Kerri Childress currently serves as the Vice President for Communications at Fisher House Foundation, having recently retired from the government after 33 years’ service. She was on the front lines in Palo Alto, California, when our severely injured troops started coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan and saw first-hand the impact of a Fisher House and the difference it made for veterans, their families and VA staff. A Navy veteran herself, she has been serving veterans in some capacity her entire career. Prior to coming to Fisher House Foundation, Kerri spent 12 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, nine years at the US Armed Forces Retirement Home, six years at the Military District of Washington, and five years at Arlington National Cemetery. A Navy Veteran from the Vietnam era, Kerri graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and holds a masters' degree in public relations is from American University.