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Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. Welcomes New Board Members
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. announces the appointment of new Treasurer and Board Members.
Parker Sanchez has been a volunteer with Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. since 2010. She was the founding director of the fifth official Auxiliary, the New Jersey Auxiliary, and has been on the national staff as National Events Coordinator since 2011.
Parker is a professional ballroom dancer and dance instructor, and used that background to co-create ”Dancing With Our Heroes,” one of WBTB’s largest fundraisers to date. The event paired ten law enforcement officers with professional ballroom dancers to perform routines at a fundraising gala for WBTB. Judges included Anna Demidova from “Dancing With the Stars,” and the event was kicked off with a special message of support for our officers from Tony Dovolani (DWTS), Lacey Schwimmer (DWTS), Sabrina Bryan (The Cheetah Girls) and Joey Fatone (N’SYNC).
Parker’s husband Pablo is a sergeant with the Warren County (NJ) Sheriff’s Department – Division of Corrections. They have been married ten years and have a one year old daughter.
Brooke Lowe joined Wives Behind the Badge in March 2013. Brooke serves as the Louisiana State Auxiliary Director. In the time Brooke has been the Director the Auxiliary has seen growth and have an exciting year planned with the volunteers.
Brooke is the National Blue Line Kids Director, a program for law enforcement children which includes a secure online forum, games, events, contests, and educational activities. Under HALOS and Blue Line Kids the Angels make quilts and blankets for children of fallen officers.
Brooke is the proud wife of a deputy sheriff in DeSoto Parish, LA and they have been married for 13 years. Brooke and her husband have two young boys, 2 dachshunds, and many more farm animals. Brooke is a stay at home mom, but also is a substitute teacher during the school year and an advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Jan Miller has been with WBTB since August of 2011. She is the founding Director of the West Virginia Auxiliary which became the sixth official Auxiliary in November 2011. Jan remains Director today and the Auxiliary has done such events as the WV Blue Line Kids Christmas Party, Piggy Palooza, and they resently were asked to assist with the state's Fallen Officer Memorial.
Jan has served as the East Coast Auxiliary Coordinator, assisting new and veteran Auxiliary Directors to manage the Auxiliary in their states.
Jan is currently serving as the East Coast HALOS Coordinator. She is the intake and point of contact for the HALOS Liaisons during critical incidents.
Jan is married to a Corporal with the Putnam County Sheriff Department. She and her husband Derek have been married for 14 years and have two children and 2 dogs.
Erika Lolkus joined Wives Behind the Badge in February 2014 after suffering the loss of a friend and Deputy that served with her husband.
Erika quickly became involved beyond the average volunteer position taking on the role of the Central California Auxiliary Director. During this time she has helped out her California Auxiliary sisters and stepped in when they have needed help in their areas including becoming the interim Northern California Auxiliary Director. Erika's passion, energy, and commitment are amazing and it has made her an invaluable resource within WBTB.
Erika recently accepted the position of the National Treasurer with the Board of Directors.
Erika is the proud wife of a Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy and is a stay at home mom to three crazy young kids.
Michelle Romanowski joined the forums of Wives Behind The Badge in August 2010. Michelle's tallent and compassion were quickly recognized and she was made first a Big Sister, then a Moderator.
Michelle has has held the title of Big Sister Coordinator for a year and a half and has continued her dedication to the orgnization accepting the position of Forum Director. Michelle is a vital asset to the forums and her commitment to the members throughout is immeasurable.
Michelle has been married to her officer for 8 years, been together for 13, he works in Domestic Violence. Michelle is a fine art photographer and is a mom to one 8 year old daughter and 3 dogs.
Our Board of Directors, Staff, and Auxiliary Directors are looking forward to the next chapter in our wonderful organization and thank all of our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. To learn more about our Board of Directors, please visit www.wivesbehindthebadge.org
Wives Behind the Badge is continuously seeking funding through private donations, corporations, police associations, and grants to help support its projects and programs. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.wivesbehindthebadge.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.