Leadership & Board

VFW National Home For children Leadership

Brian Lorente

Program Co-director

Laura Lonsbery

Todd Marriott

Facilities and Grounds Director

Sue Alverson

Development Director

Lynn Hagerman

Board of Trustees

Comprised of 12 elected and five ex-officio members, the VFW National Home for Children Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the corporation and works to oversee the management and operation of the Home.

Elected trustees represent one of 12 National Home districts and serve a six-year term.

Board of Trustee Members

Steve Van Bergen, Board Vice President

Steve Van Bergen, Board President

From Minnesota
Represents District 9 (MN, NE, ND, SD)
Term: 2017-2023

Annabelle Furgason

Annabelle Furgason, Board Vice President

From Michigan
Represents District 7 (IA, MI, WI)
Term: 2018-2024

Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson

From Massachusetts
Represents District 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Term: 2019-2025

Art Scheuneman

Art Scheuneman

From New York
Represents District 2 (Europe, NJ, NY)
Term: 2019-2025

Jodie Hollinger

From Pennsylvania
Represents District 3 (DE, PA)
Term: 2021 – 2027

Sandi Kriebel

From Ohio
Represents District 4 (MD, OH, WV)
Term: 2021-2027

Mark Winn

From Virginia
Represents District 5 (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, VA, Latin/Caribbean)
Term: 2020-2026

Armithea "Sissy" Borel

Armithea “Sissy” Borel

From Louisiana
Represents District 6 (KY, LA, MO, MS, TN)
Term: 2016-2022

Jerry Blake

From Indiana
Represents District 8 (IL, IN)
Term: 2020-2026

Sylvia Sanchez

Sylvia Sanchez

From Texas
Represents District 10 (AR, NM, OK, TX)
Term: 2016-2022

Kim Sloan

Kim Sloan

From Arizona
Represents District 11 (AK, AZ, CO, KS, MT, UT, WY, Pacific Areas)
Term: 2018-2024

Renee Fulk

Renee Fulk

From California
Represents District 12 (CA, HI, ID, OR, NV, WA)
Term: 2017-2023

Barry Wickman, Secretary-Treasurer


Matthew M. “Fritz” Mihelcic, VFW Commander-in-Chief
Ex-Officio Trustee​

Kevin Jones, VFW Adjutant General
Ex-Officio Trustee

Debra Anderson, VFW Quartermaster General
Ex-Officio Trustee

VFW Auxiliary

Jean Hamil, VFW Auxiliary National President
Ex-Officio Trustee

Ann Panteleakos, VFW Auxiliary National Secretary/Treasurer
Ex-Officio Trustee

Donations: 866-483-9642​​
For Help: 800-313-4200
General: 800-424-8360

3573 S Waverly Rd.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827