Meet WoVeN Staff
The WoVeN staff is passionate about improving the lives of women Veterans. They make sure that the WoVeN groups run smoothly and help keep the WoVeN community connected.
WoVeN’s Director, Tara Galovski, is a clinical psychologist who also serves as the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. Dr. Galovski has enjoyed working in the field of mental health and well-being with women from all walks of life, including Veterans for over a decade. As a researcher, she is interested in studying the effects of traumatic experiences and developing therapies to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports, going to the beach at every possible opportunity and especially spending time with her family and her two dogs, Cappy and Louie. Dr. Galovski feels truly honored and privileged to continue her work with women Veterans through the WoVeN program!
Amy Street is WoVeN’s Co-Director. Dr. Street is a researcher interested in the stressors that women face during military service and a clinical psychologist who provides mental health care for women veterans. She’s been working with women Veterans for almost 20 years and is thrilled with the opportunity to connect women veterans with each other through the WoVeN program! In addition to her responsibilities with WoVeN, Dr. Street serves as the Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. When she’s not at work you’ll usually find her trying to meet her daily “Fitbit” step goals. If she’s lucky she’ll be getting those steps while hiking in the woods with her family!
Jennifer Schuster Wachen
Jennifer Schuster Wachen, WoVeN’s Associate Director, has over 10 years of experience treating women Veterans in the VA Healthcare system. Dr. Wachen is a clinical psychologist affiliated with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. Her research interests are focused on improving treatments for PTSD for active duty military and returning veterans, and on examining the relationship between trauma, health, and functioning. In her free time, she enjoys music, movies, and spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Wachen is excited for the opportunity to develop a nationwide network of women Veterans through WoVeN.
Tracie Rosado is a United States Army OIF/OEF Combat Veteran. Tracie currently serves as a WoVeN National Consultant and Trainer. Tracie has been with the Women Veterans Network since early 2018 and has enjoyed her experiences as a Peer Leader and National Trainer. Through her experiences she has become an advocate for Veterans in her community of San Antonio, Texas. Outside of her work, Tracie enjoys travelling, spending time with friends, family and fur babies, and also collecting everything Wonder Woman. Tracie is truly honored to be part of the WoVeN family.
Cat is a National Consultant and Trainer with the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN). She volunteered and was chosen as one of the original Peer Leaders with the WoVeN program in 2017. She has helped lead many in-person and online peer groups and she ran one of the first WoVeN online Peer Leader Trainings. She is an advocate and champion for all women Veterans and helps them to navigate the transition process from active duty to civilian, which is why WoVeN was a perfect fit. Prior to her position with WoVeN, Cat retired from the US Air Force in 2000 where she spent her entire career in Communications and Project Management. Outside of work, Cat has spent over 37 years in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor. She loves to spend time with her husband and dog, Brady, and also loves to be outside in the sun and at the beach. Cat has been and will continue to be an advocate for women Veterans through the WoVeN program.
Alyssa is a National Trainer and current Marketing Strategist for WoVeN. Before joining the Women Veterans Network, she served as a Geospatial Engineer for the United States Army. During her military service, she deployed twice to Iraq, and once to Afghanistan. Additionally, she served as a Drill Sergeant and also as both the Academics and Quality Assurance Noncommissioned Officer-In-Charge of the U.S. Army S.E.R.E. School in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Upon completing her first WoVeN group in early 2019, Alyssa immediately grasped onto the mission and knew she wanted to be more involved. She completed Peer Leader training in December of 2019, and has since gone on to become a National Trainer, as well as a BRIDGES Guide. Alyssa’s goal is to help spread the WoVeN and BRIDGES missions to as many military women as possible.
Leandra is WoVeN’s Social Media Coordinator. She is an Air Force OEF/OIF Veteran who served 6 years as a Public Affairs Photojournalist. During her time in service, she primarily served in Japan, Iraq, and Oklahoma. Leandra has dedicated almost 3 years as a Veteran Affairs Advanced Medical Support Assistant at the San Angelo, TX Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Leandra serves her local Veteran community in roles including the San Angelo All Veterans Council, the DAV- Disabled American Veterans Chapter 237, Junior Commander and Chapter Veteran Service Officer and is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1815. She has proudly served as a Peer Leader and National Trainer with WoVeN since October 2018 and is in the process of creating a non-profit for Women Veterans in her community. Leandra is also a member of the National Center for PTSD Veteran advisory board called Veteran Engagement Team. Leandra is currently pursuing her Associates Degree in Social Work.
Virginia is WoVeN’s Program Manager and helps to carry out the program’s longterm goals. She has worked with WoVeN since 2017 and has enjoyed assisting in the efforts to help the program grow all over the country. Virginia’s favorite part about being on the WoVeN team has been having the opportunity to meet the incredible women who join the WoVeN family at the Peer Leader Trainings. Aside from her WoVeN duties, Virginia is also a graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Outside of work and school, Virginia loves rock climbing, working on her calligraphy skills, and spending time outside (especially with her dog, Callie!).
Emma is one of WoVeN’s Program Assistants, which means she helps with the ins-and-outs of managing WoVeN. Emma also helps to manage the research component of WoVeN. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2018 with degrees in psychology and human development, she spent a year working at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Emma joined the WoVeN team in September 2019 and is excited to make connections with group members from across the country! Emma is also a research assistant with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD. In her free time, she enjoys playing the clarinet in a community orchestra, hiking with friends, and adding to her houseplant collection!
Aimee is WoVeN’s Research Assistant and Online Groups Coordinator, which means that her responsibilities include keeping the research components and online groups of WoVeN organized, as well as helping out with other day-to-day things that keep WoVeN running! Additionally, Aimee is also a Research Assistant at the National Center for PTSD in the Women Health Sciences Division. She joined the WoVeN team in 2020 after receiving a degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is very excited to be part of this team! When not at work, Aimee loves finding new books to read, going on bike rides, and trying new foods.