I have lived in Westfield for the past 12 years. Raising three children, I am involved in a number of activities including the Junior Women's Club and the Tamaques School PTO. But it's through my work at the Junior Women's Club that I came in contact with Nancy LaCorte, the head of the Family Readiness Group at the Armory. Working with Nancy on the refurbishing of the Armory's recreation room, I got even more interested in finding way to help U.S. troops. When LaCorte moved on to handle family-readiness issues across New Jersey, I stepped in to run the FRG with Amy Lovato. The FRG's work grew and soon I took over responsibility for the FRG for the HHT at the Armory and Amy Lovato took over the group for D Company.