The Green Beret Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting soldiers of the U.S. Army Special Forces and their families, is pleased to announce that Anna Richardson has joined the GBF team in the role of Programs & Services Manager.
Anna is a U.S. Army veteran, Green Beret spouse, and founding member of the Ft. Campbell Steel Mags Chapter. In the Army, Anna’s work ran the gamut from Behavioral Health Technician to a rotation in the Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Center at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, where she conducted neuropsychological testing batteries in support of a program studying traumatic brain injury (TBI) in soldiers. After transition, she earned her B.A. in Psychology, going on to contract in a behavioral health case management role at Ft. Campbell. Anna completed her M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology before accepting the role of Human Resources Analyst for the City of Clarksville.
In her role as the GBF’s Programs & Services Manager, Anna will bring to the table her deep experience and knowledge of intake, assessment, and behavioral health services as she works closely with incoming requests for support seeking the GBF’s assistance. Moving forward, Anna explains of her new role, “When an SF soldier or family member puts in a request for assistance, I will be the one to receive the request and seek greater detail before identifying which of the GBF’s core programs and services meet their need and getting them locked in, engaged, and closing the loop.” This will be in addition to researching and vetting new program partners, supporting the Steel Mags program, and teaming with Frances Arias, GBF Director of Operations, in support of fundraising initiatives.
Anna is especially passionate about issues concerning Green Beret spouses, and at Ft. Campbell she was instrumental in helping to establish the Ft. Campbell Chapter of the Steel Mags, whose annual Brews for the Brave fundraiser continues to be a strong supporter of the GBF mission.
“I have always been dedicated to raising awareness of the GBF’s mission,” Anna says of her time as a Steel Mag; “My goal has been, and continues to be in this new role, expanding upon the number of Green Berets and their families who are aware of and utilizing programs. As an SF spouse, one of my biggest passions is advocating for the women, and as a member of the GBF team, I am looking forward to giving an additional voice to the Steel Mags program. I hope to bring a better magnifying glass onto the needs of these women, who are absolutely heroes themselves.”