Governor’s Working Group
Determined to expand and improve services for the state’s 800,000 veterans, the intragovernmental Working Group focuses on job creation, workforce enrichment, health and wellness, legal and financial services and benefits for veterans. This real-time referral and collaboration network cuts red tape.
The Working Group is charged with facilitating collaboration and coordination among ALL Federal, state and local agency partners that touch a veteran’s life in the state of North Carolina. In short, the “Working Group” is making government work for our vets.
Working Group Chair & Vice Chairs
LtGen Walter Gaskin
Secretary, N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Deputy Director, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services NC Department of Health and Human Services
Mark L. Edmonds
Chief Operating Officer, Division of Workforce Solutions
NC Department of Commerce
Director, Veterans Benefits Administration, Winston-Salem Regional Office
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Joseph P. Edger, MHA, FACHE - Retired, Lieutenant Colonel, Army
Deputy Network Director
VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network