About Us

     Bay Area & Western Chapter of PVA (BAWPVA) is a nonprofit, Veterans service organization located in Palo Alto, CA.  The BAWPVA serves spinal cord injured and/or dysfunction Veterans located in Northern California and the Pacific Islands.  The Bay Area & Western Chapter is one of 34 chapters of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) located across the United States.
     Bay Area & Western Chapter of PVA services provide direct support to the chapter's programs.  The BAWPVA sponsors various events at the Palo Alto VA Hospital as well as all at facilities that our members utilize throughout Northern California and the Pacific region. 

     If you are interested in membership, volunteering, or donating please contact us today.

Our office is located at:

3801 Miranda Ave.
Building 7 Rm. E-118
Palo Alto, CA  94304

Our Mailing Address is: 

P.O. Box 27
Palo Alto, CA  94304-0027

Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:00pm

For more information on how the Paralyzed Veterans of America offers support to America's Veterans click here.

Bylaws
Click here to view the chapter's bylaws.

  

Meet our Leadership

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Bay Area & Western Chapter represents spinal cord injured and/or dysfunction Veterans in Northern California and the Pacific Islands. Below are the leaders of the organization.  You may click on their profile picture for their bios:


Mr. Reese P. Levasseur, President

 
Mr. Kory J. Amaral,
Executive Director


Mr. Sebastian DeFrancesco,
Vice President


Mr. Kenneth W. Pollock, Secretary


Mr. Stephen A. Estrada, Treasurer

Mr. Edward Comerford,
Board Member (No Picture Available)

Mr. Chet Miller,
Board Member (No Picture Available)


Ms. Jessica S. Greene,
Board Member


Mr. Sherman L. Tucker,
Board Member

 Mr. Tomasz Modrzejowski,
Board Member (No Picture Available)

 

  

Meet our Leadership

Key Objectives

   

The Key Objective of the BAWPVA is to take those actions necessary to restore spinal cord injured or diseased veterans' bodies and life potentials as closely as is humanly possible to those Americans not suffering spinal cord dysfunction. This will be accomplished by the coordinated efforts of the PVA organization through programs:


  • To advocate for and monitor the delivery of high quality and appropriate health care benefits and services.
  • To assist in identifying and securing veterans' benefits and other benefits for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others as appropriate.
  • To promote medical research to cure spinal cord dysfunction and other related problems.
  • To educate society on the attitudinal, physical and legal barriers which confront persons with disabilities and to influence the removal of those barriers.
  • To provide information to and opportunities for health promotion, recreation, employment, sports, services and camaraderie for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others as appropriate.
  • To provide for cooperation with and seek the support of other groups and individuals who share BAWPVA's objectives.
  • To acquaint the public with the current and ongoing needs and current and past contributions of America's veterans.
  • To acquaint the public with simple and effective means for reducing the risk of or preventing spinal cord injury.
  • To promote involvement of the public in national and local activities that support BAWPVA's mission.