A Michigan native, Hilary has always been deeply passionate when it comes to the services of others and advocating for those whose voices may go unheard. Always wanting to be a part of something bigger than what her small hometown in Michigan could offer, she enlisted into the US Navy for four years as a Hospital Corpsman, and was stationed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island.
During her time in the Navy, Hilary volunteered as a Uniformed Victim Advocate while excelling in her role as the Managed Care Supervisor at the Parris Island Branch Dental Clinic. Over the course of 107 Marine Corps recruit graduations, which contained more than 29k recruit, she contributed to a maximum readiness of 99.82%, and coordinated more than $32.3M worth of care. Simultaneously, she completed her B.S. in Health Sciences with a focus in Community Development from Central Michigan University, and later separated from Active Duty in order to pursue her Master’s in Public Health full-time from The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health. During her studies, she focused primarily on Veteran health disparities and sexual assault among female ethnic and racial minorities in the United States.
In early 2016, Hilary transitioned to the DMV after accepting a DoD contracting position as the Senior Operations Coordinator at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) – Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) section under the J-3 Public Health Division at the Defense Health Agency. While in this role she functioned as the primary logistical and operational coordinator for all aspects of development, planning, and execution of high-level strategic global engagements to fulfill operational objectives for AFHSB-GEIS, the Geographic Combatant Commands, 40+ global partner organizations, and 11 core DoD Laboratories. She also supported more than 200 annual infectious disease surveillance projects, equaling an average of $65M, which supported and informed force health protection decision making and enhancing global health security.
Currently, Hilary continues to serve as a defense contractor supporting the Army Resiliency Directorate under the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-1 as an Operations & Training Analyst. With the support of her team, she manages all logistical and operational requirements for 26 CONUS and OCONUS Ready and Resilient (R2) Performance Centers, whose primarily strategy is to enhance mental resiliency and optimize performance for U.S. Army service members and their families through a variety of Resiliency Training Courses.