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Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services

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Board Name: Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services
Legal Authority: Executive Order No. 538
Purpose: The Council shall review and assess state and federal statutes and programs relating to veterans, and the delivery of services to veterans, including health care, education, housing, outreach, training and retraining, so that it can educate the people of the Commonwealth and their elected and appointed officials regarding issues of importance to the Commonwealth's veterans.
Seat Restrictions:
Meeting Information: Quarterly
Compensation: no compensation

Member Information

Member NameSeat NameChairTerm End Date
Mrs. Florence JohnsonAmerican Gold Star Mothers  
Mr. Leslie McKittrickAmerican Legion  
Mr. Richard PelosiEmployer Support for the Guard and Reserve  
Ms. Sherri KillinsEXO Comm., Dept of Early Education and Care  
Major General Scott L. RiceEXO-Adjutant General of MA National Guard  
Commissioner Mitchell D. ChesterEXO-Comm. of Education  
Ms. Barbara LeadholmEXO-Comm. of Mental Health  
Dr. Richard FreelandEXO-Comm., Dept of Higher Education  
Mr. Charles CarrEXO-Comm., MA Rehab Commission  
Mr. Michael RescaEXO-Commandant of Soldiers' Home in Chelsea  
Mr. Michael RobertsEXO-Director of Career Services  
Secretary Ann L. HartsteinEXO-Secretary of Elder Affairs  
Secretary Gregory BialeckiEXO-Secretary of EOHED  
Secretary Joanne GoldsteinEXO-Secretary of EOLWD  
Secretary JudyAnn BigbyEXO-Secretary of HHS  
Mr. Michael PasterczykEXO-Superintendent of Soldiers Home in Holyoke  
Ms. Stephanie G. LandryGAC on Women Veterans  
Mrs. Virginia M. HurleyGold Star Wives  
Mr. Thatcher KezerMA Municipal Association  
Ms. Debra FreedParalyzed Veterans of America  
Ms. Leslie LightfootProvider of Homelessness Services 1  
Mr. Thomas J. LyonsProvider of Homelessness Services 2  
Mr. Merrill BlumProvider of Outreach Services  
Ms. Maureen DunnSeat 1  
Mr. William DoolingSeat 10  
Mr. Ralph OrlandoSeat 11  
Mr. Gumersindo GomezSeat 12  
Mr. John HoganSeat 13  
Mr. James G. Berrelli Jr.Seat 2  
Mr. Daniel StackSeat 3  
Mr. Jeffrey BrodeurSeat 4  
Mr. Douglas CliffordSeat 5  
Mr. Richard CiproSeat 6  
Mr. Renner WunderlichSeat 7  
Mr. Clarence PlantSeat 8  
Mr. James CrosbySeat 9  
Mr. Steven ComoUnited Veterans of America  
Mr. Bernard FlynnVeteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1  
Colonel Joel BernerVeteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2  
Mr. Richard VoutourVeterans Service Officer  
Mr. Raymond C. O'BrienVFW Dept of MA