Board of Veterans Services

The Board of Veterans Services is responsible for monitoring the welfare of Virginia's veterans and setting policies to enhance veteran services across the Commonwealth.

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting: Board of Veterans Services
Date/Time: January 12, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Location: TBD

For more information, please contact:

Steven Combs
(804) 786-0294

Board of Veterans Services Meeting Schedule for 2015

January 12
May 12
July 21
October 26


Name City Position
Donald B. Kaiserman Richmond Chairman, Board of Veterans Services; Retired Colonel, U.S. Army
Richard L. Anderson
Woodbridge General Assembly of Virginia
Mamye E. BaCote
Newport News General Assembly of Virginia
L. Max Beyer Roanoke Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
William G. Haneke

Chesterfield Chairman, Families of the Wounded Fund. Retired Captain, U.S. Army.
Susan B. Hippen Virginia Beach Retired Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy
James O. Icenhour, Jr. Williamsburg Retired Major, U.S. Air Force
Johnny G. Johnson Virginia Beach Analyst at Department of the Navy
Thad A. Jones Richmond Retired Chief Warrant Officer,
U.S. Army / U.S. Army Reserve
Don Lecky Richmond President & CEO, Westminster Canterbury of Richmond
Sandra Love Chesapeake Forensic Clinician,
Chesapeake Community Services Board
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Chip Moran Virginia Beach Chairman, Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations
John L. Newby II Richmond Commissioner,
Department of Veterans Services
William Nicholas Dinwiddie Retired Director of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Roanoke Regional Office
Belinda Pinckney Fairfax

President and CEO of BHP Consulting LLC
Retired Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Toddy Puller
Mt. Vernon General Assembly of Virginia
Bryce E. Reeves
Spotsylvania General Assembly of Virginia
Rich Schollmann Richmond Chairman of the Veterans Services Foundation
Christopher P. Stolle
Virginia Beach General Assembly of Virginia

2015 BVS Initiatives

On July 22, 2014, the Board of Veterans Services (BVS) adopted two initiatives for consideration by the Governor and General Assembly for the 2015 session.  A summary of the initiatives and supporting position papers is listed below.

BVS 2015-01 – DVS Benefit Services:  the Board of Veterans Services recommends that the Governor and General Assembly support the recruitment, hiring, training, and retention of Benefits Section staff by increasing the DVS Benefits Services section budget in FY16.

BVS 2015-02 – Centenarian Veterans:  the Board of Veterans Services recommends that the Governor implement procedures to identify and recognize Virginia’s Centenarian Veterans and the centenarian spouses of such veterans.

board of veterans services meeting Minutes

July 22, 2014 (265KB)
May 13, 2014 (299KB)
January 6, 2014 (35KB)
August 14, 2013 - JLC-BVS Roundtable (35KB)
July 24, 2013 (241KB)
May 8, 2013 (116KB)
January 7, 2013 (417KB)
July 18, 2012 (1MB)
May 16, 2012 (547KB)
January 9, 2012 (23KB)
November 16, 2011 (12KB)
August 10, 2011 (12KB)
June 15, 2011 (140KB)
January 10, 2011 (69KB)
September 30, 2010 (65KB)
May 12, 2010 (277KB)
January 11, 2010 (82KB)
July 15, 2009 (220KB)
April 22, 2009 (274KB)
January 12, 2009 (47KB)
October 8, 2008 (193KB)
July 30, 2008 (28KB)
April 17, 2008 (33KB)
January 7, 2008 (141KB)
September 10,2007 (29KB)
July 16, 2007 (21KB)
Strategic Planning Retreat Summary July 16, 2007 (58KB)
Budget & Strategic Planning Sub-Committee June 6, 2007 (20KB)
March 19, 2007 (47KB)
January 8,2007 (44KB)
September 18, 2006 (24KB)
July 10, 2006 (52KB)

Benefits Committee meeting minutes

June 26, 2013 - DRAFT (29KB)

Cemeteries Committee Meeting minutes

July 8, 2014- DRAFT (38KB)
August 2, 2013 (38KB)
May 23, 2013 (27KB)
April 4, 2012 (39KB)
October 8, 2008 (12KB)
July 30, 2008 (33KB)
April 17, 2008 (28KB)

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