Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Oct 7, 2020
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, will hold the annual Military Family Caucus Summit virtually this Friday from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.


  • Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02); Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus
  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05); Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus
  • Colonel Cassius T. Bentley III, Commander Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Former Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan
  • KEYNOTE: Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper
  • PANEL: Jennifer Drake Patrick, Assistant Professor at George Mason University
  • PANEL: Stacy Huisman, Journalist, Military Spouse, and Author
  • PANEL: Susie Sincock, Teacher and Military Spouse
  • PANEL: Pete LuPiba, Commissioner, Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission
  • PANEL: Michelle Norman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Partners in PROMISE
  • PANEL: Rear Admiral Charles W. Rock, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
  • PANEL: Jennifer Barnhill, Chief Operating Officer of Partners in PROMISE
  • PANEL: Grace Kim, Principal Attorney at Law Office of Grace E. Kim, Co-Founder of Partners in PROMISE
  • PANEL: Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01)
  • PANEL: Jessica Strong, Blue Star Families
  • PANEL: Chelsea Hull, Special Education Teacher and Parent
  • PANEL: Kellie Artis, Chief Operating Officer of MILLIE
  • PANEL: Rick Marsh, DP3 Director of USTRANSCOM
  • PANEL: Megan Harless, PCS Activist and Military Spouse
  • PANEL: Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
  • PANEL: Colonel Rojan Robotham, U.S. Air Force
  • PANEL: Eryn Wagnon, Director of Government Relations for Military Family Policy and Spouse Programs at MOAA
  • PANEL: Karen Ruedisueli, Director of Government Relations for Health Affairs at MOAA
  • PANEL: Kara Tollett Oakley, Esq., Principal and Founder at Oakley Capitol Consulting
  • PANEL: Maureen Elliott, Military Housing Advocate
  • PANEL: Shannon Razsadin, Executive Director at Military Family Advisory Network
  • PANEL: Michelle Penczak, CEO of Squared Away
  • PANEL: Parisa Fetherson, Director, Marine Corps Community Services, Personal and Professional Development, Quantico
  • PANEL: Dr. Amanda Trimillos, University Professor, Author, Military Spouse, and Mother
  • PANEL: Sue Hoppin, Founder of National Military Spouse Network


The Congressional Military Family Summit will bring together military families with Members of Congress and their staffs, officials from the Department of Defense, and personnel from numerous military family support organizations to discuss critical issues impacting America’s service members and their families during the time of COVID-19. These discussions will explore the military family perspective on education, children with special needs, the Exceptional Family Member Program, permanent change of station, childcare, healthcare, housing, spouse employment and licensing, and military retirement or separation.

The CMFC is a bipartisan congressional caucus that educates elected officials, congressional staffers, senior military leaders, and the public on a wide range of unique issues that affect military families.


Friday, October 9, 2020

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time