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San Diego Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

Patrick C. Prieb, Director

Director: Patrick C. Prieb

Mr. Patrick C. Prieb was appointed Director of the San Diego VA Regional Office on July 27, 2014. Mr. Prieb leads a dedicated workforce of over 681 full-time employees, of which 83 percent are Veterans. He is responsible for administering VA benefits to Veterans and their dependents in San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, and Orange counties.

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Assistant Director: Edward A. Croft

Mr. Edward A. Croft was appointed Assistant Director with the San Diego VA Regional Office on October 7, 2019. Previously, Mr. Croft served as an Assistant Veterans Service Center Manager (AVSCM) with the San Diego RO.


Andrea M. Lapinski

Assistant Director: Andrea M. Lapinski

Ms. Andrea Lapinksi was appointed Assistant Director of the San Diego VA Regional Office on July 12, 2015. Previously, Ms. Lapinski served as the Special Assistant of Health Affairs to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy on military health, benefits, and personnel matters. In this role, she served as the designated Navy Secretary's representative on the Joint Executive Council, Benefits Executive Council, and the Interagency Care Coordination Committee.

Marvin Rivas

Veterans Service Center Manager: Marvin Rivas

Mr. Marvin Rivas was appointed Veteran Service Center Manager of the San Diego VA Regional Office in October of 2018. Marvin began his VA career as a Veteran Service Representative (VSR) at the Los Angeles Regional Office (LARO) in October of 2006. As a Veteran himself, he wanted to help as many Veterans as possible.

Ashley Johnson

Veteran Readiness and Employment Officer: Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson was appointed as the Supervisory Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the San Diego VA Regional Office in March of 2016. Prior to this appointment, she was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the San Diego and Seattle VA Regional Offices. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) as designated by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

Kevin McGrew

Support Services Division Chief: Vacant