Stephanie Gattas, granddaughter of a WWII Purple Heart recipient, is a United States Navy Veteran. Having served two overseas tours on the USS Simon Lake, she is both a Gulf War and Post 911 Veteran. After service, Stephanie followed her passion of giving back to the military community. In 2015 she founded The Pink Berets, an organization that assists women of the US Armed Forces and veterans who struggle with the invisible wounds of war such as Post Traumatic Stress and Military Sexual Trauma. Most recently, she founded Confidence & Co., which is currently in development to bring stories of our "Unsung Heroes" to the forefront. She also recently Co-founded Reveille Coffee Company which she will launch soon.
Ms. Gattas attended the University of Incarnate Word with a major in Business Administration. She has sat on the Advisory Board for the Association of the Advancement of Mexican Americans at Risk Youths Programs; the advisory committee for San Antonio Behavioral Health where she was instrumental in the development and launching of the Yellow Rose Unit for active duty service women struggling with addictions and Military Sexual Trauma. Currently, Stephanie sits as the Chair on Mental Health and Wellness for the Military Women's Coalition sponsored by Service Women's Action Network in Washington D.C.
Most notably, she sits on the panel for the MACTeach PTSD project where she educates young men and women on the effects of PTSD within the family system.
Stephanie has been instrumental in paving the way for women veterans to receive mental health therapeutic services at no cost.