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  County Service Officers listed in our Directory who are ready to serve you in your home county.

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)
Matt Vincent - Deputy Director (USMC OIF Veteran)

Laura Mckee- Women Veteran Coordinator (USAF Reserve Service Member, Gulf War/OIF/OEF Veteran)

Jeff Wirt - Director of Employment and Veteran Outreach (Indiana Army National Guard Member, OIF Veteran)
Danielle Davee- Veteran Employment and Outreach (U.S. Navy Veteran)
Deb Ryan- Veteran Employment and Outreach (USAF Reserve Member)
Josh Kendrick- Veteran Employment and Outreach (USMC Veteran)

Tim Dyke- Director of Training and Service (U.S. Army Retired, OEF Veteran )
Phil Krumm- Training Coordinator (U.S. Army Retired, Desert Storm Veteran)
Mike Hamm- State Service Officer (U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran)
Beth Turner- Assistant State Service Officer / Reception
Lisa Gaines - Reception

Kelly Cherry - Director of Care ( Daughter of Veterans)
Aria Jimenez- Military Family Relief Fund Manager (Indiana Army National Guard Member, OEF/ OIF Veteran)
Will Thomas - Military Family Relief Fund Case Worker (U.S. Army,  Veteran)
Caleb Murray- Military Family Relief Fund Case Worker (USMC OIF  Veteran)
Juan Rodriguez- Military Family Relief Fund Case Worker (USMC OEF Veteran)
Loren Minnix- Veteran Outreach / Counseling (USMC Vietnam Veteran)
Albert Frempong- VA Work Study (USMC Embassy Security Veteran)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program Contractors
Adryanne Bonner - (Indiana Army National Guard Veteran)
Arely Rosario - (U.S. Army Veteran, Indiana Army National Guard Member, OEF Veteran)
Melissa Kellems- (Indiana Army /Air National Guard Veteran)
Drew Schwier
Pat Hildebrand
Lynn Dickey

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)

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

Indiana Veterans Home (West Lafayette, IN)
Linda Sharp- Superintendent (U.S. Army Veteran, U.S. Army Reserve member)