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Brande Newsome, LCSW, MBA

Board Member

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Brande Newsome currently serves as a Medical Liaison Officer for the 22nd Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia. She is responsible for 14 Wings, and Groups as she communicates with them for compliance and medical readiness, violence prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention Response Program, resilience, IMR, and line of duty determinations.

LTC Newsome has oversight to the installation for the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness programs as she served as traumatic response team leader and consultant to the installation leadership on mental health issues.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology in SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. She finished her Non-Commissioned Officer Prep Course in 1999. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work and a Certificate in Women’s Studies 2002 at Syracuse University. In 2008 she received her Master’s in Business Administration at Medaille College. She had finished both her Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff College by Correspondence

James Woodyard

Board Member

Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) James Woodyard has been in the Air Force Reserve since February 1989. He currently serves in the 908th Aeromedical Staging Squadron as Senior Master Sergeant, 9 Level Mental Health Technician.

He worked in a variety of settings that included, inpatient psychiatric units, dual diagnosis residential, substance abuse detoxification, substance abuse unit and was the Psychiatric Specialist for the Indiana Department of Corrections, working at 4 different security levels. SMSgt Woodyard served as the Superintendent of Mental Health for the Air Force Reserve having oversight of psychoeducational trainings for suicide prevention and resilience.

While serving as Superintendent, he oversaw the startup of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program for Reserve Command.

He was moved from being Superintendent to the Headquarter Air Force Reserve Command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager. In this role, he is responsible for the legal, Department of Defense, and Air Force compliance which are key elements of the position. The position oversees 10 social workers that a located across the country at 10 installations that the Reserve Command is the lead origination. He graduated from Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Indiana in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Jeff Wong

Board Member

Sergeant Jeff Wong is an entrepreneur and a U.S. Army Veteran with a devotion to improve his community. Jeff began his career as an entrepreneur with the sale of his first venture while he was still in high school.

He helped establish a private equity investment firm while he pursued his undergraduate education in Economics at Georgia State University.

Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in active duty Army to refine his leadership skills and pursue his passion for the service of his country. He was assigned to the US Army Special Operations Command’s Military Information Support Operations Group at Fort Bragg.

His first deployment was in 2011. He had multiple deployments to US Embassies around South East Asia. After his military service he attended the University of Georgia and received a Master of Business Administration in 2017.

He currently continues his entrepreneurial spirit with two new ventures. He functions as the general manager at a Veteran owned and operated manufacturing company in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Jeff is perpetually seeking opportunities to continue his service to fellow Veterans.

Dominick Landolfi

Board Member

Chief Master Sergeant Dominick Landolfi has over 34 years of military service.

Chief Master Sergeant Landolfi had numerous military assignments from 1983. He was in the Army Reserves from 1983 and transferred to the United States Air Force Reserve in 1987.

He was activated in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chief Landolfi served as the IMA to the Commander Fire Chief, Air Force Global Strike Command in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. His last assignment was at the 27 SOCES, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

He started his military career while in high school and attended his Army Basic Training. He received his Associate in Arts in 1999; Senior NCO Academy in 2002, Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2005. He finished the Reserve components of the National Security Course at the National Defense University in 2006.

He received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2009. He finished his Civil Engineering Superintendent course at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course in 2012, Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course at Robins Air Force Base.

Tami Tran

Board Member

Tami began her career as a software engineer and moved over to lead product marketing after 7 years in development. In Silicon Valley, she led the launch of the first cable modem, mobile smart phones, and satellite communications training systems. After her career at Fortune 100 corporate America, she founded a software company helping local traditional media outlets transition to digital and social media demanded by the new economic climate. She also owned a local newspaper and sold all her ventures.

Most recently, she has acted as an advisor to other companies and guiding their marketing and business development endeavors.

Aside from her corporate life, Tami has been on the Parents Advisory Board for Autism at Stanford Hospital. Prior to that, she served as an advisor to the Community Advisory Board for special needs kids at Palo Alto Unified School District.

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