Veterans

Region 10 PIHP is committed to assisting individuals and their families who have served or are serving in the armed forces. Services are available regardless of: type of discharge, type of insurance or no insurance, income level, length of military service, age, combat status, and timeframe of when served.

Veterans Navigators


Veteran Navigators are available to help navigate the VA system, access mental health services, and connect with community resources.  Have your questions answered and take the next step by contacting: 

Region 10 PIHP Veterans Navigator

Christy Koons 
Active Duty Army, Army Reservist, and Army Spouse for a Combined 24 Years of Service
Phone Number: (810) 966-7809
Email: koons@region10pihp.org

County Veterans Navigtors

Genesee County Veterans Navigator

Eduardo Calzada
Retired Army
Phone Number: (810) 429-4288
Email: ecalzada@genhs.org

Lapeer County Veterans Navigator

Christy Koons
Active Duty Army, Army Reservist, and Army Spouse for a Combined 24 Years of Service
Phone Number: (810) 966-7809
Email: koons@region10pihp.org

Sanilac County Veterans Navigator

Kathy Behnke
Air Force Veteran
Phone Number: (810) 583-0431
Email: kbenke@sanilaccmh.org

St. Clair County Veterans Navigator

Wendy Martindale
Navy Veteran
Phone Number: (810) 662-1911
Email: wmartindale@scccmh.org

Additional Resources

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

MDHHS and the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BDHHA) developed a three-year strategic plan to better address mental health and substance abuse issues in the publicly funded behavioral health care system.  Follow the link below to view the Three-Year Strategic Plan.

External LinkVeteran and Military Service Members Three-Year Strategic Plan Supplement

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency serves as the central coordinating point, connecting those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families to services and benefits throughout the state of Michigan.  Follow the link below to visit the MVAA website.  

External LinkMichigan Veterans Affairs Agency

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  Follow the link below to learn more about Veterans mental health, concerns, and treatment.

External LinkNational Alliance on Mental Illness: Veterans and Active Duty

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings.  Follow the link below for a guide to primary and behaviroal healthcare professionals serving veterans and their families.

External LinkServing Veterans: A Resource Guide

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs is designed to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.  Follw the link below for more information on mental health, PTSD, and suicide prevention.

External LinkU.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs