Military Times: Biden’s transition team for veterans issues includes community advocates and former VA leaders

“President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team for the Department of Veterans Affairs includes several agency alumni who will spend the next few months setting policy priorities for the incoming administration.”

“The announcement of the team comes as President Donald Trump continues to dispute the results of the election, which the Associated Press on Saturday projected Biden had won. As he files legal challenges to the results in multiple states, officials from his administration have declined to offer any transition assistance to the Biden campaign.”

“That includes at VA. On Monday, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said he would not begin any transition work until being instructed to do so from the White House…”

“The team overseeing VA transition issues will be led by Meg Kabat, former National Director of VA’s Caregiver Support Program. She is a clinical social worker with more than 20 years experience currently working as a senior director at Atlas Research, a consulting firm.”

“Other team members include:

  • Baligh Yehia, who served as the first deputy under secretary for health for Community Care at VA during Barack Obama’s presidency;
  • Phillip Carter, former military and veterans expert for the Center for a New American Security and national veterans director for the Obama campaign;
  • Kayla Williams, former director of VA’s Center for Women Veterans under both Obama and Trump…” Read the full article here.

Source: Biden’s transition team for veterans issues includes community advocates and former VA leaders – By Leo Shane III, November 10, 2020. Military Times.

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