PRESIDENT - CYNTHIA HENDERSON
Cynthia Henderson is a Proud Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam era, our current President and Founder of the Female Veterans Network and so much more-read on…. She was born in Pawtucket, RI in 1948 and graduated from Pawtucket West Sr High in RI in 1966. Cynthia joined the Air Force in Riverside CA March AFB and worked with computers when they were the size of a 2 br house! She raised 5 kids including a set of twin boys who currently, all but 1 lives in Florida. In 2001, she tragically lost her oldest son to an accident. “This is the greatest sorrow I have ever had to face. Nothing is worse!”
Cynthia enjoys her 5 grandkids and 1 great-granddaughter. At 45 years of age, she went back to school and earned a criminal justice degree and in 1992 she founded and operated the Center for Victim Rights, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. She serves on the board of Operation Welcome Home with Barbara Mills in Citrus County, Florida and is a decade+ long Charter Member at Fl Chapter 7 Rolling Thunder. Of her many other accomplishments, Cynthia helped to develop the Old Homosassa Veterans Memorial, was a Guardian ad litem, Supreme Court Certified Mediator and served as a Judge Advocate for many years for Citrus County Veterans Coalition.
She has raised puppies for Southeast Guide Dogs for Canine Companions for the Crystal River Womens Club and in 2007 raised and trained her Service Dog, Lily, for her own. Cynthia served as a board member for Homeless of Citrus and also spent 16 years in support of several victims of hit and runs. Over the years she served as a member of C4A, an Elderly support group in Citrus County and is a project leader for the Bring POW Bowe Home Project.
She served as Adjutant General at DAV Ch 158 and started an awareness group for Citrus a County Female Veterans and Supporters which led to her being in instrumental in raising funds to build the Female Veterans Network in Inverness, Fl. She is actively involved in helping all innocent crime victims to obtain victim compensation in all states.
Cynthia eventually gravitated toward veterans and the elderly and aids them in helping to obtain any services available to them. “I love my family, friends, helping people (always have), favorite place to be is on the water, traveling (can be ready in an hour to go anywhere for anyone needing a companion, and I believe God and prayer can make anything happen. FVN is so blessed to call Cynthia Henderson our own very capable and loving president
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