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Strategic Partnerships


Candace Jones, Partnership Specialist and Staff Assistant

Picture of Candace JonesCandace Jones is proud to serve as Executive Assistant in the Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships. She is excited to assist Strategic Partnerships in achieving their mission to improve Veterans’ lives through Big, Bold, and Impactful Collaborations. Candace is looking forward to helping the office in leveraging resources internal and external to improve the overall impact on Veterans lives. Candace brings extensive administrative experience and building effective organizational relationships within the Veterans Health Administration. As the Executive Assistant, she is responsible for supporting the overall operations and functions of the Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships.

Candace began her career with the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2007 as a Medical Support Assistant. She transitioned to Veterans Affairs Central Office in 2017 as a Health Systems Specialist with VHA Office of Integrity.

Candace previously served as the Administrative Officer with the Veterans Health Administration in the Deputy Under Secretary Office of Organizational Excellence, where she was responsible for all business operations and administrative support. Candace received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Maryland University College.