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This profile was last updated on 8/21/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Homer S. Townsend Jr.

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Background

Employment History

  • Executive Director
    Paralyzed Veterans
  • President
    Paralyzed Veterans
  • Executive Director
    PVA
  • Chair
    PVA
  • National President for Two Years
    PVA
  • Member of the President's Committee On Employment of Persons
    Disabilities
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Web References
A Paralyzed Veterans of ...
www.rehabpub.com, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
A Paralyzed Veterans of America news release notes that highlights of this year's Summit program include opening remarks by Al Kovach, national president, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Homer Townsend, executive director, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and a keynote speech by Carolyn Clancy, MD, Interim Health Undersecretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
"I've never seen him get angry," ...
www.chieftain.com, 30 May 2014 [cached]
"I've never seen him get angry," said Homer Townsend, executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America.
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Townsend said the jury is still out on whether Shinseki did enough to confront the department's problems
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"I think anybody who has that job today is going to fail," Townsend said.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
www.pva.aa.psiweb.com, 11 Mar 2003 [cached]
Homer S. Townsend
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HOMER S. TOWNSEND, JR.PVA IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Mr. Homer S. Townsend, Jr., began serving as PVA immediate past president on October 1, 2000.Previously, he served as PVA national president for two years, senior vice president for two years and national vice president for four years.Mr. Townsend served on several national PVA committees, including serving as chair of both the PVA Long Range Planning Committee and the PVA Field Advisory Committee.
Originally from Woodland, Maine, Mr. Townsend left to join the Marine Corps.He moved to Mesa, Arizona, after being medically retired after serving five and a half years.Mr. Townsend served as an aircraft electrician where he was retired as a staff sergeant.Mr. Townsend worked on F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, A-6 Intruders and AV-8A Harriers.
Mr. Townsend has served at every capacity on the chapter level except that of secretary and treasurer.During his tenure as chapter executive vice president, he was responsible for bringing the Access to the Skies Conference out of Washington, DC, to Phoenix, AZ, where it grew from 40 attendees to over 200--half being from the disabled community.
In addition to his PVA responsibilities, Mr. Townsend has also served as a member of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Arizona Governor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (1992-1996), and the Mesa Mayor's Committee on Handicap Awareness (6 years), which he chaired for two years.He was presented the key to the city by the mayor for his dedicated service.Appointed by the governor, he has recently completed a four-year term as a commissioner on the Arizona Veteran Service Commission.
Mr. Townsend currently resides in Mesa, Arizona.He has a son and two grandchildren.
"We are saddened by the loss ...
pvamag.com, 17 Sept 2013 [cached]
"We are saddened by the loss of one of our own PVA family members," says Homer Townsend, PVA executive director.
Leadership | Paralyzed Veterans of America
pva.convio.net, 11 April 2011 [cached]
HOMER S. TOWNSEND, JR. PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Homer S. Townsend, Jr., began serving as Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) Acting Executive Director in July 2007. He was selected as PVA's Executive Director in March of 2008. In March 2006, Townsend was awarded PVA's Speedy Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Paralyzed Veterans of America, in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the lives of America's paralyzed veterans.
Previously, Townsend served as PVA Immediate Past President from October 2000 through September 2004. He served as PVA National President for two years from October 1998 through September 2000. Townsend also served as PVA Senior Vice President for two years and National Vice President for four years. He has served on numerous national PVA committees, including serving as chair of both the PVA Long Range Planning Committee and the PVA Field Advisory Committee.
Originally from Woodland, Maine, Townsend left to join the Marine Corps. He moved to Mesa, Arizona, after being medically retired after serving five and a half years. Townsend served as an aircraft electrician where he was retired as a staff sergeant. He worked on F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, A-6 Intruders and AV-8A Harriers.
Townsend has served at every capacity on the chapter level except that of secretary and treasurer. During his tenure as chapter executive vice president, he was responsible for bringing the Access to the Skies Conference out of Washington, DC, to Phoenix, AZ, where it grew from 40 attendees to over 200 - half being from the disabled community.
In addition to his PVA responsibilities, Townsend has also served as a member of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Arizona Governor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (1992-1996), and the Mesa Mayor's Committee on Handicap Awareness (6 years), which he chaired for two years. He was presented the key to the city by the mayor for his dedicated service. Appointed by the governor, he has recently completed a four-year term as a commissioner on the Arizona Veteran Service Commission.
Townsend currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, while serving as PVA Executive Director. His permanent residence is Mesa, Arizona, where he is an entrepreneur. Townsend has a son, Dale, daughter-in-law, Melissa, and three grandchildren, Atticus, Hazel and Edith.
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