Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman A Marine Corps veteran and Addiction Therapist for the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Brandon Coleman witnessed a variety of improper and possibly unlawful practices. In 2014, Coleman disclosed to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that suicidal veterans had been neglected, and left to walk out of the VA [...]

2020-06-04T14:39:15-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

James Hundt

James Hundt Mr. James Hundt is an Associate Director in the Veterans Engineering Resource Center (VERC). He is a West Point graduate, disabled veteran, and 24-year military and federal government employee with seven years of experience in three presidential administrations within the Executive Office of the President (EOP). VERC is a part of [...]

2020-06-04T14:38:54-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Kuauhtemoc “K-Rod” Rodriguez

Kuauhtemoc “K-Rod” Rodriguez Kuauhtemoc “K-Rod” Rodriguez has worked for the VA since 2010. Before that he was an Army Officer for five years, including service in the Iraq War, and he has been an Air Force reservist for seven years. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Rodriguez was the Chief of Specialty Care at the Phoenix [...]

2020-06-04T14:38:29-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Paula Pedene

Paula Pedene Ms. Pedene is an award-winning public relations professional with 28 years of experience at the VA. She served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a broadcast journalist for over eleven years. At present, Ms. Pedene serves as a Senior Communications Specialist assigned to VA Central Office. She made her first protected [...]

2020-12-11T13:34:38-05:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Dr. Katherine Mitchell

Dr. Katherine Mitchell Dr. Mitchell is a full-time VA physician who works at the Veterans Integrated Service Network office in Gilbert, Arizona. While working at the Phoenix VA from 2009-2014, hospital officials ignored Dr. Mitchell’s repeated warnings about grossly unsafe conditions including understaffing, poor triage training, and delayed access to care. In May 2014, [...]

2020-12-11T13:35:42-05:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Shea Wilkes

Shea Wilkes Shea Wilkes is an Army Veteran and a pioneer VA whistleblower who exposed secret waiting lists at VA hospitals in 2014, while he was a Local Recovery Coordinator at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Office of Special Counsel substantiated his disclosures, but the Special Counsel later lambasted the [...]

2020-06-04T14:39:39-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|