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Veterans Commission

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REGULAR MEETING

September 24th, 2021 - 10 AM
Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

September 24th, 2021 - Meeting Agenda


The Oklahoma Veterans Commission is the controlling board of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. It is composed of nine members, of which at least 8 are honorably discharged Veterans; provided three of the members shall be Veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and one shall be a Veteran of the Persian Gulf Wars.

The members are selected in the following manner:

  • The state executive board or committee of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the National Guard Association of Oklahoma shall each submit to the Governor a list of five persons qualified to serve as members of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission.
  • The Governor shall name one member from each of these organizations to serve on the Commission.
  • The Governor shall also appoint three members at large, one of whom may be a non-Veteran on the condition they have a family member residing in one of the state’s 7 Veterans Centers.
  • Members of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

In addition, it administers the veterans program in Oklahoma through a Director appointed by and responsible to the Commission. The Office of the Director is maintained in the Central office which is located in the Veterans Memorial Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From this location, the Director exercises operational oversight of the two principal operations of the Department: The Oklahoma Veterans Centers and the Claims and Benefits Division.

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Paul Costilow

VICE-CHAIR/AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

Paul D. Costilow

Phone: 405-523-4000
Email: pcostilow@odva.ok.gov

Brigadier General Paul Costilow, assumed duties as Assistant Adjutant General for the Oklahoma Army National Guard on 12 May 2001. As Assistant Adjutant General, he is responsible for the oversight of training, administration, logistics, and personnel actions for the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Additionally, he advises the Adjutant General in regards to any matters concerning the Oklahoma Army National Guard and its more than 7300 citizen soldiers.

The General's military career began in 1968. He was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer upon graduation from ROTC and then completed the Officer Rotary Wing Aviation Course. Brigadier General Costilow has served as Airfield Commander, Aviation Commander, State Aviation Officer, and Assistant Adjutant General

EDUCATION: 1968 University of Oklahoma - BA Degree - Business/Administration
1992 Oklahoma State University - MS Degree - Natural and Applied Sciences
1996 Army War College

Phone: 405-523-4000

Michael Jackson

SECRETARY FOR THE COMMISSION

Mike Jackson

Phone: 405-523-4000

Larry Van Schuyver

CHAIRMAN/MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART

Larry Van Schuyver

Phone: 405-523-4000

Merline LeDay-Mauney

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

Merline LeDay-Mauney

Phone: 405-523-4000

Andrew Lasser

AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Andrew Lasser

Andrew Lasser, DrPH, is President and CEO of The Lasser Group. Dr. Lasser’s rich healthcare experience includes various leadership posts, notably executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of academic medical center hospitals, Children’s Hospitals, community hospitals, rural hospitals and a religiously affiliated hospital.

Dr. Lasser holds a doctorate in Public Health and a master’s degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1998, Dr. Lasser has been consulting in the areas of strategic thinking in healthcare operations, project feasibility, organizational structure and hospital-physician collaborations. He is also a skilled group-process facilitator.

In addition to his professional work, Dr Lasser has served on the Board of Directors of several community health related organizations such as Variety Care, a federally qualified health care center (FQHC), Red Cross, Heart Association and Christian Children’s Fund, an international child and community development organization. Currently he serves as a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Veteran’s Commission and is President of the Variety Care Board of Directors.

Dr. Lasser served as an officer in the United States Army and was a paratrooper serving in the 82nd Airborne and the JFK Center for Special Warfare.

Phone: 405-523-4000

Jerry Ball

THE AMERICAN LEGION

Jerry Ball

Phone: 405-523-4000

Email: jball40@cox.net

Heather McEver - National Guard Association

NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION

Heather McEver

Phone: 405-523-4000

 

Bill Kokendoffer - Paralyzed Veterans of America

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

Bill Kokendoffer

Phone: 405-523-4000

 

Gary Miles - Veterans of Foreign Wars

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

Gary Miles

Phone: 405-523-4000

 

Bill Kokendoffer - Paralyzed Veterans of America

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

Bill Kokendoffer

Phone: 405-523-4000
Email: trichey@odva.ok.gov

Semi-Annual Meeting Schedule for 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021– Semi-Annual, Central Office, OKC, OK

Friday, February 26th, 2021 – Ardmore Veterans Center, Ardmore OK

Friday, March 26th, 2021 – Clinton Veterans Center, Clinton OK

Friday, May 28th, 2021 – Sulphur Veterans Center, Sulphur OK

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 – Planning Meeting, Central Office, OKC, OK

Friday, June 25th, 2021 – Semi-Annual Meeting + Elections, Central Office, OKC, OK

Friday, July 30th, 2021– Lawton Veterans Center, Lawton, OK

Friday, August 27th, 2021 – Norman Veterans Center, Norman, OK

Friday, September 24th, 2021 – Talihina Veterans Center, Talihina, OK

Friday, November 19th, 2021 – Claremore Veterans Center, Claremore, OK


Friday, Jan 31, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Friday, Jul 31, 2020, 10am

CANCELED

Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 10am

Ardmore Veterans Center
1015 S. Commerce St.
Ardmore, OK 73401

Friday, Aug 14, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Friday, Mar 27, 2020, 10am

CANCELED

Friday, Sep 25, 2020, 10am

Talihina Veterans Center
10014 SE. 1138th Ave.
Talihina, OK 74571

Friday, Apr 24, 2020, 10am

CANCELED

Friday, Oct 30, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Friday, May 29, 2020, 10am

Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center
501 SE Flowermound Rd.
Lawton, OK 73501

Friday, Nov, 20, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

No Meeting Scheduled

August 27th, 2021 - 10 AM
Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

August 27th, 2021 - Meeting Agenda

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SPECIAL MEETING
July 30th, 2021 - 10 AM
Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

July 30th, 2021 - Meeting Agenda

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June 25th, 2021 Agenda

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Due to scheduling conflicts associated with the Memorial Day weekend, the Veterans Commission meeting scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2021 has been canceled.  The next regularly scheduled Veterans Commission meeting will be our two-day meeting on Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25, 2021.

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March 26th, 2021 Agenda

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

March 26th, 2021 - 10 AM
Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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February 26th, 2021 - Agenda

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

February 26th, 2021 - 10 AM
Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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January 22nd, 2021 - Agenda

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

January 22nd, 2021 - 10 AM
Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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Last Modified on Sep 22, 2021
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