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
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.