Blue Star Chapters

Our Chapters facilitate engagement opportunities that create cross-sectoral dialogue between military and civilian communities, which can help foster awareness and understanding of military lifestyle challenges. Together with our neighbors, Blue Star Families is building thriving communities of mutual support.

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As a military or Veteran family, you should feel not only welcome but also a genuine sense of belonging in your community. Our Blue Star Chapters are here for you every step of the way to provide virtual and in-person support in the form of exclusive events and resources.

No matter where you are on your journey, let Blue Star Families serve as your home away from home.


Baltimore Chapter

Yolanda T. Rayford
Chapter Director

Chicago Chapter

Ben Gould
Chapter Director

Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter

Andie Coakley
Chapter Director

Dayton & Southwestern Ohio

Geri Lynn Maples, Ph.D.
Chapter Director

Jacksonville Chapter

Wendy Layton
Chapter Director

Missouri Chapter

Tosombra “Tai” Kimes
Chapter Director

National Capital Region Chapter

Julie Riggs
Chapter Director

New England Chapter

Jeff Chin
Executive Director

San Diego Chapter

Maggie Meza
Chapter Director

Tampa Chapter

Suzy Malloy
Chapter Director

Tennessee Chapter

Karissa Poe
Chapter Director

Utah Chapter

Emily C. Harrison
Chapter Director