The Center for Women Veterans has five new members who were appointed by the VA Secretary in late March to VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.
The panel advises the secretary on issues and programs impacting women Veterans and makes recommendations regarding policy and legislative changes.
Established by Congress in 1983, the Committee shapes the department’s efforts to modernize and provide quality, timely services to the nation’s women Veterans. The new appointees will further enhance the Committee’s level of expertise as it relates to understanding the needs of women Veterans and advising VA in meeting their diverse and evolving needs.
The new members on the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans are:
The following Committee members have been reappointed for an additional term:
- Shannon McLaughlin, Sharon, Mass. Active duty, Massachusetts Army National Guard lieutenant colonel.
- Moses McIntosh, Hephzibah, Ga. Retired U.S. Army chief warrant officer 2.
- Wanda Wright, Tempe, Ariz. Retired U.S. Air Force colonel.
Visit VA’s benefits and services webpage for women Veterans or contact the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) at 855-829-6636. The WVCC is available to address women Veterans’ concerns, or those of their families and caregivers, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. t0 6:30 p.m., EST.