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Albuquerque Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Sammie L. Quillin

Director: Sammie L. Quillin

Sammie Quillin was appointed Director of VA’s Albuquerque Regional Office (RO) in October, 2016. He is responsible for the delivery of VA benefits and services to the Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors living in New Mexico.  Sammie came to Albuquerque from the Buffalo RO, where he served as the Veterans Service Center Manager.  Sammie retired from the Army as a Sergeant Major, after a 26 year career.

Timothy Love

Veterans Service Center Manager: Timothy Love

Timothy Love took this position in July, 2014.  Before coming to Albuquerque, he served at the Salt Lake City Regional Office.  He began his VA career in February, 2005 in Salt Lake City, where he first was a Rating Veterans Service Representative and then was promoted to a supervisor.  Tim retired from the Army as a First Sergeant after a 20 year career. 

Kathryn Nelsen

Vocation Rehabilitation and Employment Officer: Kathryn Nelsen

Kathryn Nelsen took this position in April 2010. She also worked as a VRC in Albuquerque since 2001. Prior to working at VA, Ms. Nelsen was in a hospital occupational health setting and in private practice.