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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.

2020 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings start at 10 a.m. and are open to the public.

  • Wednesday, June 10:  Electronic Meeting
  • Wednesday, September 16:  Electronic Meeting
    • Meeting materials are posted below
    • For details about attending this electronic meeting, please contact Mrs. Kendra Ellison at 804-786-0220 or Kendra.Ellison@dvs.virginia.gov
  • Friday, November 13:  Electronic Meeting (details to follow)
  • Thursday, December 17:  Electronic Meeting (details to follow)

For more information, contact:

  • Steven Combs, DVS Chief Deputy Commissioner                                                                                   804-786-0294   or    steven.combs@dvs.virginia.gov
  • Michael Dick, BVS Chairman                                                                                                                      434-987-5216    or    shortwall@gmail.com

 

If you are a veteran of the Armed Forces, including the Virginia National Guard or a Reserve Unit and a resident of Virginia and interested in serving, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for more information and the application form: https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/va-government/boards-and-commissions/

Please do not send resumes or nominations to DVS. 

Members

Name City Position

Michael Dick, Chair

Earlysville

Retired Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Tammi Lambert, Vice Chair

Woodbridge

U.S. Army veteran

Victor Angry

Woodbridge

A is For Angry LLC; Retired Command Sergeant Major, ARNG

Carl Bedell

Arlington

Attorney; U.S. Army veteran

Senator John Bell

Broadlands

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Air Force veteran

Carl F. Bess, Jr.

Norfolk

Retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Paige Cherry

Portsmouth

DHS - Coast Guard; U.S. Army veteran

Delegate Hyland (Buddy) Fowler

Ashland

General Assembly of Virginia

Delegate Dan Helmer

Fairfax Station

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Army veteran

James O. Icenhour, Jr.,

Williamsburg

Retired Major, U.S. Air Force

Thurraya S. Kent

Annandale

Retired Captain, U.S. Navy

M. Lyla Kohistany

Alexandria

President/Co-Founder, PROMOTE; U.S. Navy veteran

John Lesinski

Washington

Executive VP Colliers International, Retired Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Senator Mamie Locke

Hampton

General Assembly of Virginia

Delegate Kathleen Murphy

McLean

General Assembly of Virginia

Kathy Owens

Virginia Beach

President, Beach Development Group; Retired Commander U. S. Navy

Senator Bryce E. Reeves

Spotsylvania

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Army veteran

Efrain (Frank) Reyes, Jr.

Fredericksburg

Program Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren (NAVSEA); U.S. Navy veteran

Delegate Marcus Simon

Falls Church

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Army veteran

Julie Waters

McLean

Attorney, U.S. Army Reserves

John M. Maxwell

Richmond

Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, U.S. Navy Retired Captain

Bill Ashton

Fredericksburg

Chairman, Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations, U.S. Navy veteran

Jack Lanier

Richmond

2nd Vice Chair, Veterans Service Foundation, U.S. Army veteran

Linda Schreiner

Richmond

Chairman, Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board

Board of Veterans Services Meeting Minutes