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Hartford Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Hartford Regional Office Director: Astrid Perez

Astrid A. Perez-Renta was appointed as Director of the Hartford VA Regional Office in November 2020. As the Director, she is responsible for leadership and oversight of all Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) operations. She is responsible for administering approximately 452 million in annual federal benefits payments to 29,747 Veterans and their families living in Connecticut. These benefits include Compensation, Pension and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) entitlements.  

Veterans Service Center Manager: Sarah Classy

Sarah Classy was appointed as the Veterans Service Center Manager (VSCM) of the Hartford Regional Office in June of 2017. Ms. Classy is responsible for overseeing payment of over 452 million dollars compensation and pension annual benefits to Veterans and their families in the state of Connecticut. Prior to her position at the Hartford Regional Office, Ms. Classy served as a Management Analysist with the Office of Field Operations in Washington DC.


Veterans Readiness and Employment Officer: Charleen Fischer

Charleen Fischer was appointed as the Veterans Readiness and Employment Officer (VREO) of the Hartford Regional Office in July of 2019.  She began her VA career as an Employment Coordinator for the Veterans Health Administration in Connecticut. In 2016, she transferred to the Hartford RO to work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.