Volunteer Leadership

Nelida is a mother, grandmother, wife and caregiver to her husband of 13 years,  who is a disabled combat veteran of OIF/OEF. She volunteers as The El Paso area Chapter Director for Blue Star Families, A Star for our Troops, and A Heroes Welcome. She is a certified personal resilience mentor through HeartMath and a certified peer specialist through BEITZ . 

Nelida has been facilitating support groups for fellow caregivers since 2012, and organizes many incredible events for caregivers and spouses in the El Paso area. Her passion is helping caregivers empower one another. She also wants to help civilians better understand what it means to be a military/veteran caregiver, and the sacrifices they make to help their veteran heal. Her research focus for the network will be caregiver issues.


The Veteran Spouse Network will be coming to El Paso for our El Paso Chapter Launch sometime this summer! Sign up with VSN to receive updates on this and other events in your area.