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David Puente Jr.
Director

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

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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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Terry Westhoff

Terry Westhoff
Chief Financial Officer

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

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Dan Murray

Dan Murray
State Homes Operations Director

WDVA is happy to welcome Dan Murray to the position of State Homes Operations Director. Dan will…

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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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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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Crystal Henson

Crystal Henson
Chief Information Officer

Crystal Henson serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Your Washington State…

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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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Lonna Leno

Lonna Leno
Administrator of the Walla Walla Veterans Home

We are proud to announce the appointment of Lonna Leno as the Administrator of the Walla Walla…

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Dan Smith

Dan Smith
Administrator at the Washington Soldiers Home

The Washington State Department of Veterans…

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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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Dieu Dinh

Dieu Dinh
Interim Administrator of the Spokane Veterans Home

Dieu Dinh is a licensed nursing home administrator. He has served as Director…

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Steven J. Gill
Veterans Services Administrator and Tribal Liaison

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

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Keith Meyer

Keith Meyer
Counseling and Wellness Director

Keith has been a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State…

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