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2016 Annual Legislative Roundtable

2016 NOVA Annual Legislative Roundtable

On March 11, the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) welcomed over 35 organizations, the VA Office of Nursing Services, congressional leaders and veterans service organizations to participate in the Annual Legislative Roundtable. The popular event was held in the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). All of the participants – many leaders in nursing and healthcare - shared their legislative priorities for the 114th Congress and discussed issues facing VA as it continues its organizational transformation.
NOVA was able to specifically share thoughts on the Choice program and the difficulties being felt nationwide with the new law.

For a complete list of the 2016 NOVA Legislative Roundtable participants, please click here.

For NOVA's legislative priority goals, please click here.

Pictured Above: Nancy Claflin, NOVA Past President, Carmen Concepcion, NOVA Board Member, Elizabeth Austin, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Kelly Skinner, NOVA Secretary-Treasurer.
Pictured Left to Right: Nancy Elliott, Holly Francis,
NOVA Board Members, Lee Footer, House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Elizabeth Austin, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Sharon Johnson, NOVA President, Adrian Atizado, Disabled American Veterans.
Pictured Above: Nancy Elliott, Teresa Acosta,
NOVA Board Members, Carlos Fuentes, Kayla Kelcher, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Pictured Above: Nancy Elliott, NOVA Board Member and
Ryan Pettit, Senior Advisor for National Security, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
Pictured Left To Right: Thelma Roah-Serry, NOVA Vice-President, Valarie Moorer, NOVA Legislative Committee Member, J.David Cox, President, AFGE, Nancy Claflin, NOVA Past President.
Pictured Above: Legislative Roundtable Participants.