Staff Members

Vickie L. Coleman, Chief Master Sgt., USAF, (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer and Director
A native of West Virginia, Vickie Coleman joined FCEF in March 2005 after completing a 30-year career in the United States Air Force. With a multitude of experience in training, education, curriculum development, and leadership she was well prepared to transition, manage, and expand FCEF program services. Vickie holds degrees in Instructional Technology and Management/Human Resources and has earned numerous awards, honors, and recognition over her lifetime.

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Pam Elliott, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
After 30 years in the local banking industry, Pam joined FCEF in March 2005 as Scholarship Coordinator and Office Assistant.  Since joining FCEF her role changed to Office Manager while also serving as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.  Her past banking experience provides financial insight and direction for office operations.

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Jay Ellis, Lt. Cmdr., USCG (Ret.), Education and Communication Specialist
A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Ocean Science, Jay served 14 active and 10 reserve years of duty in leadership, operational, and staff positions during his career with the Coast Guard, and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. While in the Coast Guard Jay became a client of First Command Financial Services, and upon leaving active duty in 1991 began his career with that company as a financial advisor. After some years in the field he accepted a position in their home office in Fort Worth, and he filled a variety of positions while also providing volunteer services to FCEF. In 2011 he “jumped the fence” and is now a member of the Foundation staff. Jay’s military career, his financial advisor experience, his familiarity with the FCFS staff, and his M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College of California all provide him with a broad background that help him fulfill his duties with FCEF.

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Albert “Al” Godoy, Senior Programs Manager
Al is a Certified Personal Finance Counselor, and has an M.B.A. and a B.S. in General Engineering. He has extensive experience in training & development and human resources management in private industry, and has taught at the higher education level. In the area of training & development, Al has managed a training department and has facilitated management and supervisory development programs. He has been certified as a facilitator/instructor by Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Zenger-Miller.

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Bill Johnson, CSM, USA (Ret.), Director, Military Affairs
Bill Johnson recently retired as a Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army.  A career infantryman, he has served in a number of military leadership positions including Command Sergeant Major of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) Afghanistan, the V Corps, and the 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.  During his 28 years in the Army Bill attended Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course (18B), and Pathfinder, in addition to a number of senior military educational institutions.  Bill has also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College.  Bill will use his Army and Joint Command background and leadership skills to open new doors at crucial military commands to help FCEF carry out its mission.

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Ingeborg “Inge” J. Lavallee, Development Specialist
Inge joined FCEF in September 2007 after moving to the U.S. from Germany. She has enhanced development efforts for FCEF with her knowledge gained from an eight-year association with First Command Financial Services. She plays a key role in all fundraising efforts at FCEF.

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Julie Malwitz, Program Manager
Julie, a native Texan who grew up in east Texas, has called the Dallas-Fort Worth area home since 1990.  She attended the University of North Texas, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Nonprofit and Volunteer Management and a Certification in Applied Gerontology.  Before coming to FCEF in October 2017, Julie worked in First Command Financial Services’ federal employee benefits seminar program and in various other departments.  Her education and experience make her a great fit not only with FCEF’s new federal employee benefits program but with our seminar program as well.

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Deb Tyler, Instructional Designer
Deb joined FCEF in May 2017 with over 18 years’ experience in education and curriculum design, and experience teaching at all age levels, including college. She has been an Instructional Designer in private industry for the past 8 years and has also performed the duties of Learning Management Systems Administrator. She has also served as a mentor with a local charity to help women find self-sufficiency.  Deb has a Bachelor of Education degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas.

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