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Program Manager, Veterans Workforce Development | Melwood Veterans Services

Age: 38

Captain Vernecia Smith, USAF, Retired had a successful career rooted in caring for DoD beneficiaries in healthcare administration. Throughout her career, she worked tirelessly to improve the health, safety, and compliance standards for outpatient clinics and business units across the Air Force. She focused on Quality and Process Management for the Air Force leading medical business units to "excellent ratings of 92%" on healthcare inspections. In 2016, Vernecia answered the call to assist transitioning veterans with reintegration into the workforce. While applying her skills at Melwood Veteran Services, a local non-profit she successfully supported over 175 veterans with one-on-one career readiness and job placement services. Today, she has been promoted to Program Manager and has successfully placed 115 veterans in meaningful employment opportunities within the National Capitol Region.

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