NOVA Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of NOVA's officers: the President, Vice President, Secretary, and the Treasurer.

President: Glenda Herl
Vice President: Joseph Moore
Secretary: Todd Wesche
Treasurer: Matthew Hill


Amicus and Litigation Committee

The Amicus and Litigation Committee works to ensure that NOVA is supportive of litigation efforts that benefit the veteran community and its representatives. The Committee exists to aid in supplying amicus briefs to United States courts and in undertaking worthy litigation to support our country’s veterans and their advocates.

Co-Chairs: Kenneth M. Carpenter and Caitlin Milo
Thomas Andrews
Chris Attig
Deanne L. Bonner Simpson
Glenn Bergman
Christine Clemens
Kenny Dojaquez
Lisa Lee

Caitlin Milo
John Niles
Dan Smith

Zachary Stolz
Travis West

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee provides the NOVA Board of Directors (Board) with recommendations concerning what awards will be given each year and who will be the recipients of these awards. The Committee also provides the Board with recommendations regarding which applicants should receive scholarships to attend NOVA’s seminars.

Chair: Rick Little
Zach Stolz


Congressional Testimony Committee

The Congressional Testimony Committee's duty is to review Congressional testimony drafted by the Executive Director or any other individual, prior to its submission to the Board, in accordance with NOVA by-laws.

Chair: Todd Wesche
Kenneth M. Carpenter
Art Gage
Amy Kretkowski
Joseph Moore
Zachary Stolz
Michael Viterna


Ethics Committee

This committee advises the Board on issues related to the ethical practice of VA law. It also investigates cases of alleged ethical violations by members and reports its findings and/or recommendations to the Board.

Chair: Bob Goss
Sara Huerter
Tommy Klepper, Jr.
Michael Viterna
Winona Zimberlin


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides the Board with a budget for the fiscal year and resolves to submit it to the Board prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, in accordance with the NOVA by-laws.

Chair: Michelle Wolf
Glenda Herl
Matthew Hill
Robert Kampfer


Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is responsible for looking into new initiatives towards growing the organization and reaching out to other veterans' groups and organizations to promote NOVA.

Chair: Matt Hill
Todd Wesche
Chris Attig
Bob Goss
Amy Kretkowski
Greg Maxon
Jessica Cleary


Regulation Comment Committee

The Regulation Comment Committee bears the responsibility for analyzing proposed rules, drafting comments, and discussing them with VA. The Committee helps ensure that those rules align with authorizing statutes and the Constitution, and in this way, NOVA represents its members and advocates for veterans.

Chair: Amy Girard-Brady
Chris Boudi
Christine Clemens
Kristina Derro
Art Gage

Seminar Committee

The Seminar Committee's primary responsibility is to plan NOVA's Spring and Fall Conferences. This committee schedules speakers, chooses sites, updates the education program, and organizes special events for our members, with the assistance of NOVA staff.

Chair: Zachary Stolz
Chris Attig
Ken Carpenter
Robert Chisholm
Glenda Herl
Matt Hill
Bob Goss
Dan Smith
John Tucker


Social Committee

The Social Committee's primary responsibility is to promote social interaction and networking opportunities among NOVA Members.

Chair: Michelle Wolf
Ralph Bratch
Bob Goss