Military Family Organization Representative: The National Military Family Association
Term of Service: 3 Years — Beginning in June 2016
Ms. Karen Ruedisueli joined the National Military Family Association as a Deputy Director of Government Relations in May, 2013. In that role, she conducts research, monitors issues, and advocates for military families. Her focus is on military behavioral and family health care, the Military Health System and TRICARE. In this capacity, she represents the association on The Military Coalition’s Health Care Committee. Ms. Ruedisueli also addresses issues related to wounded warriors and caregivers. Following graduation from the University of Michigan, Karen worked as a marketing professional and management consultant.
As an Army spouse, Ms. Ruedisueli has extensive volunteer experience identifying and resolving military family issues. She was an active member and Family Readiness Group leader during her husband’s deployment to Afghanistan. She also served as the co-director of research for Blue Star Families and led the development and analysis of their first Military Family Lifestyle Survey.