Transgender American Veterans Association
TAVA ANNOUNCES WALKER AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT
For Immediate Release
29 January 2014- (www.transveteran.org) Angela Brightfeather, President of Transgender American Veterans Association, announced today the elevation of TAVA Board Member Dayna Walker as the organizations new Vice President.
Walker assumes the position after Brightfeather took the helm as the organization’s President in 2013 and left the vacancy unfilled. “We have been going through an extensive review of our organization’s structure and mission,” stated Brightfeather. “The addition of Officers and Board Members that are able to move into the future and carry on with our restated mission is but a step in a series of carefully planned moves that are extremely important and time sensitive.”
TAVA has moved to expand its mission of securing Transgender Veteran healthcare within the Veterans Administration. Chief among these are expanded Transgender healthcare benefits within the VA and Department of Defense, advocating for Active Duty and Reserve Transgender military personnel to serve openly and expanded employment opportunities and protections for Transgender Veterans.
“Dayna possesses the vision and drive necessary to continue moving our organization forward towards our goals and objectives,” stated Brightfeather. “Her commitment to the Transgender community as a whole, and Transgender Veterans specifically, are unmatched.”
Walker holds an MBA from Liberty University and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Troy University where she is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society. She is a 20 year Army Veteran and continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member of Empowering Spirits Foundation, the Steering Committee for the California Military Children’s Education Council and on several committees for SPART*A. Her book, “Out of Uniform: My Transgender Life in the Military” is due out this summer.
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