Injured Female Veterans Initiative (IFVI) is a community-based organization founded by LTC (Retired) M. Sue Bozgoz and Entrepreneur, Educator, Philanthropist, Magdaline M. Delany, committed to addressing the overall related health and wellness needs of female veterans by providing a positive and healthy transitional environment through innovative, therapeutic and comprehensive educational hands-on training programs.
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sue Bozgoz
Sue Bozgoz is a Retired Lieutenant Colonel, is a service disabled war veteran. She received a full academic and college track scholarship in biology and chemistry. Sue Bozgoz served as Homeland Security Plans Operation and Logistics Officer.
While in the military, Sue Bozgoz continued to Polish her talent as AN ALL ARMED FORCE runner and coach. In 1999 she was selected by DA sports to represent the United States in the marathon at the third Military Olympics in Zagreb Croatia.
After competing in the Military World Games in 1999, Sue Bozgoz focused running longer distances and has since completed 53 marathons and one World Nordic Pole Walking championship marathon where she earned the silver medal. In 2011-2012, Sue Bozgoz was selected by the military to coach the 2011-2012 Wounded Warriors during the Warrior games held in Colorado Springs. Although she coaches Both men and women, she is valued for her women’s specific training perspective. In 2013 Sue Bozgoz dedicated her life to empowering wounded warrior women of all backgrounds.
Retired LTC Bozgoz has served on the Board of Directors for the United States track and field. She is a certified Master injury prevention BW and USA certified NPW trainer and instructor. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in sports psychology. She has presented several professional lectures for academic and popular audiences.
Magdaline Delany is a Dynamic, Visionary Leader with a strong commitment to Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Education, Youth Development and Philanthropy.
Magdaline Delany earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, a Masters degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in School Administration and Supervision.
Magdaline Delany is the Principal of an Elementary School and founder of Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network, an organization for women that facilitates a myriad of opportunities for professional and personal growth through: Networking, Entrepreneurship Initiatives, overall Mind, Body, health and wellness programs, conferences, retreats, Professional Coaching by licensed and experienced professionals.
In 2013, Magdaline Delany founded The Oceanie Sailing Foundation, providing free sail training and NY Harbor Tours to underprivileged students as a vehicle to promote leadership and cooperative learning skills among youths. Magdaline Delany believes that the sail trainings will empower the youths participants in the program, teaching them coping skills, better ways to deal with adversity and obstacles.
Magadaline Delany is an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society and actively supports multiple charities: The Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Toys for Tots, Doctors Without Borders, Dress for Success, The Blue Horizon Foundation, and Wounded Warriors.