Ann is a retired IT Director from USC and avid Veteran advocate. She is also a former President of the Blue Star Mothers. Her son is still in service and was wounded in the war in Iraqi. Her passion for Veteran awareness issues continues through public speaking with Congressional representatives involving Veteran's organizations and support on a national basis. She has personally presented 36 Gold Star banners at memorial ceremonies to the parents of our Fallen Heroes during first 2 years of war in Iraq. She continues to support the Blue Star and Gold Star families in the communities. . Ann also established a project with the Girls Scouts, nationally selling an extra box of cookies for the troops. Her supports other veteran non-profits locally and nationally, helping them fundraise for their organization. She also created Statewide Computer educational programs for under privileged citizens and women's abuse shelters of communities through the state department. And was also on Board of Directors of the Easter Seals Foundation. Ann is very passionate about the Human and Civil Rights of all our Veterans and is co-founder of the New Hope for Hero's Campaign, helping organize celebrity concerts and events for the awareness of Veteran's Rights.