Veterans Issues

Joint Hearing

Senate AND House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

 

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance by Chairman Vulakovich

Welcome & Introductions

*Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman
    Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Representative Steve Barrar, Chairman
    House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Senator Jay Costa, Democrat Chairman
    Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Representative Chris Sainato, Democrat Chairman
    House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Member Introductions

9:10 a.m. 
Hearing on Veterans’ Issues
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
 *Major General Anthony Carrelli – Additional Testimony
    Adjutant General
*Major General (Ret.) Eric Weller
    Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs
*Nicholas “Chip” Gilliland, Chief
    Reintegration and Outreach Division
*Brian Natali, Chief
    Veterans Programs and Services
*Rick Hamp, Special Assistant to the Deputy Adjutant General – Veterans Affairs
    Service Member, Veteran and their Families (SMV&F) Wellness Initiatives

Veterans Home Commandants in Attendance
Delaware Valley Veterans Home, Philadelphia – Peter Ojeda
Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton – James Miller
Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Hollidaysburg – Debbie Nesbella
Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, Spring City – Barbara Raymond
Southeast Veterans Center, Spring City – Rohan Blackwood
Southwest Veterans Center, Pittsburgh – Richard Adams

10:00 a.m.                   
State Veterans Commission
    *Edgar Burris, Chairman

10:20 a.m.                   
PA War VeteranCouncil
    *Keith Beebe, VP and Chairman, Legislative Committee

10:40 a.m.                   
PA American Legion
    *Kit Watson, Department Adjutant

TBD                            
PA Veterans of Foreign Wars
    *Dwight Fuhrman, Department Commander

For The Record
Concerned Veterans for America – Pennsylvania
    *Alan McCormack, Coalitions Director