Lynn Jackson Dorman thrived as a Junior and Cadette Girl Scout in a small parent-led troop in Baltimore Maryland in the 1970s. By 1988, she traded her Girl Scout uniform for a US Army uniform and spent the vast amount of her adult life as a military officer until her retirement in 2015. In 1988, Lynn joined the US Army and served for 27 years retiring as a Colonel.
Professionally, Lynn has served as Executive Officer to the Director for Human Relations Policy for the US Army, Director of Personnel, Director of Diversity, and Director of Compliance. In her last role as Assistant Chief of Staff for US Army Pacific Command, she led a mentoring and support initiative providing professional development and networking to all Department of Defense women serving in the Pacific Rim. Lynn is a leader who spent her first career managing, directing and leading change in three distinct areas: diversity program management and leadership, human resource management with a focus in human relations program development, and compliance management fields such as operations, cyber security, and human resource management.
Lynn’s second career is focused on giving back in a different way. Currently, Lynn works as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Tampa working with those struggling with addiction, grief, marital problems, and issues of adjustment. Today she works in a local practice focusing on mental health treatment for the city’s ex-offender population. At the same time, she is working to build her own private practice in St. Pete. Lynn has a Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership and Supervision from Loyola University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Notre Dame University of Maryland.
Lynn has a profound interest in the mission of women’s service and charitable organizations. She serves as a member of the vestry at St Andrews Episcopal Church leading the Helping Hands ministry. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She is a member of the Pierians Inc., a club of women arts enthusiasts, and serves as the President of the national organization’s foundation, which raises and donates money to underserved, minority children who demonstrate talent and interest in the arts.
She and her husband, Edward Dorman, live in South Tampa.