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

Tricia Ward
Executive Advisor 
Booz Allen Hamilton  

Vice Chair 
Debbie De La O
VP/Division Manager, Digital Modernization/Army and Mission Partners 

Immediate Past Chair 
Sue Tellier
President and Owner
JetCo Federal Supply 

Arlene Korn
Director of Business Development
NDI Engineering Company

Ali Nepola 
Associate Director, Federal Relations
University of Notre Dame

Elizabeth O’Kane
Senior Security Advisor
Department of the Army

Diane Phillips
Joint Research and Development, Inc.

Gayla Suddarth 
Senior Proposal Management Specialist
JRC Integrated Systems, Inc.