Employee Profile

Join Us in Wishing Nina Lohr-Valdez the Very Best as She Gets Ready to Retire!

On June 4, 2018, Nina Lohr-Valdez is giving herself a generous birthday present—the opportunity to begin a new chapter of her life. After being part of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for decades—first as a volunteer [...]

Chris Garra Joins the Society as a Staff Accountant

During his junior year of high school, Chris Garra enrolled in an accounting class. “It was accounting in its simplest form,” he recalled. “In accounting, everything is black and white. You are discovering where the differences [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Sonya Dillard Enjoys Seeing Her Clients Grow

With four years of service in the Marine Corps, 23 years as a nurse, and 32 years as a military spouse, Sonya Dillard brings abundant credibility to each encounter with her clients. She also communicates her [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Patty Kotora Returns to High School

When Patty Kotora graduated from West Morris Central High School in Chester, New Jersey in 1992, she would never have guessed that she’d be invited back in 2018 to tell students about her work as a [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Celebrating 30 Years of Caring, Carolyn Burton Society Visiting Nurse

Over the past 30 years Carolyn Burton has worked as a visiting nurse for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, her compassion remains constant, but some of the circumstances have changed. “I see clients from all age [...]

Carol Richards-Boyd Celebrates 25 Years with the Society

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees Carol Richards-Boyd knows navigating the world of personal finance isn’t easy. Even after a career in budget counseling, she is still learning and taking continuing education classes to sharpen her skills. [...]

Serving Military Families Gives Meaning to NMCRS Director, Kathy Nelson

Kathy Nelson, Director, NMCRS Norfolk, 10-year service anniversary Shortly after landing at Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, young Navy officer, Kathy Nelson, received her first assignment for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society from her executive officer—run [...]

NMCRS Mayport Counselor, Becky Haire Celebrates 15 Years with the Society

When Becky Haire’s sons were both teenagers, she realized it was time for her to make a change. “I had been a stay-at-home mom,” she recalled. “I felt like it was time for me to get [...]

Joy Barnes Joins the Society As NMCRS New Orleans Director

2017 marked the centennial anniversary of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society serving military families in New Orleans, and the exciting transition of NMCRS New Orleans back into a full service office. In recent years, NMCRS New [...]

Jennifer Richards Takes On New Role As Director At NMCRS Whidbey Island

Located along the Puget Sound, in Washington, Whidbey Island is home to stunning scenery, abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, which is actually scattered across the island. That can be a [...]

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