Thought Leading

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The Department of Veterans Affairs currently has 81 Non-Profit Corporations, or “NPCs,” that function as the research & education foundations for their affiliated VA medical centers. An essential NPC requirement is paid membership in the National Association of Veterans Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF).
In September of 2015 EBIRE was awarded the first national award for “Excellence of effort to expand and enhance resources supporting the mission of the VA-affiliated NPCs” by NAVREF.
Since 2016 EBIRE’s Executive Director has become significantly involved in NAVREF’s national efforts, as noted by the following examples:

  •   i. Member of the Executive Planning Committee for 2016 NAVREF Conference, in Washington, D.C.
  •  ii. Chair of the Awards Committee for the 2016 NAVREF Conference
  • iii. Invited to be a mentor of a new NPC director at the 2017 NAVREF Conference
  • iv. Invited as member to the NAVREF Mentorship Committee, charged by the NAVREF Board of Directors to create a model for supporting new NPC executive directors.
  • v. Approved as chairperson of the Mentorship Subcommittee for curriculum development.
  • vi. EBIRE has been asked to host the NAVREF Board of Directors’ quarterly meeting at VANCHCS, showing their support of EBIRE