STAFF DIRECTORY

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 Mark Landers, Executive Director    
Mark Landers 
Executive Director
937-225-4866
Executive Director Mark Landers has been a lawyer & veteran for over 35 years. He received his Bachelor's in Bus. Adm. from Kent State Univ., his Masters in Bus. Mgmt. from Webster Univ. and his Juris Doctorate from Univ. of Dayton. He served 31 years in the US Army & retired as a Colonel. He represented the US Air Force as a civilian attorney involving government contract claims exceeding 1 billion dollars. He received many awards including the Wrighton award as the most outstanding civilian attorney.  He is a practicing attorney in Ohio & well versed in legal affairs concerning veterans. He intends to use his legal expertise to make Monttgomery County Veterans Service Commission the preferred location for seeking expertise by veterans throughout Montgomery  County regarding their VA benefits.
Patti Franklin 
Administrative Officer
937-225-4868
Patti Franklin is the Administrative Officer for the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission.  She has spent over two decades working in service to the veterans of Montgomery County toward the mission of connecting with veterans and their families to offer assistance with compassion, dignity and respect.  Patti has former experience in marketing and media account management, advertising, environmental consulting account management, strategic long-range and acquisition planning, and corporate board management.
Lisa Lewber 
Certified Veteran Service Officer
937-531-5184
County Veterans Service Officer Lisa Lewber has worked for the Montgomery County Veteran Service Commission since April 2006. She served in the US Air Force as Crew Chief on the KC-135 Aircraft re-fueler, stationed at Grissom AF Base, Bunker Hill Indiana. Prior to working for the commission, she was a licensed mortgage loan officer for 15 years helping customers obtain the American dream of home ownership.
     
Jesse Johnson 
Certified Veteran Service Officer
937-531-5187
Jesse F. Johnson is a certified Ohio County Veterans Service Officer.  After 10 years as a store manager for the Rent-a-Center franchise, he began employment at the Veterans Service Commission as a Financial Intake Specialist. He became a service officer in 2009.  He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1980 after obtaining his Bachelor's of Bus. Adm. specializing in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky Univ.
Wade Huffman 
Certified Veteran Service Officer
937-531-5188
Wade Huffman is from Lancaster Ohio and attended Muskingum College prior to enlisting in the US Army., in which he served for over 23 years. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and retired as a Master Sergeant as a Career Counselor. He has worked for the commission since 2007 and been a certified Ohio County Veterans Service Officer since 2009. He is accredited & experienced in filing compensation and pension claims, including aid and attendance, having secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in VA benefits for claimants.
Christine Coleman 
Customer Support Specialist
937-531-5186
Customer Support Specialist Christine Coleman has been with the Montgomery County Veterans Services for 15 years. She was the spouse and child of a veteran. She began her work with the commission as a receptionist and is now working to assist veterans with financial assistance applications. She is certified with the DAV as a veterans service officer.
     
Tammy Savard
Customer Support Specialist
937-531-5183
Customer Support Specialist Tammy Savard served 4 years in the US Air Force prior to joining the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission as the receptionist.  She has worked for the commission for over 9 years.  She is currently working to assist veterans with financial assistance applications and has attended the veterans service officer training school.