Wade and Brenda Davis To Assume New Roles in DC
Wade Davis has been selected as the new National Field Service Officer for Region 2 and will add the additional title of National Field Service Training Coordinator to his new roles. He and his assistant, Brenda Davis, will relocate to the National Capital Area.
Wade will devote 40 percent of his time to claims work and 60 percent to the Training Program. He will divide his time between BVA National Headquarters and an already established BVA office in Washington, DC within a VA Regional Office facility.
Wade will continue to help blinded veterans in the VA claims process but now for veterans located in Region 2, which comprises Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. He will promote BVA programs, most notably its Volunteer Service Program, and will be directly involved in training BVA volunteers and Service Officers nationwide. He will also assist, on a more limited basis, in the development and strengthening of the Association’s regional groups in the mid-Atlantic area and will work cooperatively with VA Visual Impairment Service Team Coordinators and Blind Rehabilitation Center personnel.
A native of southern Illinois, Wade enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968. He served in the Army Security Agency and was honorably discharged at the rank of E-5 after serving 3½ years. After his Army service he attended Texas Bible College as a student of theology. He met his wife, Brenda at the college and decided to make Texas his home. He also volunteered as a Sunday School teacher while at the college, an opportunity he says was the first in his lifelong commitment to, through voluntary service, help others improve their lives.
Wade’s strongest commitment is to help blinded and visually impaired veterans learn of and receive the benefits that they have earned, including rehabilitation services. He is determined to help BVA expand and become a well-known organization.
Wade was active in volunteering himself in the National Field Service Region 5 office as an accredited Volunteer National Service Officer. He was then hired there as National Field Service Officer.
Brenda began at BVA as a volunteer, assisting Wade with his duties before being hired as National Service Officer Administrative Assistant for Region 5. She is now accredited with VA in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits, having completed the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) training course and the “Training Responsibility Involvement and Preparation of Claims” course. Brenda previously worked in Information Technology as a Senior Purchasing Administrator, purchasing hardware and software for both corporate staff and network infrastructure.
Wade and Brenda have two children and five grandchildren.