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Lourdes E. 'Alfie' Alvarado-Ramos
Director

Alfie Alvarado serves as the Director of YOUR Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. …

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David Puente Jr.
Deputy Director

David Puente Jr. is the Deputy Director of YOUR Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Mary Forbes
Assistant Director

COL (Retired) Mary Forbes graduated from the US Military Academy in 1983, the US Army War…

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Heidi Audette
Communications and Legislative Director

Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Heidi Audette completed her Bachelor of Science…

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Terry Westhoff

Terry Westhoff
Chief Financial Officer

Terry Westhoff has 34 years of public service experience. This…

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Sarah Conly
Human Resources Director

Sarah joined your WDVA HR Team in 2015 and has almost 20 years of diverse human resources…

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Jeff Kiper
Chief Information Officer

Jeff Kiper serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Your Washington State Department of…

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Rudy Lopez

Rudy Lopez
Washington Veterans Cemetery Director

Rudy Lopez is a 30-year veteran of the United States Air Force, holding various positions in the…

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Victor Odiakosa

Victor Odiakosa
Interim Administrator at Walla Walla Veterans Home

Victor Odiakosa is the Interim Licensed Nursing Home Administrator…

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William McElya Washington Veterans Home Administrator

William McElya
Administrator of Washington Veterans Home

William McElya joined the WDVA team as the Home Administrator of our…

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Robert Pence
Administrator of Washington Soldiers Home

Robert has worked in healthcare for over 25 years. He started working in a long term care…

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Patrick McNabb
Administrator of the Spokane Veterans Home

Patrick McNabb was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta.   Patrick…

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Steven J. Gill, MPA
Veterans Services Administrator and Tribal Liaison

Steven J. Gill is the Veterans Services Administrator and Tribal Liaison for the Washington…

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Peter G. Schmidt, Psy. D., LMHC
Director, Counseling and Wellness

Dr. Peter Schmidt is Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs for the Washington Department…

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