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VISN 12 - VA Great Lakes Health Care System


Women Veterans

About VISN 12 Health Care for Women Veterans

Welcome to VISN 12 Women Veterans Health care. VISN 12 service area covers 8 facilities throughout northern and central Illinois including the greater Chicago area, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and most of the state of Wisconsin.


It is our goal to offer high quality care to our Women Veterans including but not limited to comprehensive primary care, reproductive health care, and chronic disease management & prevention, and mental health. Please reach out to your local Women Veterans Program Manager to learn more about your facility’s program.

VISN 12 Women’s Health Leadership Team Contact

Facility Name

Facility Number

Women Veteran Program Manager

Contact Information

Jesse Brown


Asya Brodsky, LCSW, CADC,




Angela Howard, MSN, RN


Capt. James A. Lovell FHCC


Irma Sharp, PhD, LCSW




Hepsi Kalapala, MD
(Acting WVPM)

ext. 22707

Iron Mountain


Jo Ellen Zahn, DNP-BC

ext. 32388



Tami Towne DNP, MHA, RN,

ext. 10907



Sarah Rezin RN, BSN

ext. 66375



Katie Wisniewski (WVPM)


Care in the Community


Kelly Mahan
VISN 12 Women’s Health Community Care Coordinator


 Facility Mailing Addresses



Jesse Brown VAMC (Chicago)

820 S. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60612

VA Illiana Health Care System (Danville)

1900 East Main Street Danville, IL 61832

Capt. James A Lovell FHCC (North Chicago)

3001 Green Bay Road North Chicago, IL 60064

Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital (Hines)

5000 South 5th Ave Hines, IL 60141

Oscar G. Johnson VAMC (Iron Mountain)

325 East H Street Iron Mountain, MI 49801

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (Madison)

2500 Overlook Terrace Madison, WI 53705

Tomah VAMC

500 E Veterans Street Tomah, WI 54660

Clement J. Zablocki VAMC (Milwaukee)

5000 West National Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53295


For Women Veterans, VA is Here

VA welcomes women Veterans. We are committed to providing high-quality services in a sensitive and safe environment at all VA facilities. Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center to assist women Veterans with questions and coordinate services (see contact information on this page).

Each woman Veteran is assigned a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider. These experienced providers are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care, as well as routine women’s health care. You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where a provider, nurse, and others will work with you to manage your health care:

  • Primary care: general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: immunizations and cancer screenings (breast and cervical), osteoporosis screening and management
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control, family planning, and preconception counseling

Learn more about the gender-specific services VA has to offer

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET. Please see our Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.


Chasitie Levesque
Lead Women Veterans Health Program Manager, VISN 12
Four Westbrook Corporate Towers, 11301 W. Cermak Road, STE 810, Westchester, IL 60154

She Wore These
Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN