Cilla McCain has both passion and experience writing about political, military and cultural issues that have escaped justice. The publication of her book Murder In Baker Company: How Four American Soldiers Killed One Of Their Own, received positive reviews by many media outlets, including but not limited to Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post and In These Times. It was also nominated for "The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Excellence in Writing to Advance Social Justice.” Cilla's blog can be found on The Huffington Post and Substack. In addition to being a co-founder of MFFJ, she serves as the point of contact for media inquiries as well as contributing to the websites research and content. To learn more visit: www.cillamccain.com
Raised in the New York Hudson Valley and was awarded a BS in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. In 1996, earned a Masters of Science degree in Community Health Care Administration/Wellness Promotion from the California College of Health Sciences. Served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Behavioral Health Nurse, Director of Case Management/Utilization Management, Substance Abuse Counseling, Chief of the Suicide Awareness/Prevention Task Force, Chief of the Combat Behavioral Health Team/ Khobar Towers/ Operation Southern Watch, Director of Human Resources and Chief Nurse Executive. Retired as Deputy Command Nurse of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas in 2001. Obtained certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant and received additional training in Forensic Nursing. In 2008, worked for the prestigious consulting firm of Booz, Allen, Hamilton as a Health Care Analyst. In 2010 was hired by the Department of the Army to serve as the Child and Family Deputy Director/Project Manager for the Army design, develop and implement a Behavioral Health Care System for Army Children and Families establishing Army wide School Behavioral Health Programs, Behavioral Health Outreach/Coordination Services, Regional Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation Services and Training/Education Programs for Primary Health Care Managers in the delivery of evidence-based practices in treating common behavioral health disorders.
Kimberly Stahlman was married to Colonel Michael Stahlman for more than twenty-years. During their marriage, she traveled the world with her husband and completely immersed herself into the role of an officer's wife, gaining a thorough understanding of the inner workings of Marine Corps life and protocol. After receiving a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Maryland College Park, she worked with the United States Marine Corps Family Advocacy Program and developed The Victim's Advocate Program in Okinawa, Japan to provide assistance for rape and domestic violence victims. She is currently a consultant for the in-progress book "A Non-Hostile Incident" by Cilla McCain.