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75th VAVS NAC Meeting & Conference
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Friday, May 28 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
NAC AWARDS

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  • Stella Award 
  • Special Recognition Awards
  • NAC Female Volunteers of the Year
  • NAC Male Volunteers of the Year
  • American Spirit Awards
    • Civic Organization Recruitment
    • Corporate Recruitment
    • Faith-Based Organization Recruitment
    • Senior Recruitment
    • Student Recruitment
    • Veteran Service Organization Recruitment
  • Volunteer Supervisor of the Year
  • VAVS Unsung Hero Award
  • Executive Leadership Award
  • VAVS Award for Excellence


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

Join by phone: 14043971596
Access Code: 199 515 3393

Speakers
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Donna Ray

2021 NAC Female Volunteer of the Year, American Legion Auxiliary
Donna RayAmerican Legion AuxiliaryCincinnati VA Medical CenterNicole Comer, Chief, Voluntary Service
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Carol Adams

2021 NAC Female Volunteer of the Year, Soldiers’ Angels
Carol Adams has been a volunteer with Soldiers’ Angels since June 2018. In that time, she has accomplished amazing things. Carol is the Soldiers’ Angels Orlando Mobile Distribution Coordinator. She ensures that the basic need of providing food to Veterans is met by coordinating... Read More →
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Gabriel Cinquegrana

2021 NAC Male Volunteer of the Year, Sons of the American Legion
Gabe Cinquegrana has been a volunteer with the Sons of American Legion at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center for over 10 years.  He is a volunteer escort, coordinates the Birthday program, is involved with the Homeless Program, completes “Buddy Checks” and coordinates Walk-A-Thons... Read More →
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Roger Hull

2021 NAC Male Volunteer of the Year, Soldiers’ Angels
Roger HullSoldiers’ AngelsMountain Home VA Healthcare SystemMike Kromoff, Chief, Voluntary Service
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David’s Drive 831

American Spirit Award: Civic Organization Recruitment, Jennifer Lilly, Chief, Voluntary Service
David’s Drive 831 was established in loving memory of David, who passed away at 20-years-old and worked at the Coatesville VA. For over 10 years, his compassion for our Veterans has inspired the group to provide 550 beds and over $1 million worth of household supplies to our Veterans... Read More →
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Greater Boston Food Bank

American Spirit Award: Civic Organization Recruitment, Laurel Holland, Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
Greater Boston Food Bank exemplifies the recipe of service. They donate over 9,000 pounds of food each month for about 900 Veterans and their families through a “Mobile Market.” The market provides safe, dependable fresh produce and cooking recipes for Veterans, even during the... Read More →
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Cheeriodicals and FICP

American Spirit Award: Corporate Recruitment, Reginald Hardy, Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
Cheeriodicals delivered 600 of their Veteran-specific gift boxes last year for Veterans Day to the Central Texas VA. The boxes contain comfort items for Veterans and connect businesses with their nearest VA. 200 employees from FICP volunteered their time to package the boxes, which... Read More →
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Knights of Columbus

American Spirit Award: Faith-Based Organization Recruitment, Heather Murphy, Chief, Voluntary Service
Knights of Columbus selflessly supports Chillicothe Veterans through good and bad days. KOC sponsors our summer carnival and the “Big Time Wrestling” event, where wrestling legends and TV stars entertain, sign autographs, and take pictures with laughing Veterans. KOC also volunteers... Read More →
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Naples Activity Center

American Spirit Award Winner: Senior Recruitment, Robin Johnson, Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
The Naples Activity Center has improved the quality of life for many Veterans over the last 30 years. Naples Activity Center has donated over 10,000 hours of time and nearly $14,000 in meals, prizes, and entertainment for our Veterans. They also host an average of 30 events for Veterans... Read More →
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Ananya Gourishetty

American Spirit Award Winner: Student Recruitment, Kristy Coie-Day, Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
Ms. Gourishetty organized a student Veteran program in her high school to collect and donate items to aid and assist the homeless Veteran population. Her efforts exemplified servant leadership that encouraged more high school students to volunteer at VA. She also facilitated the donation... Read More →
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Allison Moon - High Schoolers for Front Liners

American Spirit Award Winner: Student Recruitment, Susan Kern, Voluntary Service Program Manager
High Schoolers for Front Liners answered the call to support our Veterans and VA staff when the pandemic caused a shortage of supplies. The group of 40-plus high school students, led by Allison Moon, crafted nearly 3,100 masks for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Moreover, the... Read More →
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American Red Cross

American Spirit Award: VSO Recruitment, Craig Doane, Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
American Red Cross of North Carolina has dedicated 57 years of service to Veterans at the Charles George VA. They provide free workshops for caregivers to help them build better relationships with Veterans. ARC’s commitment has helped the Charles George VAMC become a reliable community... Read More →
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Sarah Carnes

Librarian, VA Bedford Healthcare System, VAVS American Spirit Award Volunteer Supervisor of the Year
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Jamie Russell

Voluntary Service Specialist, Chillicothe VA Medical Center, American Spirit Award: Unsung Hero
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Karen Flaherty-Oxler, MS, RN,

Medical Center Director, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Executive Leadership Award
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Denise Cunningham

Chief, Voluntary Service, VA Voluntary Service Award for Excellence
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Sabrina Clark, Ph. D.

Director, Center for Development and Civic Engagement, VHA
Sabrina Clark was appointed Director of VA Voluntary Service (VAVS), now the Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE), on September 23, 2013. As the largest integrated volunteer program in the Federal government, with more than 7,400 national and community organizations... Read More →

NAC Members
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John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans



Friday May 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
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