Growing the Team
Combat Wounded Coalition would like to introduce and welcome the three newest members of our CWC staff: Christine Conley, Anne Barclay and Erin Barclay, who all joined the CWC team in June. We hope all of our supporters, warriors and followers get the opportunity to meet these three amazing individuals!
Christine Conley is a medically retired U.S. Navy veteran who was injured during operations in Afghanistan. She previously acted as CWC’s volunteer warrior liaison back in 2016 and 2017. We were able to hire her on fulltime to operate as the CWC Program Manager where she manages the intake of newly registered warriors. She manages two other volunteer warrior liaisons who have the responsibility of contacting each warrior to find out more about each warrior’s needs and requests, then connecting them to other nonprofit and for-profit resources from within our Coalition of Partners that are able to provide services beyond the scope of CWC’s mission. Christine remains busy outside of the office raising an extremely bright and motivated teenage daughter and is currently taking classes to earn her degree in counseling.
Anne Barclay comes to us from the nonprofit community where she spent a majority of her adult life. She has been a wealth of knowledge and experience for the organization. Anne is responsible for managing CWC’s newest program, the Overcome Academy. Anne works with the warrior liaison to identify warriors that meet the screening requirements for this intensive course. She coordinates all logistics, administration and warrior contact for the two week OA course, while also seeking grants and sponsorships opportunities to cover the costs of OA. Anne is a local to the tidewater area. Her husband is a teacher's assistant with the Virginia Beach School system and they have two children, a daughter who is a senior at Bridgewater College and a son entering the 3rd grade.
Erin Barclay has come aboard as the CWC Social Media Manager. Erin has a wealth of marketing experience from a well-known marketing firm here in the Tidewater area. Her knowledge of how to effectively utilize today’s social media to market CWC and our programs is critical to CWC national recognition. We will depend on her for the continued growth of the organization, as well as assisting in highlighting our activities and recognizing accomplishments by our warriors, Gold Star families and staff. Erin originally hails from Indiana and attended Indiana University. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, two sons and daughter.