VA Medical Centers

Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder(SCI/D) System of Care

SCI/D Center

1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904-6258
706-733-0188

https://www.augusta.va.gov/

SCI/D Spokes

1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404-321-6111
Directions

109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5011 | 888-878-6884 Directions 

https://www.charleston.va.gov/

6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
803-776-4000
Directions

1826 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-1210 | 800-595-5229 Directions

https://www.dublin.va.gov/

 

 James H. Quillen VA Healthcare System

Corner of Lamont & Veterans Way
Mountain Home, TN 37684
423-926-1171
Directions

https://www.mountainhome.va.gov/

 

RESEARCH & EDUCATION

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state, and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.

“The ADA represents comprehensive disability civil rights that still are being actively enforced by all the agencies,” said Lee Page, associate advocacy director at Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The ADA is a living and breathing law that will be with us for the rest of time until architectural and employment barriers and other issues are put to rest.”

Funding For Projects that Improve Lives

From coordinating workshops for health professionals to producing educational materials to sponsoring fellowships in spinal cord medicine, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation helps develop tools that share spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) knowledge and improve the lives of those with SCI/D. Since inception in 1986 we have funded 260 grants totalling $9,597,518. The Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides funding in six project categories:

  • Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
  • Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
  • Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
  • Assistive technology—Development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
  • Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community
  • Consumer Guides to develop companion consumer information guides based on PVA SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Service Officers

Augusta VAMC
Jennifer Ammons, SNSO, Senior National Service Officer

Lorna Jefferson, Secretary
Augusta-Downtown VAMC, RM 2C-100
Augusta, GA 30904
(800)795-3597, (706)823-2219, FAX: (706)823-2295

Anthony Steele, SNSO, Senior National Service Officer

Lakisha Anderson, Secretary
45 Perry Hill Rd., Rm. 1-123
Montgomery, Alabama 36109
(800)795-3581, (334)213-3433/3435, FAX: (334)279-1590


Mitchell Hinkle, SBA, Senior National Service Officer

Shirley B. Bryant, Secretary
1700 Clairmont Rd., C/O PVA
Decatur, GA 3033-4032
(800)795-3596, (404)929-5333, FAX: (404)929-5337

Mark Antonitis, NSO, National Service Officer

marka@pva.org 

336-251-0836.

Linda Paquett, Secretary
251 N. Main St., Rm. 424
Winston Salem, NC 27155
(800)795-3622, (336)251-0836, FAX: (336)777-0572

 

Tony Timmons, SNSO, Senior National Service Officer

Val Brown, Secretary
6437 Garners Ferry Rd., Rm. 1121
Columbia, SC 29209
(800)795-3631, (803)647-2432, FAX: (803)647-2311

 

Nichelle Edwards, NSO, National Service Officer

Cassandra Davis, Secretary
110 9th Ave. South, Rm. A-302
Nashville, TN 37203
(800)795-3569, (615)695-6383, FAX: (615) 695-6290