Fayetteville Community Director
Rachel is a military spouse who is dedicated to helping service members, veterans and other spouses find the resources they need to allow them to succeed. The Community Providers we are working with in Fayetteville will be the Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and the Fayetteville Vet Center.
Rebecca is a military spouse whose most recent job, with the NCNG Family Programs Department, allowed her to develop relationships in the Triad by connecting National Guardsmen to resources.
Tommy Walker is currently serving as the Network Director for NCServes Central Carolina. He retired from the Navy as a Master Chief with over 30 years of experience. He has tremendous experience and training in customer service and managing programs, enabling him to react quickly and to navigate through problem solving. His knowledge and experience will be an asset to NCServes Central Carolina and to the Veterans, service members and families within their network.
Raleigh Community Coordinator
Chris made his transition out of the military as our first ever Pathfinder client! He will be covering our Raleigh community where he will spend a few days in the Wake County Veterans Service Office and Wake Tech Community College. When UNC Chapel Hill opens their Veterans Center, we hope to move him from Wake Tech to that location. Chris will also function as our Lead Community Coordinator and will be responsible for triaging cases to the other Community Coordinators.
Troop and Family Programs Director Director
Kelli has ten years of experience working in nonprofit program management. Her father was career Army and she continues to utilize skills and traits developed as a military family member in her own career. Kelli has worked for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Bay Area (FL) Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity before joining the USO of North Carolina team in 2014. Kelli graduated from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, NC while her father served as a Battalion and Brigade Commander on Ft. Bragg. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, both from the University of Central Florida.
Traid Community Coordinator
Jessica Salinas is a Veteran spouse. She is dedicated to giving back and assisting Active-Duty, Veterans, and Military Families to provide them with the resources they need to succeed throughout military and civilian life. As an Army wife, she familiar with the military lifestyle through deployment, trainings, and transitioning. Jessica has also volunteered her time with The Academic and Military Outreach Center at UNCP by completing service projects and assisting military affiliated students. Jessica also volunteered as a Key Caller with The Family Readiness Group during deployment to disperse information to families on behalf of command. In 2019, Jessica attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. As of October 2019, she joined the USO of North Carolina Team and serves as the NCServes Triad Community Coordinator.