Bettina has been a member since 2015. She is one of the founding members of Unit 2008 in Falcon, where she served as Vice President, President and Treasurer. She also served on District 7 as Vice President and President and on the Strategic Planning and Leadership Committees. She is eligible through her husband Chip Kossow, who is the immediate past Department Commander and now "Bettina's Driver". They have one daughter, and 2 grandchildren.
President-Elect Janelle Rodriguez-Mendelson
Janelle has been a member of Unit 103, Littleton, CO since 2009 and is eligible through her paternal great grandfather, Ernest Peterson, WWI and her husband, Joel Mendelson, Vietnam. She has served at the Unit, District, and State levels for various officer and committee positions – near and dear to her heart is the American Legion Oratorical Program, she is beginning her 9th year on this committee. She is blessed to have her son, Zachary Lewis, also living in the Metro Denver area.
Vice President Casey Rigerman
Casey is a member of Unit 161, Aurora, CO. She has been a member since 2000. Her maternal grandfather James "Jay" Messer, U.S. Army Korean Conflict/War veteran is who she is eligible through. Casey is also a life member of the VFW.
Terry is an active member a of Unit 23. She is originally from New York and previously worked for 18 years as an Executive Assistant at State University of NY. She is eligible for membership through her father is a WWII navy veteran and brother an Army Vietnam veteran. In her spare time she likes creative arts, hiking, bowling, and being a longtime wolf advocate.
Nancy D. has been a member of ALA since 2009 through her husband, Daniel Diefenderfer in the United States Army as a Paratrooper and Special Forces. She is currently a PUFL member of Unit 1879 CSU Fort Collins. Nancy has served at the unit level as well as district and on serval department committees.
Since her first day as a member, more than 27 years ago, Laurie has served the ALA. She has served at the unit, district, department, and national level. She served as Department President from 2018-2019 and has served on several department committees as well as an American Legion Baseball commissioner and High School Oratorical committee. Her daughter, Phylicia, served as Jr Honorary Dept President and her son, Teddy, has been serving as the SAL Detachment Sgt-at-Arms since 2018.
Honorary Junior President
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