Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, FAAN, Colonel (Retired), United States Air Force (USAF) Nurse Corps, joined the CU College of Nursing faculty in August 2014 as a full professor dedicated to developing academic programs in Veteran and Military Health Care. Dr, Pearl Treyball received her Bachelor of Arts in dance therapy from New York University, her Master of Science in nursing from Pace University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in public policy and public administration from Auburn University. She also received a Master of Science from National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces in national resource strategy.
Dr. Pearl Treyball entered the USAF in 1992 and served as both an active duty and reserve officer, attaining the rank of Colonel. After starting her career as a surgical trauma/transplant staff nurse and becoming a flight nurse and flight instructor, Col. Pearl Treyball served as the deputy commander of the Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility during Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR and JOINT GUARD in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. During Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, Col. Pearl Treyball was on an alert aeromedical evacuation crew to care for wounded and later deployed to care for returning combat casualties at Malcolm Grow Medical Center (Andrews AFB, MD). Col Pearl Treyball served in many roles to include Squadron Commander, Inspector General Health Services, and Special Assistant and Medical Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force. As Director of the Medical Directorate, serving under the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters US Air Force, she managed over $2B in programmed reserve medical assets supporting 63 units and 70,000+ reservists and families. She also conducted liaison activities with DoD agencies, all Services and Components, General Officers, the Secretary of the Air Force, major commands, and staff in the Offices of the Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Health Affairs, Reserve Affairs, and Force Management Policy by providing legislative expertise related to health benefits, medical professionals, and execution of medical programs. She was awarded the Legion of Merit upon her retirement in 2014.
As a civilian, Dr. Pearl Treyball was Assistant Dean for Academic Outreach and Associate Professor at George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services. She had had previous appointments at Auburn University-Montgomery, Old Dominion University, and the University of New Mexico. Dr. Pearl Treyball is an international speaker and has authored over 40 publications. Current funded research is on suicide prevention and treatment of PTSD for military members and families.