Liza Welch is the Director for the Division of Disability and Survivor Benefits. The Division consists of two Disability Application and Review Branches, the Survivor Benefits Branch and the Disability and Survivor Benefits Support Branch. The Division processes applications for disability retirement, performs annual medical and employment reviews and processes benefits for beneficiaries of deceased active members and retirees.
Ms. Welch graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Geology. She has been with KRS for over 20 years and has always worked in the division working her way up from administrative assistant to counselor to branch manager to director.
Her husband is a teacher and a head coach for boys’ high school basketball. They have two children.