Personnel Bios:

Zehra Mehdi-Barlas

Media Relations Manager

Originally from Pakistan, Zehra earned her Master’s degree in Political Science. After moving to Atlanta, she graduated with a Masters degree in Communications from Georgia State University. Zehra joined the DVIDS team in November 2007 as a Media Relations Specialist for the Western Region. She became the International Media Specialist in Oct 2008 and worked in establishing several new relationships with the Arab, European and Asian media. In November 2009, she was promoted to the position of Media Relations Manager and now leads the Marine, Sports and International team. Prior to joining DVIDS, she worked for CNN, Voice of America, Oxford University Press and Clear Channel.

Government Personnel

Scott M. Betts
DOD DVIDS Program Manager
Sgt. Scott Michael Schmidt
DVIDS Training Chief / Marine Liaison
Sgt. David Silvano
Marine Corps Liaison / DVIDS Training Chief

Civilian Personnel

Richard Steele
Project Manager
Gary Bonaccorso
Media Relations Director
Nan Clarke
Media Relations Manager
Jennifer Donegan
Media Relations Manager
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas
Media Relations Manager
Khelyn Mickles
Media Relations Manager
Ron Whitehurst
Information Technology Manager
Jared Alexander
Marines Media Relations Specialist
Rashawn Boykin
Web Developer
Katherine Carmichael
Media Relations Specialist
Renee Francis-Turner
Media Relations Specialist
Anthony Garlock
Media Relations Specialist
Tiffany McCall
Media Relations Specialist
Seth Pajak
Senior Video Editor
Travis Sauls
DVIDS On Demand Video Editor
Amanda Saunders
Media Relations Specialist
Brittani White
Entertainment Media Relations Specialist
Timothy Wilson
IT Specialist
Keon Young
Marines Media Relations Specialist
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