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NECHV CEO Addresses State Directors of Veterans Affairs

NECHV works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services, which is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA). NASDVA held their annual conference from August 12 – 15, 2018, and this year the conference took place in Boston. The purpose of the conference is to allow all NASDVA members to learn and share valuable information about better serving Veterans.

NECHV President and CEO Andy McCawley gave a presentation that highlighted the collaborative model that the Center employs to make sure Veterans get the most effective care possible. NECHV works closely with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other public institutions, like the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United States Department of Labor, partnerships that have resulted in compassionate and comprehensive care and assistance that address the barriers that Veterans often face.

NECHV was honored to have the opportunity to share how we make a difference to the Veterans who are served by the Center.

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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