Board of Directors

Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen, USCG

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen is 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 service. Rekiya has 25 years in the Coast Guard and has

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SSLA Treasurer

Dr. Cynthia Patterson

Dr. Cynthia Patterson currently serves in Fort Sill, Okla., FCoE, DOTD Common Faculty Development – Instructor Course as Senior Instructor and Course Manager.  She is a native of Lake City, Fla., and currently resides in Apache, Okla., with her wonderful husband Jim, who is also a retired Navy veteran.  Dr.

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Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen, USCG

Master Chief Rekiya Janssen is 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 service. Rekiya has 25 years in the Coast Guard and has

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SSLA Treasurer

Dr. Cynthia Patterson

Dr. Cynthia Patterson currently serves in Fort Sill, Okla., FCoE, DOTD Common Faculty Development – Instructor Course as Senior Instructor and Course Manager.  She is a native of Lake City, Fla., and currently resides in Apache, Okla., with her wonderful husband Jim, who is also a retired Navy veteran.  Dr.

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