Paulette Risher is twice retired, once as a civilian Organizational Psychologist with the United States Air Force and once as a Major General (2-Star) in the United States Army. With 34-years of active and reserve service, Paulette was the first woman to serve in U.S. Special Operations Command as a flag-officer. Upon leaving active duty, Paulette joined Booz Allen Hamilton and led their Organization, Strategy, and Learning team in Huntsville for three years. Additionally, Paulette served as the Principal Director for DigiFlight, Inc.
Today, Paulette serves as the President/CEO of Still Serving Veterans (SSV), a Huntsville-based non-profit. SSV’s mission is to serve and honor Veterans and their families by empowering them to build meaningful lives through connections to fulfilling careers, benefits and services; and to proactively strengthen Veteran communities through leadership and collaboration. Prior to assuming the position of President/CEO, Paulette served as SSV’s Chief Programs Officer for five years.
Additionally, Paulette established Learning for the Journey, LLC in 2010 as a sole-practitioner consulting practice. Her specialization is designing and delivering customized workshops and seminars.
Paulette is a lifelong learner. She holds a BS and MA in Psychology, as well as an MEd with a focus on workplace learning and educational technology.
Paulette is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Positive Psychology Association, the Society of Military Psychologist, the American Evaluation Association, the Women’s Economic Development Council, the Association of the United States Army; the National Career Development Association, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Paulette serves on the Alabama Veterans Executive Network (AlaVetNet), the Alabama Workforce Development Board, the Alabama Small Business Advisory Board and is Chair of the Alabama Veteran Suicide Task Force and co-lead of the Alabama Governors Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide.