Meet Our Officers


Dr. Biddle is an Associate Technical Fellow in the Boeing Research & Technology division. She is a Senior Scientist with over 15 years experience leading multi-disciplinary teams for several advanced instructional, training, and human performance research and development projects.
She earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from the University of Central Florida.

Beth was awarded the Modeling & Simulation Award in Training by the Defense Modeling & Simulation Office (DMSO) in 2001 and nominated as a Charter Member to receive the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional (CMSP) certification by the National Training System Association (NTSA) in 2002.

Beth has been an invited speaker for conference and workshops for organizations that include the Military Operations & Research Society, DMSO, Joint Fires Integration & Interoperability Team, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, and the Army Training Support Center.


Ms. Sondra Chambers is the Military Training and Simulation business development executive at Huntington Ingalls Technical Services Division (HII-TSD). Prior to HII-TSD, she served in positions of increasing responsibility at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), Global Training Solutions (GTS) business unit, Serious Simulations and DCS, Inc. She has over 25 years of experience in defining and executing successful win strategies for DoD and federal business growth with 14 years of experience specifically providing training, modeling and simulation solutions to the military.

Sondra holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and maintains a Program Management Professional certification. She is delighted to be part of the WID Board of Directors and honored to become the Vice President in October 2019. Sondra enjoys supporting the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) and serves on the I/ITSEC 2020 Human Performance Analysis and Engineering Subcommittee.

Sondra is passionate about STEM and early education initiatives and is an advocate for the Orlando Science Center and an active volunteer for the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts organizations.

Ms. Kent is a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer with Raytheon Company Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS) in the Global Training Solutions (GTS) mission area. She is a systems integrator with over 20 years of experience supporting large scale, high consequence training.

In addition to work activities, Ms. Kent has participated in Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), European ITEC and MODSIM World. She has supported education initiatives focusing on women with the Society of Women Engineers and the Girl Scouts. She is also an active volunteer at Winter Park Presbyterian Church.

Ms. Kent has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. She received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UMBC and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. She is slowly pursuing a PhD in Modeling & Simulation from UCF.


Meet Our Directors


Krissy Stewart is experienced in Nonprofit Organization Management. She is advocating for those who will make a difference for tomorrow. With over ten years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Krissy has held positions in administration, development, donor database management, volunteer management, and community relations. She has vast experience in the planning of local and national events.

Krissy is dedicated to making a difference for the next generation. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, currently also serves as a member of the Women’s Executive Council of Orlando, the 2018 and 2019 Women’s Achievement Awards Nominations Chair, volunteers with local organizations, and is an animal advocate.


Marnita Harris is a Supervisor Contract Business Analyst for the Program Executive Office for Stimulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). In this role, Marnita is responsible for the acquisition and contract management supporting the International Program Office (IPO).

With 14 years of experience in Contracting, along with certifications in Contacting (Level III) and Program Management (Level I) from the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), Marnita has served as a Branch Chief/Contracting Officer for the Army Contracting Command – Orlando. Marnita began her federal career in 2007, as Contract Specialist (CS) Intern, successfully graduating from the three-year program six months early. Through the years, Marnita advanced to a Journeyman CS, Team Lead Contracting Officer (with a Level II, Limited Warrant) and has served as a Branch Chief/Contracting Officer (with a Level III, Unlimited Warrant).

Marnita holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a member of the United States Army Acquisition Corps. She is very pleased to serve as the Scholarship Director for WID CFL. She is eager to support all WIDs programs, especially the scholarship program. Marnita previously supported the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Sunshine Chapter and served in several leadership positions. In addition, she serves as a mentor for the Habitat for Humanity, on Financial Focus Mentorship program.

Marnita currently resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Michael W. Harris. Together they have three children, Netra, Michael II, and Erica, and two grandchildren.

Kelly Neville is a Lead LVC Cognitive Engineer at MITRE with a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Rice University. Her work focuses on understanding, assessing, and improving complex sociotechnical system performance, the role of human expertise in complex-system efficiency and resilience, and the acquisition of expertise in complex work domains.

She also serves on the Executive Board for the Central Florida Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Kelly joined WID two years ago and is excited to have an opportunity, as Communications Director, to contribute to WID’s community building, outreach activities, and education advancement.


Meet Our Advisory Board


Debbie L. Berry, has over 34 years with Lockheed Martin. She currently manages the Innovation Demonstration Center (IDC) in Orlando, FL.

Ms. Berry has supported the simulation and training industry, domestically and internationally, as an engineer, program manager, tradeshow manager and business development senior staff analyst. As customer engagement liaison, she is responsible for management of capabilities demonstrations, business development and strategies She previously led the Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions Military/Veterans Employee Resource Group.

Debbie is a founding member of the Women In Defense (WID) Central Florida Chapter (the first of four active Florida chapters), served as the inaugural chapter president and currently serves as an advisor to the chapter and immediate past Chair of the WID National Council. She served as president for the National Defense Industrial Association Central Florida Chapter and continues to serve as a director.

Debbie served in several executive committee and officer positions for the Association of the U.S. Army Sunshine Chapter, including President, and now serves on the Board of Governors.

Debbie served as Conference Chair of I/ITSEC 2001 and ITEC 2009. She is a charter member of the Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission (CMSP) and an alumnus of Leadership Orlando (Class 78). She is a board member for the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation and a member of the Go for the Greens steering committee.

Her credentials include lifetime memberships in NDIA, WID, Navy League of the United States, and the Army Aviation Association of America. In recognition of her distinguished service, Debbie has been recognized with the prestigious NDIA Silver Medal, the AUSA Sunshine Chapter Royal of the Flamingo medallion and the Noble Patron of Armor. She is the inaugural recipient of the WID CFL Debbie L. Berry Legacy Award.

She enjoys attending University of Central Florida football games, golfing and mentoring others.

Debbie received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Florida.


Tiffany Sanders is the Director of Account Planning for Knight Agency – an Orlando-based branding and strategy firm. She joined Knight after a decade of service as Senior Vice President at JHT Incorporated, a veteran-owned training and simulation firm.

She received a BA in Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Central Florida and an MA in Contemporary Art from Christie’s NY. She is a past president of Women In Defense Central Florida and the National Defense Industrial Association Central Florida chapter.