Billie Depra

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Billie is a member of the 005 class of Eagle Leader Fellows and has been part of Team Red, White, and Blue since December 2015. She currently leads as Chapter Captain for the Bronx, NY Chapter. She is a true extrovert, a spitfire, a joyous person that welcomes you with the biggest smile, and the best bear hugs. Servant leadership has always been her passion. From 2002-2008 she volunteered as camp counselor at Camp T.L.C. (Teens Living a Challenge) providing life-changing camp experiences to inner-city youth living with HIV/AIDS.

Her Eagle Fire can’t be contained. She absolutely loves serving veterans, making sure their lives are fully enriched through Team RWB’s mission and Eagle Ethos. She believes that leadership is not a top-down ordinance but a “shoulder-to-shoulder” journey with others. Her leadership motto is “Ohana” meaning family in Hawaiian. Leadership is all about connection: connecting with yourself (personal growth and awareness), connecting with your team (mutual trust, support, and growth), connecting with your community (providing a feeling of belonging, love, and support). Her goal is to continue to lead with her values, her strong faith to God, and provide a better community for veterans.

Outside of Team RWB, Billie works for Ascena Retail Group as a color expert for the fashion industry. She recently got engaged to her amazing fiancé, Will Gaddy. She is a 5x marathoner and a passionate triathlete. She is in the process of becoming an IRONMAN. She loves kayaking, hiking, and obstacle course races. Most of all, she loves FOOD. She is a certified master Yelper, she will never steer you wrong with food recommendations.