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Friday, May 28 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Day Three Conference Session - Part 1

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Event Number: 199 515 3393
Event Password: 75#VAVSNAC

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Meeting Agenda:

75th VAVS Anniversary Video

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM
An Introduction to Innovation
  • Suzanne Shirley, Director of Community Engagement
    VHA Office of Innovation Ecosystem

Project 1: Transportation Services Tracker
Presenter: Corky Draconi (he/she/they), Program Support Assistant
VA Central California Health Care System

Project 2: Fall Festival Bags
Presenter: Joyce Kuwae, Voluntary Service Specialist
VA Maryland Health Care System

Project 3: Freedom Sings USA
Presenter: Michael Dobbs, Chief, Voluntary Service
Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System

Project 4: Employee Wellness Center
Presenter: Adelina Sowell, Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
Orlando VA Healthcare System

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
NAC Shark Tank
  • Moderator, Dr. Shereef Elnahal

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Student Leadership Council
  • Tyrone Green, Voluntary Service Specialist
    Center for Development & Civic Engagement

Student Leadership Council Kick-Off Video

Panel Discussion:
  • SLC Student Ambassadors:
    Nabila Sultan, Charlie Joyce, & Praket Nigam 
  • SLC National Lead Mentor:
    Mary Golden - VA Central California Health Care System 
  • SLC Public Relations Lead:
    Alexia Lunningham -VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 
  • SLC Director Products and Innovation:
    Ronald Graves - Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Break: Video Presentation - Center for Strategic Partnerships
Sponsored by: 
American Gold Star Mothers
American Legion Auxiliary
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks
Military Women Across the Nation
Sons of the American Legion

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Tyrone Green

Voluntary Service Specialist, VHA
Tyrone Green is a proud member of the CDCE Team. Tyrone has been working for VA for the past 23 years and truly loves what he does for his brother and sister in the field.  He is the Lead Program Manager for CDCE Student Leadership and student involvement. His focus is the 6,000... Read More →
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Suzanne Shirley

Director of Community Engagement, VHA Office of Innovation Ecosystem
Suzanne Shirley, LCSW serves as the Director of Community Engagement & Fellowship with the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem, and is a 2021 Arthur S. Flemming Award recipient. She works to expand VHA’s partnerships with industry, academia and Veteran service organization... Read More →

NAC Members
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John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans


Friday May 28, 2021 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT