• Lynda C. Davis

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Lynda C. Davis please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Dr. Davis is nationally recognized for her leadership in the development and implementation of significant and sustainable programs that successfully support the full spectrum of quality of life support and services for military personnel, veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. A former Army Signal Officer and the mother of a veteran, Dr. Davis serves as the Chief Veterans Experience Officer for VA. Her previous government tenures included serving the Department of Defense as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (MCFP), and at the Department of the Navy as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Military Personnel Policy (DASN MPP). She also served as the designated lead for the joint Department of Defense (DoD) and VA response to the recommendations of Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. In that Read more [...]

  • Gregory L. Giddens

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Gregory L. Giddens please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Greg Giddens was appointed as the Principal Executive Director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on April 8, 2015. He also serves as the Acting Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) for the Department. He previously served as the Executive Director of VA’s Office of Policy and Planning, Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO). His career in civil service began at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center as an engineering and logistics manager, followed by an assignment as program manager at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Mr. Giddens also held the Deputy Director and Director positions for all Air Mobility Command training programs within the System Program Office. Before joining the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Giddens held various roles including: the Director for the Department of Defense Read more [...]

  • Michael J. Missal

    Official Title: Inspector General If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Michael J. Missal please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Michael J. Missal was nominated by President Barack H. Obama to serve as the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on October 2, 2015, and confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 2016. He assumed responsibility as Inspector General on May 2, 2016. As Inspector General, Mr. Missal directs a nationwide staff of auditors, investigators, inspectors, and support personnel. His office conducts oversight review to improve the economy, effectiveness and efficiency of VA programs, and to prevent and detect criminal activity, waste, abuse and fraud. Mr. Missal was a Partner at K&L Gates LLP, a position he held since 1991. He was a member of the K&L Gates Management Committee and also served as Co-Leader for the K&L Gates Policy and Regulatory Practice Area. Prior to joining K&L Gates in 1987, Mr. Missal served as Senior Read more [...]

  • Rob C. Thomas II

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Rob C. Thomas II please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Rob C. Thomas, II serves as the Acting Chief Information Officer and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology (OI&T). He directs more than 8,000 government and 8,000 contract personnel and oversees the day-to-day activities of VA’s $4 billion IT budget to ensure that VA has the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation’s Veterans. Mr. Thomas previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OI&T’s Enterprise Program Management Office, directing all aspects of the portfolio, program, and project management process and providing strategic leadership over all software development, testing, delivery, and sustainment. Before coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Mr. Thomas served as Deputy Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Washington, D.C. He had oversight responsibilities for Read more [...]

  • David C. Spickler

    Official Title: Executive in Charge/Acting Vice Chairman, Board of Veterans’ Appeals If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive David C. Spickler please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography As of January 20, 2017, Mr. Spickler serves as Executive in Charge and Acting Vice Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board). As Executive in Charge, Mr. Spickler is responsible for implementing the Board’s mission of conducting hearings and deciding appeals for Veterans. In this role, he is also accountable for the efficient and effective management of Board resources; leads and manages a staff of over 800; and executes a budget in excess of $100 million. The Board is the final administrative tribunal statutorily charged with deciding appeals arising from Veterans’ benefits claims filed with the Secretary.Responsible for all operations of the Appellate Group within BVA. Provide support to all BVA components in the critical areas of litigation, labor relations and human resources. Previously, as Deputy Vice Chairman, was responsible for all Read more [...]

  • Meghan K. Flanz

    Official Title: Acting General Counsel If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Meghan K. Flanz please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography As Interim General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for Legal Operations, Ms. Flanz provides overall leadership for VA’s legal support activities, with a particular focus on personnel law, medical malpractice tort adjudication, employee accountability, and legal support for VA Medical Centers, Regional Offices, National Cemeteries, and other field facilities Through her subordinate Chief Counsels, she provides expert legal advice, counsel, and representation to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and other senior VA officials related to litigation, legislation, Congressional oversight, and policy matters affecting VA’s large and diverse workforce. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Flanz served as Assistant Secretary of VA’s Office of Human Resources & Administration, Meghan Flanz directs and oversees an HR&A team of over 750 employees who support more than 300,000 VA employees and 4,000 human resources professionals across the country. Her HR&A team provided Read more [...]

  • Dat P. Tran

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Dat P. Tran please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Mr. Dat Tran, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Office of Enterprise Integration (OEI), in the Department of Veterans Affairs. OEI orchestrates and leads the continuous improvement of Veterans and employee experience through effective enterprise integration of people, processes, technology and maturing organizational management capabilities. As the PDAS for OEI, Mr. Tran serves as the principal advisor to VA senior leaders regarding strategic planning; performance management; risk management; performance improvements; policy research; data analytics; transformation, and innovations. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Tran served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data Governance and Analysis. In this role, he oversaw the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics and the Office of the Actuary. Mr. Tran had over a decade of experience leading data analytics and statistical Read more [...]

  • John Ullyot

    Official Title: Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive John Ullyot please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Mr. John Ullyot is the Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Ullyot oversees public affairs, intergovernmental affairs, media relations, digital media, public outreach and engagement, including for homeless Veterans and tribal relations. He plays a critical role in guiding VA’s public and internal communications strategies and engagements. Mr. Ullyot has over two decades’ experience in strategic counsel, media relations and issues management in the public and private sectors. He has led strategic engagements with some of the world’s most respected companies and CEOs on many high-profile issues, including major product recalls, earnings, mergers, litigation, regulatory scrutiny, and Congressional testimony. Mr. Ullyot served for seven years on the staff of the United States Senate as a senior policy advisor for two veteran U.S. Senators and as communications director for two Senate Committees, Read more [...]

  • Christopher E. O’Connor

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Christopher E. O’Connor please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Christopher E. O’Connor was named the Interim Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs effective January 16, 2015. He served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs since June 23, 2014. Mr. O’Connor was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs. He began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010 as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs. As Interim Assistant Secretary, he supports the Secretary of Veterans Affairs by advancing pro-Veteran legislation to improve the lives of Veterans, their Families, and Survivors. His responsibilities also include: coordinating the Department’s activities with Members of Congress and committees of jurisdiction, maintaining responsive and effective communications with Congress, international, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments, and being the Department’s liaison with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Read more [...]

  • Edward Murray

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Edward Murray please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Edward Joseph Murray was appointed as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Interim Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs on April 1, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the overall budget and financial management of VA’s $163+ billion budget as well as the Department’s performance management, business oversight, enterprise risk management, and asset enterprise management programs. Prior to this temporary appointment, Mr. Murray served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Office of Management in July 2014. As the PDAS, Mr. Murray was the principle advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management on operations including budget, performance management, business oversight, enterprise risk management, and asset enterprise management programs. Mr. Murray was also VA’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO). Prior to Mr. Murray’s appointment as PDAS, he Read more [...]

  • Pamela S. Mitchell

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Office of Human Resources & Administration If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Pamela S. Mitchell please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography As Acting Assistant Secretary of VA’s Office of Human Resources & Administration (HR&A), Pam Mitchell oversees a team that supports over 300,000 VA employees and 5,000 human resources professionals across the country. To meet the needs of the VA workforce, the HR&A team provides professional assistance in the areas of Administration, Human Resources Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Resolution Management, Labor-Management Relations, Veterans Employment, and Corporate Senior Executive Management. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Mitchell served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for HR&A. Immediately preceding that, she was assigned as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management, Office of Human Resources & Administration, in the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she was responsible for both policy and operational human resources support. Before joining VA, Ms. Mitchell served as Read more [...]

  • Kevin T. Hanretta

    Official Title: Acting Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Kevin T. Hanretta please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness since January 2017. He facilitates and integrates VA’s comprehensive emergency management “all-hazards” program as VA’s Acting Continuity Coordinator, directs personnel security programs, and law enforcement programs to ensure the Department can continue to perform mission essential functions under all circumstances across the threat spectrum. He has responsibility for VA’s 24/7 Integrated Operations Center, Continuity of Operations (COOP) sites, and serves as VA’s Federal Senior Intelligence Coordinator. Before coming to VA, Colonel Hanretta retired from the U.S. Army in 1999 with 30 years of service. He served as the Chief of Staff, Department of Defense 50th Anniversary of World War II Commemorations Committee. Colonel Hanretta served as a Ranger Advisor in Vietnam; with the 1st Ranger Battalion at Ft. Stewart, Georgia; commanded Headquarters Battery and Read more [...]

  • Ronald E. Walters

    Official Title: Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Ronald E. Walters please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Ronald E. Walters was named the Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, effective January 16, 2015. He served as the Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs since June 23, 2014. Previously Mr. Walters was Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs from January 2009 and Deputy Under Secretary for Finance and Planning and Chief Financial Officer for the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), from July 2006. As Interim Under Secretary, he leads 131 National Cemeteries in providing dignified burial services for military Veterans and eligible family members. His responsibilities also include: maintaining the cemeteries as national shrines; land acquisition, design, construction, and other activities relating to the establishment of new national cemeteries; overseeing other memorial programs to honor the service of deceased Veterans, including provision of headstones, markers, medallions and Presidential Memorial Certificates; and administering federal Read more [...]

  • Thomas J. Murphy

    Official Title: Acting Under Secretary for Benefits If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Thomas J. Murphy please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Thomas J. Murphy is currently the Acting Under Secretary for Benefits. Prior to his current position, he was appointed Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs. In his current position, he leads more than 20,000 employees in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in the delivery of non-medical benefits programs for Veterans, including disability compensation, pension and fiduciary, education, home loan guaranty, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and transition, employment and economic impact. Through a nationwide network of 56 regional offices, special processing centers, and VBA Headquarters, he oversees the execution of nearly $96B in direct benefits to Veterans and their dependents. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Murphy served as Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits from February 2016 to June 2016. From August 2010 to February 2016, Mr. Murphy served Read more [...]

  • Poonam Alaigh

    Official Title: Acting Under Secretary for Health If you’ve ever had an interaction with VA Senior Leadership Executive Poonam Alaigh please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six. VA Executive Biography Dr. Poonam Alaigh is the Acting Under Secretary for Health. As the Acting Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Alaigh directs a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $61 billion, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. VA, the nation’s largest health care system, operates more than 1,200 sites of care, including hospitals; community based outpatient clinics; nursing homes; domiciliaries; and 300 Vet Centers. VHA is the nation’s largest provider of graduate medical education and a major contributor to medical and scientific research. More than 73,000 active volunteers, 123,000 health professions trainees, and 306,000 full time health care professionals and support staff are an integral part of the VHA community. Dr. Alaigh previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Health (USH) and the executive sponsor of Read more [...]

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