Director: Antione L. Waller
Antione Waller was appointed Director of the Baltimore Regional Office in July 2014. As Regional Office Director, Mr. Waller is responsible for the oversight of the delivery of compensation and veteran readiness benefits to over 510,000 Veterans and their beneficiaries living in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and the surrounding counties. Most recently, Mr. Waller expanded his leadership responsibilities by overseeing the Nation Capital Region Office in Washington, DC. Prior to his position as Regional Office Director in the North Atlantic District, Mr. Waller served nearly 4 years as the Director of the St. Paul Regional Office and nearly 2 years as Director of the Wichita Regional Office.
In addition to the Baltimore/ National Capital RegionOffices, Mr. Waller also provides leadership and oversight several satellite benefits offices to include locations at Fort Meade Military Base, United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Patuxent Naval Health Clinic Field Office at the Naval Air Station, Waldorf Veteran Readiness and Employment Services, Salisbury Veteran Readiness and Employment Services, Veteran Readiness and Employment Services at Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Belvoir Army Base, and Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA.
Mr. Waller was born in Salisbury, Maryland and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland in 1984. After graduating from college, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army from February 1985 to August 1989.
In 2010, Mr. Waller was selected as a distinguished member of the Senior Executive Service. He is an alumnus of the Leadership VA (LVA) Class of 2003. Additionally, Mr. Waller’s professional accolades include the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Kenesha Britton was appointed the Assistant Director for the Baltimore Regional Office on April 17, 2016. Prior to this position, she served as the Assistant Director for Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) Program Management Office (PMO). During her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, she also served as the Senior Program Analyst for the Office of Business Process Integration (OBPI), Program Analyst for Compensation and Pension Service (C&P), and as a Veteran Service Representative (VSR).
Mrs. Britton served in various positions (Acting Veterans Service Center Manager, Program Manager, and Acting Assistant Director) in the Baltimore Regional Office (RO) from October 2014 to June 2015. In all positions held, Mrs. Britton provided outstanding leadership and support of local and national mission and goals. She also provided clear vision for goals and direction to her team. She sets high standards and has a great work ethic, which has proven to be infectious amongst other employees in the office.
Mrs. Britton received a Bachelor’s Degree from Benedict College in 2003 and a Master’s Degree from Webster University in 2006.
Lisa Green was selected as the Veteran Service Center Manager at the Baltimore Regional Office on December 25, 2016 and is responsible for administering non-medical VA benefits and services to Maryland Veterans and their families. She has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for 24 years.
Mrs. Green is a graduate of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) Class of 2014. She attended the University of Maine prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1988 serving as an Expeditionary Airfield Technician stationed at Beaufort, SC. As a result of an early in-service injury, Mrs. Green joined VA, Veterans Health Administration in 1992.
Mrs. Green is originally from Augusta, Maine. She is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Service Organization and Women Marine’s Association. During her personal time, she enjoys conducting outreach to Veterans in her local area. Having lost her mother and a sister to Huntington’s Disease, Ms. Green also performs a large amount of charity work for the Maryland Affiliate for The Huntington’s Disease Society of America. In memory of her mother and sister, she is dedicated to actively coordinating and participating in fundraising events, and educating the community about Huntington’s.
Gerald Bacon has a long history with Veterans Affairs, having served for over 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility. He is a Certified Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor who provided counseling and evaluation services to Veterans in the Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Divisions in Minnesota and Texas, where is progressed to the position of Assistant VR&E Officer.
Mr. Bacon subsequently served as VR&E Officer in St. Louis, MO; Assistant Director for Rehabilitation Services and Oversight and Outreach, VR&E Service; VR&E Officer in Waco, TX; and most recently as Supervisory Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Houston, TX. Before beginning his VA career, Mr. Bacon served as an Army Infantryman and a Grocery Manager for the Defense Commissary Agency in Stuttgart, Germany.