking, defense contracting and not-for-profit organizations. Ted’s most recognizable clients were GEICO and Lockheed Martin. In addition to being an audit partner at EY, Ted was the director of Human Resources for the Mid-Atlantic area of EY for 5 years.

Ted earned degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park and University of Maryland University College.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Officer helicopter pilot in Vietnam and as an instructor pilot upon his return from overseas. Ted has actively supported The Women’s Memorial since 1995 and is the Treasurer.


Brigadier General (Retired) Julia Cleckley is President and CEO of Cleckley Enterprises, a speaking and consultant business in Fredericksburg, VA. In addition to serving on the Board of WIMSA, General Cleckley also serves on the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans for the Secretary of Veterans Administration. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCMW) and the historic 7th Regiment, 42nd Infantry of New York. General Cleckley is also a former member of the Defense Advisory Council on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) Committee.

General Cleckley served 28 years in the military which included the Women’s Army Corp, traditional Army National Guard soldier and 22 years active duty (AGR) Army National Guard in the Adjutant General Corp. She is also an author.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Education from Hunter College, New York a Master’s in Human Resources from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and she also is a graduate of the Army War College, Pennsylvania.


Rear Admiral Robert Duncan , USCG, heads the Board’s extensive real estate and cost management review and is the primary Board contact with legal counsel.Admiral Duncan also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of Mission: Readiness: Military Leaders for Kids, and on the Board of Directors of the Judge Advocates Association and, previously, on the Board of the Navy Safe Harbor (Wounded Warriors) Foundation.

Admiral Duncan has served on Coast Guard cutters and Navy combatants from the Bering Sea to the Persian Gulf. As a Flag Officer, he served as the Chief Counsel and Judge Advocate General of the Coast Guard, and led the highly acclaimed Coast Guard’s rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Following retirement from active service, Admiral Duncan focused on improving telecommunicationsavailable to 1st responders and for disaster management, leading several major telecommunicationsventures, while also remaining active speaking, consulting and writing on leadership, disastermanagement and other areas of interest.The American Security Council Foundation recently honored Admiral Duncan with their 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for National Response and Homeland Security.


Major General (Retired) Jan Edmunds heads the Board’s Development Committee. She is also President and CEO of her own consulting firm Upper Right Business Strategies, LLC. Before forming her own company in 2014, she worked for 7 years as Senior Vice President for Logistics and Services with Cypress International, consulting in the Defense and Aerospace market.

Prior to her tenure with Cypress she served 32 years as a logistician in the United States Army culminating her career as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters Department of the Army.

HHer other activities include the Board Directors for BRTRC, a Defense professional services company, Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Old Dominion University’s Research Foundation, Member of the Board of Advisors for Christopher Newport’s Center for American Studies and member of a Defense Science Board Task Force assessing options such as small modular reactors and other alternative energy sources for energy delivery at forward and remote operating bases.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Edinboro State University and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.


JulieEnglund is a senior executive and board member with broad experience in higher education, public policy research organizations, and not-for-profits. She currently heads Englund & Associates, a firm which advises senior leadership and boards of not-for-profits and higher education on governance, strategic and financial management, talent management and leadership, and real estate issues.

Formerly she was Executive Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Achieving the Dream, a non-profit dedicated to reforming practices in community colleges. She served as Chief Financial Officer of the National Academy of Sciences, Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration at The Catholic University, Dean for Administration at Harvard Law School, and Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration at The Brookings Institution, Senior Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Membership the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and Associate Vice President at Hood College. Her career also includes federal service.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cedar Crest College, a member and Treasurer of the Board of the Humane Society University, and a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Wilson College where she served as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of the Investment Subcommittee, member of Executive Committee.

Julie earned a Masters of City Planning degree and a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University. Her BA degree, magna cum laude, is from Briarcliff College. She is the daughter of WWII military pilot Irene Englund, Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP.


Brig/Gen Barbara A Goodwin, USAF, (Ret) has served as Secretary for The Women in Military Services for America Foundation since 2004.

Her thirty year career as an Air Force officer and nurse provided numerous opportunities for experiences at all levels of organization and leadership positions, culminating with her selection as Chief, USAF Nurse Corps.In 1992, following retirement she joined the American Red Cross and was a member of the Blood Services department as a Collection Specialist until retiring in 2013. In addition, she earned credentials in the Travel and Tourism industry and continues to serve as a Travel counselor with a local agency in Maryland.

Over the years she has continued to be an active participant in community organizations with emphasis on Women and Veterans associations including Business and Professional Women’s Foundation; Military Officer Association of America (MOAA); a former director on the Board of the Air Force Retired Officers Corporation which oversees a Continuing Care Retirement Community (Falcons Landing), and local parish ministries.

Brig/Gen Goodwin earned a MSN from University of Colorado, BSN from University of Pennsylvania and a Diploma in Nursing from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing. She is a graduate of the Air War College.


Rear Admiral (retired) Kathleen L. Martin is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Vinson Hall LLC, a life plan community. In this position, she leads campus master planning; implements policies and fiscal guidance; directs over 250 employees providing services to seniors in all levels of living; and continues to develop and maintain external relationships with key government, civic, health care, educational, and business organizations. She also serves as the Executive Director for Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation which governs Vinson Hall LLC.

Retiring from the Navy as a Rear Admiral with 32 years of active duty, she held numerous positions including: Vice Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Commander, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Navy Medical Inspector General; Director, Navy Nurse Corps; and other command positions.

Currently, she devotes time serving on the Defense Health Board, LeadingAge Board of Directors, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Board of Trustees, and as Chairman of the Navy Mutual Aid Association Board of Directors.

Admiral Martin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Family Health from the University of San Diego.


MG Dee Ann McWilliams retired from the Army in 2003, later joining the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she served until 2010 as Director of the Lessons Learned Center.

MG McWilliams holds degrees from Lon Morris College, Stephen F. Austin University where she was named a distinguished alumnus, Texas Woman’s University, and the National War College.

IIn 2007, MG McWilliams joined the board of directors for the Women In Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, assuming the position of Vice Chair in 2014. She formerly served as President of the Army Women’s Foundation, a Director on the Army Historical Foundation Board, and on the Lon Morris College Board of Trustees.

She was the 2013 recipient of the American Veterans Center Lillian K. Keil Award for outstanding contribution to women’s service in the United States military and was named a Trailblazer by Women Veterans Interactive.


Brigadier General Marcela Monahan retired from the USMC after 31 years of service.

She joined AM General in August of 2014 as Regional Director for Latin America and travels extensively throughout the region to meet with senior international military leadership to assist in building capacity with the design and establishment of sustained tactical mobility and land systems programs.

Initially an active duty officer, Marcela transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve in October of 1990 and was subsequently mobilized for active duty five times in support of Operations Desert Shield / Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and General Officer requirements. From 2007 to 2010 she also held the position of Deputy Program Manager for Tactical Communications & Network Solutions at DRS Technologies, Inc. She is a Logistics Officer by trade.

Marcela has a BS in Business Administration/International Finance from San Francisco State University. Her military education includes the Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Command and Staff College, and Naval War College: Joint Military Operations, National Security Decision Making, and National Strategy & Policy.


Brigadier General (ret) Eden Murrie is the Board Chair for the WIMSA Foundation. Her “day job” is Director, Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships at the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, non-partisan organization.

Eden is also a board member for Rock The Street Wall Street, Mission Getting to Next Foundation, Centerstone Military Services, Davidson County Veterans Court Foundation and Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes.

Prior to her current position, Eden led her own consulting company and assisted clients with legislative advocacy and organizational transformation. Prior to that, she culminated a 29-year Air Force career gaining senior executive experience working for the National Security Council, serving on the staff of a Member of Congress and leading multinational organizations.

Eden is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has advanced degrees in Political Science, National Security Strategy, an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy.


Cynthia Pritchett is the strategic planner for the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and serves as their Liaison to U.S. Central Command in Tampa. Cindy is responsible for planning, coordinating and synchronizing the Center’s annual program plan consisting of over 50 events in support of Department of Defense objectives. She retired from the Army in February 2010 after over 36 years of active service as a Command Sergeant Major.

Ms. Pritchett serves in the following professional organizations: first Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Army Women’s Foundation; Park’s Military and Public Service Advisory Council; the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Advisory Council and the St. Stephen Catholic School Advisory Board. She served for two years as a board member for Tampa Crossroads which oversees programs that provides assistance to veterans.

Cindy has a Master of Science in International Relations from the Troy University.


Ella Schiralli is manager of federal government markets at 3M Company, Public Security Business in Washington, DC. Ella is responsible for building and executing the business development strategy to bring advanced technology to the Homeland Security and Homeland Defense market.

Ms. Schiralli holds leadership positions in the following professional organizations which support cross functional collaboration within the Homeland Security & Defense community: National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Washington Chapter Board of Directors; the Document Security Alliance (DSA); Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) and Women in Defense (WID), past President. Ella is a member of the Board of Trusties for Kidsave International, a not-for-profit organization helping older children in foster care and orphanages find permanent families.

Prior to joining 3M Company, Ms. Schiralli was a Government Contract Advisor at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLC in Washington, DC; and Director of Marketing and Government Relations at the Electronic Industries Association (EIA). Ella has an MBA and BBA from the George Washington University.


The Honorable Caryn Wagner has over 35 years of experience in the intelligence, national and homeland security fields. She served at the intersection of national and homeland security as the Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for meeting the intelligence and information needs of the Department and also of State, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement officials.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Wagner was responsible for intelligence analysis for the Department of Defense, as the Deputy Director for Analysis and Production at the Defense Intelligence Agency. She also served as the first Chief Financial Officer for the National Intelligence Program after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was created in 1994, after serving as the head of its smaller predecessor organization, the Intelligence Community Management Staff.

Ms. Wagner served five years on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as a Sub-Committee Staff Director and as Committee Budget Director. She began her intelligence career as a Signals Intelligence officer in the United States Army, serving in Texas, Arizona and Germany.