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St. Louis Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

 

Vacant 

Director: Mitzi Marsh

Mitzi A. Marsh was appointed Director of the St. Louis VA Regional Office (RO) on November 2, 2014. She previously served as the Director of the Wichita VA Regional Office from April 2011 to November 2014. She served 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

 

Stanton S. Nickens 

Acting Director: Stanton S. Nickens

Stanton Nickens took the position of Assistant Director in February 2012. He previously served as Assistant Education Officer at the St. Louis Regional Processing Office, a position held since September 2008. He served 22 years in the U.S. Navy.

 
Yvonne Hamilton 

Assistant Director: Yvonne Hamilton

Yvonne Hamilton was appointed Assistant Director of the St. Louis VA Regional Office in February 2014. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Hamilton held the position of Assistant Director of the Indianapolis VA Regional Office since April 27, 2010.

 

Corliss Strathearn 

Vocational Rehabilitation Officer: Corliss De La Garza

Corliss Strathearn took this position in January 2010. She manages a staff of 23 working in offices in Mt. Vernon, Lee’s Summit, and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She began at the St. Louis RO in 2006. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Gary Moore 

Veterans Service Center Manager: Gary Moore

Gary Moore accepted the position of Veterans Service Center Manager in January 2016. He previously served as Assistant Veterans Service Center Manager at the St. Louis Regional Office, a position held since March 2013. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy.

Louise Wright 

Education Officer: Louise Wright

 Louise Wright was appointed the Education Officer for the St. Louis Regional Processing Office in May 2008. Ms. Wright has been an employee of the St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs since July 1987.

National Call Center Manager
 
 

National Call Center Manager: Michelle Lacy-Rush

Michelle Lacy-Rush accepted the position of National Call Center Manager in March 2014.  She previously served as the Assistant Chief Education Liaison Officer at the St. Louis Regional Officer. A position she held since July 2006.

Support Services Division Chief 

Support Services Division Chief: Angela Nash

Angela D. Nash accepted the position of Chief of Support Services in May of 2014. She previously served as the Director of Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola Florida, a position held since October of 2010. Ms. Nash has over 21 years of Federal government experience in the Department of Veterans Affairs.