Joint House and Senate VSO Legislative Presentation

Date: 03.03.21

First Panel: Disabled American Veterans 

Second Panel: Multi-VSOs – Student Veterans of America, Blinded Veterans Association, Military Officers Association of America, National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, Minority Veterans of America, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

The hearing will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook 

Witness List: 

Panel 1


Mr. Stephen “Butch” Whitehead

 National Commander

Disabled American Veterans


Accompanied by:


Mr. Edward R. “Randy” Reese, Jr.

Executive Director of the

 National Service and Legislative Headquarters


Mr. Jim Marszalek

National Service Director

Disabled American Veterans


Ms. Joy J. Ilem

  National Legislative Director

Disabled American Veterans


Panel 2


Mr. Thomas A. Zampieri, Ph.D.

National President

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)


Mr. John Hilgert

Director, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs

President, National Association States Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)


Mr. Cory Titus

Director, Government Relations for Veterans’ Benefits

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)


Mr. Jared Lyon

National President and CEO

Student Veterans of America (SVA)


Ms. Lindsay Church

Executive Director/ Co-Founder

Minority Veterans of America (MVA)


Ms. Kathryn Monet

Chief Executive Officer

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans (NCHV)