MMAA is pleased to announce that the board of directors has selected Jennifer Dane as executive director. Jennifer is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has served as the organization's interim executive director since February 2020.
"I'm honored and humbled to be entrusted with this role at a critical juncture in our movement's history," said MMAA Executive Director Jennifer Dane. "We've come so far and achieved so much thanks to the selfless advocates who never gave up in their fight to overturn discriminatory policies and ensure today's modern military families have the support they deserve. With so much left to accomplish, I'm proud to lead this organization forward and double down in our incredibly important work to support and defend the LGBTQ military and veteran community."
"Over the last several months, Jennifer has stepped up to lead and truly moved this organization forward in our fight to advance fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community," said Joshua Fontanez, chair of the MMAA Board of Directors. "Her collaborative leadership style and clear vision for modern military and veteran families are a perfect fit for the vitally important work we have ahead of us."
Jennifer is a veteran of the United States Air Force who served as an intelligence analyst focusing on geopolitical, terrorism, and threat vulnerability issues. She has earned a diversity and inclusion certificate from Cornell University, an associate degree in intelligence studies from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bethel University, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and a Masters of Arts in Education Policy from The Ohio State University. Jennifer is also a past fellow of The Mission Continues — Service Leadership Corps and Veterans in Global Leadership.
Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, the Modern Military Association of America is the nation's largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community.