Women In Defense National Council

The National Council assists and supports the Executive Director of NDIA’s Women In Defense program in the execution of her/his duties to engage, cultivate, and support the advancement of women in all aspects of national security. The National Council consists of no more than ten members and provides counsel to WID’s Executive Director (also a member of the Council) responsible for the support and growth of the Women In Defense program of NDIA.

Current National Council

Gretchen Idsinga
Senior Vice President, Growth Operations

Vice Chair
Catherine Meyn 
Corporate Director, Programs
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Sharon B. Jacobs 
Chief Operating Officer
Strategic  Alliances Group, Inc. 

Rachel Link
Director of Strategy & Communications
Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

Belinda Marinella
Senior Associate, Defense Practice
Guidehouse (Formerly PwC Public Sector)

Laura McAleer
Federal and Washington Relations, Vice President
The University of Notre Dame

Rachel A. McCaffrey
Executive Director
Women In Defense

Sue Tellier
President and Owner
JetCo Federal Supply