Dr. Tammy Foster-Knight is the President & CEO of Optional Solutions LLC, a Florida based supplier of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) & Consumable Medical Supplies and Construction Safety-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Having been in business for 13 years, she remains committed to providing customers with compassionate care, quality equipment, and exceptional customer service. Her vision is to become one of the most respected international medical equipment suppliers by maintaining the utmost quality and professionalism. Under her dba, Safe-T-Gear, she manufactures her own line of disposable nitrile gloves and nitrile dipped work gloves. (www.optionalsolutionsllc-dme.com)
Before founding OS, LLC, Dr. Foster-Knight spent 23+ years on active Air Force duty, entering in 1987 as an Airman Basic/E-1. Having served in 10 different locations, including a 7-month deployment to Iraq, she retired in June 2011 as a Manpower & Personnel officer at the rank of Major/O-4. She continues to serve her country as the Founder of She VET, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization.
She Vet, Inc. is a platform designed to use Women Veterans' collective strength to help one another move on, move upward, and move forward. The organization is an advocate for positive change in the individual service Woman and the condition of Women Veterans as a whole. Through her scholarly research, Dr. Foster-Knight authored "Military Sexual Trauma: Women Veterans Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Result of Sexual Trauma While Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Decisions Not to Report." Leadership is the central theme of her research. As an extension of her research, she regularly speaks on the topic.
Dr. Foster-Knight began her collegiate journey at the age of 18 by attending the Community College of the Air Force where she earned two Associates of Arts degrees. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a Master of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Arts in Organization and Management from Capella University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
She advises individuals and organizations on the dynamics of leadership development, complex communication, and performance management. As a leading authority in cutting-edge adult education, she is an online adjunct professor, facilitating courses in Organizational Leadership: Human Relations in Administration, Corporate Social Responsibility and Change Management, to name a few. She is also a Subject Matter Expert in Leadership and Management, a Course Author Consultant, and an Editor for SAGE Publishing.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Foster-Knight has one daughter, Tai and 3 grandchildren: Lyric-13, Jayden-10, and Elijah-5.
She VET, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in IRC 107 (c) 3 of the U.S. Tax Code.
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