TRR Washington DC

The TRR Chapter at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center holds weekly pool sessions. Participation at this location is open only to Veterans involved with the hospital’s Poly-Trauma Program.
In addition to our DC VAMC Chapter, the National Capital area is also home to Team River Runner National Headquarters, as well as several other TRR Chapters in nearby Maryland and Virginia.
Washington, DC VA Medical Center‎
50 Irving St. NW, Basement
Washington, DC 20422

If you or you know of a veteran that might be interested in volunteering and/or participating with TRR Walter Reed Program, please contact the chapter coordinator below and get involved! 

Chapter Coordinator:

Lisa Weed



Vanessa Jones

Committe Co-Chair

Vanessa A. Jones is a dynamic force dedicated to fostering
inclusivity, encouraging discussion, and promoting a culture of
belonging in the outdoor sports community. Hailing from
Washington, DC, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and
perspectives to her endeavors.
As a US Army veteran and ordained Chaplain with a focus on
seniors and caretakers, Vanessa is deeply committed to serving
others. Her work as a patient-caretaker advocate reflects her
passion for supporting vulnerable populations and ensuring their
voices are heard.
Currently, Vanessa is employed by a resettlement agency, where
she confronts challenges head-on with resilience and
compassion. As a single, Black woman veteran, she embraces
the unique hurdles she faces, viewing them as opportunities for
growth and empowerment.
In her downtime, she wears many hats, including that of a
missionary, spreading hope and positivity wherever she goes.
Weekends are spent paddling, immersing herself in West African
dance and finding solace and joy in nature’s embrace.
Vanessa is committed to equitable principles, ensuring that
everyone’s opinions are valued and heard. Through her
unwavering dedication and inclusive leadership, Vanessa is
paving the way for a more equitable and diverse outdoor sports