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Indianapolis Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

 

Michael R. Stephens

Director: Michael R. Stephens

Michael R. “Mike” Stephens was appointed Director of the Indianapolis RO on Jan. 4, 2009. Mr. Stephens leads a staff of more than 300 people and is responsible for administering benefits and services to more than 530,000 Indiana Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors. He also provides fiduciary services to Veterans and their families in 14 states in the Northeast.
Mr. Stephens began his VA career in 1991 as a Veterans Claims Examiner at the Des Moines RO.


Assistant Director: Michael A. Scheibel

Michael A. “Mike” Scheibel was appointed to this position in May 2014. Prior to this appointment, he served as Assistant Director of the Baltimore Regional Office (RO), and in September 2011 was appointed as the Director of the Baltimore RO. After serving eight (8) years in the US Air Force, Mr. Scheibel began his VA career in January 1991, at the St. Louis RO.


Michael J. Buescher

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Michael J. Buescher

Michael J. “Mike” Buescher (Mike) was appointed to this position in April 2012. He leads a staff of 27 people and is responsible for overseeing VR&E benefits to more than 3,000 Indiana Veterans. Mr. Buescher began his VA career in 2001 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Indianapolis RO.


Teria Dowdy

Veterans Service Center Manager: Teria Dowdy

Teria Dowdy took this position in November 2015. She leads a staff of 169 employees and is responsible for administering benefits and services to more than 530,000 Indiana
Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors. Ms. Lima began her VA in May of 2004 as a Veterans Service Representative at the Milwaukee RO.


Barbara R. George

Chief, Support Services Division: Barbara R. George

Barbara R. George was appointed to this position in January 2001. She leads a staff of 18 people and is responsible for the finance and administrative functions for the Indianapolis RO. Ms. George began her VA career as a Human Resources Specialist at the Indianapolis RO.

Eastern Area Fiduciary HUB Manager: VACANT