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ABOUT NWPVA

Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America


A dozen NWPVA members and two guests at the Chapter Office

Since 1977, NWPVA members have exhibited strong support and dedication to the organization's mission by extending a helping hand to other veterans. The many accomplishments they achieve assure that people with disabilities are consistently treated in accordance with the guidelines of the ADA.

An outside picture of the front of the NWPVA Chapter Office

THE NWPVA CHAPTER OFFICE

The Northwest Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (NWPVA) was founded in 1977 and has grown to over 400 members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington. The Chapter Office is located on the main street of downtown Burien, Washington and is approximately 7500 square feet with a 21 space parking lot.

All programs are operated out of the Chapter Office, and the Chapter Board of Directors and General Membership Meetings are held in the office meeting room.

OUR MISSION

The Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America has been advocating for veterans at local, state, and federal levels on all issues, in accordance with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The mission of NWPVA is to:

  • Ensure that all of our members have equal access to high quality healthcare
  • Support research and education addressing spinal cord injury and disease
  • Increase our members' awareness of the number of benefits that are available to them as a result of their military service and civil rights
  • Increase the number of services and benefits available to our members at the local state and national levels
  • Provide opportunities that maximize our members' independence and quality of life.

The Northwest Chapter was founded under the guiding principle of providing help to veterans with spinal cord injury or disease to its fullest capacity, as stated in our bylaws, and intended by our founding father, Jack Michaels.

To read the complete 15 Articles of the Bylaws of the Northwest Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc. click the button below:


NWPVA Bylaws


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2016-2017 OFFICES


Officers

Tom Bungert - NWPVA President

THOMAS BUNGERT
President

Tom B. Bio

Skip Dregs - Vice President

ROBERT BRUSH
Vice President

Robert B. Bio


Gary Lieberg - NWPVA Secretary

GARY LIEBERG
Secretary

Gary L. Bio


Aaron Hastings - NWPVA Treasurer

AARON HASTINGS
Treasurer

Aaron H. Bio


Director to PVA

Mike Partridge - NWPVA National Director

MICHAEL PARTRIDGE
National Director

Michael P. Bio


Staff

Brent King - NWPVA Executive Director

BRENT KING
Executive Director

Brent K. Bio


Lisa Lawrence - NWPVA Executive Secretary

LISA LAWRENCE
Executive Office Manager

Lisa L. Bio


Board of Directors

Terry Chenowith - Board Member

TERRY CHENOWITH

Terry C. Bio



Sean Halsted - Board Member

SEAN HALSTED

Sean H. Bio



David Russ Norris - Board Member

DAVID RUSS NORRIS

Russ N. Bio



Mike Partridge - NWPVA National Director

MIKE PARTRIDGE

Michael P. Bio



Joe Sapienza - Board Member

JOE SAPIENZA

Joe S. Bio



David Zurfluh - Board Member

DAVID ZURFLUH

David Z. Bio




NWPVA Appointees

ROBERT BRUSH
Hospital Liaison Officer

TOM BUNGERT
VAAC Representative, Membership and Advocacy Director

LISA LAWRENCE
Outpost Editor

RUSS NORRIS
Sports Director, Seattle VAVS Director

MICHAEL PARTRIDGE
Chapter Legislative




HISTORY

The Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded in 1977 by Jack Michaels, after his return to Seattle following a serious and disabling injury during his service in Vietnam. Jack's served not only as the Preseident of NWPVA, but also held offices at the national level as the Vice President, Senior Vice President and two terms as President of PVA.

Since the beginning, NWPVA has been at the forefront of effective and positive change for veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease and the disabled community at large. The organization has been especially productive in advocating for sustained, proactive legislation and a variety of life skill and recreational activity programs.

A number of notable and selfless individuals have worked tirelessly throughout the years as officers, board members, staff and members at large. Many are mentioned in the website, but many more have not been forgotten.

Read more about NWPVA history

PHOTO GALLERY

We have organized a gallery of photographs that catalog many of our members, programs and activities throughout the years.

The photos have been divided into four general categories:

HALL OF FAME - Pictures of members of distinction, whose long service to NWPVA is especially noteworthy

MEMBERS AT LARGE - Individual and group pictures of many of our members during events, special occasions and other activities

ADVOCACY / LEGISLATION - Images that capture members involved in the work of advocating for the disabled community

SPORTS / ACTIVITIES - Photos of sporting events and various activities involving our members


Go to the NWPVA Photo Gallery


NEWSLETTER

Northwest Outpost

Current  Archives


ANNUAL REPORTS

2014  2015  2016



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CONTACT US

NWPVA OFFICE
616 SW 152nd Street, Suite B
Burien, Washington 98166


TELEPHONE
Main Office: 206.241.1843
Toll-free: 800.336.9782
Fax: 206.433.0749


EMAIL
mail@nwpva.org
pvachnw@mindspring.com

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