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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA > About IDVA > About DVA and Current Staff About the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

Since its establishment in 1945, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting "Hoosier" veterans, and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.

Indiana owes a great debt to its veterans, past and present, for their personal sacrifices and dedicated service. 75 Hoosiers (2 still living) have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in testimony to their courage and sacrifices.

Today, Indiana is home to nearly 550,000 veterans. 52,000 veterans and survivors collect disability compensation or pension payments. There is no greater honor than to serve those who have given so much.

We hope that you will find our web site user friendly and helpful in providing information about veteran benefits, activities, and organizations. Please feel free to contact this office or one of the 91 County Service Officers listed in our Directory who are ready to serve you in your home county. You're also welcome to download the free State and Federal Benefit Information brochure.

We invite you to visit the following web page which pays tribute to the Hoosiers who have given their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom during the Global War on Terrorism OEF-OIF Indiana Honor Roll.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you will return again.

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
302 W. Washington Street, Room E120
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2738
Telephone: 317-232-3910
Fax: 317-232-7721
TOLL FREE (In State) 1-800-400-4520


Jim Brown - Director IDVA ( U.S. Army Retired, Vietnam, OEF Veteran)
Russ Eaglin- Deputy Director (USMC  Vietnam Veteran)
Dee Pugh- Director of Employment and Veteran Outreach
Matt Vincent- Director of Care (USMC OIF Veteran )
Tim Dyke- Director of Training and Service (U.S. Army Retired, OEF Veteran )
Mike Hamm- State Service Officer (U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran)
Laura Mckee- Women Veteran Coordinator (USAF Reserve Service Member, Gulf War/OIF/OEF Veteran)
Phil Krumm- Training Coordinator (U.S. Army Retired Desert Storm Veteran)
Aria Jiminez- Military Family Relief Fund Manager (Indiana Army National Guard Member, OEF/ OIF Veteran)
Kelly Cherry- Office Manager
Beth Turner- Assistant State Service Officer / Reception
Loren Minnix- Veteran Outreach / Counseling (USMC Vietnam Veteran)
Erin Lozano- Veteran Outreach (Indiana Army National Guard Member)
Doug Meadows- Veteran Outreach (U.S. Army Retired, Desert Storm, OIF Veteran)
Jeff Wirt- Veteran Outreach (Indiana Army National Guard Member, OIF Veteran)
Juan Rodriguez- VA Work Study (USMC OEF Veteran)
Albert Frempong- VA Work Study (USMC Embassy Security Veteran)

Indiana State Approving Agency (SAA)

Ray Baker- Director (U.S. Army Retired)
Tara Eggen- Program Manager
Fred Major- Program Director (USAF Veteran)
Summer Tacy- Program Director (USAF Veteran)
Amber Mertens- Program Director (U.S. Navy Veteran)
Kimberly Gorham- Program Director  (Indiana Army National Guard Veteran)
Robin Nix- Program Director

Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
 Alan Burnham- Superintendent (USAF Retired)  

Indiana Veterans Home

Linda Sharp- Superintendent (U.S. Army Veteran, U.S. Army Reserve member)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program Contractors

Adryanne Bonner (Indiana Army National Guard Veteran)
Lisa Gaines
Pat Hildebrand