A Letter from the Four State Community Veterans Engagement Board, Officers July 2017
This month marks the 1st anniversary of the creation of the Four State Community Veterans Engagement Board! The concept began as a ‘challenge’ to bring together multiple veteran-centric organizations from 22 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It has resulted in an organization that is well-versed and committed to improving opportunities for Veterans, and family members, residing within this region!
Our Board has established means to identify deficiencies and close gaps within the Veteran Outreach community in order to help Veterans better understand and receive opportunities they deserve! We are fortunate to have the unwavering support of the Martinsburg VA Medical Center as a cornerstone for this endeavor.
Why do we do what we do? The answer is simple. The Board Officers are a collection of military retirees, former military personnel, and community leaders who work in various aspects to support Veterans and their family members. We do what we do because ‘we care’! We are volunteers voted to our positions by a group of peers with the same desires! We are entrusted to help make life better for those we are dedicated to helping!
As we complete year one, our list of achievements and successes grows. Year two will bring new challenges, opportunities, and greater hope to advance this effort even more. We want you to join the effort! Become a part of a team dedicated to “help those in need”. Our Veterans have sacrificed more than most will ever know or understand so join in – stand with us – let’s all make a difference!
Co-Chair, Four State CVEB
Director, Veterans Outreach
American Public University System
Provider & Community Educator
Hospice of the Panhandle
HR Specialist – Veteran Hiring
FEMA / Department of Homeland Security
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Representative
Virginia Employment Commission
Veteran Service Coordinator
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
President AVVA, Chapter 1074 INC.
Accredited Service Rep, Vietnam Veterans of America
SHBC Agency, Owner