Katrina Gonzalez has spent the last 20 years dedicating herself to support those who serve across the United States and around the world. Mrs. Gonzalez has over 7 years of American Red Cross experience in program management, with expertise in implementing effective tactical operations. Katrina and her team serve to assist military service members, veterans, and their families by developing and strengthening relationships with military leadership, community organizations, support groups and businesses to bridge service gaps to provide a one-stop shop resource center for clients. These services range from creating emergency cases for service members and their families, providing following up services after an emergency, locating critical community assistance to meet the needs of our clients, or providing resiliency resources to units, service members and/or their families.
As the military spouse of an active-duty Sailor for 21 years, Katrina brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience that has embedded a deep compassion to serve those who serve. Katrina has worked closely with military leadership to provide more resilient and mission ready troops. She supported Navy Region Southwest with direct focus on pre-deployment resiliency, during deployment sailor and family support and post-deployment return coordination and resiliency.
Mrs. Gonzalez has traveled the country providing training and program support from San Diego to New York. Most recently, she deployed to Kuwait for 7 months as a Site Directorate to support Camp Buehring and Ali Al Salem Air Base. Katrina participated and assisted with the policies for the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection and Emergency Management planning at ASG Kuwait. She also worked closely and provided support to all unit commanders with escalation protocols for mental health and support.
In October 2020, Katrina left the mobility role and accepted the position as the Service to the Armed Forces Director for the North Texas Region.