The State of VA Services in Ohio

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Time: 01:15 PM Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Auditorium, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio Presiding: Senator Sherrod Brown


This was a field hearing held outside Washington, DC

There is no video available for this hearing

The audio is available by following the links below in "Related Files"

(There is a delay until the 2 minute 40 second mark until the beginning of the hearing, Panel I)

Panel I


Chip Tansill, Director, Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Keith Harman, Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Benjamin Fitzgerald, Veteran, Westlake, Ohio

James Powers, Veteran, Massillon, Ohio

Melissa Twine, Veteran, Batavia, Ohio


 Panel II


Ronald Burke, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Robert Worley, Director of Education Service, Veterans Benefits, Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Robert McDivitt, Director of Veterans Integrated Service Network 10, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Kameron Matthews, Deputy Executive Director, Provider Relations and Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs



  1. Mr. Chip Tansill
  2. Mr. Keith Harman
  3. Mr. Benjamin Fitzgerald
  4. Mr. James Powers
  5. Ms. Melissa Twine
  6. Mr. Ronald Burke

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