Mary Winnefeld

Mary A. Winnefeld is the co-founder of the S.A.F.E. Project, a non-profit organization working through a disciplined, collaborative, multi-pronged approach to end our country’s opioid epidemic. Mary and her husband James “Sandy” Winnefeld, established the organization following the loss of their 19-year old son Jonathan to an accidental opioid overdose.
Through her experience as a military/veteran spouse and mother, Ms. Winnefeld is actively involved in the health and welfare of military and veteran families, as well as the policies that affect their lives.
Ms. Winnefeld serves on the board of directors for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Cohen Veterans Network, USO Metropolitan Washington and an Ambassador for the Tragedy Assistance for Survivors (TAPS). She previously served on the boards of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the grant committee for Newman’s Own Foundation.
Ms. Winnefeld was employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for close to 20 years, as a NATO program manager as well as a member of SAIC’s Ethics Board.

She is the recipient of both the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award.