STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, today announced the appointment of Donna Shalala, former Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS), to its Advisory Board, effective immediately.
“We welcome Ms. Shalala to our Advisory Board. Her dedication to advocating for human interests and access to healthcare for all citizens will benefit our organization and the veteran we serve,” said Chris Meek, co-founder, and chairman of SoldierStrong.
Shalala served as Secretary of the HHS, whose mission is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. This cabinet body fosters advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Following her eight years as the HHS Secretary, Ms. Shalala became president of the University of Miami and professor of Political Science. She also was chancellor at the University of Wisconsin and president of Hunter College in New York. In 2007, she co-chaired with Senator Bob Dole the Presidential Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors.
“I am excited to join SoldierStrong’s advisory board, to help guide the organization’s strategy to engage and support our veteran community,” commented Shalala. “I share SoldierStrong’s passion for helping people gain knowledge and access to the care they need and look forward to sharing my insights.”
SoldierStrong, previously known as SoldierSocks, helps American patriots literally take their new steps forward. Through educational scholarships and by harnessing the most innovative technology in advanced rehabilitation, we help our returning service men and women to continue moving in the only direction they should know – forward. Nearly every dollar SoldierStrong receives goes towards direct support of American patriots so that they can re-acclimate to civilian life. Our organization works to remind those men and women who sacrificed so much that we are forever thankful.