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Health Care for Re-entry Veterans Services and Resources

The Health Care for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) Program is designed to address the community re-entry needs of incarcerated Veterans. HCRV services include:

  • Outreach and pre-release assessments services for Veterans in prison
  • Referrals and linkages to medical, psychiatric, and social services, including employment services upon release
  • Short term case management assistance upon release


VHA may not provide medical services that are part of care to be provided by correctional institutions.

HCRV provides information to Veterans while they are incarcerated so they may plan for re-entry themselves. Please see state-specific resource guides which identify steps that Veterans can take prior to their release.

Specialists' emails are provided because they are usually in the community in prisons – if there is no response within several days, please re-email the Specialists. Please provide your contact information and a brief message outlining your concern.

HCRV Specialist Contacts

The VA medical system is organized into 21 geographic networks known as Veterans Integrated Service Networks, or VISNs. VHA has allocated Health Care for Re-entry Veterans Specialists to each VISN who are the VA regional points of contact and also provide outreach and assessment services to incarcerated Veterans. Each state also has a Specialist who is the state point of contact, listed below.

State Contacts

Alabama - Marguerita High 

Alaska - Jeremiah Newbold 

Arizona - Cynthia Huerta-Montoya 

Arkansas - Linda Catalano 

California - Susann Adams 

Colorado - Michael Ott 

Connecticut - Michele Roberts 

Delaware - Edward Sesack 

Florida - Taylor Savage 

Georgia - Margaret Battle 

Hawaii - Cheryl Reavis 

Idaho - Diana Rogers 

Illinois - Joseph Grant

Indiana - Sarah Neidlinger 

Iowa - Brian Brooks 

Kansas - Christine Strohm 

Kentucky - Janis Durham 

Louisiana - Stacy Morgan 

Maine - Kevin Casey 

Maryland - James Haskell 

Massachusetts - Thom Baker 

Michigan - Denise Treesh 

Minnesota - Ariana Hart 

Mississippi - Tomiko Daffin

Missouri - Beverly Arps 

Montana - Jackie Merritt 

Nebraska - Sandra L. Miller 

Nevada - Tracy Lanners 

New Hampshire - Joseph Murphy 

New Jersey - Valerie Johnson 

New Mexico - John Kehoe 

New York - Jonathan Pollack 

North Carolina - Lucas Vrbsky 

North Dakota - Jennifer Kimball Walter 

Ohio - Paul Payiatis 

Oklahoma - Tony Kirksey

Oregon - Diana Rogers 

Pennsylvania - Ebony Kirkland 

Rhode Island - Kevin Casey 

South Carolina - Margaret Battle 

South Dakota - Becky Hess 

Tennessee - Virginia Spini 

Texas - Warren Pearson 

Utah - Casey Burton 

Vermont - Michael Owens 

Virginia - Leah Marie Reaves 

Washington - Diana Rogers 

Washington D.C. - Rodney Carter (if you have a question about the national program, please see National Contact at the bottom of this page)

West Virginia - Ebony Kirkland 

Wisconsin - Laura Felten 

Wyoming - Michael Ott 

Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Contacts

VISN 1 - Thom BakerMichele RobertsJoseph Murphy, Michael Owens  

VISN 2 - Jonathan Pollack, Cynthia Thayer, Valerie Johnson 

VISN 4 - Ebony KirklandEdward Sesack, Katrina Sylvain 

VISN 5 - Rodney Carter, James Haskell, David Gowers, Leah Reaves 

VISN 6 - Lucas VrbskyLeah Marie Reaves 

VISN 7 - Marguerita High, Margaret Battle, Brandy Stinson 

VISN 8 - Taylor Savage, Karen Israel, Meredith Powers-Lupo, Walter Castle 

VISN 9 - Kathy Vasquez, Virginia Spini, Janis Durham, Amy Montgomery 

VISN 10 - Paul Payaitis, Mya Jenkins, Sarah Neidlinger, Denise Treesh 

VISN 12 - Laura Felten, Joseph Grant

VISN 15 - Christine Strohm, Beverly Arps

VISN 16 - David Sands, Linda CatalanoTomiko Daffin

VISN 17 - Eileen Callejas, Warren Pearson 

VISN 18 - Christopher Difilippo, John Kehoe, Cynthia Huerta-Montoya 

VISN 19 - Casey Burton, Jeri Anderson, Michael Ott, Tony Kirksey 

VISN 20 - Diana Rogers, Jeremiah Newbold 

VISN 21 - George Kennedy, Cheryl ReavisPatrick Merrill, Tracy Lanners 

VISN 22 -  Susann Adams

VISN 23 - Brian Brooks, Ariana Hart, Rebecca Hess, Jennifer Kimball Walter

National Contact

If you have a question about the HCRV national program, please contact Jessica Blue-Howells. Please note: if you are seeking re-entry assistance for an individual Veteran (yourself or another), please contact the HCRV Specialist in the state where the Veteran is incarcerated from the contact list above.

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