Special Assistants to the President

Adrianne Callahan – Sponsorship/Partnerships

adrianne_callahan_4Adrianne M. Callahan, has more than 20 years of federal service and currently works as a Small Business Specialist with the US Environmental Protection Agency.  She is a Cadette Girl Scout Troop Leader, Lifetime member of both FEW and Blacks in Government and an active member of the Windy City Chapter where she serves as Membership Chair and Advisor.

Adrianne is a graduate of Roosevelt University (Organizational Development/Business Management) and Grantham University (Masters of Business Administration).  Through various FEW leadership roles, Adrianne has educated members on the benefits and impacts of the collaborative relationships with FEW’s sponsors and partners at the National, Regional and local levels.

Email: sponsors-partners@few.org

Jamie Lanier – IT/Webmaster

jamie_lanier_3Jamie Lanier has worked in the Automated Collections Systems Unit, of the Internal Revenue Service, for approximately sixteen years.  Jamie has been a member of the IRS Facilitator Cadre and Knowledge Management initiative for several years. Her educational background includes an A.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. English Literature from State University of New York and M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies from Niagara University. She is currently completing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy, at Niagara University, expecting to graduate in May 2017.  In addition, she is a Researcher at the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York and is the Facilitator for a monthly diabetes support group that she established in the community.

Email: webmaster@few.org

Brenita Betts – News & Views Editor
Brenita Betts

Brenita Betts has over 20 years of government service and currently works at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service as Health Insurance Specialist and Division FOIA Coordinator.

Brenita has been a member of the Windy City Chapter since 2007.  She has held numerous positions within the Chapter: Vice President, Outreach Chair, Membership Chair, and Newsletter Chair and is currently the Chapter President.  As an active member in FEW, Brenita’s dedication of involvement has supported the Chapter, Region and National on several committees with Regional and National Training Programs in 2012 and 2016.  Her leadership, creativity, and organizational skills have enhanced a great collaboration among the Chapter Board Officers and other FEW members.  Brenita has an Associate Degree from Harold Washington College and a Bachelors of Arts in Information Technology of Computing from DePaul University of Chicago.

Email: news-views@few.org

Tracy Marshall – Special Assistant for Military Women

tracy_marshall_4Master Sergeant Tracy Yvette Marshall entered Active Duty Army in April 1989 – June 1992 and after serving 3 years of Active Duty, she joined the Army Reserve. MSG Marshall recently returned from deployment as the Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater). A veteran of deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait, she previously served as the Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Camp Arifjan Kuwait and the Joint Sustainment Command Afghanistan, Kandahar Afghanistan.

MSG Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida MacDill Air Force Base Campus.

Email: military@few.org

Rachel Combs – Special Assistant for Housing & Credentials

rachel_combs_2Rachel is a Lifetime member of  FEW and a member of the Savannah River Chapter.  She has been a member of  FEW continuously since 1984.  She has a BS in Electronics and taught Army, Navy and Air Force  military prior to her retirement from the Department of Defense.  She is now a full time realtor serving the Central Savannah River Area better known as the CSRA,  She    recently joined  the  staff of the Neighborhood Assistance Corp of America better known as NACA, a nonprofit organization assisting in a unique home buying process.  She has served on many NTP’s and co-chaired the most successful training program in 2009.  She has received 2 President awards; One in 2009 and one in 2012 and received the Barbara Boardman Tenant award in 2015.  She serves as Special Assistant for Housing and Credentials Chair.

Email: housing@few.org and credentials@few.org

Ellen McKenzie – National Parliamentarian

With 34 years federal service, Ellen recently retired from the Federal Aviation Administration where she worked as a Management and Program Analyst at the Enterprise Services Center in Oklahoma City OK. A Lifetime FEW and GOKC Chapter member, she has held numerous positions at chapter, region, and national levels.

Ellen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Park University, a Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and is certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). In addition to FEW, Ellen spends her time as a substitute teacher, knitting, and most importantly with her two beautiful granddaughters.

Email: parliamentarian@few.org