who we are

Our Mission

Paralyzed Veterans of America is a non-profit organizations 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

Paul Austin
Vice President

Terence Smith

Jefferey Dolezal
Treasurer and National Director

Arnold Beard

Johnny Holland

Jessie Oliff

Melvin Washington

Rickey Wood

Mid-Atlantic Staff




Ivan Schwartz

Executive Director

Sarah Lake

Administrative Coordinator

Regina Watson-Fields