2023-24 MBSC Board Members
The MBSC board is made up entirely of member volunteers. Executive board elections are held annually in May and are open to all active members. If you are interested in becoming an Executive board member, filling an open General board position, or would like to learn more, please contact us.
2023-2024 Executive Board
Lisa is a jack-of-all-trades, with a background across public policy, consulting, and academia. Lisa brings her experience leading diversity and equality initiatives, with a focus on developing strong governance, transparency and growth.
Lisa is currently fostering a AFRP rescue pup and loves exploring the local beaches, gardening and locally roasted coffee.
As an Australian Army spouse of 16 years, Lisa is passionate about using her skills and experience in leading the Monterey Bay Spouses Club to bring together this fantastic group of spouses from Monterey's diverse stations, services and countries to build strong friendships and support the community.
Jackie is a California native who is excited to be stationed back in Monterey. She is an Army spouse of 13 years, has two (tween) children and two beloved dogs. Jackie has a degree in Human Services and has worked for the Department of Defense as a Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist, for the past three years.
Jackie is passionate about supporting our service members and families and looks forward to bringing her experience to the spouses of Monterey Bay.
Andrea is a Navy spouse and is stationed in Monterey for the second time. She has a dog, cat, loves to travel and eat all types of food. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing mental health services. She loves the Monterey area for the food, hiking and the ocean view!
Tabatha was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. A Marine spouse of 19 years, her family is a "Mustang" family, spending 10 years on the Enlisted side as part of the air wing and 9 years on the Officer side as part of multiple ground units. She has two vivacious girls, a perky little pup, and a sassy pants cat.
Tabatha is passionate about supporting military families, previously working as Parent Community Networking Coordinator at Mokapu Elementary School, where her role's sole focus was family engagement and support. Currently she is working as a receptionist at the leading Pediatric Dentist's office in Monterey.
Tabatha is a "Disney Adult" who enjoys sharing her love of Disney parks. She enjoys traveling to new places and believes sharing new experiences with family and friends is one of life's greatest gifts.
Director at Large
Gökçe is a military instructor and a Navy spouse. She is passionate about education and she pursues her Ph.D. in higher education.
Special Interests Group Coordinator
2022-2023 General Board
Membership Chair -
Publicity Chair -
Tara and her family moved to Monterey CA in the summer of 2021, from San Diego where they lived for almost 9 years. She has been working in the IT industry for almost 21 years and looks forward to working with MBSC.