Board of Directors and Staff

Colonel Jenny Storm

President Ex-Officio

Colonel Jenny Storm

Colonel Jenny Storm currently serves as the President Ex-Officio after having served in various board positions for over a decade. After being inspired and motivated at the Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in 2005, she has been passionate about mentoring and developing female leaders in the military, encouraging them to be

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Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen, USCG

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen is a lifelong member of the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA) and the Senior Enlisted Advisor on the SSLA Board. Her responsibilities include serving as an active advocate and ambassador for SSLA’s mission as well as providing counsel, encouragement, and insight regarding issues concerning enlisted sea

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SSLA Vice President

Cmdr. Vicky Howe, USN

Commander Vicky Howe is SSLA’s Vice President. She is a lifelong member of SSLA and actively involved in several professional development groups such as “Lean In”, founded by SSLA President Emily Bassett. Vicky is an Information Warfare Officer currently serving as the Executive Officer of Carrier Strike Group 4 Air

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SSLA Secretary

Lieutenant Laura Rayburn, USCG

Lieutenant Laura Rayburn, U.S. Coast Guard, serves as SSLA’s Secretary. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining records of official business and ensuring documents are retained, organized, and available as needed. Laura joined the Coast Guard in 2009, spending six years as an enlisted member before earning a commission

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SSLA Treasurer

Lt. Cdr. (retired) Phuong Lui

 Lt. Cdr. Phuong Lui (U.S. Navy, retired) serves as SSLA’s Treasurer.  Phuong is a retired Naval Surface Warfare officer hailing originally from Saigon Vietnam.  After growing up in southwestern Virginia, she went to Virginia Tech for one year before enlisting in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate.  She spent 14 months in

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SSLA Awards and Recognition

SgtMaj Ronda Kirkby, USMC

SgtMaj Ronda Kirkby, USMC, is the Vice President of Awards on the SSLA Board. She is overall responsible for the SSLA awards program, including the National Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding graduating ROTC members from the across the country. She serves as the liaison and coordinator for presentation of

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Vice President of Events

Jennifer Espiritu, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Lori Reynolds graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1986. She was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps and assigned as a communications officer. Commands in the operating forces include command as a LtCol of 9th Communication Battalion from 2003-2005 where she deployed the battalion

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Vice President of Membership

Cristina Frost, USN Lt.

Lt. Cristina Frost, USN, is SSLA’s Vice President for Membership. She is a lifelong member of SSLA and is actively involved with several mentorship and career development groups within her community. She is a SSLA members’ first point of contact and enjoys actively engaging with members. She enlisted in Navy

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Colonel Jenny Storm

President Ex-Officio

Colonel Jenny Storm

Colonel Jenny Storm currently serves as the President Ex-Officio after having served in various board positions for over a decade. After being inspired and motivated at the Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in 2005, she has been passionate about mentoring and developing female leaders in the military, encouraging them to be

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Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen, USCG

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen is a lifelong member of the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA) and the Senior Enlisted Advisor on the SSLA Board. Her responsibilities include serving as an active advocate and ambassador for SSLA’s mission as well as providing counsel, encouragement, and insight regarding issues concerning enlisted sea

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SSLA Vice President

Cmdr. Vicky Howe, USN

Commander Vicky Howe is SSLA’s Vice President. She is a lifelong member of SSLA and actively involved in several professional development groups such as “Lean In”, founded by SSLA President Emily Bassett. Vicky is an Information Warfare Officer currently serving as the Executive Officer of Carrier Strike Group 4 Air

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SSLA Secretary

Lieutenant Laura Rayburn, USCG

Lieutenant Laura Rayburn, U.S. Coast Guard, serves as SSLA’s Secretary. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining records of official business and ensuring documents are retained, organized, and available as needed. Laura joined the Coast Guard in 2009, spending six years as an enlisted member before earning a commission

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SSLA Treasurer

Lt. Cdr. (retired) Phuong Lui

 Lt. Cdr. Phuong Lui (U.S. Navy, retired) serves as SSLA’s Treasurer.  Phuong is a retired Naval Surface Warfare officer hailing originally from Saigon Vietnam.  After growing up in southwestern Virginia, she went to Virginia Tech for one year before enlisting in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate.  She spent 14 months in

Read More »

SSLA Awards and Recognition

SgtMaj Ronda Kirkby, USMC

SgtMaj Ronda Kirkby, USMC, is the Vice President of Awards on the SSLA Board. She is overall responsible for the SSLA awards program, including the National Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding graduating ROTC members from the across the country. She serves as the liaison and coordinator for presentation of

Read More »

Vice President of Events

Jennifer Espiritu, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Lori Reynolds graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1986. She was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps and assigned as a communications officer. Commands in the operating forces include command as a LtCol of 9th Communication Battalion from 2003-2005 where she deployed the battalion

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Vice President of Membership

Cristina Frost, USN Lt.

Lt. Cristina Frost, USN, is SSLA’s Vice President for Membership. She is a lifelong member of SSLA and is actively involved with several mentorship and career development groups within her community. She is a SSLA members’ first point of contact and enjoys actively engaging with members. She enlisted in Navy

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