Directory of our Offices, Facilities and Services
Office of the Cabinet Secretary
1514-B Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3661
Toll-free: 1-866-WV4VETS (1-866-984-8387)
Fax: (304) 558-3662
Email: Contact Us
The role of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office is to provide support, guidance and oversight to all state-funded veteran related facilities and programs. The Cabinet Secretary and his administrative staff serve as liaisons between these facilities, veterans from throughout the state, the Office of the Governor and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Cabinet Secretary, Keith Gwinn
Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Billy Wayne Bailey
Operations Manager, Mike Lyons
Executive Secretary, Angela Meadows
Administrative Service Manager, Connie Hodapp
Public Affairs Coordinator, Heather Miles
Administrative Service Assistant, Sandy Duff
Payroll Assistant, Amber Heath
The West Virginia Veterans Home
Administrator, Stacy Brown
512 Water Street
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 736-1027
Fax: (304) 736-1093
The West Virginia Veterans Home is a retirement community reserved specifically for veterans in need of a convenient and comfortable home. It is designed for individuals who are ambulatory and independent in all activities of daily living. It can house 150 veterans at full capacity and is operated by a staff of approximately 50 employees. Click here for more information.
The West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility
Administrator, Kevin Crickard
One Freedoms Way
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone: (304) 626-1600
The West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility provides the full spectrum of long-term care services as typically provided at private nursing facilities, but at a fraction of the cost. It was opened in 2007, has the capacity to serve up to 120 veterans at a time, and includes a unit specifically for Alzheimer patients. Click here for more information.
Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
Larissa Wines, Administrator
130 Academy Drive
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: (304) 746-0026
The Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery will provide an appropriate resting place for our state’s veterans and their dependants. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in October of 2010, and it is scheduled for completion in Spring, 2012. When finished, the cemetery will span more than 25 acres and hold approximately 60,000 burial plots. To view the progress of construction, please visit www.wvarchitects.com/cemetery
. For more information concerning eligibility, click here.
Field Service Offices
There are 15 field service offices located in various areas throughout the state. Their primary role is to guide and assist veterans in obtaining benefits and filing claims. Any veteran who is applying for federal or state assistance or benefits of any kind should visit their local field office. To find a field service office in your area, click here
There are two claims offices operating under the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, but are housed by federal Veterans Affairs offices located in Huntington and Pittsburgh, PA. Claims office employees are responsible for processing all claims filed by West Virginia veterans, and serve as the link between West Virginia field service offices and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for a staff listing.
There are currently four veterans outreach social workers employed by the Department of Veterans Assistance, whose role is to ensure that veterans throughout the state receive the services they need. These individuals travel West Virginia communities on a daily basis, providing information, support and guidance to individuals in need of medical care, homeless shelters, and a myriad of other services. Click here for their contact information.