Veterans' Services, Department of (DVS)


Established by Local Law 113, in December 2015, the Department of Veterans' Services is dedicated to improving the lives of New York City veterans and their families. Marshaling the collective resources of the City of New York, the Department strives to ensure that all veterans have permanent housing and access to the support services needed to find and maintain their home; Implement the VetsThriveNYC integrative health model to foster the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of veterans and their families; expand education and career opportunities for veterans through a rapidly growing network of City, public, private, and non-profit partners; and provide the human and technological infrastructure for veterans and their families to gain City-wide access to benefits, resources and care through VetConnectNYC, a coordinated service network.



Formerly the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOVA)


  1 Centre St., Ste 2208 New York, NY 10007    Map this

Contact Numbers


Commissioner - Brigadier General (Ret.) Loree Sutton, MD
Appointed Sep 1, 2014
Deputy Commissioner - Jeffrey Roth
(646) 823-2547
Chief of Staff - Ellen Greeley
(646) 891-9398
General Counsel & Director, Intergovernmental Affairs - Eric Henry
(646) 891-9948
Assistant Commissioner & Senior Advisor, Housing & Support Services - Nicole Branca
(917) 900-2275
Assistant Commissioner, Engagement & Community Services - Adam Connolly
(646) 745-7819
Assistant Commissioner, Operations & Administrative Services - Jason Parker
(646) 891-9445
Associate Commisioner, Public Affairs - Alexis Wichoswski
(646) 740-7296
Associate Commissioner, Public-Private Partnerships - Cassandra Alvarez
(646) 891-8637
Director, Technology Operations & Interim Chief of Technology - Ronald Dixon
(646) 889-4148
Press Secretary - Gabriel Ramos
(917) 628-8409
Executive Director, Community Health & Suicide Prevention - Melissa Walters
(646) 889-4180
Direcot, Events & Special Projects - Latisha Russaw
(917) 605-0325