Board of Directors

Susan Feland, Founder and President 

Susan is the Founder and President of AcademyWomen. Susan was the oldest of three sisters to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. She has worked in space systems acquisitions, taught at the Air Force Academy, and has a wide range of experience in non-profit, government, and corporate roles. Currently, in addition to leading AcademyWomen, Susan manages content and curriculum innovation at Stanford University. Susan has a LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA from Middlebury College, a Diplôme from the Université de Paris – Sorbonne and is a 1993 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a BS degree.

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Jacqueline Stennett, Vice President  

Jackie is the Vice President of AcademyWomen. She served as a logistics officer in the United States Army and has garnered over 20 years of leadership and management experience within the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Currently, Jackie advises organizations with socially responsible missions in designing effective strategies to improve individual and organizational performance. Jackie is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Stefanie Goebel, Board Member  

Stefanie was AcademyWomen’s inaugural eMentor Program Director and remains on AcademyWomen’s Board of Directors. Stefanie was in the first class of women to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in 1980. She served in the U.S. Navy for 13 years as a General Unrestricted Line Officer (1100). Stefanie has over 15 years’ experience developing and implementing leadership and mentoring programs for both government and nonprofit organizations. Stefanie has an MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona, an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS from the Unites States Naval Academy.

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Sue Magaletta, Board Member and Marketing Director

Lt Col (ret) Sue Magaletta is AcademyWomen’s Director of Marketing. As a career communications and cyberspace operations officer in the Air Force, Sue served in many leadership roles to include Squadron Commander, Joint Special Operations Director of Communications, Professor of Aerospace Studies and SECAF’s Chief Information Office Pentagon Branch Chief. Sue holds Master’s Degrees in Information Resource Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and in Operational Military Art and Science from Air University. She is a 1995 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. She is also a New York State High School Girl’s Basketball Official and dedicated hockey mom.

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Suzy Streeter, Board Member

Colonel (ret) Suzy Streeter is a 1992 United States Air Force Academy. Over her 28 years in the Air Force, she has been a Group Commander, Major Command and Numbered Air Force Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, an intelligence plans and exercises division chief at a sub-unified command, a Squadron Director of Operations, a Squadron Commander, as well as an Air Staff Program Element Monitor and Legislative Affairs Liaison. Deployments include  Operation DECISIVE ENDEAVOR and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to leaving the Air Force she helped stand up the US Space Force Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance function.


Officer Women Leadership (OWL) Symposium

Planning Team

Elisabeth Auld, OWLS Chair
Susan Feland, Assistant OWLS Chair
Susan Magaletta, Marketing Chair
Odessa Maxwell, Technical Support

AcademyWomen Ambassadors

Many thanks to our Ambassadors for their continued work and support of AcademyWomen.

  • Monica Agarwal
  • Mo Barrett
  • Tammy Broadnax
  • Pat Cerchio
  • Elizabeth Chamberlain
  • Eve Douglas
  • Barbara East
  • Linda “Kay” Emerson
  • Alma Guzman
  • Laura Hatcher
  • Roccie Hill
  • Odessa Maxwell
  • Laurie Mosier
  • Jill Rough
  • Nikki Schuler
  • Phyllis Schwartz
  • Tammy Trychon

AcademyWomen Award Recipients

Many thanks to our award recipients who have significantly contributed to AcademyWomen’s mission to empower aspiring, current and past military leaders through mentoring, training, and growth opportunities to impact positive change locally, nationally and globally.

Thanks to their support, AcademyWomen programs have served over 20,000 diverse program participants and members over the past 20 years which have made a significant difference in the lives of our service members and their families.

We are deeply grateful and recognize your contribution to AcademyWomen and our nation.

Legacy Achievement Award

This award recognizes individuals who, during their lifetime, have made significant contributions by leaving a profound legacy to the world and within the community of military women.

  • Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, U.S. Air Force, retired

Trailblazer Award

This award recognizes individuals who through their leadership example, have blazed new trails, thereby creating a more equitable world where women are better equipped to lead and serve as agents of change. 

  • Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy, retired
  • Lieutenant General Lori Reynolds, U.S. Marine Corps, retired

Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes individuals who have consistently worked closely with AcademyWomen and have significantly assisted with the success of our mission.

  • Secretary Barbara Barrett
  • Donna Houle
  • Odessa Maxwell
  • Jim McMahon
  • Diane Morales
  • Kris Urbauer

Changemaker Award

This award recognizes individuals who have served as consistent allies in their steadfast and unwavering support of AcademyWomen, our mission, and the community of military and veteran women.

  • Alan Bisenieks
  • James Bogle
  • Greg Jenkins
  • Alaina Love
  • Jamie Saure
  • Marc Sheppard
  • Bonnie Stabile
  • Alex Verhulst
  • Kevin Whirity

Partnership Award

This award recognizes organization that have served as a consistent ally in their steadfast and unwavering support of AcademyWomen, the community of military and veteran women, and their efforts to #StandWithMilitaryWomen.

  • Center for Women Veterans
  • Deloitte
  • George Mason University, Schar School
  • Leidos
  • Travelers
  • University of Southern California, Master of Business for Veterans