​​Meet Our WVSA Leadership 2017-Pres

Past Leaders

Military:  Captain Aurora Robeson is a 4-year active duty veteran and currently is serving in the Air National Guard with 14 years of service.  Promotion from Captain to Major.  She has represented the Air Force in multiple careers, as enlisted and as an officer; Ammunitions Maintenance, Medical Supply, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Environmental and Civil Engineering. While in active duty, she deployed to Saudi Arabia, and has recently returned from a deployment in 2017 to Cuba.  Education:  Mechanical Engineering degree from Oregon Institute of Technology and a Masters from American Military University in Environmental Policy & Management.  Accomplishments:  In 2017, she was selected as the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, Mission Support Group Outstanding Officer of the Year.

Aurora is currently employed with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center continuing to support the Total Air Force mission as the environmental educational and training subject matter expert and additionally is employed with the Texas Air National Guard as a civil engineering officer.

Women Veterans Of San Antonio

​​Women Veterans of San Antonio 




Military:  Cynthia Lane began her military career in the Air Force in 1990 and retired in 2014.  She completed Basic Training, the Security Police Academy and was assigned to Whiteman AFB for her first duty station.  Her other assignments were at Nellis AFB, Minot AFB, Lackland AFB, Mountain Home AFB, three tours in Korea, and three tours in Japan. She also volunteered for numerous deployments, which included stops in Panama, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and 3 tours in Iraq.  Her experience includes exceptional performance as a Fire Team Leader, Flight Security Controller, Security Patrolman, Desk Sergeant, Military Training Instructor, NCOIC, Pass and Registration, Police Services, Flight Sergeant, Superintendent of Logistics.  Education:  Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Associate Degree in Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration Management.

WVSA History

  • 2017- Active on Twitter and Instagram
  • 2016 - Became a nonprofit 501()(19) nonprofit Veterans organization
  • 2016 - Elected our first Council Members/Leadership
  • 2015 - Active on Facebook
  • 2013- Started on meetup.com

​​​​Serving, Honoring, & Empowering


  • 2017
    • Pres: Robin Harder
    • VP: Denise Desuacido
    • Treasurer: Tracey Yeomans
    • Sec: Alma Linda Shipp
  • 2016
    • Pres: Robin Harder
    • VP: Denise Desuacido
    • Treasurer: Tracey Yeomans
    • Sec: Alma Linda Shipp
  • 2013-2015
    • Robin Harder (Founder)

Military:  Robin Harder is a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Army.   She served as a Russian and Spanish Cryptologic Linguist, and was stationed at Fort Drum; Fort Meade; Fort Bragg;  the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California twice;  Wiesbaden Army Air Field in Germany; Brindisi, Italy; Fort Sam Houston; and Goodfellow AFB twice as a student and once as an AIT Instructor/PSG.   Robin is a Combat Veteran who deployed for 12 months to Afghanistan.   Education:  MS in Nonprofit Management from Our Lady of the Lake University, and a BA in Women's Studies. Accomplishments:   2018 Inductee into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame.   Robin is an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7108 and has served as their Jr. Vice Commander for 2 years. 

Military: Faith Coleman is Veteran of the U.S. Army and served just over 10 years. She served in the Military Police field as a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Command. She was stationed in Texas, Kansas, Virginia, and Korea. She served one tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and supported Operation Enduring Freedom in  Afghanistan as a contractor. Education: ​Faith holds a Masters in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Service Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice. She currently is employed with the State of Texas as an investigator for child sexual abuse.