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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.


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.


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.


Horace Jordan

Chief, Support Services Division: Horace Jordan

Horace Jordan took this position in June 2017. He leads a staff of 19 employees that serve 589 Regional Office employees.


Hillary Jedlicka

Fiduciary Hub Manager: Hillary Jedlicka

Hillary Jedlicka took this position in January 2017. She leads a staff of 290 employees that serve 14 northwestern states.