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Securing VA Procurement for a Company


Obtain authorization to sell therapeutic device within the VAMCs across the country.


Identified the decision-maker blocking the ability to sell and met with her and her colleagues repeatedly to educate on need for device among veterans

Targeted Members of Congress and committees of jurisdiction and worked with all of them to exert consistent pressure on the VA to reverse this decision

Wrote legislative language that was inserted into the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill mandating making the technology available to veterans

Followed up on Congressional mandate with letters from Members of Congress to enforce it and developed plan for funding the devices within the VA