Our Staff

Jennifer Deets
Jennifer Deets
Jennifer Deets serves as the TRANSFORM Program Director, continually providing comprehensive and accurate program impact tracking and outcome...
Ramón Salazar
Ramón Salazar
Ramón SalazarTEACH Program Manager Ramón served in the US Army for 4 years. He currently lives in Killeen, Texas where he teaches different levels...
Christina Hickey
Christina Hickey
Christina HickeyExecutive Director & Assistant Faculy Christie Hickey studied at Columbus State University in Georgia before receiving her MBA...
Kelsy Timas
Kelsy Timas
Director of Quality Management, 'TRAIN' Program Director & Lead Faculty Trainer Kelsy is a military spouse and founder of The Guiding Wellness...
Betsy Diller
Betsy Diller
Betsy is the Registrar and Director of Operations for Warriors at Ease.  She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of...

The Warriors at Ease Faculty

Our faculty is made up of teacher trainers, researchers, and retreat leaders who are passionate about serving military and veteran communities.
Laurie Knight
Laurie Knight
Laurie Knight – Assistant Faculty Member had an early interest in human behavior, achieving a degree in psychology and a Master’s in...
Beth Funk
Beth Funk
Beth Funk – Lead Faculty Member After being a professional educator for over two decades, Beth decided to unite her love of teaching with...
Kelsy Timas
Kelsy Timas
Director of Quality Management, 'TRAIN' Program Director & Lead Faculty Trainer Kelsy is a military spouse and founder of The Guiding Wellness...
Larisa Harrington
Larisa Harrington
Larisa Harrington - Assistant Faculty Member Larisa is an Air Force veteran who served for 20 years. She is also Certified as a Yoga Therapist...
Susan Alden
Susan Alden
Susan Alden - Lead Faculty Member She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served as a logistics officer in the 82nd Airborne...
Molly Birkholm
Molly Birkholm
Molly Birkholm is a co-founder of Warriors at Ease.  She is a leader in iRest™ Yoga Nidra, Sivananda Yoga and treating trauma with yoga and...
Robin Carnes
Robin Carnes
Robin Carnes is one of the co-founders of Warriors at Ease.  From 2006-2012 Robin served as the yoga and iRest instructor for the Specialized Care...
Annie Okerlin
Annie Okerlin
Annie Okerlin - Lead Faculty Member   Annie has been a yoga teacher for almost 20 years.  The daughter of two World War II and Korean War...
Swami Kashi
Swami Kashi
Swami Kashi supports Warriors at Ease as a retreat leader and faculty member.  He was born in Israel and served in the Israeli Army as a Special...

Organization Ambassadors

Mission - Ambassadors help conduct and promote the work of the organization.

Vision - Ambassadors work within the WAE Teacher Network to raise the relevance and effectiveness of the organization's support to the Teacher Network and the WAE mission. Program Ambassadors informally encourage and advise fellow volunteers and lead by example according to the organization’s code of conduct and core values.

Larisa Harrington
Larisa Harrington
Larisa Harrington - Assistant Faculty Member Larisa is an Air Force veteran who served for 20 years. She is also Certified as a Yoga Therapist...
Renee Champagne-Davis
Renee Champagne-Davis
Renee has worked with Warriors At Ease since 2010 in several capacities such as supporting the development of the Military Sexual Trauma module of...

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