Marilee was a Volunteer Founder President for over 25 years. Founder and Director of the Humane Association of Warren County for over 20 years and is retiring in March 2018. She has devoted her life and career to Animal Welfare.
Our next guest is M.B. Dallocchio (The Desert Warrior) she served as a medic, mental health sergeant, and retention NCO in the US Army for eight years. While on deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004-2005, she served as a member of “Team Lioness,” the first female team that was attached to Marine infantry units to perform checkpoint operations, house raids, and personnel searches on Iraqi women and children for weapons and explosives.
After her return in 2006, she pursued studies in Czech and international relations as a David L. Boren National Security Education Program scholar in Prague. She was featured in the 2008 documentary film “Lioness” and several books covering women in combat. In 2009, she was awarded the Outstanding Woman Veteran Award by the State of Massachusetts for her service in both the military and the veteran community.