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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.

2022 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are open to the public..

  • Thursday, August 25, 10 a.m., Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond
  • Thursday, September 22, 10 a.m. College of William & Mary, Blow Hall Board Room (3rd Floor), 262 Richmond Rd,
    Williamsburg
  • Friday, December 16, 10 a.m., Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond

For more information, contact:

  • Michael Dick, BVS Chairman,  434-987-5216  or  shortwall@gmail.com
  • Claudia Flores, DVS Director of Policy & Planning , 804-212-8928 or claudia.flores@dvs.virginia.gov
  • Steven Combs, DVS Chief Deputy Commissioner ,  804-786-0294 or steven.combs@dvs.virginia.gov

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Veterans Services, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for more information on how to apply:  https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/va-government/boards-and-commissions/

Please do not send resumes or nominations to DVS. 

Members as of 08/01/2022

Name City Position

Michael Dick, Chair

Earlysville

Retired Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Thurraya S. Kent, Vice Chair

Annandale

Retired Captain, U.S. Navy

Victor Angry

Woodbridge

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

David Ashe

Virginia Beach

Attorney, Alperin Law. Colonel, USMCR

Delegate Jason Ballard

Pearisburg

General Assembly of Virginia;
U.S. Army veteran; U.S. Army Reserves

Carl Bedell

Arlington

Attorney; U.S. Army veteran

Senator John Bell

Broadlands

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

Joe Campa

Arlington

11th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (Retired); CEO, Kent, Campa and Kate Incorporated

Delegate Mike Cherry

Colonial Heights

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

Mario Flores

Fairfax

United States Army Congressional Defense Fellow, U.S. Army veteran

Delegate Hyland (Buddy) Fowler

Ashland

General Assembly of Virginia

Joyce Henderson

Alexandria

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Jamie Inman

Richmond

Global Logistics Director, Afton Chemical Company

Carlton Kent

Woodbridge

Woodbridge, 16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (Retired); President, Kent, Campa and Kate Incorporated

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

Susan Vervaet Riveland

Henrico

Freelance Writer; U.S. Army veteran

Melissa Watts

Moseley

Director of Procurement, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

Daniel Gade (ex officio)

Richmond

Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, U.S. Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel

Paul Haughton (ex officio)

King George

Chair, Veterans Service Foundation Board of Trustees

Denice Williams (ex officio)

Suffolk

Chair, Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations, U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Rick St. John (ex officio)

Richmond

Vice Chair, Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board

Recordings of electronic meetings

An audio or video recording of the electronic meetings held on June 10, September 16, November 13, and December 17, 2020, and the meetings held on April 16 and June 29, 2021 is available on request