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Chicago Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Hughes Turner

Director: Hughes S. Turner

Mr. Hughes S. Turner is the Director for the Chicago Regional Office (RO). Mr Turner provides direction and oversight in the provision of benefits and services to the estimated 800,000 Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Illinois.

Anna McBarron

Assistant Director: Anna McBarron

Anna McBarron was appointed to the Assistant Director position at the Chicago Regional Office in December 2016. She assists in the delivery of benefits to Veterans and their dependents in the RO’s service area. Prior to this appointment, she was Veterans Service Center Manager at the Huntington, VA Regional Office.

Ruth E. Grezlik

Veterans Service Center Manager: Ruth E. Grezlik

Ruth Grezlik has served in this position since 2014. She began her VA career in 1987 at the Indianapolis RO as a Clerk Typist.  She began her career with the U.S. Army in 1974 and served for nearly 10 years.

Herbert Morris

Vocation Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Herbert Morris

Herbert Morris was appointed to this position in 2014, previouosly the Assistant VR&E Officer at the Muskogee RO.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1981, serving as a paratrooper.  Herbert also served in Iraq and Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was also stationed in Bosnia.  Herbert was a Drill Sergeant at Fort Jackson and retired from the military at his last duty station in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma in 2001.  Mr. Morris is a product of VA's Chapter 31 program; his first VA position was in 2005 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Detroit RO.  In 2007, Herbert transferred to the Muskogee RO.