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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: Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street,  Richmond
    Download the agenda here

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Board of Veterans Services Meeting Schedule for 2015

  • January 12
  • May 12
  • July 21
  • October 26


Name City Position

Donald B. Kaiserman


Chairman, Board of Veterans Services; Retired Colonel, U.S. Army

Richard L. Anderson


General Assembly of Virginia

Mamye E. BaCote

Newport News

General Assembly of Virginia

L. Max Beyer


Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

William G. Haneke


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.


Retired Major, U.S. Air Force

Johnny G. Johnson

Virginia Beach

Analyst at Department of the Navy

Thad A. Jones


Retired Chief Warrant Officer,
U.S. Army / U.S. Army Reserve

Don Lecky


President & CEO, Westminster Canterbury of Richmond

Sandra Love


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


Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services

William Nicholas


Retired Director of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Roanoke Regional Office

Belinda Pinckney


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


Toddy Puller

Mt. Vernon

General Assembly of Virginia

Bryce E. Reeves


General Assembly of Virginia

Rich Schollmann


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 PDF

    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 PDF

    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.