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Meet The Board

Alyce Knaflich

Alyce Knaflich, Director/Founder

Alyce Knaflich served in the US Army for 19.5 years. Five years after her military discharge she lost her job and was diagnosed with PTSD. At age 41 the VA Medical Center declared her unfit to work. Without income Alyce became destitute and remained homeless for nearly 10 years while struggling with her health concerns. Alyce finally saw light at the end of the tunnel when she reached 100% service connected disability and received alternative health care. Today Alyce volunteers with numerous Veteran related organizations and advocates for Veterans at Charles George VAMC. She received two National awards for her work with Veterans, NAC VAVS Female Volunteer of the Year 2014 and AMVETS Volunteer of the Year 2015.  Alyce’s passion for the past nine years is assisting homeless Women Veterans and founded Aura Home Women Vets a shelter under renovations in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Betty Sharpless

Betty Sharpless, Secretary

Yvonne Cook-Riley

Yvonne Cook-Riley, Governance

Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens Attorney, Member At-Large

Paula Easton

Paula Easton, Member At-Large

Ellen Gayle Sovinee

Ellen Gayle Sovinee, Advisor

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