Paralyzed Veterans of America elects leadership for 2019-2020 term

Leadership officers of PVA’s Executive Committee to fulfill organization’s mission of helping veterans with spinal cord injuries, disorders, and related diseases like MS and ALS


WASHINGTON  — Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced that David Zurfluh, a disabled Air Force veteran, and native of Washington state, will serve as PVA’s national president for a 3rd consecutive term. Zurfluh was re-elected by PVA’s Board of Directors during the organization’s election of leadership officers for the
Executive Committee’s 2019 – 2020 term.

The election was held during PVA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Aurora, CO.

“Since I joined Paralyzed Veterans of America in 1995, the year that I suffered my serious injury, the organization has been there for me every step of the way,” said Zurfluh. “Paralyzed Veterans of America provided me with life-changing care, gave me hope and showed me the way to succeed in life. I am incredibly honored to lead Paralyzed Veterans of America for another year and be the voice for its members and community to help increase the quality of life for veterans with spinal cord injury, disorders, and related diseases like MS and ALS.”

The following individuals were also re-elected to their respective positions on PVA’s Executive Committee:

· Charles Brown, member of PVA’s Florida Chapter, PVA National Senior Vice President
· Hack Albertson, member of PVA’s Kentucky-Indiana Chapter, PVA National Vice President
· Tammy Jones, member of PVA’s Texas Chapter, PVA National Vice President
· Robert Thomas, member of PVA’s Buckeye Chapter, PVA National Vice President
· Tom Wheaton, member of PVA’s Mountain States Chapter, PVA National Treasurer

Ken Ness, from the Wisconsin Chapter of PVA, was newly elected to the fourth National Vice President spot on the Executive Committee. Marcus Murray, from the Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of PVA, was newly elected to serve as the National Secretary. With the re-election of Zurfluh, Al Kovach, Jr. will continue to serve as the organization’s Immediate Past President.

The PVA Executive Committee will begin its new, one-year term today, July 1, 2019.

To learn more about PVA’s services and programs, visit

About Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For more than 70 years, the organization has ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more at

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