RimaAnn O. Nelson was appointed Director of the Manila RO and Outpatient Clinic on July 14, 2013. She heads VA’s only RO located in a foreign country. Ms. Nelson also serves as the U.S. attache for Veterans Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
Christopher Warguez was appointed as Assistant Veteran Service Center Manager in November 2010. He currently oversees the Service Center of the Manila RO.
Phebe Pendon took her position as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a Counselor-in-Charge in June 18, 2000. Prior to this appointment, she was a Program Nurse Supervisor & Clinical Psychologist of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Section at the Philippine Heart Center. She was awarded as a distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 1999. She is a Certified Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor and a VR&E Certified Employment Coordinator.
Linda Raffignone took this position in September 2008. Prior to this appointment, she was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the San Diego RO. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as designated by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, a designation achieved in 2001. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran.