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

Chair
Gretchen Idsinga
Senior Vice President, Growth Operations
CALIBRE

Vice Chair
Catherine Meyn 
Corporate Director, Programs
Northrop Grumman Corporation

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

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

Member
Belinda Marinella
Senior Associate
Guidehouse

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

Member
Rachel A. McCaffrey
Executive Director
Women In Defense

Member
Sue Tellier
President and Owner
JetCo Federal Supply