Veterans Justice Partnership - VA Healthcare-VISN 4
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VA Healthcare-VISN 4


Veterans Justice Partnership

Veterans Justice Partnership logoVISN 4’s Veterans Justice Partnership is a unique program that aims to get former service members the treatment they need as an alternative to incarceration. Working together with local courts, the VA connects Veterans with resources to help them combat the problems at the root of their legal troubles, such as behavioral health, substance abuse or other reintegration issues.

Each medical center in VISN 4 has staff dedicated to working with justice-involved Veterans, even if the local court system has not yet established an official Veterans Court. To learn more about the Veterans Justice program and how the VA can help you, contact your local Veterans Justice Partnership specialist listed below. These specialists are here to help.

Local Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinators
LocationVJO CoordinatorPhone
Altoona Melinda Shea (814) 943-8164 x8710
Bonnie Clark (814) 943-8164 x4201
Butler Kelly Fulmer (724) 287-4781 x2491
Christina Beaver (724) 287-4781 x4355
Coatesville Diana Zinnie (610) 384-7711 x2851
Lily Thomas (610) 384-7711 x2807
Rhonda Sanford (610) 384-7711 x2850
Erie Jeffrey Natalie (814) 860-2945
Lebanon Ebony Kirkland ** (717) 304-3811
Edward Sesack ** (717) 272-6621 x5884
Gelu Negrea (717) 317-0365
Sarah Primak (717) 272-6621 x4537
Philadelphia Margaret Maynard (215) 222-7469
Dena Dandridge (215) 823-5800 x5438
Kevin Carr-Lemke (215) 222-7466
Pittsburgh Keather Likins (412) 735-4603
Denise Senft (412) 822-1410
Wilkes-Barre Kim Sapolis-Lacey (570) 824-3521 x4574
Karen Baer (570) 824-3521 x7693
Wilmington Cecilia Gonzalez (302) 824-9322
John Walter (302) 994-2511 x2847

** Re-entry Specialists

Volunteer as a Peer Mentor

To find out more about becoming a volunteer peer mentor in the Veterans Justice Partnership and to begin an online training program, call 215-560-6300 or visit*

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System

To learn more about the Pennsylvania criminal justice system, call 215-560-6300 or visit*

In the News

Helping Veterans With Legal Problems
VA Pittsburgh's Veterans Justice Outreach Program has successfully partnered with Allegheny County courts to help Veterans turn their lives around and avoid incarceration.


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Contact Info


  • VISN 4

Contact Number(s)

  • 412-822-3425

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday