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Wednesday, May 26 • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Day One Conference Session - Part 2

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Meeting Agenda

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Introduction to the VAVS Name Change
  • Mitra Gobin
    Chief, Center for Development & Civic Engagement
    James H. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

  • Listen to the Full Podcast Here: Veterans Corner Radio

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM        
Subcommittee Reports
  • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Patricia “Pat” Kranzow, American Legion Auxiliary

  • Membership
    • Mary Morgan, Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks

  • Recruitment                    
    • Vicki Sarracino, Soldiers’ Angels

  • NAC Volunteer of the Year            
    • Charles H. Gallina. Knights of Columbus

  • Partnership
    • Ron Rolfes, Co-Chair, Forty & Eight
    • Karen O’Neal, Co-Chair, VAVS Program Manager, Erie VA Medical Center

  • Recommendations                 
    • Anne Parker, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
My Life, My Story
  • Kavitha Reddy, Associate Director | Employee Whole Health
  • Maureen Khung, Associate Director |Deployment-Field Implementation
  • Thor Ringler, Writer-Editor
  • Jennifer Sluga
  • Seth Jovaag
  • Sheena Prasad

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM
Closing & Announcements

Event Number: 199 671 0944
Event Password: 75#VAVSNAC

Join by Phone: 1-404-397-1596
Access Code: 199 671 0944Veterans Corner Radio

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Mitra Gobin

Chief, Center for Development and Civic Engagement, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Mitra Gobin is the current CDCE Chief in Tampa, Florida, with 10 years of federal service. He has been a leader, manager, and trainer for other healthcare professionals across the hospital enterprise and nationally within CDCE.Prior to the VA, Mitra worked as a hospice Music Therapist... Read More →
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Kavitha Reddy

Associate Director, Employee Whole Health, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
Kavitha Reddy is currently the Associate Director of Employee Whole Health in the VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC & CT). She is an Emergency Medicine and Integrative Medicine physician at VA St. Louis Healthcare System in Missouri and an Assistant... Read More →

Maureen Khung

Associate Director, Deployment-Field Implementation
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Thor Ringler

Writer-Editor, VHA, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Thor Ringler is a poet and a therapist. He is the national program manager for My Life, My Story and works as a writer-editor at the VA hospital in Madison, WI. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood Colleg... Read More →
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Karen O'Neal

Chief, Voluntary Service, Erie VA Medical Center

NAC Members

Anne Parker

National Representative, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Charles Gallina

National VAVS Representative, Knights of Columbus
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John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans
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Mary Morgan

National Representative, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
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Pat Kranzow

National Representative, American Legion Auxiliary
SOP suggestions and concerns.ALA certification questions.
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Ron Rolfes

National Representative, Forty & Eight

Vicki Sarracino

National Representative, Soldiers' Angels

Wednesday May 26, 2021 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT