MEET OUR DYNAMIC TEAM
DR. MINDI ANDERSON | FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mindi is a newly retired Air Force Veteran that served 22+ years on Active Duty and with the Idaho Air National Guard. Her primary career field was a Radio Operator and Medic/Nurse. She finished her career in 2022 serving as the Idaho Air National Guard Human Resource Advisor for the 124th Fighter Wing providing organizational development and learning to over 1,200 Airmen as a Chief People Officer & Diversity and Inclusion Coaching Practitioner. She is also the Chief Motivational Officer and Founder of Maximize Solutions, Consulting and Coaching Services, LLC. She is the President of the Cascade Fire Community Fund and volunteers with the Cascade Rural Fire Protection District, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Cascade Medical Center Foundation. Through her first-hand experience of feeling the effects of navigating the resources in the community throughout her 22+ year career, she took the initiative to find a solution and founded the Chamber to further bridge the gaps between the Idaho and Military Community. Her passion for further human connection across all aspects of basic human needs and resources has been her inspiration to continue her mission long after the military. She is dedicated to further connecting veterans, actively serving, and their families to the benefits, resources, and services that most times, go unutilized.
YORI DELA ROSA | CO-FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT
Yori is a military spouse of an Air Force Veteran who previously served with the West Ada School District serving as a Computer Lab Teacher. She is an Air Force Military Spouse and understands the sacrifices a family member makes when supporting our veterans as they serve our country. She previously served as a food pantry coordinator for the St Luke's Children's hospital and has worked with local foundations to support donations to feed families who are caring for their children while they are facing some of their hardest days. She is a dynamic and motivated professional committed to serving Idaho's veterans and their families through her first-hand experience as a military spouse of a retired Air Force Veteran.
LORHELY RETZLAFF | WORKFORCE TEAM LEAD
Lorhely is an Air Force Veteran who served several duty assignments alongside her husband who is currently still serving on Active Duty. Her primary career field was Aviation Resource Management. After 3 and a half years of teaching as a Tech School Instructor Supervisor, they both returned to Idaho in 2022 and Lorhely became a SkillBridge Intern with the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce. She then assumed the role of the Workforce Team Lead to further the work, build, and growth of the navigation team to bridge the gaps between the Idaho and Military Community. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her extreme passion for supporting military members and their families during transition has been a tremendous addition to the Chamber team and we look forward to more good work ahead as she helps us take the workforce navigation services to new heights.
BREEAN MCKINNEY | MARKETING OUTREACH STRATEGIST
Breean began her career as a social worker and has worked for different agencies, organizations, and companies supporting marketing, business development, and growth initiatives across the Treasure Valley. She also understands the challenges of business owners as she is one herself. Her energy and enthusiasm to use her time, talents, and treasures to further our mission at the Chamber is a tremendous addition to our team and we look forward to all the good work she will do bridging the gaps between the Idaho and Military Community!