Veterans' Advisory Joint Committee

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Name Term Phone Address
Larry Santamaria 09/04/2018 to 12/31/2019 (203) 453-8471 1852 Durham Road
Fred Brisbois 12/04/2017 to 12/31/2019 203-605-7747 223 Flat Meadow Road
Hersh Hernandez 11/19/2018 to 12/31/2021 (203) 453-8525 622 Podunk Road
Mary Molitor 12/15/2013 to 01/01/2022 24 Strathmore Lane, Madison
Helen Kieser-Pedersen 12/15/2013 to 01/01/2022 4 Buttonball Lane, Madison
Joel Miller (Chair) 12/15/2015 to 01/01/2022

As authorized by Connecticut General Statute 27-135, Guilford and Madison has appointed a Joint Veteran’s Advisory Committee to: (1) act as the coordinating agency in all matters concerning veterans and their dependents, coordinating the activities of public and private facilities concerned with veterans’ reemployment, education, rehabilitation and adjustment to peacetime living; (2) cooperate with all national, state and local governmental and private agencies in securing services and benefits to which a veteran or his dependents may be entitled; (3) use the services and facilities of the veterans organizations so far as possible to carry out the purposes of this section; and (4) encourage and coordinate vocational training services for veterans.

If you are a veteran and require any assistance or guidance, please contact one of the Veteran’s Advisory Committee members. Additional resources for veteran’s assistance are:

Connecticut State Veterans Affairs:

Veterans Service Records:


Veterans Affairs:

Veterans’ Crisis Line:  800-273-8255 then press #1

United Way (great resource for many different types of assistance): 2-1-1

West Haven VA Homeless Team:  203-479-8046

Supportive Services for Veteran Families:  860-778-2423

Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Marines’ Fund (for vets who served during a war era):  860-296-0719

CT Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Office of Advocacy and Assistance:  866-928-8387

Agency on Aging of South Central CT:  203-785-8533

VA Medical Centers:  West Haven:  203-932-5711  Newington:  860-666-6951


To our veterans and their families who support them, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your service!