Betsy Eves is a caregiver for her husband, David, who medically retired from the Army in 2016 due to combat-related post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and chronic depression. In her role as a caregiver, Betsy has focused her attention on the curation of support and services for military, veterans, and caregivers and is dedicated to making a lasting difference for this community.
Currently, Betsy is the Veteran Programs Manager at Operation Gratitude whose mission is to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder Heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. With Operation Gratitude she has positively impacted the lives of more than 15,000 veterans and their families, wounded heroes, and caregivers across the nation.
In addition to her work at Operation Gratitude, Betsy is the 2017/18 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Fellow for Washington, DC where she advocates for the military and veteran caregiver community and the local and federal level. Betsy is also the Co-Founder of BOOST: Military Spouse Leadership Accelerator - an intensive day of development that super-charges the leadership and management skills of military spouses - and is a graduate of the Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship Program in Washington, DC.
Over the last 15 years, Betsy has been an active volunteer in the military and veteran community. She was awarded the Department of the Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service and a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service for her time spent volunteering with the Family Readiness Group for her volunteer service while at Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Betsy and David have two children, Emily and Matthew, and a corgi named Donut. They currently live in Potomac Shores, VA, love going to Nationals games, and enjoy kayaking on the Susquehanna River.