Lillie Y. Nuble was appointed to the position of Director of the Newark, New Jersey, Regional Office in October 2016. In this position, she is responsible for managing the full range of non-medical benefits provided to Veterans and their dependents in 14 counties in New Jersey.
Prior to this appointment, she served as the Assistant Director of the Buffalo, New York, Regional Office from February 2010 to October 2016. In this role, Mrs. Nuble was responsible to the Director of the Buffalo VARO for the effective and efficient operation of all programs administered by the VA, which included Compensation and Pension, Education, Veteran Readiness and Employment, and Support Services.
Mrs. Nuble began her VA career at the Detroit Regional Office in 1986, as a Clerk in the Finance Division. She then served as the Finance Division Secretary. In 1991, Mrs. Nuble was selected for the position as a Veterans Claims Examiner in the Adjudication Division. In 1994, she was promoted to the position as a Senior Veterans Claims Examiner. In 1997, Mrs. Nuble was reassigned to the St. Petersburg Regional Office and selected as a Rating Veterans Claims Examiner. She has also served as a Coach and Assistant Veterans Service Center Manager.
Mrs. Nuble retired from United States Navy in October 2005. She served during Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom. She is a graduate of Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) Assistant Director Development Program (2010), Leadership VA (2011), and Federal Executive Institute (FEI): Leadership for Democratic Society. Mrs. Nuble currently serves as VBA’s ex-officio member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.
Daniel Umlauf took this position in January 2012. He began his VA career in 2006 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
Mr. Bucolo joined the Newark RO in February of 2009 and took his current position in March 2012.