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Wichita Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Mitzi A. Marsh 

Director: Mitzi A. Marsh

Mitzi A. Marsh was appointed Director of the Wichita Regional Office (RO) on March 3, 2011. She administers benefits and services to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in the RO's service area and oversees 105 employees. She previously served as Assistant Director of the Los Angeles RO. She enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1985 and later graduated from Officer Candidate School. She was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, Chemical Officer and received the Leadership Excellence Award in July 1992.

Heather Shade 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Heather Shade

Heather Shade was appointed to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer in November 2013. She oversees direct services to Servicemembers and Veterans in Kansas who are receiving benefits to return to work and services to improve their level of independence in their home and community. In her VA career she has been the Employment Coordinator for Kansas and served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Anchorage Regional Office.