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Los Angeles Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Robert McKenrick

Director: Robert McKenrick

Mr. Robert McKenrick was appointed Director of the Los Angeles Regional Office (VARO) in June 2014.

Emmett O’Meara

Veteran Service Center Manager: Emmett O'Meara

Emmett O’Meara took this position in February 2014. Prior to joining the leadership team in Los Angeles, he served as the Veteran Service Center Manager for the Albuquerque Regional Office and the Appeals Management Center Assistant Director. He began his VA career in August 2002 at the Milwaukee RO, where he first was a Veterans Service Representative and then was promoted to rating and coach levels.

Timothy Johnston 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Timothy Johnston

Timothy Johnston took this position in 2004. He is responsible for oversight and administration of VR&E benefits to Veterans, Service members, their families and survivors living in seven of the largest counties in California.

Bernadette Jazmines

Support Services Division Chief: Bernadette Jazmines

Bernadette Jazmines took this position in February 2014.  She began her VA career in 2007 serving  in a variety of roles within VHA Financial Management and Healthcare Administration.