Board of Directors
Lynn Geiser (Tank)
Lynn Geiser (Tank) - President/CEO
Served Army 1993 – 2004
Her passion and dedication to veterans and their families leads to her history of challenges that she faced after she left the military. She faced homelessness, unemployment, lack of resources, support and peer help but her dedication working with military families, helping with Employment needs has gained the ability to feel that she is strong and important to be able to tell her recovery story. She still needs the tools to conquer her goals and the assistance from other military women to make HOPE4VETS the opportunity for other Military Women to find their purpose/dream. With the help of our community, Military Women and their families we try to give HOPE back.
Kia Baker - Board Member - Media
Kia Baker is the creator and host of “Hot Topics Live,” a live stream interview series, “The Female Veterans Podcast” and “Woman Warrior Stories” for “The Veterans Channel.” The goal of the podcast is to give female veterans a platform to share their real stories, good or bad, while changing the prevailing perception the veterans are men. After serving in the US Navy, she spent 20 years helping other veterans make the transition from active duty to civilian life. Her passion for empowering women and veterans inspired her to broaden her reach by connecting with organizations that advocate for female veterans. Her mission is to bring attention to the disparity between male and female veterans, shine a light on female veteran stories, help homeless female veterans and advocate for alternative therapies for sick and suffering veterans. Kia holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting and is also an alumni of the Milton Hershey School. She also works closely with Passageways LTD, a foundation that helps homeless veterans transition back to thriving in life, and The Barbara Giordano Foundation volunteering to give transformational workshops to female veterans. In addition she is a member of the board for Hope 4 Veterans, a nonprofit that helps female veterans residing in Florida through peer support. Kia is a graduate from The London Real Academy and now coaches rapid transformation Accelerators for the Academy.
Jeremy Geiser - Director of Technology/Business
Jeremy Geiser has been working in the Information Technology field since 2010. For Hope4Veterans he manages the website and refurbishes laptop and desktop computers for the laptop program. In his spare time, Jeremy also manages the financial wellbeing for the organization.
Being married to a US Army Veteran for the last 11 years and helping her traverse the VA system puts him in a unique position to understand the struggles faced by many military families post active duty. Jeremy believes noone should be left without a lifeline to the outside world and his lifeline of choice is a computer.
Lan Renée Amboy
Lan Renée Amboy
Lan Renée Amboy has over 20 years of experience in the corporate sector. She exemplified the scholarly practitioner who serves as a change agent in her field. Renée is the associate director for the Office of Veteran Success at the University of South Florida and an active member in various Women in Leadership Initiatives in the Tampa Bay area. She is also currently pursuing her doctorate in program development and educational innovation at the University of South Florida. Renee is a proud daughter and caregiver to her father, a 27-year navy veteran. Working with female veterans and women in general I continue to see the needs for mentorship. Although from a professional standpoint I can get involved with mentorship with our student population what I realize is there is a greater need. I provide structure and leadership having recently become involved with to utilize my skill set to build a community in the Tampa Bay area of military women veterans and spouses who have a passion for empowering like-minded individuals with career readiness, self-care, and resources as they transition from military to civilian life. My area of responsibility is to provide structure and leadership here in the Tampa Bay area, make a positive impact, and raise awareness of the Hope4Veterans organization. My time will be spentdeveloping a community that supports our military women veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through providing mentorship, trust, resources, career readiness programs, and embracing the culture in our locality. Renee has been the adult caregiver to her father, a navy veteran who served his country for 27 years.As the continuous change agent, In an effort to contribute to the Ed.D. community, Renee is the Co-Lead of the newest CPED Improvement Group Scholarly Practitioner Alliance, fostering a global Ed.D. community where members might collaborate and network across disciplines.
Social Media coordinator – Sara Pace
Outreach coordinator & Facilitator for Duval county – Michelle Moore
Outreach & Intake coordinator for Clay County – Gabby Settles