Meredith Lozar, AFC® serves as the Director of Programs for The Armed Services YMCA. In this role, she is responsible for the assessment and direction of the organization’s nationwide programs which strengthen military service members and families. Meredith also leads research and innovation for Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the United States Chamber of Commerce. She identifies and promotes various military spouse and family initiatives and serves as a subject matter expert on issues impacting military spouses and families.
A leader in the field of military family support services, Meredith has dedicated her career to improving the lives and overall readiness of today’s military families. She has directed both large and small-scale military affiliated nonprofit programs and served in multiple volunteer capacities for the Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force.
Meredith graduated Summa Cum Laude from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma. Her thesis work focused on crisis intervention and secondary traumatic stress. She then went on to be selected as a Military Spouse FINRA Fellow and achieve her Accredited Financial Counseling® (AFC®) certification. Meredith is a Marine Corps spouse and mother and currently resides in San Diego, CA.