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VA Portland Health Care System is committed to keeping Veterans informed of the health services they have earned through their service to our country and up-to-date with our most recent news by providing support and assistance to members of the news media and community organizations. The Public Affairs Office is available to assist with:

  • Responding to media queries
  • Providing subject matter experts
  • Scheduling and coordinating interviews
  • Escorting news media at any VAPORHCS sites
  • Providing facility images and official logos
  • Providng information about VA-related events
  • Supporting / coordinating outreach activities in the communities we serve
To receive email updates on VAPORHCS news and information, email us at and ask to be added to the Veteran email distribution list.

Interested in our events and classes? Go to our Calendar of Events page.

Find our latest stories on our Local Features page.

Contact the Public Affairs team at (503) 402-2975 for media requests:

Chief, Public & Congressional Affairs, Dan Herrigstad
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. excluding Federal holidays
(503) 402-2975
After hours, Cell (971) 221-4920

Public Affairs Specialist, Vancouver Campus, Kelli Roesch
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., excluding Federal holidays
Office (360) 759-1935 After hours, Cell (503) 381-7161  

Public Affairs Outreach Specialist, Portland, Vacant
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., excluding Federal holidays
Office (503) 808-1920 

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Page updated November 4, 2019


Dan Herrigstad
Public Affairs Officer
Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 101, Room, 120

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