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Betsy Graham with OneOp Community Capacity Building PI Keith Tidball

As with each new year, it is a time of new beginnings. Longtime DoD project lead Betsy Graham is embarking on a new chapter having announced her retirement from the Department of Defense after an extensive career in public service at the end of 2017. Betsy has been with the OneOp since its inception and has been instrumental in identifying needs for military family service providers. As many can attest, Betsy constantly advocated to increase awareness of the network across branch services and the broad range of military family service providers. In 2014, Betsy was honored as an eXtension Champion for her role as a champion for Cooperative Extension’s eXtension initiative and OneOp. Above all, Betsy leaves a legacy as a catalyst for collective impact. Her vision, innovation, and passion have been instrumental in growing community capacity among organizations and individuals serving military families. We thank her sincerely for her lasting contributions to OneOp and wish her the best in her new adventures!

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Vickie LaFollette as the new DoD project lead for OneOp beginning in January 2018. Since joining the OneOp in 2014, Vickie has provided valuable insight and leadership as the Subject Matter Expert for the Family Transitions concentration area. She is well-rounded in her familiarity with the network and we look forward to collaborating on growing the network to continue meeting the needs of service providers at the highest level.

Don’t forget to join us in January for webinars on the Blended Retirement System, work-life balance, and plant-based nutrition! You can find a full listing of OneOp webinars and subscribe to programming updates here.