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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.

2023 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are open to the public.

  • April 27, 2023 10:00 a.m.  Virginia Veterans Cemetery Chapel,10300 Pridesville Road Amelia Court House, VA 
  • June 22, 2023 10:00 a.m. American Legion Building, 1708 Commonwealth Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • September 21, 2023 10:00 a.m. American Legion Building, 1708 Commonwealth Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • December 15, 2023 10:00 a.m. American Legion Building, 1708 Commonwealth Avenue, Richmond, VA

For more information, contact:

  • Michael Dick, BVS Chairman,  434-987-5216  or
  • Claudia Flores, DVS Director of Policy & Planning , 804-212-8928 or
  • Steven Combs, DVS Chief Deputy Commissioner ,  804-786-0294 or

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:

Please do not send resumes or nominations to DVS. 

Members as of 08/01/2022

Name City Position

Michael Dick, Chair


Retired Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Thurraya S. Kent, Vice Chair


Retired Captain, U.S. Navy

Victor Angry


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

David Ashe

Virginia Beach

Attorney, Alperin Law. Colonel, USMCR

Delegate Jason Ballard


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

Carl Bedell


Attorney; U.S. Army veteran

Senator John Bell


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

Joe Campa


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


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

Delegate Hyland (Buddy) Fowler


General Assembly of Virginia

Joyce Henderson


Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Jamie Inman


Global Logistics Director, Afton Chemical Company

Carlton Kent


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

John Lesinski


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

Senator Mamie Locke


General Assembly of Virginia

Terence E. McKnight

Fairfax Station

Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Delegate Kathleen Murphy


General Assembly of Virginia

Kathy Owens

Virginia Beach

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

Senator Bryce E. Reeves


General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Army veteran

Susan Vervaet Riveland


Freelance Writer; U.S. Army veteran

Melissa Watts


Director of Procurement, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

Daniel Gade (ex officio)


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)


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

Rick St. John (ex officio)


Vice Chair, Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board

Recordings of electronic meetings

An audio or video recording is made when the BVS holds an electronic (virtual) meeting.  An audio or video copy of the following electronic meetings is available on request:  June 10, September 16, November 13, and December 17, 2020; April 16 and June 29, 2021; and December 16, 2022