The Executive Committee is composed of NOVA's officers: the President, Vice President, Secretary, and the Treasurer.
President: Virginia Girard-Brady
Vice President: Christine Clemens
Secretary: Amy Kretkowski
Treasurer: John Tucker
Amicus and Litigation Committee
The Amicus and Litigation Committee works to ensure that NOVA is supportive of litigation efforts that benefit the veteran community and its representatives. The Committee exists to aid in supplying amicus briefs to United States courts and in undertaking worthy litigation to support our country’s veterans and their advocates.
Chair: Tom Polseno
Deanne Bonner Simpson
Travis James West
Congressional Testimony Committee
The Congressional Testimony Committee's duty is to review Congressional testimony drafted by the Executive Director or any other individual, prior to its submission to the Board, in accordance with NOVA by-laws.
Chair: Amy Kretkowski
Kenneth M. Carpenter
This committee advises the Board on issues related to the ethical practice of VA law. It also investigates cases of alleged ethical violations by members and reports its findings and/or recommendations to the Board.
Chair: Winona Zimberlin
Tommy Klepper, Jr.
Regulation Comment Committee
The Regulation Comment Committee bears the responsibility for analyzing proposed rules, drafting comments, and discussing them with VA. The Committee helps ensure that those rules align with authorizing statutes and the Constitution, and in this way, NOVA represents its members and advocates for veterans.
Chair: Christine Clemens
The Seminar Committee's primary responsibility is to plan NOVA's Spring and Fall Conferences. This committee schedules speakers, chooses sites, updates the education program, and organizes special events for our members, with the assistance of NOVA staff.
Co-Chair: Zachary Stolz
Co-Chair: Glenda Herl
The Social Committee's primary responsibility is to promote social interaction and networking opportunities among NOVA Members.
Chair: Niva Elgin
The Webinar Committee's primary responsibility is to plan NOVA's webinars.
Chair: Art Gage
Co-Chair: John Tucker
Co-Chair: Amy Kretkowski