Botwright, Jeanne

Public Information

Name

Botwright, Jeanne

Class

2015

Biography

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1934. Entered U. S. Marine Corps 1954. First woman unit commander of Marine Reserve Fleet Marine Force. Retired in 1980 with rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Subsequently logged extraordinary numbers of hours and travel miles in support of Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Arizona. Jeanne is a recognized leader in development of Arizona policy and programs to effectively address acute issues affecting women veterans. Her efforts have resulted in marked improvement, particularly with respect to abating homelessness and delivery of quality, specialized medical care. She continues as a major fund raiser and advocate for Mary Ellen’s Place, a community based organization on the leading edge and singularly focused on providing transitional housing and associated services for women veterans of all eras.