The outgoing chair of MOAA’s Surviving Spouse Advisory Council reflects on the group’s successes over the past year.
Anne Hartline is a native of Birmingham, Ala. where she currently resides. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from Samford University and a Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Montevallo. Her career has included teaching high school Speech and English, managing admissions and a satellite dormitory as a faculty member of the School of Nursing at Samford University, working as a high school guidance counselor, and developing and managing the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program for the new Hoover School System in a Birmingham suburb. Her work in Hoover Schools and in the community has received national recognition.
Anne and her husband Col. James G. Hartline, USA (Ret.), whose 36 years of service were primarily in the Alabama Army National Guard, were active members of the Greater Birmingham MOAA Chapter when he died in 2012. Shortly after his death Anne was appointed Auxiliary Liaison to the Board. The following year she was appointed to that position on the MOAA Alabama Council of Presidents.
Anne's community involvement includes serving as events chairman for the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park in Birmingham. She has recruited MOAA members, spouses and surviving spouses as volunteers in key roles for the events. She also serves on the Care and Support Ministry for Veterans, Active Military and Surviving Spouses at her church Vestavia Hills United Methodist.