President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:

Tamara Bonzanto of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.

Ms. Bonzanto is the healthcare investigator for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.  She is the only licensed registered nurse working for the Committee, and one of the few on Capitol Hill.  Her career in healthcare began when she enlisted in the United States Navy in 2001.  She served as a Hospital Corpsman in a variety of roles, and was honorably discharged in 2006.  From 2012 to 2015, she served as a contracted nurse case manager for the Army Reserves.  Ms. Bonzanto became an expert in coordinating soldiers’ healthcare between the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and civilian healthcare providers in thirteen northeastern states.  After active duty service, she earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing from the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia where she continued her work in healthcare for the Philadelphia Housing Authority as a nurse case manager.