Veterans Urged to Attend Town Hall and Give Feedback

Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans gauging how VA is serving the needs of minority Veterans.

WHAT:              The Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans invites all Veterans to participate in a Veterans Town Hall Meeting to discuss how the VA is serving the needs of minority Veterans.

Representatives from local Veterans Health Administration, National Cemetery Administration, and Veterans Benefits Administration offices will also be present to answer questions.

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE:        United Way of Greater Houston

Community Resource Center

50 Waugh Drive

Houston, Texas 77007


The Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans advises the VA Secretary on the department’s effectiveness in delivering and administering benefits, programs, and services to minority Veterans. It reviews reports and studies pertaining to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other benefit programs administered by VA.

“It’s the Committee’s job to listen, hear, observe, demonstrate concern, and come up with the best recommendations to solve problems,” said Executive Director Stephen Dillard, Center for Minority Veterans. “We continue to seek to improve the Veteran experience by understanding Veteran needs and develop ideas on how to align programs to address those needs.”

Appointed by the VA Secretary, the Committee was established under Public Law 103-446 § 510, November 2, 1994. It consists of Veterans who represent respective minority groups and are recognized authorities in fields pertinent to the needs of the minority group they embody. Current members include Ginger Miller (chairwoman); Nestor A. Aliga, Colonel, USAR (Ret.); Phillip L. Billy; Dorothy A. Button, Petty Officer First Class, USCGR, (Ret.); Robson M. Henry, Sergeant First Class, USA (Ret.); Irvin Lyons Jr., Sergeant Major, USA (Ret.); Robert V. “Bobby” McDonald; Carlos Rivera; Raul E. Rosas; Monica Valdiviez-Wiley, Sergeant First Class, USA (Ret.); Fang A. Wong; and Glenda Wrenn Gordon, MD, MSHP, FAPA.

To read past annual reports from the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans or learn more,