PVA Education Foundation Seeks Board Nominations

Do you have expertise or a special interest in education and training for individuals with spinal cord injury/disease and the health-care professionals who provide care to them?

The PVA Education Foundation has three openings on its Board of Directors.  We are currently seeking nominations to fill these positions. 

According to the Foundation’s bylaws, a majority of the Board must be Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) members in good standing. PVA members must fill two of the current openings and a non-member may fill one opening.

The PVA Education Foundation was founded in 1986 to fund innovative educational projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease, and increase the effectiveness of health professionals working in this field.  The Board of Directors meets face-to-face for their annual meeting in Washington DC and quarterly by teleconference to review grant proposals and to conduct other business.

The deadline for nominations is January 30, 2017.  Please submit a letter of interest accompanied by a curriculum vita, resume or biosketch. The letter of interest should include your PVA membership status (I am a PVA member in good standing or I am not a PVA member).  Nominations will be considered and voted upon by the corporate members of the Board. The candidates selected will serve three-year terms on the Board.

Nomination materials should be sent to Cheryl L. Vines, M.S., Interim Director of Research and Education at cheryllvines@gmail.com. If you have questions about the Foundation or the open positions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Vines at 805-439-2804 or 202-416-7668.