May 18 - 20, 2020 | Washington D.C.

Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC
Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits
Veterans Benefits Administration

Margarita Devlin was selected to serve as Principal Deputy

Under Secretary for Benefits in the Department of Veterans

Affairs on May 14, 2018. In this position, she serves as second in

command in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), which

administers benefits programs for Veterans, including education,

home loan guaranty, disability compensation, pension, fiduciary,

vocational rehabilitation and employment, life insurance, and

transition assistance. Services are delivered through a

nationwide network of 56 regional offices, special processing

centers, and VBA Headquarters.

Ms. Devlin has a long history with VA, having served for over 20

years in various positions of increasing responsibility. She is a

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who provided counseling and

evaluation services to Veterans in the Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment (VR&E) Division of the Saint Petersburg, FL. VA

Regional Office, where she later progressed to positions as Assistant VR&E Officer and VR&E Officer. She

subsequently served in Washington, DC as the Deputy VR&E Service Director; the Acting VR&E Service

Director; Executive Director for Interagency Care and Benefits Coordination; Executive Director for

Navigation, Advocacy, and Community Engagement; and most recently she served as the Executive Director

of the Benefits Assistance Service.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

Executive Director, Benefits Assistance Service (2017 – 2018)

Executive Director, Navigation, Advocacy and Community Engagement (2015 – 2017)

Executive Director, Interagency Care and Benefits Coordination (2014 – 2015)

Acting Director, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (2013)

Deputy Director, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (2009 – 2013)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer (2005 – 2008)

Assistant Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer (2003 – 2005)

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (1995 – 2003)

EDUCATION:

Master of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL – graduated August, 1995

Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL – awarded August, 1995 with MA degree

Main Day Two

Monday, May 14th, 2018

9:00 AM VBA’s Top Priorities to Go Further for Veterans

- Providing Veterans with the benefits they have earned in a manner that honors their service
- Ensuring strong fiscal stewardship of the money entrusted to us by taxpayers
- Fostering a culture of collaboration

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Margarita.

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