Minority Veterans Program - Veteran Health Indiana
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Veteran Health Indiana


Minority Veterans Program

The Minority Veterans Program (MVP) was established under Public Law 103-446 in 1994 to address the unique circumstances and special needs of minority veterans. Your Minority Veterans Program Coordinator (MVPC) is Sandy Rolland, (317) 988-4140.

Veterans the MVPC serves:

    African Americans;
    Asian Americans;
    Hispanic Americans;
    Native Americans, including American Indians and Alaskan Natives;
    Native Hawaiians;
    Pacific Island Americans

Individual consultation

The MVPC meets one-on-one with Veterans and their families. We will determine your needs and help you with your benefits.

Community outreach activities

We work closely with various organizations throughout the community. We visit minority communities, meet with service organizations, and network to explain the various programs and service available to you. We participate in stand downs, community town hall meetings, conferences and other forms of community outreach.

Would you like for us to work with your group? Give us a call.

The Minority Veterans Program is not:

    The Employee Relations Office;
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Office;
    The VA Claims Office

For assistance, contact:

Sandy Rolland
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
(317) 988-4140
FAX (317) 988-5560
Pager 310-4386
Outside of area code (317), call  888-878-6889

Gregory Shemwell
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
575 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 916-3603

Gretchen Ricketts 
Minority Veterans Program Coordinator
575 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 916-3790

Contact Info


  • Indianapolis VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 317-988-4140

Hours of Operation

  • Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.