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Acting VA Senior leadership announcement

Acting VA Senior leadership announcement

Jan. 20, 2021, 12:43:00 PM

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Acting VA Senior leadership announcement

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released the names of current senior career executives who will perform the duties of senior department leadership in Acting capacities until additional Biden administration appointees are confirmed and sworn in.

The list includes the following: 

Secretary (Acting) – Dat P. Tran, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration.

Deputy Secretary (Acting) – Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Assistant Undersecretary for Health, Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks. 

Under Secretary for Health (Acting) – Richard Stone, MD, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health. 

Under Secretary for Benefits (Acting) – Thomas Murphy, Director Northeast District, Veterans Benefits Administration. 

Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (Acting) – Ron Walters, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs. 

General Counsel (Acting) – Richard Hipolit, Deputy General Counsel, Veterans’ Programs. 

Assistant Secretary Information & Technology/Chief Information Officer (Acting) – Dominic Cussatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology/Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO). 

Assistant Secretary Enterprise Integration (Acting) – John Medve, Executive Director for Policy and Interagency Collaboration, Office of Enterprise Integration. 

Assistant Secretary Congressional and Legislative Affairs (Acting) — Glenn Johnson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs. 

Assistant Secretary Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (Acting) – Hansel Cordeiro, Executive Director for Investigations, Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. 

Principal Executive Director for Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (Acting) – Phillip Christy, Deputy Principal Executive Director Office of Acquisition, Logistics & Construction. 

Chief Veterans Experience Officer (Acting) – Barbara Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer.

In addition, Jon Rychalski, Assistant Secretary for Management/Chief Financial Officer; and Cheryl L. Mason, Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals; and Michael J. Missal, Inspector General, will continue serving in their current positions within the Department.


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