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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: To advise the Governor and the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans' Services on issues relating to veterans of the Commonwealth. 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 and access to the GI Bill, 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: Term: 3 Years, at pleasure
Meeting Information:

Member Information

Member NameSeat NameChairTerm End Date
Major General Scott L. RiceAdjunct General, Massachusetts National Guard  
VACANTAmerican Gold Star Mothers  
Lt. Governor Karyn PolitoChair  
Mr. Paul DietlChief Officer, Human Resources Division  
Mr. Michael RescaCommandant, Chelsea Solders' Home  
Commissioner Thomas L. WeberCommissioner, Department of Early Education and Care  
Commissioner Mitchell D. ChesterCommissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  
Commissioner Carlos SantiagoCommissioner, Department of Higher Education  
Ms. Adelaide N. OsborneCommissioner, Department of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  
Ms. Joan MikulaCommissioner, Department of Mental Health  
VACANTDisabled American Veterans  
Mr. Richard PelosiEmployer Support for the Guard and Reserve 2016-10-28
VACANTGold Star Wives of America  
Ms. Stephanie G. LandryGovernor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans 2016-10-28
Representative Linda Dean-CampbellHouse Co-Chair from the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs  
Ira NovoselskyJewish War Veterans 2016-10-28
Mr. Warren GriffinMarine Corps League 2016-10-28
VACANTMilitary Friends Foundation  
VACANTNational League of Families  
VACANTOrganization of African-American Veterans  
Ms. Debra FreedParalyzed Veterans of America 2016-10-28
VACANTProvider of Homelessness Services  
Mr. Roger A. Knight IVProvider of Outreach Services 2016-10-28
Francisco UrenaSecretary, Department of Veterans' Services  
Secretary Alice BonnerSecretary, Elder Affairs  
Secretary James PeyserSecretary, EOE  
Secretary Jay AshSecretary, EOHED  
Secretary Ronald WalkerSecretary, EOLWD  
Secretary Marylou SuddersSecretary, HHS  
Senator Michael F. RushSenate Co-Chair from the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs  
Mr. Paul BarabaniSuperintendent, Holyoke Soldiers' Home  
VACANTThe American Legion  
Mr. Alejandro A. AlvesVeteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2016-10-28
VACANTVeterans of Foreign Wars  
Mr. Kyle E. TotoVeterans of Operation Enduring Freedom 2016-10-28
VACANTVeterans Serivice Officer 2  
VACANTVeterans Service Officer 1