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Webinar: Making a Difference in the Federal Government
Making a Difference in the Federal Government
Webinar on Wednesday, April 4
12:00 - 1:00 pm PT

Interesting job opportunities exist with federal agencies.  If you haven't checked out these prospects lately, you just might be missing some unique career paths for liberal arts majors.  Join the Alumni Career Network and our special guest, Bernard Deazley '91, as he shares not only how you can make a difference in the federal government, but how to apply for federal jobs.

About our guest presenter:

Bernard G. Deazley IV, MPA, FACHE
Health Systems Specialist

Portland, Oregon Veterans Affairs Medical Center

After graduating from Willamette with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bernard went on to earn a Master’s in Public Administration at Lewis & Clark College.    He began his federal career with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) through an internship agreement with his graduate program.  Since his internship year, numerous educational and career growth opportunities have been available to him. 

During his federal service Bernard has been steeped in health care delivery at VA medical centers in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.  His various positions have exposed him to research and development, primary and specialty care, surgery, mental health, inpatient and outpatient healthcare delivery, rural and urban healthcare and academic partnerships.  His recent positions include department administrator and senior executive staffer.  His roles have included experiences such as providing notice to Congress regarding proposed agency actions, planning and implementing hospital growth and overseeing several hundred staff and significant budgets.  Bernard’s proudest accomplishments at VA are starting a kidney transplant program at the Portland VA Medical Center and developing a partnership with a county government and several non-profit healthcare delivery agencies to significantly expand mental health, substance abuse and homelessness services available to veterans and the community in Vancouver, Washington.

Throughout his career he has had the good fortune of having the advice and insight from mentors who significantly shaped and focused his career. Today Bernard gives back by serving as a mentor to many employees.  He, like many at VA, chooses to work at the agency because of the mission to provide safe, high quality, timely healthcare to our country’s heroes.

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, April 04, 2012 1:00 p.m. (CST)
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Event Time and Location
Start Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Start Time: 12:00 p.m.
End Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 End Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: ONLINE
  900 State Street
Salem, Oregon
United States
Event Contact
Contact: Stacey Lane
Phone: (503) 370-6748