VA partners with state coordinators to better serve women Veterans

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It’s official. VA’s Center for Women Veterans and the National Association of State Women Veterans Coordinators (NASWVC) are now partners in serving women Veterans.

In late June, Kayla Williams, director of the Center for Women Veterans, and Carrie Sconza, current president of the association, signed a memorandum of agreement during the 18th Annual NASWVC Training Conference in Bloomington, Minnesota.

“The Center for Women Veterans and NASWVC share a common goal in serving our nation’s women Veterans,” Sconza said.  “We are both committed to facilitating the delivery of timely, quality benefits for women Veterans.”

The new partners will collaborate to advance and improve the quality of life for women Veterans by working to enhance accessibility to services, the evaluation of existing programs and by gaining information from the individuals that directly serve women Veterans.

“This partnership will certainly promote effective communication, and identification of innovative ways to address the emerging and evolving needs of the women who graciously served our great nation,”  Williams said.

The National Association of State Women Veterans Coordinators represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, as well as several associate members representing Veterans organizations or agencies nationally.  For more information about the NASWVC or to locate your state’s coordinator, please visit

About the author: Shannon L. Middleton is a program analyst in VA’s Center for Women Veterans.  She also served as an intelligence specialist in the U.S. Navy.

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