Board of Directors

Tanya Barnett, Co-Founder, President, USAF Veteran

Tanya Barnett, Co-Founder, President, USAF Veteran

She is a Charles County Maryland Veterans Affairs Commissioner and an adjunct professor at Prince George’s Community College. Tanya is a TEDx and lifestyle empowerment speaker as well as the Award-Winning Self Published Author of Being a Wife Just Got Real.  

Tanya is a 2018 N.A.A.C.P. Hall of Famer and the 2016 Charles County Citizen of the Year for the work of Forever Free Books, the nonprofit she and her husband founded in 2014. They deliver free books and conduct story time to low-income children in their communities.

She has been featured on OWNTV, Essence Magazine, Huffington Post, The Today Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, TEDx, Johns Hopkins University, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Blacks in Government, FBI, EPA, Good Morning Washington, Great Day Washington, etc.

Tanya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from University of Maryland University College. She’s a 2x triathlete, 2x marathoner, historical fiction lover, wife, mom and a GLAM-ma.

Social media FB: @therealtanyabarnett

Sherrell Moore-Tucker, Co-Founder, Vice-President,    US Army Veteran

Sherrell Moore-Tucker, Co-Founder, Vice-President,

US Army Veteran

She is a speaker, author, trainer, and trauma-informed wellness expert who specializes in leadership and stress management.  Her commitment to training leaders was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when was awarded the agency's Bronze Medal for commendable service for delivery of EPA's Successful Leaders Program to newly appointed managers and supervisors.   With more than 10 years of experience in Federal Human Resources, Yoga & Natural Health, and her adventures in the military, she is committed to educating various communities about holistic ways of managing stress and addressing trauma.

Sherrell holds a Master's degree in Human Resources Administration and certifications and expertise in labor and employee relations, diversity and unconscious bias, mental health first aid, trauma-sensitive yoga (TSY), vinyasa, hatha, and yin yoga, mindfulness and iRest yoga nidra meditation, and natural health. She is also, a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  

She has been featured in Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine and on Good Morning Washington, Good Day Washington, and WHUR's The Daily Drum.  

Social media FB: @sherrellmooretucker

Bronique Jones, Treasurer

Bronique Jones, Treasurer

She is a highly regarded professional with significant experience in the implementation of financial best practices, business operations and the strategic growth of both emerging and mid-size organizations. In other words, she is a force to be reckoned with in the business marketplace. Armed with a BA in Financial Management from Baruch College, City University of New York, an MS in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College, Bronique comes to the table with impeccable credentials. And having more than 20 years in leadership roles such as Financial Controller and CFO, it’s not difficult to see why she is the right partner for this venture.

Like many others, Bronique’s current life path varies greatly from her youthful dream to pursue a career in interior design, but she has no regrets. She has channeled her creativity into a valuable tool and combined it with her natural affinity for analytics and strategic operations. The result is a veritable powerhouse of talent for the Vet Space’s vision.


Ruth Walker, Secretary, US Marine Corps Veteran

Ruth Walker, Secretary, US Marine Corps Veteran

Ruth has been an avid reader since a young child. Her love for books stemmed from watching her mother read the Bible.

Ruth and her devoted husband, Rodney, have been happily married for 48 years and they are the proud parents of 3 adult children, 8 wonderful grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. She and her husband have devoted much of their lives being of service to others. They were foster care parents for many years to children that ranged in ages from 2 to 10 years of age.

Her years of work history included working for several government contracting companies. Since retiring Ruth devotes a great deal of her time to volunteering her services to veterans and especially to senior citizens in her community. She is also a mentor with the NCHS Alumni Mentoring Program at the local high school. She regularly visits the local nursing home just to give the elderly a smile and a hug.

Ruth has a love in her heart for serving others and is especially an advocate for children and senior citizens. She believes that everyone’s purpose in life is to have a willing spirit to help others.