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!
Cat is the Community Relations and Partnerships Ambassador at 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.