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Advisory Committee to the ODVA
The nine-member Advisory Committee to the ODVA was formed by statute in 1945.  The committee plays an important role in the effective administration of the department and have been invaluable advisors to ODVA's director.  Committee members are appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms.
 
The Advisory Committee's public meetings are held quarterly on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December.  For locations and times, please call 503-373-2383.
(Special needs will be met for those who have a disability.)
 
Annually, the committee presents a report to the governor regarding the agency's activities.
 
 
Advisory Committee Members
 
                                       
 
  Al Herrera, Chair                                             Dennis Guthrie, Vice Chair
  U.S. Army, 1955-76                                          U.S. Army, 1967-69
  Vietnam War. Awarded the Silver Star,               Vietnam War. Awarded Silver Star (Valor),
  Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart                       Bronze Star (Valor). American Legion,
                                                                         VFW, Past-VFW National Surgeon General
 
                                         

                                            

Michael Jones, Secretary                                   Irv Fletcher
U.S. Army, 1970-73                                             U.S. Navy, 1950-54
Vietnam War. Awarded two Bronze Stars.               Korean War
Past-American Legion Post and                              Korean War Association, American Legion
District Commander, VFW, DAV

  

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Chaplian Major Trisa Kelly                                   Mary J. Mayer
Oregon Air National Guard, 2002-present                 U.S. Air Force (ret.), 1972-2002
Air Force Commendation Medal                               Vietnam-era, Panama, Persian Gulf,
                                                                           Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
                                                                           Awarded Legion of Merit, Bronze Star.
                                                                           Military Officers Assoc., Air Force Assoc. 
 
                                             
J. Ryan Howell                                                          Gerard Lorang
Oregon Army National Guard, 1999-2005                     U.S. Army, 1972-74
Operation Iraqi Freedom. Awarded two                        Vietnam-era. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs    Purple Hearts, two Army Commendation Medals.          (1975-2007), DAV, American Legion
VFW, Military Order of the Purple Heart
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Owens
U.S. Coast Guard, 1990-96
Panama, Grenada, Persian Gulf War-era.
American Legion, DAV, 40 et 8