Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships (SCSP)
Douglas B. Carmon, Director
Doug joined the Office of the Secretary (OSVA) in 2009 and currently serves as Director of the Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships (SCSP), where he manages the daily operations of the office and helps lead the coordination of partnership activities that complement VA services and targets new, urgent and emerging needs of Veterans, their families, caregivers, survivors, and other beneficiaries. As a senior liaison for VA, he is responsible for exploring, facilitating, and stewarding relationships between the VA and external stakeholder organizations. Doug also serves as an advisor to the Secretary and other VA executive leaders on matters related to partnership strategies, policies, programs, and initiatives. He served as a member of several White House Interagency Policy Committees that provided guidance on leveraging strategic partnerships and enhancing serves for servicemembers, Veterans, and their families.
Prior to being named to this position, Doug served as the first-ever Assistant Vice President, Military and Veterans Initiative at Easter Seals Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. During his 5 years in this position, he established their Military and Veterans Initiative where he was responsible for expanding services and outreach to military servicemembers, Veterans, and their families through a network of 79 affiliates worldwide. He served as a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Veterans Health Council, and The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force.
Before joining Easter Seals, Doug served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Services Corps for 11 years. He held positions in Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, and Family Practice. He provided Presidential medical support; training in Advance Cardiac Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support, pre-hospital medicine, combat field medicine, mass casualty response, and bio-terrorism. In 2001, Doug was medically separated from the military due to injuries sustained while active duty.
Doug received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College. In 2008, he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs where he shared his first-hand experience navigating public and private systems of care and support for Veterans with disabilities and their families.