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Cynthia Schwarz

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Cynthia began her government career in 2012 in the Equal Employment Opportunity Office of the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. She was selected for an Internship by the Associate Director of Finance of the VA Maryland Health Care System, and continued rising in the office administration career field with a position in Human Resources where she provided support services for all sections of HR.

Cynthia is actively involved in her community of Havre de Grace, MD, and has served as an officer in several civic organizations. She is appointed by the Harford County Council as Treasurer/Secretary for the Office on Mental Health/CORE Service Agency (OMH/CSA) of Harford County, MD, and is a former Treasurer and Board Member of the Harford County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She is passionate about children's literacy and has volunteered in the public-school system as a reading tutor for the primary grades.

Prior to her employment with VA, Cynthia was a motor coach operator and tour planner, and even chauffeured tours herself throughout the United States and Canada. She is also a professional cake decorator specializing in large, tiered wedding cakes, and currently owns a small antiques and collectables business. She is a member of the Archaeological Society of Maryland and is enrolled in the Maryland Certification Program for Archeological Technicians (CAT) and has worked as a museum technician and curator.

Cynthia is an avid hockey fan! She is a hockey-mom and longtime season ticket-holder for the 'other' great East Coast National Hockey League expansion team (Flyers) and raises money for 'Hockey Fights Cancer' by participating in an annual skate-a-thon with the Hanson Brothers. Her connection to Veterans is through her father who served in the US Army and her husband who served in the US Navy Submarine Service.

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