Dayton Chapter Director
Geri Maples is a Military Spouse & Caregiver to her husband Robert, who served in the United States Army & the Ohio National Guard for over 20 years. They have two children, Shane and Emily, and both are working on their Graduate Degrees! Since her spouse’s return home from Operation Iraqi Freedom, she has dedicated her career to assisting others in understanding the uniqueness associated with the military way of life both during and after service.
She served as Military and Veterans Family Program Director with Union Institute & University and helped develop the university’s inaugural Military & Veteran Program. In 2019, Geri defended her Doctoral Dissertation, which is dedicated to raising awareness to the educational needs of Military Spouses, Caregivers, and dependent children. Today, her dissertation is published as a book with Barnes & Noble!