who we are

Our Mission

Paralyzed Veterans of America is a non-profit organization that supports paralyzed veterans through sporting events, financial support, and mentoring. Our mission is to be “a supportive community for capable heroes” and to promote and assure that all veterans receive quality care. Particular scrutiny is placed in the areas relative to our membership and all spinal cord injured and diseased (SCI&D) veterans. Our primary emphasis is directed at both the SCI Service at McGuire VAMC in Richmond, Virginia and the SCI Long-Term Care Unit at the Hampton VAMC in Hampton, Virginia.

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Meet Our Board Of Directors



Jimmy May


Jessie Oliff

Vice President

Amy Mckee


Jeffrey Dolezal

Treasurer and NAtional Director

Johnny Holland

Sports Director

Arnold Beard


Bagferry Cruz


Mark Hartney


Ronald Richardson


Being a board member is not the only way to have your voice hears in the chapter. Below are the many different committees that any member can join. Please e-mail the chapter if you have an interest in being considered for a position on any of these committees.
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Budget & Finance
  • Advocacy and Legislation
  • Membership
  • Fundraising
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • By-Laws
  • Elections






Mid-Atlantic Staff




Ivan Schwartz

Executive Director

Regina Watson-Fields