Speakers
Karen B. McIntyre, R.N. and VA Accredited Agent is President and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS) and co-creator of VisPro, the
computer software program designed to assist professionals and their clients in filing VA claims.  She is also co-founder of Veterans Advocate Group of
America (VAGA) and along with her husband, Jay McIntyre, organizes and manages the annual VAGA conferences.

Karen currently manages a list-serve that averages 425 members, answering their VA related questions daily, and conducts in-depth Webinars for
professionals throughout the country specific to VA and DoD benefits and how to better market their practice.  In addition, she co-publishes a monthly
electronic newsletter, Veterans Family Matters - VAGA News, which is received by over 8,000 professionals.


Victoria Collier, Esq. established theDisability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC in 2003 to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their health care
needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law issues, which encompasses the areas of Life Care planning, VA Benefits, Medicaid,
Disability, and Estate planning.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

•        Supreme Court of the United States, admitted 2009
•        United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, admitted 2007
•        Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia Council on Aging Board, 2010
•        Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member since 2002
•        NAELA, Georgia Chapter, Chair 2008-2009
•        NAELA, VA Task Force, Chair 2015
•        State Bar of Georgia, Elder Law Section, Chair 2009-2010
•        Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Chair 2004-2005
•        DeKalb County Distinguished Veteran Award 2013
•        Lawyers with Purpose, Co-Founder
•        Lawyers for Wartime Veterans, Co-Founder
•        Academy of Special Needs Planners, Charter Member
•        American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Georgia Chapter, Former Executive Board Member, Secretary


Rudy D. Beck, a 1974 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, has practiced in the St. Charles, Missouri area for over 36 years. Rudy
frequently presents seminars to the general public and often presents workshops to other attorneys throughout the country regarding Veterans Benefits and
Medicaid Asset Protection Planning.He is a member of The Missouri Bar (Probate and Trust Subcommittee), the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, The
Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).He also served as a First Lieutenant in the United
States Army (military police) and was honorably discharged in May of 1975

In 2002, Rudy was elected to the Board of Directors for the Missouri chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and served as
chapter President for the 2008-2009 year.Also in 2002, he received the “Champion of Older American” award from SSM Health Care System in the St. Louis
region. In April of 2005 he was selected for membership in the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA). He is the co-
founder of the following national organizations: Elder Care USA (see Eldercareusa.com), Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA), and Veterans Care
USA, with members located throughout the United States.
Karen McIntyre
Rudy Beck

VAGA
Veterans Advocates
Group of America

2019
Veterans Benefits Conference
Orlando, FL