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Heather served as the 2020-2021 Philanthropic Financial Officer and previously served on the 2018-2019 board as Second Vice President of the Robins Officers’ Spouse’s Club, at Robins AFB, GA. As Financial Officer she is been responsible for the financial part of the RSC Philanthropic Association, working to ensure the books are balanced and remain that way for the 2020-2021 board year. Issuing checks for all payments out of the Philanthropic bank account and depositing all the funds that were given to the RSC Philanthropic Association. She is also responsible for ensuring that our organization keeps its 501(c)3 designation with the IRS. In the role of 2nd VP, she was responsible for coordinating with the Welfare Chairs and Committees established under the Second Vice-President’s volunteer responsibilities. These committees included: Scholarships, Thrift Shop, Welfare, and Properties. She served as the direct contact between these ROSC chairs and committees to the President, Executive Board, Governing Board and Members. She also served as a member of various other committees in ROSC. Prior to holding the ROSC Second Vice President position she was the ROSC Wings Newsletter Chair.
Heather originally comes from a small town in the Mid-West of the United States. She began her life of service early joining the United States Army shortly after she graduated from high school. After her time in the Army, she focused on being a wife and mother, raising three children, along with serving in many leadership roles at various locations. She has years of experience managing complex organizations, handling millions of dollars in payroll and inventory. She also has many years of managing and leading co- workers in various successes and sometimes complicated situations. She had devoted nearly a year of her time to getting the family business, Hometown Pizza, off the ground, up and running, to enable a successful large profit for the business. Her time now is spent running all aspects of her own sewing business, Tranquil Frogs. As well as volunteering for various projects on the base and in the local community. During her time at RAFB she has spent many hours volunteering at the Robins Spouses’ Thrift Shop working on facility improvements, insurance compliance, and constructing a new consignment board for important daily information. She is also an active member of the Warner Robins Jeep Club, where she actively participates, regularly, in giving back to her community. With the jeep club, she has helped with Toys for Tots, placed wreaths and flags at Andersonville on the holidays to show support for the military members that have gone before her, performed community outreach programs to help lift people’s spirits during the lockdowns of the pandemic by holding and participating in birthday parades, enlistment parades, memorial parades, funeral processions, and various community held parades. She also formed an organization that helped to make masks for not only their military family, but also for the community, for free. While continuing to make masks when needed, she is working with other community members to make blankets for the homeless, military veterans, and nursing homes in the area.
Administrative Vice President
Teresa Faison Hails from Chanute AFB, Champaign, Illinois She attended Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois and Emily Griffith Technical College Denver, Colorado graduating in 1988. Teresa Faison is a certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM/CFPP) currently holding a National Certification / License. Teresa also served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 6 yrs. and IRR for 4 years. Teresa is a Desert shield/Desert Storm Veteran. She and Col Faison (Ret) have been married since September 1992. They have three children, Jude age 32 (D.C), Brandon 27 (Luke AFB) and Kendall, age 26 (Warner Robins).
Teresa is currently serving as the RSC President. Teresa was elected as President during the RSC midterm election when the RSC was going through numerous transitions and Covid related challenges.
Teresa truly believes that she has what it takes to keep the RSC an organization where everyone feels welcomed, has value and has opportunities to serve our Military and local communities.
Teresa was one of the founding executive board members of the Robins Spouses’ Club having served as Philanthropic Vice President during the 2019-2020 board year. She was responsible for coordinating with the Philanthropic Chairs and Committees established under the Philanthropic Vice-President: Scholarships, Thrift Shop, Welfare, and Properties. Teresa worked as the liaison between these RSC Chairs and the President(s), Executive Board, Governing Board and Members. As Philanthropic Vice, was a member of the Executive Board, Constitution, Budget, Scholarships, Thrift Shop, Blue Boutique, Gnoming and Job Description Review Committees.
Teresa also served as the Operational Treasurer for the Spouses Club at RAF Mildenhall, UK from 2014 - 2016 and at McConnell AFB in 2013 - 2014. While Operational Treasurer, Teresa maintained all administrative records and paid approved accounts for the operational side of the association. She assisted in assembling bookkeeping records for delivery to auditor and tax preparer. Teresa also performed duties of the Philanthropic treasurer in their absence. Served as Co-Chair of the Budget Committee.
Additionally, Teresa was the RAF Mildenhall Mayfair Bazaar Finance Co-Chair in 2016 and RAF Mildenhall Mayfair Bazaar Finance Chair in 2015. The Mayfair Bazaar is an annual event at RAF Mildenhall organized by the Mildenhall Spouses' Association. Brought in vendors from the UK and Europe to sell at this 3-day event. In charge of over 100k in sales and paying vendors. Supported our local military community with booths from our military spouse businesses and food throughout the weekend by the squadrons' booster clubs.
Teresa was awarded the 2015 Joan Orr Spouse of the Year for the 352nd SOW RAF Mildenhall.
Another organization for which Teresa volunteered was as Treasurer for the British-American Committee from September 2014 to July 2016. This organization ensures the base is synched locally and promotes international community relations.
Teresa is a member of the Georgia Association of Nutritional Professionals (GaANP), in 2020 she was elected to the position of Secretary.
Teresa is a member of Fellowship Bible Baptist Church Warner Robins, where she serves on the Greeter and Usher Ministries.
Philanthropic Vice President
Renee is a military spouse of 13 years who loves to meet and get to know new people! She has a degree in Human Relations, commonly referred to the helping people profession, which is her passion. Renee also has a 3-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter that keep me running in circles and laughing. She has joined the spouses club at every base they have been to and is often reminded of the many memories and friends that have come from it. She has been involved in previous spouses’ clubs as Scholarships Co-Char, Bazaar Board, Grants Committee, and Annual Fundraiser Committee.
Renee worked at Habitat for Humanity in OKC for 4 years, were they built 50 houses a year. She worked with the families from application until the day they gave them the keys to the house. As part of that job, she lead two committees which met monthly and would report out to the board. She currently works as an Executive Assistant to the EVP & COO of Critical Mission Solutions at Jacobs. She would say her strengths are organization, communication, and working easily with others from different backgrounds.
She looks forward to serving the Robins community!
Administrative Financial Officer
Deborah hails from Chicago, IL. She has been married to her husband Brian since June 1991. They have three children one son-in-law and one grand-daughter. David age 34, Jessica age 28, Matthew age 26, Tyler age 30 and Everly age 20 months. They all reside in Kansas City, MO. She loves military life and would not trade it in for anything else. For the last ten years, Deborah has fundraised for Great Strides-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. While stationed at Patrick AFB, FL Deborah volunteered as a Key Spouse mentor where she promoted individual, family, and unit readiness and support for military families. Deborah encouraged and enabled peer-to-peer Wingman support while providing an informal sounding board and links to squadron leadership. She provided leadership and support to the squadron Booster Club, enhancing morale and welfare of all unit members. She recruited a team of 15 spouses to the Key Spouse program to help support the 333rd Recruiting Squadron at Patrick AFB, FL. She fundraised for the Together We Rise Program. Together We Rise is a non-profit program dedicated to improving the lives of America’s youth in foster care. While at Patrick AFB Deborah was awarded the 333rd Recruiting Squadron Spouse of the year award. Her military spouse life started at Scott AFB, IL. While there she ran her own in-home day care for 5 years. She worked at the Belleville News Democrat as the Customer Service Manager for four years. Deborah gained her Administrative Assistant experience working for Logtec, INC at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. provided data entry for Technical Order Conversion Operation, finalized weekly, monthly and other reports, prepared temporary duty orders and made travel arrangements, collected and verified timesheets, performed alphanumeric data entry into the Conversion Project Control, maintained files, updated databases and routed completed Portable Documents format file, monitored SGML mail. Deborah has spent 14 years teaching SPED students with different disabilities before moving to Robins AFB. Deborah took over the position as the RSC Administrative Financial Officer in November 2020 for the RSC Robins AFB. Deborah has volunteered at the RSC Thrift Shop, Gnoming, Grants, and Events Committees for the RSC. She also helps with organizing several of the RSC mini groups.
Philanthropic Financial Officer
Colleen was born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma. She began working full time during her senior year in High School and continued to work full time throughout college to pay for her degree. She earned her Accounting degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and later went on to complete her MBA degree. Colleen is currently pursuing her Certified Public Accountant license.
Following college, Colleen worked as an Accountant at the Federal Aviation Association. Shortly after, she met her now husband, and her first military move was to Las Vegas, NV. Colleen then went on to work as an accountant for Cox Communications. She has been married to Jeff for 13 years and they have two boys; Cale, age 10 and Hudson, age 7. Their hobbies, as a family, include spending time together, going to the lake, camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. During her time as an Air Force spouse, she has spent time as a key spouse and key spouse mentor, as well as volunteering for squadron functions. This will be Colleen's first position held in a spouses club, but she looks forward to new adventures and challenges, as well as enjoying a fun comradery with fellow spouses.