By Elisabeth Thomas
Veterans Services Representative Assistant
Hello! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Elisabeth Thomas, and I am the newly hired Veterans Representative Assistant for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. I am an enrolled Community member and I have lived in Salt River all my life. My parents are Robert and LaVird Ramirez. My maternal grandparents are Willis Kuwanvama and Peggy Anton. I am married and have three children, two sons and one daughter.
I have an associate degree in business from Scottsdale Community College and I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree in public service and public policy with an emphasis in American Indian studies at Arizona State University. I am excited to say that I will be graduating in December 2020. I worked in various departments in the government prior to joining the Veterans Representative team. Most recently I was employed with the Office of the General Counsel for six years.
As the Veterans Representative Assistant, I will assist the Veterans Representatives in any way that I can to ensure the needs of Community-member veterans are being met. I look forward to getting acquainted with and serving the veterans of the Community in my new position.
If you have any questions about the services provided by the SRPMIC Veterans Representative Office, feel free to contact me at (480) 362-7444. To stay updated with veterans information, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MicSrp. We will also be on Facebook soon.