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Veterans Committee

Mission Statement
Support transitioning veterans at all stages (currently in the military, student, working, everywhere in between); Provide non-duplicative, individualized support unique to Biocom California’s position in the life science community.

Committee Make-Up
To ensure a strong working committee, Committee Members are required to attend/call into at least 75% of meetings and actively participate in committee workgroups. The full committee meets at least six times per year and workgroups can meet more frequently to plan an event or tackle whatever issue is at hand. The Committee is facilitated and led by a Biocom California Team Member and Committee Chair. Each workgroup is led by a Committee Member or Biocom California team member.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to veterans and veteran groups
  • Plan the fall career transition symposium
  • Secure mentors, currently working in the industry, for transitioning veterans
  • Plan the spring career fair
  • Outreach to industry and academic partners
  • Message ambassador

Biocom California Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate committee and workgroup meetings to deliver on strategic imperatives and represent Biocom California in related external meetings
  • Actively recruit committee members to ensure a strong roster
  • Provide official communication to committee members through agendas, emails, and background documents for all committee meetings.
  • Organize, market, and produce veteran-related events and/or workshops and activities.
  • Ensure accurate and updated information in publications.
  • Promote the activities of the Committee

Committee Information:

  • Biocom California Staff Contact: Karmin Noar
  • Committee Chair: Josh Vosovic
  • Committee Admissions Requirements: Must be a senior-level employee with a strong interest in veteran issues. Not mandatory to be a veteran yourself. Must represent an industry or service provider member company or organization working to advance life science and better health outcomes in the Biocom member regions.