MONTGOMERY COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION ANNOUCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – KIMBERLY FRISCO

Kim Frisco serves as the Executive Director of Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission since March 9, 2020. She is the first female to fill the role. In this position, Ms. Frisco advocates for Veterans and their families to assist in filing for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and provide direct and indirect financial assistance with unexpected hardship resulting from illness, injury or loss of employment.  Since her appointment five months ago, she has implemented COVID-19 Financial Assistance, Kroger Food Voucher Program, improved transportation to medical appointments, replaced outdated office computers, and provided new software so Veterans Service Officers could work remotely to submit and file Veteran service claims. Additionally, she oversaw the launch of a new mcvsc.org website and replaced a 16-year-old unreliable vehicle enabling better access to veterans for appointments.

Prior to coming to the Veterans Service Commission, she led the Community and Public Relations Service at the Dayton VA Medical Center. There she supervised multiple departments including Veterans Experience (Patient Advocacy), Public Affairs and Voluntary Services. Ms. Frisco served on active duty in the United States Air Force for 20 years. During her time in the Air Force, she gained valuable healthcare management experience and her positions included Director of Officer Recruiting, Director for Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program, Senior Administrator of Marketing and Beneficiary Education, Medical Logistics and Readiness, along with several other positions.

Ms. Frisco earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. Ms. Frisco is a graduate of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Dayton. 

Currently, she is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and is an active volunteer with Humane Society Fundraising Events. Ms. Frisco is a board member to the Fisher Nightingale Houses located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Dayton VA Medical Center. She is currently a Board Trustee, to the American Veterans Heritage Center. She currently serves as a foster mom to two rescue dog organizations and promotes the rescue, foster and placement of homeless companion animals into permanent, loving homes.