Welcome to the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission.
Proud to lend a hand when our Veterans need it.
We are an all-Veteran team of professionals working toward the same goal: providing Clermont County’s Veterans with the support they need to not just to survive, but thrive.
This is our mission:
To oversee the operation of the Veterans’ Service Office; to provide emergency financial assistance to veterans, spouses, dependent children and surviving spouses; and as veteran advocates, assist veterans in obtaining earned benefits from the federal, state, and local levels of government.
Here’s our staff. They’ve got your back.
Frank Morrow, Executive Director/Senior Veterans Service Officer
Clermont County VSO since 2001
Accredited Service Officer with the AL, DAV, NACVSO, ODVS, VFW (US) and VVA. Served in the US Air Force, 1989-1992. Avionics and Electronics Specialist at Edwards Air Force Base. Joined Clermont County Veterans Service Office in 2001 as an Assistant Service Officer. Promoted to Executive Director in 2018.
Veterans Organizations include Amvets Post 131-Past Post Commander, DAV Chapter 63, American Legion- County Commander. MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010. Adjunct Professor of Business Management, UC.
Rodger A. Young, MSgt USAF (Ret), Senior Veterans Service Officer
Clermont County VSO since 2008
Served in the U. S. Air Force for 20 years as an Aircraft Mechanic/Production Supervisor. Served on numerous bases including in theater during Persian Gulf and OEF/OIF war. Holds Associates degrees in Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Instructor of Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and specialized in the maintenance of numerous C-130 models. Native of Cincinnati, married with two sons, and has two grandchildren.
Wayne Lung, Senior Veterans Service Officer
Clermont County VSO since 2009
Accredited Service Officer with the DAV, AL, VVA, AV, NACVSO, ODVS, VFW, Served in the U.S. Army, 1985-1989, UNCSF, 11B. Served with distinction within the United Nations Command, protecting dignitaries during the Seoul Olympic Games. As a service-connected disabled Veteran, Wayne has dedicated his life to ensuring that fellow Veterans receive all the benefits they have earned.
Christy Panzarella, Veterans Service Officer
Clermont County VSO since 2018
Accredited Service Officer with the AL, DAV, VFW, NACVSO, and ODVS.
Served in the U.S. Navy, 2007 – 2009. Yeoman for COMHSCWINGPAC.
Served as a Victim’s Advocate for Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office, and as an Ohio Victim Witness Association registered advocate. Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Social Science, pursuing Masters’ Degree in Military Resilience. Interested in nutrition, cooking, functional fitness, and all things wellness.
Michael (Mike) Milam, Veterans Service Officer
Clermont County VSO since 2019
Accredited Service Officer with the DAV, NACVSO, ODVS, and National VFW Since 2014. Served in the U.S. Navy, 1979 – 1985. Aviation Electronics Technician, 2nd Class. Three deployments with Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 28 (VS28) onboard the USS Independence. VFW Past District 4 Commander, Current VFW District 4 Chief of Staff, VFW Post 6069 Quartermaster, current President of VFW District 4, VFW Motorcycle Group, VFW Department of Ohio National Home for Children, Chairman since 2016. DAV Lifetime Member, American Legion member Post 288.
Nancy Young, Administrative Specialist/Office Administrator
Clermont County VSO since 2010
Served in the US Air Force, 1999-2000. Bioenvironmental Engineering, Brooks Air Force Base, during the Gulf War. Joined the CCVSC as Secretary in 2010, promoted to Administrative Specialist/Office Administrator in 2015. Associates in Applied Business, BS in Counseling and Human Services, Masters’ in Non-Profit Leadership. Service-connected disabled Veteran since 2000. Mother of two boys.
Emily Dillenburger, Office Receptionist
Clermont County VSO since 2019
Served in the US Navy, 2012 – 2014. Rating: Master at Arms.
Stationed on Naval Base Guam. Responsible for 316 various caliber weapons, 11,074 rounds of ammunition, and force protection equipment. Provided security for Naval Base Guam including its assets, fuel farms, Naval Piers, Inner and Outer harbors and all military personnel and their families. Member of The American Legion. Spends her free time with family and friends.
Meet our Veterans Service Commissioners.
Member, representing VFWRead Bio
Rodney Henry, VFW Representative
Clermont County VSO Commissioner since 2021
Served in the U.S. Army 1990-1993. M1A1 armored crewman during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Life member of VFW Post 6770. Current Assistant Department Service Officer for VFW Dept. of Ohio. Current Post Commander for VFW Post 6770. VFW Dept. of Ohio Representative to the Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio. He and wife Amber live in New Richmond, Ohio and have one daughter, Shelby.
Member, representing American LegionRead Bio
Thomas (Tom) Cooper, American Legion Representative
Currently serving his second five-year term as a VSO Commissioner
Served in the U.S. Army 1966 –1968, including a year in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry and 4th Infantry Divisions. 44-year career in law enforcement as a State Trooper, Deputy Sheriff and Federal Officer. Life member of DAV, VFW, VVA. Chaplin of American Legion Post 237 and VFW Post 3954. Raised in Owensville, Tom and wife Cathy reside in the Mt. Carmel and have four daughters and nine grandchildren.
Secretary, representing VVARead Bio
Clifford (Cliff) Riley, VVA Representative
Clermont County VSO Commissioner since 1999
Served two U.S. Army tours in Vietnam, 1966-1969. Veteran’s Advocate since 1969. Received dozens of national and state awards including the Vietnam Veterans of America Presidential Award. Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. Business owner and lifelong resident of Clermont County. Married 50 years to high school sweetheart Elaine Wagner.
Vice President, representing AMVETSRead Bio
Mark Coyle, Amvets Representative
Clermont County Commissioner since 2019
Served in the U.S. Navy 1987–1994. Aircraft mechanic aboard the USS John F. Kennedy during Operation Desert Storm. Life member Amvets Post 131 and Batavia American Legion Post 237. A lifelong resident of Clermont County, he’s worked in veteran’s benefits advocacy for the past 23 years. He and wife Aimee live in Amelia, Ohio and have three sons, Nathaniel, Aaron, and Ryan.
President, representing DAVRead Bio
Donald (Don) Sheppard, Disabled American Veterans Representative
Clermont County VSO Commissioner since 2017
Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1960-1983. Life member of DAV, VFW, VVA and the American Legion. Positions include Past Commander for DAV Chapter 63, Department of Ohio Representative for the Ohio Veterans Home, and Board Member/State Delegate for VVA Chapter 649. Resides in Clermont County, married since 1964, and has two daughters, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.