Class of June 2018
Kate Tillotson joined the Marine Corps in 2007 and served as Field Radio Operator with 8th Communications Batallion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 2009, she deployed to Iraq and was selected to serve in the Marine Corps Lioness program, counteracting insurgent’s use of women suicide bombers by providing searches of Iraqi women that were respectful to strongly held cultural beliefs and traditions.
Colleen Donovan-Batson served in the US Army 1978-1981, performing helicopter maintenance with the 101st Airborne Division. She is a service connected veteran and a military sexual trauma (MST) survivor. Colleen became a nurse practitioner/nurse midwife in the early 1990s, and currently volunteers as the Director of the Division of Health Policy and Advocacy for the Midwives Alliance of North America. Her mission is to bring access of midwifery care to women veterans, particularly those struggling with the after-effects of MST.
Elizabeth Davis is a survivor advocate who champions policy changes to benefit the families of our nation’s fallen heroes. In the 114th Congress she worked in conjunction with survivors from the Travis Manion Foundation to introduce The Love Lives On Act, which would eliminate the penalty that cuts off benefits for widowed spouses who remarry before age 55. She also actively educates representatives on current problems faced by military widows, and has independently garnered victories in the Commonwealth of Virginia for Gold Star families.
Scott Davis currently serves as an intelligence analyst in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard at Horsham Air Guard Station and is completing his bachelor’s degree in political science. He has supported seven separate combat operations with multiple overseas deployments since he joined in 2008 and has held various leadership roles since enlisting. Scott is a relentless advocate for open and inclusive LGBT military service and is passionate about reshaping military culture to ensure that all of our active service members and veterans are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. Scott is a member of Outserve-SLDN and is the founder and president of its Pennsylvania chapter.