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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 providing 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.


Yvonne Hamilton

Assistant Director: Yvonne Hamilton

Yvonne Hamilton was appointed to this position in May 2010. Prior to this appointment, she served as Acting Director of the Records Management Center (RMC), where in January 2003 she became Chief of the VA Liaison Division.


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.


Ena J. Lima

Veterans Service Center Manager: Ena J. Lima

Ena J. Lima took this position in August 2010. 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 July 2000 as a Veterans Service Representative at the New York 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.


Robert Dean Slicer

Eastern Area Fiduciary HUB Manager: Robert Dean Slicer

Robert “Dean” Slicer was appointed to this position in September 2011. He leads a staff of more than 200 people and is responsible for administering fiduciary oversight for more than 41,000 Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors. His area of responsibility covers 14 states and beneficiaries residing outside the United States (except for Central and South America). Mr. Slicer began his VA career in 2000 as a Real Estate Specialist in the Portfolio Loan Oversight Unit at the Indianapolis RO.