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Wednesday, May 26
 

12:00pm EDT

Day One Conference Session - Part 1
Meeting Agenda
12 Noon – 12:30        
  • Welcome
  • Platform Orientation
  • Whole Health Meeting Tips
  • Meeting Overview

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM 
  • Official Opening
  • National Anthem
  • Roll Coll
  • Meeting Objectives

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • ASUH for Operations: Ms. Renee Oshinski
  • VA Secretary: The Honorable Denis McDonough

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Break: 75th Anniversary Video Presentation
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Speakers
avatar for Sabrina Clark, Ph. D.

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 →
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Denis McDonough

Secretary of Veterans Affairs
The Honorable Denis Richard McDonough was nominated by President Biden to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. McDonough’s nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 8th, 2021, and he was sworn in the following day as the 11th Secretary of Veterans... Read More →
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Renee Oshinski

Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Operations, Department of Veterans Affairs
Ms. Renee Oshinski serves as the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Operations for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Oshinski provides executive leadership and direction for Office of Veterans Access to Care, Office of Emergency Management, Member Services and 18 Veterans... Read More →

NAC Members
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John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans


Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Day One Conference Session - Part 2
Meeting Agenda

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Introduction to the VAVS Name Change
  • Melissa Heinlein, Ph.D., Chief Voluntary Service
    Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
    Philadelphia, PA

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
Student Leadership Council
  • Tyrone Green, Voluntary Service Specialist
    Center for Development & Civic Engagement
Q&A

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




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Speakers
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Melissa A. Heinlein, Ph.D., CAVS

Chief, Voluntary Service, Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
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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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Karen O'Neal

Chief, Voluntary Service, Erie VA Medical Center

NAC Members
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Anne Parker

National Representative, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
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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 VAVS 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
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Vicki Sarracino

National Representative, Soldiers' Angels


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

6:00pm EDT

Opening Ceremony
The young people of Re-Creation are cited as “America’s Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans” by the Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge for serving America’s VA Medical Centers and State Veterans Homes for the past 45 years!

All Re-Creation Cast Members are VOLUNTEERS who give their year(s) of service in Honor and Tribute!

Entertainment by Re-Creation USA
Entertainment Sponsored by: Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks

Speakers

Wednesday May 26, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
 
Thursday, May 27
 

12:00pm EDT

Day Two Conference Session - Part 1
Meeting Agenda:
12 Noon – 12:15 PM
  • Welcome & Platform Orientation
  • Whole Health Afternoon Refresh

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Federal Advisory Committee Act 101
  • Jeff “Boomer” Moragne
    Director, VA Advisory Committee Management Office
Q&A

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM 
Fraud, Waste & Abuse: The Role of VA's Community Partners
  • Tracy Davis Bradley, Ph.D.
    Acting Chief Compliance and Business Integrity Officer
    Office of Compliance and Business Integrity
Q&A

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Break: VHA 75th Anniversary Video Presentation
Sponsored by


Event Number: 199 486 6646
Event Password: 75#VAVSNAC

Join by phone: 1-404-397-1596
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Speakers
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Jeff Moragne

Director, VA Advisory Committee Management Office
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Tracy Davis Bradley, Ph.D.

Acting Chief Compliance and Business Integrity Officer, VHA, Office of Compliance and Business Integrity

NAC Members
avatar for John Kleindienst

John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans


Thursday May 27, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Day Two Conference Session - Part 2
Meeting Agenda:
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Social Work: Shared Goals
  • Jill Debord, LCSW, Executive Director
    Care Management & Social Work

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
National TeleOncology Peer Training Support Program
  • Boyd Loehr, RN, BSN, MSHM
     Telehealth Training Program Manager

    Office of Specialty Care Services | VHA National TeleOncology

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM 
Beyond COVID: Creating a J.E.D.I. Nation in VA
  • Sophia Califano, Deputy Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine
    National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Q&A

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM 
Voluntary Service Report
  • Sabrina C. Clark, Ph.D., Director
    VA Center for Development & Civic Engagement

3:20 PM – 3:30 PM 
Announcements & Closing


Event Number: 199 486 6646
Event Password: 75#VAVSNAC

Join by phone: 1-404-397-1596
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Speakers
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Sophia Califano

Deputy Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine, National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
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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 →
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Jill Debord, LCSW

Executive Director, VHA, Care Management & Social Work
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Boyd Loehr, RN, BSN, MSHM

Telehealth Training Program Manager, Office of Specialty Care Services | VHA National TeleOncology

NAC Members
avatar for John Kleindienst

John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans


Thursday May 27, 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
 
Friday, May 28
 

12:00pm EDT

Day Three Conference Session - Part 1
Meeting Agenda:

12 NOON
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

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
NAC Shark Tank
  • Moderator, Dr. Shereef Elnahal

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
My Life, My Story
  • Kavitha Reddy, Associate Director | Employee Whole Health
  • Maureen Khung, Associate Director |Deployment-Field Implementation
  • Thor Ringler, Marriage-Family Therapist

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Break: Video Presentation - Center for Strategic Partnerships
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Event Number: 199 515 3393
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Speakers
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Suzanne Shirley

Director of Community Engagement, VHA Office of Innovation Ecosystem
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Kavitha Reddy

Associate Director, Employee Whole Health
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Maureen Khung

Associate Director, Deployment-Field Implementation
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Thor Ringler

Marriage-Family Therapist, VHA

NAC Members
avatar for John Kleindienst

John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans


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

1:45pm EDT

James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship Presentation
Video Presentation of Award Winner
Presentation of Award
Acceptance of Award
Acceptance of Donations

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
BREAK
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Speakers
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Brooke Jackowski

2021 James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Karen O’Neal, Chief, Voluntary Service
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Karen O'Neal

Chief, Voluntary Service, Erie VA Medical Center

NAC Members
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Christopher Slawinski

National Representative, Fleet Reserve Association
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John Brown, III

National Deputy Representative, AMVETS


Friday May 28, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

NAC AWARDS
  • 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
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Join by phone: 14043971596
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Speakers
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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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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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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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Sarah Carnes

Librarian, VA Bedford Healthcare System, VAVS American Spirit Award Volunteer Supervisor of the Year
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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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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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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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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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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 →
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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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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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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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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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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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Karen Flaherty-Oxler, MS, RN,

Medical Center Director, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Executive Leadership Award
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Jamie Russell

Voluntary Service Specialist, Chillicothe VA Medical Center, American Spirit Award: Unsung Hero

NAC Members
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John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans



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

4:30pm EDT

Day Three Conference Session - Part 2
Meeting Agenda:

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Integrated Health
  • Ben Kligler, MD, MPH | Executive Director
    Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks
  • John Kleindienst
  • Sabrina Clark




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

Join by phone: 14043971596
Access Code: 199 515 3393

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina Clark, Ph. D.

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 →
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Ben Kligler, MD, MPH

Executive Director, Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation

NAC Members
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John Kleindienst

National Representative, Disabled American Veterans


Friday May 28, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Closing Ceremony
Friday May 28, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
 
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