Marsha Four was elected VVA Vice President at the 2013 National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, after having served 14 consecutive years as a member of the VVA National Board of Directors. A Vietnam veteran with service in-country (1969-1970), she has devoted the past 24 years to working with and advocating for veterans. She has drafted and delivered testimony on veterans issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
Four was twice appointed to the VA Secretarial Advisory Committee on Women Veterans and served two terms as the chair. She organized a joint VVA/VA community-wide PTSD day-long workshop for emergency, hospital, and social service personnel. In 1993, Marsha initiated the Philadelphia Stand Down for Homeless Veterans.
She recently retired as the Executive Director of The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center, a non-profit agency providing free, comprehensive services to regional veterans. She took the lead on developing and establishing the Mary E. Walker House, a nationally recognized transitional residence for homeless women veterans.
Her service to country and community continues to impact the lives of thousands of veterans and their families. In 2013, she was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for women veterans and was also honored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs with induction into its Veterans Hall of Fame. Four resides in the Greater Philadelphia area.