On March 13, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the establishment of the 14-member MyVA Advisory Committee. The Committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit, and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This Committee is charged with advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with a focus on improving customer service and Veteran outcomes and setting the course for long-term reform and excellence. The first meeting will occur in April.

We are pleased to announce that Jean Reaves has been appointed to this Committee. She is a Vietnam Era Veteran who has been a Veteran Advocate for the last 20 years. She is currently President of the North Carolina AMVETS Service Foundation and a member of several other Veteran Service Organizations. Ms. Reaves also served as Veteran Liaison for US Senator Kay Hagan. In addition, she is the wife and mother of Veterans.

For more information about the MyVA Advisory Committee, click here.