LGBT Champions - VA Central Ohio Healthcare System
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VA Central Ohio Healthcare System


LGBT Champions

The Columbus VA aims to give the best quality of care to all of the veterans we serve. We strive to be an LGBT inclusive and welcoming environment.  We understand that diverse populations have unique needs.

While all of our employees have completed diversity training, some have gone above and beyond with 8+ hours of LGBT-specific training. These employees are identified as LGBT Champions.

Please see the list of employees below if you are interested in working with someone who has had this additional training, or contact our LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator Jessica Homan at 614-388-7238.

Jonah Minot 614-257-5993
Dianne Cummins 614-381-2607
Jessica Homan 614-388-7238
Raquel Tobian  614-388-7231
Lois Sinicropi  614-388-7106
Amelia Roberts  614-388-7061
Amanda Ripke  614-388-7126
Christine Gowdy 614-257-2166
Bill Bailey  614-257-5542
Tammy Moore  614-388-7380
Brendan O’Ryan  614-388-7135
Gabrielle Dyer 614-257-5852
Stephanie Blades 614-257-5562
Anne Mann  614-257-5331
Deborah Winningham 614-257-2720
Cindy Brooks – Newark 614-257-2664
Lori Birkhimer – Zanesville  614-388-7701
Lisa Cantrell   614-257-2538
Vivian Nelson 614-388-7348
Nicole Anderson 614-257-5869
Michelle Scott  
Peter Parker  
Brittany Parsley  
Jessica Jones  
Hillari Manter 614-257-5790
Karen Perriera – PTA 614-257-2374
Nicole Finelli – Dietitian 614-388-7206
Dawn Estelle – Audiology, Newark 614-257-2360
Denise Simmons  (614)257-5480
Ronnetta Blackwell 614-257-5999
Rashmi Gupta 614-257-5329
Jeremy Kaufman 614-388-7239
Katrina Verde 614-388-7108
Leslie Moon  614-257-5354
Eric Goldberg 614-257-5566
Bethany Dull  614-257-5490
Mark Manley  614-257-2657
Eric Wilhelm  614-257-2797
Vickie Warncke 614-257-2069

Contact Info


  • 420 N James Rd.
    Columbus, OH 43219

Contact Number(s)

  • 614-388-7238

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00am - 4:30pm