Dr. Mindi Anderson is a retired United States Air Force Veteran of 22 years and serves as the President and Founding Executive Director of the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce (IDVCC). She serves as a Steering Committee member for the Northwest and Rocky Mountain USDA Regional Food Business Center advocating on behalf of Idaho Veteran and Spouse Business Owners across the food sector industry. Mindi serves as the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce, project director as a spoke for the Small Business Administration Community Navigator Pilot Program Grant awarded to the Idaho Hispanic Foundation as a Hub. She also serves as the project director for the Workforce Development Council Innovation Training Fund grant awarded to the IDVCC. Both grants are piloting the innovative navigation network services hub model for entrepreneurship, workforce, and education across The State of Idaho. She is a champion for business owners across the military-connected community as well as all Idaho Communities. Mindi has a deep passion for advancing community economic and development initiatives that will strengthen partnerships across Idaho’s food sector Eco-System. Mindi has a long-standing career in the healthcare field throughout her military and civilian career and completed her Doctorates in Healthcare Administration where she researched navigation models to enhance managed care initiatives within Idaho. The Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce Network Navigation Hub model encourages stronger collaborations, deeper connections, and access to resources, ultimately leading to unity across Idaho by bridging the gaps between the Idaho and Military Communities.