MVAA Director Zaneta Adams appointed member of VA's Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention Workgroup

Zaneta Adams, Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, has been appointed a member of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention Workgroup and will begin serving a one-year appointment this month.

The appointees are experienced subject matter experts and will advise VA Secretary Denis McDonough on department policies and procedures to eliminate sexual assault and harassment in VA facilities.

"Veterans, service members, VA patients, their families and caregivers, as well as sexual assault survivors, staff, visitors and advocates should feel safe in all VA facilities," McDonough said. "The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Workgroup is a critical step in making sure that happens."

Adams is an attorney and former president and founder of Women Injured in Combat. She was also instrumental in forming the Veterans Legal Assistance Project. Adams is a U.S. Army veteran.

Adams is one of 16 members in the workgroup. For a full list of members, visit the VA's website.