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Education and Training

Education Liaison Representatives

Education Liaison Representatives work with schools and State Approving Agencies. They cannot answer direct inquiries from veterans or their dependents, any such inquiries that they receive will be deleted without reply.

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United States and Territories
Alabama Indiana Nevada South Carolina
Alaska Iowa New Hampshire South Dakota
Arizona Kansas New Jersey Tennessee
Arkansas Kentucky New Mexico Texas
California Louisiana New York Utah
Colorado Maine North Carolina Vermont
Connecticut Maryland North Dakota Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts Ohio Washington
District of Columbia Michigan Oklahoma West Virginia
Florida Minnesota Oregon Wisconsin
Georgia Mississippi Pennsylvania Wyoming
Hawaii Missouri Philippines Foreign Schools
Idaho Montana Puerto Rico
Illinois Nebraska Rhode Island  

Alabama

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Margaret Shirley-Myers
ELR Location: Montgomery Regional Office
E-mail: margaret.shirley-myers@va.gov
Phone: 334.396.1986x27
Fax: 334.396.9318

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Alaska

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Wayne Boettcher
ELR Location: Muskogee Regional Office
E-mail: wayne.boettcher@va.gov 
Phone: 918.781.4062
Fax: 918.781.4088

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Arizona

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Suzanne Swafford
ELR Location: Phoenix Regional Office
E-mail: suzanne.swafford@va.gov 
Phone: (602) 627-3227
Fax: (602) 627-3220


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Arkansas

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Debra Westbrook
ELR Location: North Little Rock Regional Office
E-mail: Debra.Westbrook2@va.gov 
Phone: (501) 244-1107
Fax: (501) 244-1106

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California

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Daryl Carson
ELR Location: San Diego Regional Office
E-mail: daryl.carson@va.gov
Phone: (619) 400-1871
Fax: (619) 400-1872

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Ray Hawley
ELR Location: San Diego Regional Office
E-mail: martinray.hawley@va.gov
Phone: (619) 400-1868
Fax: (619) 400-1872

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Colorado

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Tom Riegle
ELR Location: Denver Regional Office
E-mail: thomas.riegle@va.gov
Phone: 303.914.5780
Fax: 303.914.5189

 

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Connecticut

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Gerard Jacques
ELR Location: Hartford Regional Office
E-mail: gerard.jacques@va.gov 
Phone: 860.666.7324
Fax: 860.594.6647

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Delaware

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Jerome Golombek
ELR Location: VA Central Office
E-mail: jerome.golombek@va.gov 
Phone: 202.461.9555
Fax: 202.275.2636

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District of Columbia

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Jerome Golombek
ELR Location: VA Central Office
E-mail: jerome.golombek@va.gov 
Phone: 202.461.9555
Fax: 202.275-2636

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Florida

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Ron Scoggins
ELR Location: St. Petersburg Regional Office
E-mail: ron.scoggins@va.gov 
Phone: (727) 319-5969
Fax: (727) 319-7757

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Georgia

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Atlanta, GA
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Reginald Wilkins
ELR Location: Atlanta Regional Processing Office
E-mail: reginald.wilkins@va.gov 
Phone: 404.929.3044
Fax: 404.929.5811

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Atlanta, GA
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Bill Humble
ELR Location: Atlanta Regional Processing Office
E-mail: charles.humble@va.gov 
Phone: 404.929.6050
Fax: 404.929.5811

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Hawaii

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Brittany Garcia
ELR Location: Muskogee Regional Processing Office
E-mail: brittany.garcia@va.gov 
Phone: 918.781.4075
Fax: 918.781.4088

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Idaho

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Wayne Boettcher
ELR Location: Muskogee Regional Office
E-mail: wayne.boettcher@va.gov 
Phone: 918.781.4062
Fax: 918.781.4088

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Illinois

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Bruce Gardner
ELR Location: St. Louis Regional Processing Office
E-mail: ILELR.VBASTL@VA.GOV
Phone: 314-552-9508
Fax: 314-552-9741

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Kathy Mitchell
ELR Location: St. Louis Regional Processing Office
E-mail: ILELR.VBASTL@VA.GOV
Phone: 314-552-9508
Fax: 314-552-9741

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Ryan Wilson
ELR Location: St. Louis Regional Office
E-mail: ILELR.VBASTL@VA.GOV
Phone: 314-552-9508
Fax: 314-552-9741

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Indiana

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Eric Lewis
ELR Location: Indianapolis Regional Office
E-mail: eric.lewis1@va.gov 
Phone: (317) 916-3684
Fax: (317) 916-3812

 

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Iowa

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Jim Marxl
ELR Location: Lincoln Regional Office
E-mail: james.marx@va.gov 
Phone: 402.420.4081
Fax: 402.420.4066

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Kansas

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Jim Marx
ELR Location: Lincoln Regional Office
E-mail: james.marx@va.gov 
Phone: (402) 420-4081
Fax: (402) 420-4066

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Kentucky

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Jorge Carrasquillo
ELR Location: Nashville Regional Office
E-mail: jorge.carrasquillo@va.gov 
Phone: 615.695.6194
Fax: 615.695.6310

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Louisiana

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): David Lewis
ELR Location: New Orleans Regional Office
E-mail: david.m.lewis@va.gov
Phone: 504.619.4437
Fax: 504.252.4686

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Maine

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Timothy Daigle
ELR Location: Togus Regional Office
E-mail: timothy.daigle@va.gov
Phone: 207.623.8411 x5094
Fax: 207.621.7398

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Maryland

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Selica Cherry-Alexander
ELR Location: Baltimore Regional Office
E-mail: selica.cherry-alexander2@va.gov 
Phone: (410) 230-4545
Fax: (410) 230-4558

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Massachusetts

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Tom Coleman
ELR Location: Boston Regional Office
E-mail: tom.coleman@va.gov 
Phone: (617) 303-4264
Fax: (617) 303-5555

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
 Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Charles Pace (APP)
ELR Location: Providence Regional Office
E-mail: charles.pace@va.gov 
Phone: (401) 223-3762
Fax: (401) 223-3619

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Michigan

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Lisa Cox
ELR Location: Detroit Regional Office
E-mail: lisa.cox2@va.gov 
Phone: (313) 471-3822
Fax: (313) 471-3892

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Minnesota

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Carin Anderson
ELR Location: St. Paul Regional Office
E-mail: carin.anderson@va.gov 
Phone: (612) 970-5457
Fax: (612) 970-5458

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Mississippi

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): David Lewis
ELR Location: New Orleans Regional Office
E-mail: david.m.lewis@va.gov
Phone: 504.619.4437
Fax: 504.252.4686

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Missouri

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Avis McFarlind
ELR Location: St. Louis Regional Processing Office
E-mail: avis.mcfarlind@va.gov 
Phone: (314) 552-9504
Fax: (314) 552-9741

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Barry Walser
ELR Location: St. Louis Regional Processing Office
E-mail: barry.walser@va.gov 
Phone: 314.552.9315
Fax: 314.552.9741

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Montana

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Richard "Ross" Fitzgerald
ELR Location: Denver Regional Office
E-mail: richard.fitzgerald@va.gov 
Phone: 303.914.5780
Fax: 303.914.5189

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Nebraska

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Ben Berck
ELR Location: Lincoln Regional Office
E-mail: bernard.berck@va.gov 
Phone: (402) 420-4008
Fax: (402) 420-4047

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Nevada

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Brittany Garcia
ELR Location: Muskogee Regional Processing Office
E-mail: brittany.garcia@va.gov 
Phone: 918.781.4075
Fax: 918.781.4088

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New Hampshire

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Timothy Daigle
ELR Location: Togus Regional Office
E-mail: timothy.daigle@va.gov
Phone: 207.623.8411 x5094
Fax: 207.621.7398

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New Jersey

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Esther Chambliss
ELR Location: Newark Regional Office
E-mail: esther.chambliss@va.gov 
Phone: 973.297.3222
Fax: 973.297.3346

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New Mexico

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Terry Cahill
ELR Location: Albuquerque Regional Office
E-mail: terry.cahill@va.gov 
Phone: (505) 346-3999
Fax: (505) 346-4861

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New York

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Ursula Bailey
Jurisdiction: NYC (10 & 11 ZIP Code)
ELR Location: Buffalo Regional Office
E-mail: ursula.bailey@va.gov 
Phone: 212.807.3451
Fax: Call

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Cinda Quattrini
Jurisdiction: Albany (12 ZIP Code)
ELR Location: Buffalo Regional Office
E-mail: cinda.quattrini@va.gov 
Phone: 716.857.3149
Fax: 716.551.3241

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Mike Jurkowski
Jurisdiction: Buffalo (13 & 14 ZIP Codea)
ELR Location: Buffalo Regional Office
E-mail: michael.jurkowski@va.gov 
Phone: 716.857.3208
Fax: 716.551.3241

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North Carolina

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Atlanta, GA
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Jodie L. Balder
ELR Location: Winston-Salem Regional Office
E-mail: jodie.balder@va.gov 
Phone: (336) 251-6883
Fax: (336) 631-5272

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North Dakota

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Robert Ahles
ELR Location: St. Paul Regional Office
E-mail: robert.ahles@va.gov 
Phone: (612) 970-5459
Fax: (612) 970-5458

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Ohio

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Harry Dulick
ELR Location: Cleveland Regional Office
E-mail: harry.dulick@va.gov 
Phone: (216) 522-3531
Fax: (216) 522-3389

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Oklahoma

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Bart Culver
ELR Location: Muskogee Regional Processing Office
E-mail: joseph.culver@va.gov
Phone: 918.781.4060
Fax: 918.781.4088

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Oregon

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Kate Nicholson
ELR Location: Portland Regional Office
E-mail: katherine.nicholson@va.gov 
Phone: (503) 412-4669
Fax: (503) 412-4117

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Pennsylvania

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Rebecca Koo
ELR Location: Philadelphia Regional Office
E-mail: Rebecca.Koo@va.gov 
Phone: 215.381.3656
Fax: 215.381.3128

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Bess Moran
ELR Location: Pittsburgh Regional Office
E-mail: bess.moran@va.gov 
Phone: 412.395.6054
Fax: 412.395.6021

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Philippines

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Deomides Blando
ELR Location: Manila Regional Office
E-mail: deomindes.blando@va.gov 
Phone: 011-632-528-6300
Fax: 011-632-523-1224

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Puerto Rico

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Atlanta, GA
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Melissa Chinea
ELR Location:  San Juan Regional Office
E-mail: melissa.chinea@va.gov 
Phone: (787) 772-7354
Fax: (787) 772-7461

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Rhode Island

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Charles Pace
ELR Location: Providence Regional Office
E-mail: charles.pace@va.gov 
Phone: (401) 223-3762
Fax: (401) 223-3619

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South Carolina

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Julie Harden
ELR Location: Columbia Regional Office
E-mail: julie.harden1@va.gov 
Phone: (803) 647-2331
Fax: (803) 647-2306

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South Dakota

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Robert Ahles
ELR Location: St. Paul Regional Office
E-mail: robert.ahles@va.gov 
Phone: (612) 970-5459
Fax: (612) 970-5458

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Tennessee

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Melissa Cole
ELR Location: Nashville Regional Office
E-mail: melissa.cole2@va.gov 
Phone: (615) 695-6097
Fax: (615) 695-6310

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Texas

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Michelle Nelson
ELR Location: Waco Regional Office
E-mail: michelle.nelson2@va.gov 
Phone: (254) 299-9732
Fax: (254) 299-9733

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Utah

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Tom Dallas
ELR Location: Salt Lake City Regional Office
E-mail: james.dallas@va.gov 
Phone: (801) 708-7330
Fax: (801) 708-7380

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Vermont

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Gerard Jacques
ELR Location: Hartford Regional Office
E-mail: gerard.jacques@va.gov 
Phone: 860.666.7324
Fax: 860.594.6647

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Virginia

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): James Quesenberry
ELR Location: Roanoke Regional Office
E-mail: james.quesenberry@va.gov 
Phone: 540.597.1689
Fax: 540.597.1788

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Washington

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Muskogee, OK
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Susan Clark
ELR Location: Seattle Regional Office
E-mail: susan.clark1@va.gov 
Phone: 206.965.3869
Fax: 206.965.3999

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West Virginia

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Ron Marcinko
ELR Location: Huntington Regional Office
E-mail: ronald.marcinko@va.gov 
Phone: (304) 399-9316
Fax: (304) 399-9357

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Wisconsin

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): John Johnson
ELR Location: St. Paul Regional Office
E-mail: john.johnson11@va.gov 
Phone: (612) 970-5456
Fax: (612) 970-5458

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Wyoming

 

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): St. Louis, MO
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Richard "Ross" Fitzgerald
ELR Location: Denver Regional Office
E-mail: richard.fitzgerald@va.gov 
Phone: 303.914.5780
Fax: 303.914.5189

 

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Foreign Schools 

Servicing Regional Processing Office (RPO): Buffalo, NY
Education Liaison Representative (ELR): Gerald Miller
ELR Location: Buffalo Regional Office
E-Mail: gerald.miller1@va.gov 
Phone: 716.857.3143
Fax: 716.551.3241

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