3RD District Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell currently serves as Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. As the daughter of parents who were public servants and a third-generation Angeleno, Mitchell leads with a deep understanding of the vital safety net LA County provides to millions of families and is committed to ensuring that all residents can thrive.Visit her website
Patricia Jackson-Kelley, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelley is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force, Army and Navy Reserve. She retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years of combined active duty and reserve service. Lt. Col. Jackson-Kelley served as the Program Manager for a 40-bed substance abuse ward and as the Women Veteran Program Manager with the Department of Veterans Affairs–West Los Angeles. During her employment, she was instrumental in implementing programs, funds and resources for women veterans. During her time at the Veterans Hospital, she also served as one of the initial board members during the formation of U.S. VETS. Currently she serves on the Foundation for Women Warriors board of directors, is a County of Los Angeles Commissioner for Military and Veteran Affairs in the 2nd District and VP of operations for National Association of Black Military Women.
Lt. Colonel Jackson-Kelley has awards/commendations from numerous elected officials, organizations and government agencies. To highlight a few, Commendation form President George W. Bush, Who’s Who In Black Los Angeles, Ford Freedom Foundation Unsung Military Honoree, California Department of Veteran Affairs, CALVET’s Southern California Woman Veteran of the Year (2010), California Department of Veteran Affairs Achievement in Leadership (2012). She recently received a letter of commendation from immediate Past VA secretary Robert McDonald for serving on the Center for Minority Veterans National committee for serving 2013-2015.
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Captain Jawana R. McFadden is a global diversity, equity, accessibility, belonging, and inclusion change agent, with special emphasis on matters concerning Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities (IWD). She holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. She is a Combat Veteran and proud member of the United States Army National Guard who continues to serve her country, with this year marking her 23rd year of service. She currently serves as a proud member of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Military Veterans Advisory Council and was recently appointed as Commissioner, for the Los Angeles County Veterans’ Advisory Commission (2nd District).
As an enlisted NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer), her primary position was as the Discom Judge Advocate General (JAG) Legal NCOIC, assisting commanders and attorneys in providing legal services to soldiers & family members. Upon commissioning in August 2013, she branched AG (Human Resources) Officer, with the additional duty as the unit Public Affairs Officer. She is now the 40th Infantry Division’s Public Affairs Executive Officer.