Connie ChurchwardMy husband and I have been married for 34 years. We are proud parents of our daughter and son, both currently serving in the Navy. My education is in Arts & Science & Humanities and Interior Design. My work experience is a smorgasbord attributed to many relocations. I have worked in various facets of administration, customer service, Sales Manager, and Home Décor & Design. I am fortunate to be retired now and look forward in being part of the Proud Foundation and assisting however possible to achieve our goals. My volunteer service includes Spouses Assoc. (25yrs) and NMCRS over 6yrs. Being a military wife has been a blessing and a challenge. Overall, it has given me opportunities that I would never have known, for which I am truly grateful.
Allana MeyerAllana Meyer is a Chicago native, but also spent ten recent years in Columbus Ohio. She finished her career in building material sales, working for Masco Corporation, after being a software trainer for the State of Ohio and Weight Watchers Intl. She and her husband, Robert, are recent transplants to the San Diego area relocating in 2019. Seeking new volunteer opportunities, she assisted PROUD at the 2020 golf outing, and it was then she knew she would like to become more involved in serving within this worthwhile organization providing needed support to our troops. She has previously enjoyed involvement on the Associate Member Boards of Cincinnati Home Builders Association and NARI (National Assn of Remodelers Industry) serving in both their Dayton OH and Chicago IL chapters. She was awarded Dayton NARI’s Member of the Year Award in 2009. She spends time volunteering with the 4 Community Care food pantry since being in San Diego as well as her church.
Kimberly Dimo Prato
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Victoria immigrated to the United States as a young child. After her mother re-married to an Army Officer, Victoria grew up near various Army bases across America. Falling in love with Colorado, she attended Colorado State University, studying Business Management and Biomedical Sciences. While in college, Victoria started her career in hospitality services. After, she continued moving up the corporate ladder, serving as the General Manager for several hotel and hospitality groups in Colorado, and then as the Director of Human Resources for an expanding services company with over 400% growth in less than 3 years. In addition, Victoria has a diverse background working in Emergency Services and Restaurant Management, all while serving over 10,000 volunteer hours, working to run a camp for children with cancer and their siblings. During this time, Victoria met her spouse, who has served in the Navy for almost 21 years, and has provided contract services for small businesses, including Human Resources, Social Media Management and Marketing, and remote Bookkeeping services. Since 2014, Victoria has committed much of her time to volunteer work with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, where she now is employed as a Relief Services Assistant. Being a proud Navy spouse, Victoria is committed to using her background and experiences to contribute to the P.R.O.U.D. Foundation.
Raised in Albuquerque , NM, Leslie is a military spouse of 27 years. She is graduate of McMurry University in Abilene, Texas and attended graduate school at UNM for a Masters in Education. She is a former Teacher, Sales Director and ardent advocate for both military spouses and children She began serving her military community while her husband was at TBS as NMCRS Case worker in Quantico,VA. She continued to serve on many Military Spouse Organizations, serving as President on both MCAS Miramar, The National Capitol Region, and serving on the Joint Spouse Board in DC too. During these times, she worked collaboratively with NMCRS as both a volunteer and as a Family Readiness Officer and Adviser making sure Marine and navy families who had needs were frequently met. She has also served on multiple community Boards and projects in whatever community they have landed. She loves planning and organizing and is passionate about raising money for military families and children's organizations. Leslie is the proud mother of 2 children and frequently tells others, that she "has launched her own IPO's (Income Producing Offspring)". She is excited to serve as a board member of P.R.O.U.D and continue to serve and give back to her military community.