Vice President, Western Region – Case Management Western Region
Sondria has held a position in Case Management for the Semper Fi Fund since January 2006. She attained the title of Vice President in 2014. Sondria’s association with the Marine Corps began in 1984 when she became an active duty spouse.
As a Marine spouse, she was actively and continuously involved in the evolution of Marine Corps Family Readiness from its formative years in the early 1980s through 2004 and has served as a Key Volunteer Coordinator or Advisor at all levels of command within the artillery from battery to regiment culminating with an advisory role to the 1st Marine Division during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the Key Volunteer Advisor of 1st Marine Division in 2003, she worked with and assisted Karen Guenther in support of our returning wounded at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton which was the inception and origin of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Prior to assuming her current position, Sondria served as the Director of Donor Operations from 2004-2005.
Sondria has held the position of Vice President of Case Management for the Western Region for the Semper Fi Fund since 2014. In this capacity, she oversees a team of case volunteers and eight case managers who assist families of our wounded service members of all branches with compassion and promptness. She is responsible for the review and approval of grants provided to injured and seriously ill service members and their families. She visits the wounded at the hospitals and also provides outreach to the military and VA hospitals.
Sondria has extensive experience in small business ownership and management. Her work in Family Readiness was recognized in 1993 as an inductee to the US Field Artillery Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher. Sondria’s work with the Semper Fi Fund was recognized in 2007 by Cookie Magazine as one of the recipients of the 1st Annual Smart Cookie Award honoring women who are making a difference in the world.
Sondria and her husband Ben have been married for twenty eight years. Ben is a retired Marine Colonel. They have two sons, ages 26 and 24.